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Each year, the Volunteer Council presents the most outstanding volunteer projects with Gold Book Online Awards. Winning projects are selected based upon scope, goals, and over all results of these excellent projects. On this website you will find 4 kinds of project recognition.
Awards of Excellence (beginning in 2008) replace Gold and Silver status, and represent the very best projects of the year. Awards of Excellence are noted by a heading and a teal background
Awards prior to 2008 included Gold, Silver, and Innovation Awards.
Gold Awards are noted by a heading and a gold background.
Silver Awards are noted by a heading and a silver background.
Innovation Awards are noted by a heading and purple background.
Awards are given in the following categories. Please review these descriptions so you can be sure that your project is being judged in the appropriate group.
Audience Development projects should have the potential to generate an increase in season or single ticket sale and/or attract non-concert going members of the community
Community Engagement projects increase knowledge of the orchestra within the community. They have a greater value when there is a partnership within the symphony family and/or with other organizations within the community
In addition to gold awards, silver awards (2007 and prior) and awards of excellence, the Volunteer Council awards the following two awards of distinction, named for inspirational volunteers:
The Audrey Baird Audience Development Award was given to the most creative and successful audience development, and/or ticket-sales projects. Audrey Baird is a past president of the Volunteer Council and the 1996 recipient of the Gold Baton Award, the League of American Orchestras' highest honor. She is a long-time volunteer, organizer, fundraiser, and leader in audience development.
The Sally Parker Education Award was given for the most creative and successful education projects. Named to honor Sally Parker, the founding president of the League's Volunteer Council and second president of the Nashville Symphony Guild, this award was established by the Nashville Symphony Guild and administered by the League's Volunteer Council.
In order to carefully process and review projects for inclusion in the Gold Book Online, completed forms must be submitted electronically at www.goldbookonline.org by September 1st.. In the event that you are unable to submit electronically, special arrangements may be made by contacting Meghan Whitbeck at 646 822 4083, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are interested in hearing about all of your volunteer projects and activities held between July 1st and June 30th.
Awards are given on the basis of the content and clarity of the descriptions, the goals of the activity, how they were achieved, and the overall success of the project.
Thank you for submitting your project for the Gold Book Online and good luck!
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