We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Women to Watch list! Please nominate a leader in your network today.

Nominations are due by February 21, 2021, by 11:59 p.m EST

2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Women to Watch Nomination Form

For several years during Women’s History Month, Nonprofit HR has recognized women across North America who have made significant contributions to nonprofits, associations, foundations, social enterprises and the communities they serve. Each year our staff have selected women who exhibit extraordinary leadership, unwavering dedication and impactful achievements.

This year, we would like to hear from you and we are calling on our expanded community to help us identify and recognize 10 women who accomplish the seemingly impossible against all odds.

  • Resides and works in the United States or Canada
  • Works in the social sector (either at a nonprofit or a for-profit social enterprise)
  • Generates significant impact on you or your expanded community through their endeavors
  • Demonstrates passionate commitment to a cause through their work
  • Is highly respected by their peers and is a role model for others in the sector

The following are helpful tips to make your nomination strong and compelling:

  • We are seeking nominations that showcase the talents and accomplishments of the most outstanding women in the social sector.
  • A response is required for all questions.
  • We will select the top 10 nominees. Nominations are valid for two years. If a woman is nominated and not selected, she is automatically considered the following year.
  • Nominees may be someone you know personally or follow online. You may nominate as many candidates as you would like.
  • Nominations are not anonymous, but you may opt-out of having your name shared.
  • You may nominate yourself.
  • Quotes from the write-in section may be used in full or in part by Nonprofit HR.
  • Make sure to keep your total application word count at 200 words.
  • You may collaborate with others to complete the nomination form.
  • Examples of impact for a nominee’s work make a strong case for review.

Still have questions? You may contact Mishka Parkins at info2@nonprofithr.com for more information.