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Community Engagement Award

$10,000 Community Engagement Award is back!

In this election year, we want to celebrate the community engagement work that nonprofits are doing through voter engagement and education. Because community nonprofits are already trusted by constituents and have deep connections in California communities, conversations among staff, donors, clients, patrons, and volunteers about voting are powerful. A 2012 Nonprofit VOTE study found that when nonprofits talked to their clients about voting turnout increased substantially, particularly among traditionally underrepresented communities.

 The 2016 Community Engagement Champion Award, sponsored by CalNonprofits Insurance Services and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), recognizes a CalNonprofits member organization that serves the community through voter engagement. We encourage nominations from organizations in every subsector, whether or not voter engagement is part of your primary mission.

Nominate your organization now! Click here for more details and online nomination form. 

Examples of voter engagement activities that are legal and encouraged:

  • Registering voters
  • Serving as a polling place
  • Helping constituents get to the polls on election day
  • Providing information on how to cast your vote (webinars, classes, flyers, webpages, etc.)
  • Holding a candidate forum
  • Get Out the Vote activities
  • Educating your community about ballot measures that impact them 

Nominations open: September 19, 2016
Nominations Due: November 18, 2016
Winner announced: January 18, 2017