Timeline and Selection Process for the Mission Awards

Throughout the year, we encourage Minnesotans to consider the good work of nonprofits and consider nominating an organization for a Nonprofit Mission Awards. During the spring of each year, we invite all nominations. Then, over the summer and fall, we select the recipients of each award and prepare for a wonderful celebration of all nonprofits during the Awards Ceremony. Below is a timeline:

March – May 2013

Call for Nominations: Deadline May 30, 2013, 4 p.m.

June – July 2013

The Nonprofit Mission Awards Selection Committee will then review all complete nominations in the categories of Innovation, Anti-racism Initiative, Advocacy and Responsive Philanthropy and narrow the field of nominations to three finalists in each category. Finalists will be notified.

Then, MCN member organizations and their staff members are invited to vote on the winners from the field of finalists. The finalists with the winning number of votes in each category will be selected to receive the 2013 awards.

August 2013

2013 recipients will be notified (but will not be publicly announced until September) and award video shooting will be scheduled and begin.

September 2013

2012 Awards Recipients Announced. Watch this site, as well as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits.

October 2013

2013 Nonprofit Awards Ceremony: The ceremony will take place during the MCN’s Annual Conference on Friday, October 25 in Duluth, MN.