2019 Leadership Conference Award Descriptions
Philanthropy Award - These awards recognize an individual or organization who has demonstrated exemplary and sustained commitment to financially support the Children’s Advocacy Center movement. There are two categories for this award, 1) the National Philanthropy Leadership Award and 2) the Community Philanthropy Leadership Award.
(The recipient of the separate National Philanthropy Award will be selected by NCA based on the same criteria as it relates to the national organization.)
Horowitz - Barker Lifetime Achievement Award - This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated, over the course of a career, a dedication to the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and a strengthening of the CAC model. Through the nominee’s efforts, the development or significant expansion of one or more Children’s Advocacy Centers has been ensured. The nominee has led by example and demonstrated the spirit of collaboration that is the hallmark of MDT work. And, the nominee has passed on his/her professional knowledge to the next generation of CAC leaders through mentoring (whether formal or informal), coaching, and training.
- Who is eligible? Any person who has, in his or her professional capacity within the CAC field, made several significant and outstanding contributions. The nominee must be directly associated with one or more Children’s Advocacy Centers.
- Criteria for selection
- Has been a leader in the CAC movement at the local, state, or national level
- Has mentored or trained other CAC leaders
- Has taken significant action to develop or expand Children’s Advocacy Centers at the local, state, or national level
- Has worked in one or more CACs at least 15 years
Outstanding Chapter Leader Award - This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated perseverance and dedication to an NCA Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers through his or her professional endeavors. Through the nominee’s efforts, the establishment and/or success of a Chapter of CACs has been ensured. The nominee has facilitated or participated in teamwork and is recognized for his or her essential leadership attributes and contributions to the process.
- Who is eligible? Any person who has, in his or her professional capacity, made several significant and outstanding contributions to a Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers. The nominee must be directly associated with an NCA Chapter.
- Criteria for selection
- Exhibited outstanding leadership qualities resulting in the establishment, continuation, or success of a Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers in such areas as fund-raising, alliance building, program improvements, community and legislative advocacy, etc.
- Demonstrated extraordinary initiative in providing an atmosphere conducive to effective team works for Children’s Advocacy Centers.
- Took significant action to promote Children’s Advocacy Centers statewide
You may find it helpful to review the questions you need to address in your narrative for each award type by clicking here or visiting the narrative instruction page. Then prepare your 500-word maximum narrative in a word processor before completing the online form and then cut and paste your narrative into the online submission form.