Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award
Posted by on March 18, 2005
[posted from RFP Bulletin]
Amazon.com Launches Nonprofit Innovation Award Program
Deadline: April 28, 2005
Amazon.com has announced the creation of the Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award program a nationwide search to discover and reward nonprofit organizations whose innovative approaches and breakthrough solutions most effectively improve their communities or the world at large.
The program will honor one U.S. nonprofit organization whose innovative approach to philanthropy has achieved maximum impact. Along with the Stanford Business School’s Center for Social Innovation (<a href="http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/csi/">http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/csi/</a>), which will review applications and select the semi-finalists, a panel of
celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and leading philanthropists will choose the finalists. The competition will culminate with Amazon.com customers selecting the final winner. Beginning July 19, 2005, the ten nonprofit finalists will be profiled on the Amazon site, where customers and visitors will be able to find, discover, and make direct online contributions to their favorites.
Donations will be accepted through September 30, 2005. The organization that receives the largest total contributions from Amazon customers will be granted the 2005 Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award, along with a matching grant from Amazon.com.
Award applications will be evaluated based on criteria, including "Need" — the urgency, relevancy, and complexity of the problem the organization seeks to address; "Gap analysis" — clear evidence of a gap between the targeted problem and existing solutions; "Innovation" — the inventiveness of the solution and how it breaks from traditional approaches; "Results" — clearly defined metrics and a measurable record of improvement for at least two years; and Perpetuation" — a well-developed plan for promoting continued innovation.
Complete program details and applications are available at the Amazon.com Web site.
RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/823/amazon">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/823/amazon</a>
For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Volunteerism, visit: <a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml</a>
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