A company’s commitment to volunteerism plays a critical role in achieving our community goals. Employees’ time, skills and expertise create lasting change and make a long-term impact in Dane County. Community Volunteer Business Award United Way’s Community Volunteer Business Award recognizes a business that strengthens our community through volunteerism! All companies that volunteer at a Dane County nonprofit agency or school are eligible to be nominated. One company will receive $1,000 for the organization with which they volunteer. This award is sponsored by the Business Volunteer Network. All nominated businesses will be recognized and the award recipient will be announced at the Community Volunteer Awards luncheon on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Eligibility Complete the nomination form and answer the questions in this packet to tell the story and impact of your nominee’s volunteer work. Nominee volunteer activities may take place at any nonprofit organization or school in Dane County that serves the community at large. Event sponsors cannot self-nominate for the Community Volunteer Business Award. Table sponsors can self-nominate for this award. Previous nominees and recipients may be nominated again. However, recipients of a 2019 award or a recipient of the Mike McKinney Award in any year may not be nominated in 2020. Employees of United Way of Dane County and their families may not participate as a nominator or nominee. Judges and their families may not participate as a nominator. Eligibility and the selection of award recipients are at the discretion of the judges and judges’ decisions are final. Eligibility and the selection of award recipients are at the discretion of the judges. Decisions are final. Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who chooses the award recipients? A: Recipients are selected by a group of volunteer community leaders. Q: Should I tell the volunteers they’ve been nominated? A: Yes! It is a great honor to be nominated for a United Way Community Volunteer Award. Q: What happens after a volunteer is nominated? A: After the nomination form is received at United Way, a congratulatory letter will be sent to the nominee. Later, the nominee will receive an invitation to the awards luncheon. Q: Can I submit more than one nomination? A: Yes, you are encouraged to nominate as many individuals as you would like. However, you may only submit one nomination per company and include all volunteer activities you want to be considered. Q: Do companies need to only volunteer at United Way partner agencies? A: No, a company’s volunteer activities can take place at any Dane County nonprofit(s) or school. Q: Need help filling out the nomination form? A: Contact us at CommunityEngagement@uwdc.org. 1. Nominator InformationOrganization Name:*Your Name* First Last Title/PositionDaytime Phone*Your Email* We will use your email address to send you a confirmation after you complete this form, to follow-up on any question we have about your nomination, and to send you updates on Community Volunteer Awards. 2. Business Nominee InformationBusiness Name*Primary Contact Name*Number of Volunteers*Primary Contact Phone*Primary Contact Email Address* 3. Volunteer Service & Agency InformationName of Agency*Name of Agency Director* First Last Agency Phone Number*Agency Email Address* Number of years business has served*Hours donated by business per month*Name of someone at the agency who can serve as a reference*Phone number of agency reference*4. Essay Questions Instructions Answer each of the questions below limiting each answer to a maximum of 500 words. Typed responses are preferred. Be thorough. 1. Provide a brief description of the agency including the mission and vision.*2. Share a specific example of how the business nominee's involvement improves or changes or community's well-being.*3. Describe the volunteer activities the business is involved in and how the community benefits from the services provided.*4. How does the business promote volunteerism within the work culture?*EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Click here to download a PDF version of the Business Nomination Form.