Q: What are the criteria for evaluating submissions?
A: Each submission will be evaluated on the following categories: Creativity, Implementation, Impact, Sustainability and Overall Impression. More information about the criteria for evaluation and our judging panels can be found on the award website.
Q: How do I provide a submission?
A: Visit www.eidebailly.com/resourcefullness and click on the APPLICATION button.
Q: Will my submission be kept private?
A: Information that you designate as confidential will remain confidential. Certain basic information, such as your organization name will be identified on the Eide Bailly website.
Q: Beyond judging for the Award will the information within my application be utilized in other ways?
A: You can expect basic information, such as your organization’s name to be identified on the Eide Bailly website. Should you want additional information provided within your application to remain private, you will be responsible for noting those sections within the confidentiality portion of the application.
Q: Who will be judging the submissions?
A: We are thrilled to have prestigious community leaders lined up as our award judges. Eide Bailly staff who are unfamiliar with each state’s nonprofit market will provide an initial review of all submissions and evaluate them utilizing the same criteria that our formal judging panel will use. From there, each judging panel will be given no more than 25 entries to review and score. Visit the Meet Our Judges section for more information on each judge.
Q: When will winners be announced?
A: Winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.
Q: Are there restrictions on how the winners can use the money?
A: None. Use it in whatever way best serves your organization and your mission!
Q: Why is the award given only in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada and North Dakota?
A: We work with many great nonprofits across the country, however, the greatest concentrations of nonprofits in our geographic footprint are in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada and North Dakota. We will consider additional geographic scope in coming years.
Q: What’s in it for Eide Bailly?
A: Like any other business, we have to get the word out about our services. Rather than spend tens of thousands of dollars on an advertising campaign, we thought we could generate just as much – if not, more – name recognition with these awards and, at the same time, make valuable contributions to the industry we cherish.