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Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award

Award to Recognize a USA Individual for
Excellence in Marketing and Communications

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American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF)

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Award to a USA individual for outstanding marketing contributions at a nonprofit organization. The award is intended to honor an employee of a nonprofit organization that is involved with the marketing, communications, and branding of their organization. Award recipients will receive paid membership to the AMA, complimentary registration to a future event, and an award presentation.

The American Marketing Association Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award honors extraordinary leadership and achievement in the field of nonprofit marketing.

When nominating someone for the AMA Foundation Nonprofit Marketer of the Year, please consider the following three categories:


  • Has the candidate achieved breakthroughs and advances in organizing and planning in the context of nonprofit organizations
  • Has the candidate developed unique methodologies?
  • Has the candidate shown effective collaboration inside the organization as well as with outside partners?
  • Has the candidate successfully implemented creative approaches to solving marketing and communication problems?


  • Has the candidate employed effective methods of measurement?
  • Has the candidate’s work helped their organization achieve both short- and long-term goals?

Vision and Leadership

  • Has the candidate’s work helped advance or transform their organization or the field of nonprofit marketing?
  • Has the candidate shown thought leadership by speaking and writing on nonprofit marketing?
  • Has the candidate been recognized by others in the field for their work?

Two Award Categories:

  • National/International Nonprofit (Larger nonprofit with a wide reach)
  • Regional/Local Nonprofit (Smaller nonprofit making an impact in their direct community or region)

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GrantWatch ID#: 180065

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The recipient(s) of the 2019 AMA Foundation Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award will receive:
- One year paid membership to the AMA
- Complimentary registration to a future event (a travel stipend may be provided)
- Recognition and an award presentation in a future event

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be currently employed at a nonprofit organization with an active 501(c) category tax status and their current responsibilities must focus on the branding, marketing, and communications aspects of a nonprofit organization.

Pre-Application Information:

In order to be considered for the 2020 Award, this nomination must be completed by May 31, 2020.

Nominating someone for this award is simple. Fill out the short form. The nominee will be notified and asked to provide a more detailed candidate profile and choose an award category.

Traditionally, a six-judge panel consisting of members of the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference Committee, at least one AMA Foundation Committee member, and at least one past award recipient will evaluate the entries.

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