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Governor’s Points of Light Awards FAQs

Governor’s Points of Light – FAQ

 

What is Nevada Volunteers?

Nevada Volunteers is a 501(c)3 that promotes, inspires, and celebrates volunteerism and service statewide. It serves as the Governor’s State Commission on service, providing AmeriCorps State grants to organization across the state and strengthening Nevada’s volunteer infrastructure.

 

Nevada Volunteers hosts the Governor’s Point of Light (GPOL) Award Ceremony.

 

What is the Governor’s Points of Light (GPOL) Award Ceremony?

 

Governor’s Points of Light (GPOL) Award Ceremony is Nevada’s most prestigious volunteer recognition event celebrating Nevada’s brightest volunteers. It is the premier and sole statewide recognition event for volunteerism and service. Nominations are selected from across the state. Categories ensure inclusion of small, medium, and large organizations/efforts in all parts of the state. Finalists are selected by a group of judges representing rural, northern, and southern Nevada, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, along with the volunteer manager professional community.

 

What is exciting and new this year?

 

  • Timing: We are excited to align Nevada’s recognition event with National Volunteer Month in April and honor our local heroes as part of the national celebration of volunteerism and service. The next Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony will be held in April 2020. To receive the event details, sign up for our Newsletter HERE.

 

  • New/Expanded Nomination Categories: New nomination categories are being considered such as National Service Member of the Year and all categories will be posted at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/ in October concurrent with the nomination window.

 

  • New Governor: We are excited to be working with our newly elected Governor Steve Sisolak on this event and other volunteerism projects.

 

  • Where: The event will be held in Las Vegas. Venue selection is underway.

 

About the Event & Attending

 

Where can I find information about attending the 2020 Governor’s Points of Light Awards?

To get on the inside track and receive breaking developments, sign up for our Newsletter HERE.

 

What types of tickets are available?

Anyone can attend! Individual tickets, group tickets (table of 10), or sponsorships with additional visibility benefits are available at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/

The event will sell out! Get yours today. Invite your friends and coworkers!

 

 

Nomination and Selection

 

What are the categories?

Categories will be posted at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/ in October concurrent with the nomination window.

 

Annually, we review categories to ensure that we are inclusive of volunteer and service leadership.

 

When can I nominate someone?

Nominations will be open from October 1 through November 15, 2019.

 

How do I nominate someone?

Visit http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/ for nomination details.

 

How are finalists and recipients selected?

Finalists are selected by a group of judges representing rural, northern, and southern Nevada, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, along with the volunteer manager professional community. Each nomination is judged in the areas of achievement, need, innovation, mobilization, and sustainability.

 

How can I become a GPOL judge?

Complete an online application at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/ Judge applications will be open concurrently with the nominations window in October.

 

 

Supporting GPOL

 

Why should I sponsor GPOL?

For a business, sponsorship and brand association is a great way to demonstrate positive corporate social responsibility to employees, customers, investors, community leaders, and supporters. A full spectrum of visibility benefits are available depending on the sponsorship level.

 

Support for The Governor’s Points of Light elevates the profiles and stories of those making an impact in our community – inspiring others.

 

Proceeds are re-invested to develop and improve volunteerism and service for all nonprofits throughout Nevada.

 

 

How do I become a GPOL sponsor?

Contact Terry Bell at tbell@nevadavolunteers.org or 775.825.1900.

How can I participate as a nonprofit organization?

  • Honor someone’s service by nominating them for an award. Share their story to inspire others. Nominations will be open in October at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/
  • Purchase a table of 10 and invite colleagues, guests or volunteers to attend with you.
  • Secure a sponsorship for maximimum exposure.

 

How can I participate as a corporate business?

  • Honor someone’s service by nominating them for an award. Share their story to inspire others. Nominations will be open in October at http://nevadavolunteers.org/gpol/
  • Purchase a table of 10 and invite colleagues, guests or volunteers to attend with you.
  • Pay it forward by purchasing a sponsorship for a nonprofit organization to heighten their profile and attend the event.
  • Sponsor a Finalist to assist with travel and award expenses.
  • Sponsor an award category – more details on this will be available on our website on October 1, 2019.

 

Questions?

For any questions, contact Terry Bell at tbell@nevadavolunteers.org or 775.825.1900.

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