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Philly Awards

Philly - Phil·ly 'filē:  A fun abbreviation of philanthropy; a nineteen-year-old tradition best served with drinks.

Are you a nonprofit marketing rockstar?

Nonprofit organizations and creative agencies/freelancers working with nonprofit clients are invited to submit entries to Nonprofit Connect's expert panel of judges. Winners are awarded in sixteen categories, and honored during Philly Awards Week in November.

You work hard to create compelling and impactful messages that bring your organization one step closer to achieving your mission. That's why the Philly Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in nonprofit marketing and communications.

Learn more about the different award categories, submission deadlines, and submit your entry to the 2022 Philly Awards.
Join our expert panel of local Kansas City marketing judges to help pick the winners of the 2022 Philly Awards.
Get in front of Kansas City's nonprofit marketing professionals. Sponsorships start at $300.

2022 Philly Awards Week

There has been so much incredible work in nonprofit marketing and communications over the last two years that, this year, we've decided to celebrate with a Philly Awards Week! Award winners will be announced virtually on Nov. 15 & Nov. 16. Then, come raise a glass and network with all of your fellow nonprofit professionals at an in-person reception the evening of Thursday, November 17, where we will announce the winners of Best In-House, Best In Class, Community Champion, and People's Choice.

Tuesday, November 15 - Virtual Awards Presentation 1

Wednesday, November 16 - Virtual Awards Presentation 2

Thursday, November 17 - In-person Awards Reception

Tickets for the in-person reception will go on sale in September. 


For more information on the categories, entry fee, and how to submit, please click here.

For the full list of awards criteria & instructions, please click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get in front of Kansas City's nonprofit marketing professionals.

Are you interested in supporting the 2022 Philly Awards as an event sponsor? Sponsorships start at $300 and are a great opportunity to have your company name and brand in front of an audience of marketing professionals and nonprofit organizations in Kansas City.

Past Philly Award Winners

We've celebrated the Philly Awards for nineteen years. Browse the winning entries from past years.

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

2019 Winners

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

2022 Philly Awards Committee

Jake Jacobson, Co-chair
Merritt Neil, Co-chair
Karen Donnelly
Drew Elliott
Emily Gretzinger
Rachel Hodgson
Lauren Hipp
Pat Turner
Kerri Voyles
Gene Willis


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