2024 UNA Outstanding Nonprofit Leader Nomination Form

In honor of the dedicated individuals who work every day to strengthen, unify, elevate, and sustain our communities, UNA will recognize two Outstanding Nonprofit Leaders to be celebrated at the 2024 UNA Annual Conference on October 10, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

Our view of leadership is not defined by title or designation, age, authority, or any other qualifier. Instead, it is about the individuals who not only persevere in the face of obstacles, but also engage and inspire the people around them, motivating others to dig deeper and work harder to get results. Regardless of their role, these individuals have made a lasting and positive impact on their organization and in the community. Their passion is contagious, and their results are impressive. Please use the form below to submit your nomination for UNA's 2024 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader.

The Fine Print: 

  • Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 pm on Monday, July 1, 2024. We will communicate the UNA Annual Conference Committee's decisions by August 15, 2024. 
  • This award is for individuals. We are unable to consider nominations for couples/pairs or groups of volunteers or professionals. 
  • Multiple nominations for the same individual do not improve chances of selection—we encourage group nominations to be submitted as one single nomination. 
  • Members of the 2024 UNA Conference Committee are not eligible to receive a UNA Outstanding Nonprofit Leader Award while serving on the committee.

Looking for other opportunities to celebrate the amazing people in our nonprofit community?

  • UNA's Hall of FameThis spotlight recognition honors those hardworking nonprofit employees who have made a lasting impact on your team, your organization, and your mission. This accolade is intended for nonprofit staff members and all submissions will be honored.  
  • Utah Philanthropy DayNominate your outstanding volunteers for a Heart and Hands Award, or new this year, honor a business through the Corporate Community Champion Award
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Nominator Information (You)
This information is about you, the person doing the nominating. If you are submitting as a group, this person will be the primary contact for the submission.

Organization or company you are affiliated with. 

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Nomination and Communication Information

As the nominator for a UNA Nonprofit Leader award, you are agreeing to serve as a liaison with the award recipient. Should this person be selected for the award, UNA will call upon you to notify them and obtain their acceptance.

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Note: while we cannot accept anonymous nominations, we will, if requested, keep your identity confidential from the nominee if selected for the award.


If yes to the above question, please list the names, job titles, and email addresses of all additional individuals involved in this nomination submission. 

Nominee Information
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Nominee Background
Please answer the following questions about the person you are nominating for a UNA Outstanding Nonprofit Leader award.

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Please include known prior roles, volunteer positions, etc. Lists or short answers are fine. 

Nomination Questions

Please highlight the times that they have persevered when confronted with challenges or have gone above and beyond their work and expected responsibilities. Please be specific and concise, examples are encouraged. 

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Nominee Accomplishments
Please share three specific accomplishments and achievements of your nominee.

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