Get Recognized for Your Nonprofit’s Innovation and Fundraising Success

Apply for a 2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Award Today

The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit is all about discovering new ways to reach more donors and grow nonprofit impact. And the NIO Awards are one way to make sure that all you trailblazers get recognized for your hard work, creative thinking, and innovative ideas.

And as a plus, by sharing your success, you’ll help other nonprofits learn how to up their game.

NIO Award Winner

How have you been innovating?

This year’s awards only have one category: nonprofit fundraising innovation. Since many of the best campaigns have trouble fitting into one specific category, we just want to know what you’ve been doing that’s super cool and new. Just tell us about your awesome campaign and how it impacted your fundraising, and you could see your name up in lights (or on a projector screen).

If selected, you’ll win:

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  • A free ticket to the 2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit
  • Steep discounts for your colleagues (so you’ll have folks to celebrate with)
  • A professionally-produced video about the work you’ve been doing (you’ll be the star of the show)
  • A nifty trophy for your office
  • A NIO Summit swag pack (and we’ve got some pretty cool stuff)

To apply for a Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Award, just tell us about your innovative campaign using the simple form below.

Here are some criteria we’ll be evaluating:

  • Is it new and innovative?
  • Does it have an online/digital component?
  • Are the results measurable?
  • What was your hypothesis behind your campaign, and what did you learn?
  • Did you test anything?
  • Was there any risk being taken?
NIO Award

We hope you’ll take the time to share your work. We can’t guarantee that you’ll be selected, but we can guarantee that if you don’t apply you won’t win. So what are you waiting for?

Apply for a NIO Award


Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Award applications end on July 6th.

Apply for an award today for the chance to win a free ticket, discounts for your colleagues, free swag, and more!