2021 Outsized Impact Award

The 2021 Outsized Impact Award honors an individual at an Exponent Philanthropy member organization whose style of philanthropy is achieving outsized—or, greater than expected—impact.

We are particularly interested in honoring an individual who demonstrates the characteristics that make our community of lean funders so powerful.

Nominees might demonstrate any of the following:

  • Agility or responsiveness to community
  • Addressing an ignored or overlooked need
  • Engaging closely with the communities they fund
  • Creating connections or convening stakeholders
  • Inspiring others
  • Catalyzing change

Nominees need not have been part of major efforts or projects with far-reaching impact; they may simply demonstrate a brilliant, inspiring “a-ha!” about how to practice effective philanthropy.

The Award Process

  1. Nominate yourself, one of your board or staff members, or a fellow member. Nominations will open in the coming weeks.
  2. The selection committee reviews nominations and choose finalists
  3. A public vote to select the award recipient

Award recipient will be announced at our 2021 Virtual Annual Conference.

2020 Outsized Impact Award Finalists