Nominations for the Visionary Leader Award Are Now Closed
The Visionary Leader Award recognizes an individual whose career has achieved extraordinary impact within the non-profit sector to address one or more of the County’s most pressing long term problems or diversity issues. This individual’s demonstrated “out of the box” thinking has led to enhancing the economic, cultural or social well-being of the County. In so doing, this individual has helped the non-profit sector to build capacity, strengthened existing or established new collaboration among communities and/or organizations and has help to increase the awareness of the importance of the sector in the vitality of our communities. To achieve this, this leader has been willing to take risks and/or stepped up in times of crisis to pursue a vision. Moreover, this individual fully engages collaborative approaches to working together, attracts people to a mission all the while being able to work across many perspectives in a respectful and genuine way.
The recipient of the Visionary Leader Award will receive a $75,000 grant/award to utilize toward the following capacity-building priorities:
For a nominee to be considered, there must be three nominators who as a whole are able to convey how the nominee has reflected the ideals of the award across the nominee’s nonprofit career. They must complete one nomination form and include a written statement about how the nominee exemplifies the ideals of the award.
Leadership Through Impact
Commitment to Strengthening the Sector
The Visionary Leader Award will follow the selection timeline below. Nominations for each award will be reviewed by the Santa Barbara Foundation with the Collaboration for Social Impact (CSI) Advisory Group.
|Friday, April 5, 2019||Nomination period opens for award|
|Friday, May 3, 2019 at noon||Nomination period closes|
|Review Process||Social Sector Advisory Group meets to discuss nominations and advise on the (two or three) finalists|
|Review Process||Foundation leadership meets to select award recipients|
|Tuesday, May 14, 2019||1st Annual Santa Barbara County Leadership Awards event|