- Late nominations cannot be accepted. Plan ahead!
- Writing and tone matter. Third parties may nominate a partnership involved a business, chamber of commerce, or trade association, but the strongest nominations read like a business case study–with a lot of heart.
- The strongest nominations read like a business case study rather than a PR summary.
- Your nomination is judged solely on how you answer the questions on the nomination form. Be thorough, yet concise. Most responses are restricted to a word count.
- Prove impact: How did the program improve health and economic opportunity. Show the impact through data and measurable results. How did improvements at the individual and community levels affect business performance?
- Quantity IS quality! Additional perspectives make for a more comprehensive application.
Note! Applicants are no longer required to obtain partner approval upon submission. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will contact all participating partners of the highest scoring nominations in each category to verify the partnership. Finalists will be annouced after the approval process.