Resourcefullness Award

The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award is NOW OPEN for Applications!

We look forward to learning more about your creative and sustainable initiatives.

Our nonprofit industry advisory group is thrilled to offer this opportunity for nonprofit organizations who develop outstanding initiatives to support their communities. Our Resourcefullness Award program was established in 2013 and each year we receive an abundance of wonderful applications. It’s hard choosing a winner! Ultimately, we are passionate about helping our nonprofit clients (and non-clients) thrive and succeed. This award program allows us to showcase nonprofit organizations that stand out and in turn, other nonprofits can learn new trends, ideas and campaign strategies.

Eide Bailly’s Resourcefullness Award is our way to support the financial health of the nonprofit sector while recognizing and celebrating nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada and North Dakota for their creative and sustainable revenue-generating initiatives. We give a $10,000 prize to one 501(c)(3) organizations in each of the five states.

If your nonprofit is interested in applying for the Resourcefullness Award, be sure to read more about award criteria, FAQs and Terms and Conditions, then complete the application process. Feel free to share this information with your nonprofit community and help us get the word out: www.eidebailly.com/resourcefullness | #EBresourcefullness


2021 Judges

We are grateful for our external judges from each of the four states who graciously dedicate significant time reviewing all the outstanding submissions each year. Our Resourcefullness Awards would not be possible without them, so a big thank you each of them!

Arizona
Jarrett Ransom, President & CEO, The Rayvan Group
Courtney Klein, Nationally recognized & Emmy Award winning social impact entrepreneur
Richard L. Tollefson, Jr., Founder & President, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group

Colorado
Su Hawk, Principal, Colorado BlueOcean Consulting and Executive Director, RizeX
Marla J. Williams, Community Leader
Chelsea Carver, Chief Development Officer, Mile High United Way

Minnesota
Ben Cameron, President, Jerome Foundation
Cecilia Stanton Adams, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Allianz Life
Rinal Ray, Chief Executive Officer, People Serving People

Nevada
Terri Clark, Director of Growth and Outreach, Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Wendy Damonte, Executive Director, Martis Camp Foundation
Christopher Askin, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada 

North Dakota
Kari Knudson, Vice President, BSC College Advancement & Executive Director, BSC Foundation
Michelle Killoran, CFO/VP of Finance, Scheels
Jeff Pederson, President and CEO, The Village Family Service Center

Resourcefullness States

Criteria for Evaluation

Our Resourcefullness Award judges will reference the following criteria when evaluating application submissions:

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

How reliable is the initiative in generating continuous revenue for the organization itself?
*Note that this does not refer to sustainability as it relates to the environment.

Creativity

Creativity

Creativity

How unique, inventive or clever is this initiative in the nonprofit industry?

Impact

Impact

Impact

How great was the direct financial impact of the initiative to the nonprofit organization, in terms of revenue generated or cost savings realized?
*Note that this does not refer to specific benefits of an organization's program(s).

Overall Impression

Overall Impression

Overall Impression

What is your overall impression of this organization's initiative?

Implementation

Implementation

Implementation

How well was this initiative executed?


Previous Award Winners