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Tips for nominating a Rising Star: 

1. Fill out the application fully. Nominate before February 4.
2. Collaborate with the individual. They know their own story best.
3. Be sure to only include information they are comfortable sharing publicly.
4. Pay close attention to the questions about community involvement and what makes this person a Rising Star.
5. Be sure to include any and all activities that make them stand out: parent activities, education, volunteerism, military service – the sky’s the limit!
6. Remember: Different people have different ways of shining: Don’t hesitate to nominate someone you think is doing amazing work, no matter what that might look like.
7. Make sure you have all the information needed when you start the application.
8. Enlist family, friends and coworkers for the questions.
9. Be enthusiastic, be clear, be complete. Use concrete examples of their awesomeness.
10. Tell their unique story. Are they innovative? Creative? Are they making a difference professionally, or are they making a difference in the nonprofit sector? Do they teach? Are they an active member of their community?

Nomination Form
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