Each year, the AFP Research Council awards the Skystone Partners Prize for Research to the author (or authors) of a book that contributes substantially to the knowledge and understanding of fundraising or philanthropic behavior. For 2014-2015 the prize went to Penelope Cagney, CFRE and Bernard Ross for their thought-provoking volume on international philanthropy, Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy, published by Wiley. It would be wonderful to see the research publication of another distinguished CFRE honored with this prestigious prize for 2016-2017!
Authors of published works on research in fundraising and philanthropy are invited to submit books or monographs for the 2016-2017 Skystone Partners Prize for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Other individuals or organizations may also nominate appropriate publications. The nomination deadline is 1 November.
To be considered for the Prize, works must be:
- A book or monograph of 50 or more pages
- Published by a commercial publishing house or a professional organization during the 23 months preceding the current deadline (1 November 2016).
- Publications must be based on either applied or basic research.
- Reflect a standard publisher selection process without regard to the source and sponsorship of the research.
The Prize Jury will not consider unpublished theses or dissertations, self-published works, directories, op-ed pieces, editorials, or articles.
If your published work meets the criteria for consideration, or if you know of an exceptional CFRE published work that you would like to see recognized, please consider submitting or nominating the work for the prestigious 2016-2017 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize for Research. Prize winners receive a cash award of $3,000 and are honored at the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Click Here to learn more about the judging criteria and download the submission form.