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MCN Solicits 'Nonprofit Leadership Awards' Nominations; Friends of the Library Leaders Are Eligible

Most Friends of the Library groups are helmed by a small but capable cadre of library lovers. Whether it be by a rotating Board of Directors, or just one or two devoted and multitalented individuals, it falls to this leadership to harness the community’s affinity for the library and library services to productive ends. Each year, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) honors the aptitude and sustained efforts of such leaders with its Nonprofit Leadership Awards.

Leaders in the Minnesota’s greater non-profit community – much as those found in the microcosm of the state’s diverse Friends organizations – are different ages, come from different backgrounds, and bring to fruition groundbreaking or otherwise exemplary projects at various stages of their careers. In recognition of this fact, MCN awards this high honor not to one, but to three recipients. It is soliciting applications for:

  • Catalytic Leader: “nominees who ‘lead from the middle’”
  • Visionary Leader: “nominees with five years’ experience as senior leaders”
  • Transformational Leader: “nominee with 20 years’ experience as transformational leaders”

Well-qualified candidates will meet these general but crucial criteria:

  • Dedicated to working in the nonprofit sector
  • Interested in building organizational, individual and sector leadership
  • Instill passion in themselves and the people with whom they work
  • Aware of their role and impact in their organization and the sector
  • Reflective on past experience to lead in the present and future
  • Collaborate well with other people and organizations as well as across sectors

Detailed criteria for each of the three categories are available here.

Does your Friends organization’s President, Secretary, or Treasurer epitomize the ideals of the sector? Nominate them for a 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Award now!

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 3, 2013. The Selection Committee will accept nominations from anyone familiar with the candidate. No self-nominations will be accepted. Winners will be recognized at the 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Conference on June 25 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.