ND Nonprofit Awards
The purpose of the NDANO Awards Program is to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations working to advance the North Dakota nonprofit sector, strengthen communities and enhance quality of life in the state.
Nominations for the 2023 ND Nonprofit Awards are closed. Awards will be presented at the Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Fargo on June 8. For questions, contact the NDANO office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit Legislative Champions
The Legislative Champion award, established in 2021, recognizes legislators whose advocacy within the state legislature has made a lasting impact for North Dakota nonprofits and strengthened the state nonprofit sector.
Walt Odegaard Leadership Award
The Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made a difference by strengthening North Dakota and its nonprofit sector through his/her long-term commitment to leadership, volunteerism, and/or philanthropy. This award recognizes an individual’s dedication and achievements throughout his/her lifetime. In 2007, it was renamed the Walt Odegaard Leadership Award in honor of one of NDANO’s founders.
Partnership Building Award
The Partnership Building Award (formally Innovation Award) is given to an organization that has demonstrated community leadership and built partnerships within the North Dakota nonprofit sector. Nonprofits, for-profit businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions are eligible for this award.
Emerging Leader Award
The Emerging Leader Award is given to a nonprofit professional who has made a significant impact in strengthening the North Dakota nonprofit sector in a short amount of time within the field through his/her commitment to leadership, volunteerism, and/or philanthropy. This award is presented to early to mid career leaders, generally those with less than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.