Do you know a colleague who deserves special recognition? Nomination form now available online. Deadline to nominate is May 15, 2019.

The following criteria will be considered when selecting the 2019 TAVA Innovation Award recipient (read the full submission criteria and guidelines  for more details):

Visionary | Individual addresses a challenge in the volunteer engagement sector or in their work as a volunteer engagement professional. Actions are perceived as influential, and they question, observe, network, and experiment beyond the obvious.

Leadership | Individual fosters innovation by creating conditions that enable their team, community or other professionals in the sector to challenge and/or create unique systems, programs or policies.

Impact | Individual develops, advances, or uses innovative volunteer engagement practices to meet the needs of the sector and/or moves the field of volunteer engagement forward. There may be a measurable benefit.

The Award

The successful recipient will receive:

  • Complimentary TAVA membership for the 2019-2020 year.

  • A personal letter of congratulations sent to the recipient’s organization to inform them of the achievement.

  • $50 donation to the charity of award recipient’s choice.


Christine Martin, 2018 Innovation Award Winner

Christine Martin has been an example for all of us working in the volunteer engagement field. Her innovative approach using Liberating Structures to facilitate professional development sets new standards and inspires other TAVA members. At TAVA meetings, new and seasoned members listen closely to observe her methods and learn from her example.

TAVA is very proud to have Christine as a member and thrilled to have her as the inaugural recipient of this special award.

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