Nonprofit Impact Award Nominations

The Nonprofit Impact Awards are presented to remarkable individuals and nonprofits that have made outstanding contributions to their communities. The emphasis of the awards is to recognize those who push us to work more broadly, to innovate, and to expand our ways of meeting the needs of our state. 

Nominations for the 2023 awards are due February 10 and awards will be presented at the Nonprofit Impact Celebration on April 11.

Kathleen Reardon presents award to Allan Waterfield

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominees must be members of the Center, either as individuals or by affiliation through employment or volunteer service with a member organization, in order to be considered for an award. You can see a list of our nonprofitcorporate, and individual members on our website.
  • If multiple people would like to contribute to a nomination, we ask that you coordinate and submit a single nomination as opposed to submitting multiple nomination forms. 
  • Award recipients and their nominators will be notified in early March and will receive complimentary tickets to the Nonprofit Impact Celebration to be held at the Bank of NH Stage in Concord on April 11 at 4:30pm.
  • Honorees will be asked to pre-record a short (2-4 minute) video acceptance of the award. We will also request photo and videos (if available). Last year's award acceptances may be viewed here.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at

Nominations are due by February 10, 2023.

New Hampshire Impact Award

This award honors nonprofit employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their organization, their community, and the sector and whose leadership has been integral to significant advancements in New Hampshire.

Previous Honorees: John Tobin  ●  Jay Couture  ●  Mary Vallier-Kaplan ●  Hal Jordan ●  Helen Taft  ● Jane Difley  ●  Julie McConnell  ●  Laura Knoy  ●  Tess Stack Kuenning  ●  Amy Moore  ●  Sylvia Dow   ●  Margaret Nelson 

Board Impact Award

This award honors individuals who have served New Hampshire through exemplary nonprofit board service and overall leadership.

Previous Honorees: Kirk Leoni  ●  Sue Chollet  ●  Dennis Beaulieu  ●  Mary Jo Brown  ●  Mary Susan Leahy  ● Laurie Harding  ●  Carolyn Benthien  ●  Barry Brensinger  ● Kurt Webber  ● Allan Waterfield

Nonprofit Impact Award

This award recognizes nonprofits whose performance and exceptional service to the community sets a high standard of quality and demonstrates effective strategy, execution, and impact.

Previous Honorees: Families in Transition  ●  Penacook Community Center  ●  Media Power Youth  ●  NH Community Loan Fund  ●  White Birch Center  ●  Krempels Center  ●  NAMI NH  ●  Arts in Reach  ●  The Mayhew Program  ●  Building Community in New Hampshire  ●  Cross Roads House  ● Aviation Museum of New Hampshire  ● New Hampshire Legal Assistance