Frequently Asked Questions


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What happened to the National Philanthropy Day awards?
There will not be any traditional National Philanthropy Day awards, but we will select stories to honor throughout Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week. 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?
Yes! The in-person celebration of Tampa Bay Philanthropy Week will take place on Thursday, November 16th. This will be a ticketed event held at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. You can purchase tickets here.

Story Submission
Can I submit more than one story?
Yes! You may submit multiple stories. In fact, we encourage it! We do ask that you make an effort to write quality stories that highlight exceptional examples of philanthropy and generosity of time, talent and treasure for every submission. 

What are the criteria for story submissions?
Stories should be about people, projects, and activities that have had a significant impact on our Tampa Bay community. 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 philanthropist, a volunteer, a fundraiser, and/or a nonprofit organization. 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, generosity and/or IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) that have made a significant impact on Tampa Bay. Stories can be about a philanthropist that went above and beyond to address a community need, a volunteer that rolled up their sleeves to support a nonprofit, an exceptional and ethical fundraiser, an innovative project from an organization made possible by philanthropy, or all of the above!

How are stories selected to become videos?
A collective of AFP members 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:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like to discuss it further, you can reach out to Suzy Delaney at

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 who 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 recommend you and the honoree participate in the recording so the honoree feels comfortable and you can help guide the conversation if needed.