Facts and Questions

Facts and Questions

You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

New Approach
Why the change?
As so many of us have experienced, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we move through the world. When faced with the reality that it would be not be safe to hold an in person event, we took the opportunity to approach our National Philanthropy Day celebration with fresh eyes. By creating an interactive multimedia experience, the hope is that we make celebrating philanthropy more accessible to everyone in our community.

What happened to the National Philanthropy Day awards?
There will not be any traditional National Philanthropy Day awards in 2020. In a year where nothing has been business as usual, we have chosen to celebrate the partnership between the philanthropist, the fundraiser, and the innovative organizations that have helped our community through this trying time.  

Will there be an in-person event?
There will not be an in-person event in 2020.  However, we are working with AFP Global on a virtual event with well-known philanthropist.

Story Submission
Can I submit more than one story?
Yes! You may submit multiple stories, though we encourage you to highlight the best of the best. 

What are the criteria for story submissions?
Stories should be about people, projects, and activities that have taken place in 2020. Each submission must include a story title, and a contact person. Within each submission form, you will see character limits. Stories must be about a non-profit organization, a philanthropist, a volunteer, or a fundraiser. Any story that does not speak to the spirit of philanthropy will be removed from the site.

I submitted my story but it’s not searchable on the website.
It may take up to 48 hours for your story to be searchable on the website. 

What kind of stories are you looking for?
We are looking for stories that highlight innovation, resiliency, leadership, or generosity that took place in 2020. Stories can be about a pivot within your organization, an innovative project, an exceptional fundraiser, a volunteer that threw on a mask and rolled up their sleeves, or a philanthropist that went above and beyond to address a new community need.

How are stories selected to become videos?
A collective of AFP members and community leaders will select stories that exemplify the spirit of philanthropy in Tampa Bay. By loosening the reigns on firm criteria, our hope is to create a more inclusive environment that showcases the diverse elements of our nonprofit sector. 

How can I get information on becoming a sponsor?
You can learn more about the different sponsorship levels and sponsorship benefits for Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week on the AFP Tampa Bay website: https://www.afpsuncoast.org/NPD-Sponsor-Levels
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like to discuss it further, you can reach out to Mary Lee Walker at marylee@afptampabay.org

What kind of photo should I submit for the Heart of the Community?
You can submit any photo that you feel best captures the philanthropic heart of your nominee. Please submit hi-resolution photos (at least 300DPI) or they may be blurry when we post them Please make sure that it is appropriate and approved by the person that you are honoring.

What’s the difference between the mini-cast and the full episode podcast?
The length of the conversation! Mini-casts will be between five and ten minutes long. Full episodes will be 15-30 minutes long.

Who should appear on the podcast?
This is up to you, but we would recommend you and the honoree participate in the recording so the honoree feels comfortable and you can help guide the conversation if needed.

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