Last updated: October 24. 2013 4:43PM - 580 Views
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WINSTON-SALEM — In celebration of November as Nonprofit Awareness Month, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina is accepting applications from nonprofits within Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County for its annual High Five Award.

The award is designed to highlight imaginative or creative ways nonprofits have made improvements to service delivery, created new programs, or developed unique or inventive methods to address a particular problem or initiative. The goal of the award is to celebrate innovation and creativity within the sector, while inspiring nonprofits to look at problems in new ways.

Applicants must describe the issue and how the organization’s solution creatively solved the problem, how the project’s success was measured, how the solution will be continued in the future, and how it can be replicated by other organizations.

A volunteer committee comprised of nonprofit professionals and other leaders will review the applications. The winner will be announced at the November Best Practice Breakfast, sponsored by HandsOn Northwest North Carolina on Nov. 20 at The Hawthorne Inn. At that time, the winning nonprofit will be presented with a check for $5,000, thanks to the generosity of The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Members of the public are invited to attend the breakfast. The cost is $25 per person and registration is online.

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina is accepting applications from eligible nonprofits through Oct. 31. For more information or to apply for the High Five Award, visit HandsOn Northwest North Carolina’s website at www.HandsOnNWNC.org.

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the community by increasing volunteerism and building the capacity of local nonprofits so that they can achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively.

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