Community Foundation Accepting Nominations for the Better Together Award

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March 2, 2015. Des Moines, IA The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is accepting nominations for the 2015 Better Together Award. The Better Together Award recognizes nonprofit organizations, civic groups, collaborative partnerships and individuals who are building social capital in our community.


Social capital is defined as connections among diverse people or groups that enhance cooperation for mutual benefit. Those who build social capital possess a unique set of skills and attitudes that enable them to collaborate effectively, make connections between diverse sectors, bridge differences and nurture social networks to create change and impact.


Nominees may be nonprofit organizations, civic groups, collaborative partnerships or individuals who have built social capital within Greater Des Moines by leveraging their personal and professional networks to make a difference. Nominees may have mobilized a group to volunteer, organized an event in their neighborhood, or brought a diverse group together to work on a common issue. Nominees may have built social capital by fostering an ethic of civic engagement in their organization or civic group. “The Community Foundation is proud to recognize the amazing work being accomplished in our communities through the Better Together Award. It provides us with an opportunity to lift up those whose efforts exemplify the name of this award by making our community better together,” says Kristi Knous, Community Foundation president.


To nominate a nonprofit organization, civic group, collaborative partnership or individual for the Better Together Award visit the Community Foundation’s website at www.desmoinesfoundation.org/bettertogetheraward between now and March 31, 2015 to provide brief information regarding the nominee. 


Recipients of the Better Together Award will receive funding to support social capital efforts of a local nonprofit organization and will be recognized at the Community Foundation’s 2015 Celebration Luncheon & Report to the Community on May 7, 2015