Communitas Awards

November 15, 2017

January 15, 2018

http://communitasawards.com

214-377-3526

Awards Description

THE COMMUNITAS LOGO

The Communitas logo signifies the harmony of people, the environment and the world. A face, a leaf and the globe are one.

Communitas is a Latin word that means ‘people coming together for the good of a community.’ Communitas is inspired by the vision of a better world and is an attempt to do something about it through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business practices.


THE COMMUNITAS AWARD

The Communitas statuette is a symbol of peace and harmony. The shiny die-cast statuette with two silver leaves, stands 12 inches tall and is presented in a Tiffany-style, satin-lined, presentation box.

The Communitas statuette is crafted by Society Awards, the world renowned custom design and manufacturing firm that is recreating the awards industry. Over the past several years, Society Awards has redesigned many of the world’s top creative awards, including The CLIOS, Golden Globes, MTV’s VMA, Academy of Country Music and American Music Awards.

Communitas Awards keeps its nomination fees at reasonable levels by not making all nominees subsidize the cost of awards for the winners. Each winner receives a certificate and is given the option to purchase an award for $235. As a result, the award is a high-quality piece of art that anyone would be proud to display in their office or home.

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WHO SHOULD BE NOMINATED?

Any company, organization or individual that donates time, effort or money to improve the communities in which they live or work. Also, companies that exhibit ethical and sustainable business practices.


WINNER BENEFITS

* Communitas is about well-deserved, third party recognition from a highly respected organization.
* Recognition validates the responsible efforts of individuals, organizations and companies.
* Recognition instills pride in the workplace and the community.
* Recognition promotes customer and supplier loyalty.
* Recognition creates marketing opportunities and enhances reputations.
* Winners are recognized on the Communitas website and in future Calls for Nomination.
* Winners can display attractive certificates and awards.
* Communitas logos and information can be used to tout the achievement in releases and materials.

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COMMUNITAS NOMINATION PROCESS

To nominate one or more companies, projects or individuals, please fill out one Nomination Form, select a category, write in the name of the nominee and the title of nomination. Add all nominations to this form. For each title of nomination, fill out a Form A telling us about the nomination. Please limit each explanation to two pages, plus any accompanying materials such as photos, DVDs, sustainability reports, news clippings, etc. There are no special binders or presentation requirements.

Self nomination is permitted. Nonprofits with paid staff that provide human services are not eligible for recognition in categories that are part of their mission. However, a charity hospital for instance, could nominate a volunteer or could enter a category for green or sustainability programs. A civic group or volunteer board could be recognized for their community involvement or philanthropic activities.

After reading the materials, judges may have questions and reserve the right to email the nominator with specific written questions. Nomination forms can be filled out and entered online or hard copies sent to the Communitas Awards.

Categories are in three divisions, Community Service; Corporate Social Responsibility and a combined Community Service and Social Responsibility. There are categories within each division for specific projects and for companies, organizations and individuals. Some of the categories are designated Leadership categories and are more encompassing and require multiple programs and efforts. Judges recognize that there is overlap between categories and that terminology and definitions are often open to interpretation. Judges reserve the right to move a nomination into a different category if they feel it is more appropriate.

Nomination fees for Leadership Categories are $250. All other categories are $125.

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EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service is generally defined as volunteering time or donating money or resources to a specific cause.


1. LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

Multiple programs and efforts within the community to support nonprofits. Fee $250


COMPANY COMMUNITY SERVICE

1.1 COMPANY SPONSORED VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Collective effort such as a food drive, student mentoring program, heart walk, participation in the arts, United Way enrollment etc. $125

1.2 SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Individual or individuals from a company volunteer for a specific effort that is not a company-wide effort. $125

1.3 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Financial sponsorship and active employee participation in a community event or cause such as planning a walk for charity, holding a wellness clinic, or marketing an arts event. $125

1.4 PHILANTHROPY

Donation of money where someone else does the work, such as building a wing for a hospital, sponsoring activities and uniforms for special needs athletes, contributing to charity. $125

1.5 INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION

An individual who is exceptional in his or her charitable role with their company and may also spend personal time on the cause. $125


ORGANIZATION COMMUNITY SERVICE

2. LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATION’S COMMUNITY SERVICE

A civic or professional organization provides money and effort in providing multiple programs to the community. Fee $250

2.1 ORGANIZATION’S SPECIFIC PROGRAM

An organization is involved in a specific program such as raising money for academic scholarships. $125

2.2 INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATION’S PROGRAM

A person who is outstanding in the organization’s efforts. $125


SKILLS-BASED COMMUNITY SERVICE

3. LEADERSHIP IN SKILLS-BASED COMMUNITY SERVICE

A firm or individual provides pro bono services and financial sponsorship and involvement in community service programs. Fee $250

3.1 PRO BONO

A law firm, medical practice, accounting, public relations, advertising or other professional organization that collectively provide skills-based service at no charge to individuals or organizations within the community. $125

3.2 COMMUNITY PROGRAM INVOLVEMENT

A skills-based firm provides a free service to the indigent or a charitable organization. Examples would be an accounting firm partnering with an organization to provide free tax service or a law firm involved with a specific initiative such as immigration or a medical practitioner donating services to the local shelter. $125

3.3 INDIVIDUAL PRO BONO

A solo practitioner or someone within a firm or practice that has an outstanding record of community service. $125


INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

4. LEADERSHIP IN INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

Overall volunteer participation. Unrelated to a person’s employment, this individual donates time, resources and effort to help community efforts. It may be actively serving on a board, doing something through a church and coaching a youth league team. Fee $250

4.1 SPECIFIC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

Unrelated to a person’s employment, this individual donates time, resources, etc. to a specific program or cause. $125


COMMUNITY SERVICE/OTHER

5. COMMUNITY SERVICE/NEW CATEGORY

If you feel that none of the community service categories fits your nomination, come up with your own category and write it on the nomination form. $125

6. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Specific story about an incident or person that shows exceptional communitas on the part of a person, organization or company. It could be concerning healthcare, seniors, youth, mentally or physically challenged individuals etc. $125

EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility is generally defined as the inclusion of public interest in corporate decision making. It includes, but is not limited to environmental, ethical and quality of life initiatives.


ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

7. LEADERSHIP IN ETHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

A company that puts the spirit of communitas into the daily operations of a company through its social, economic and environmental activities. Examples would be the adoption of environmentally friendly practices, implementation of sound health and safety guidelines and inclusive hiring practices. Fee $250

7.1 ETHICS IN BUSINESS

Ethical companies conduct commerce based on conscience and care. These companies are concerned with safety, diversity and fairness. They engage in socially sensitive purchasing and do business with eco-friendly suppliers. $125

7.2 GREEN INITIATIVES

Explanation of a company’s environmental practices, green programs inside or outside of organization. Examples could be recycling, using local and recycled materials, switching to alternative fuels, improving air and water quality, waste minimization and energy efficiencies. $125

7.3 SUSTAINABILITY

Commitment to environmental responsibility by protecting the supply of natural resources. Examples are renewable forestry practices, limiting fishing to preserve fish stocks, city planning to preserve green space, use of renewable resources, water reclamation and reducing carbon footprint. $125


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/OTHER

8. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/NEW CATEGORY

If you feel that none of the community service categories fits your nomination, come up with your own category and write it on the nomination form. $125

9. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Specific story about an incident or person that shows exceptional communitas on the part of a person, organization or company. It could be concerning healthcare, seniors, youth, mentally or physically challenged individuals etc. $125

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility is generally defined as the inclusion of public interest in corporate decision making. It includes, but is not limited to environmental, ethical and quality of life initiatives.


10. LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

This is the broadest and most comprehensive category. Nominees must show an all-around effort to give back to the community, including company organized volunteer programs, philanthropy and sustainable businesses practices. Fee $250.

Contact Information

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