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  • Who Inspires You? Leadership Conference Award Nominations Are Open

    Who Inspires You? Nominate someone for a 2020 Recognition Award at the 2020 Leadership Conference from National Children's Alliance. "One Voice, Stronger."

    April 1 deadline: Tell us who your champions are!

    Who do you know who goes above and beyond to champion the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) model and mission? Who makes us stronger?

    At the National Children’s Alliance 2020 Leadership Conference this spring, we’ll recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have proved their commitment and dedication to children and families. This is your chance to tell us who should be up there on that stage receiving an award. Who exemplifies the CAC movement’s commitment to children? Who deserves the recognition of our entire field?

    Nominate someone whose work you admire at a partner organization, at another CAC, at a Chapter, or at your own CAC—you can even nominate yourself. Accredited member agencies, Associate/Developing member agencies, Satellite members, Affiliate members, and Chapter organizations of NCA may nominate one candidate for each of six award categories.

    Submit your nominations by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 1.

    Nominate Someone Now

    Six Award Categories for Every Aspect of Our Work

    You can nominate one candidate for each of the six award categories:

    • Bud Cramer Advocacy Award
      This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to children through his or her extraordinary promotion of the CAC model. This individual has moved the field forward through vision, leadership, and the ability to reach and motivate great numbers of people.
    • Community and National Philanthropy Leadership Awards
      These awards recognize an individual or organization who has demonstrated exemplary and sustained commitment to financially support the CAC movement. There are two categories for this award: 1) Community, and 2) National. The Community Philanthropy Leadership Award is for philanthropists who have financially supported local CACs or Chapters. The award will be given to an individual or organization(s) whose sustained generosity has had an appreciable impact on the viability and reach of the benefiting organization; moreover, the nominee has assumed a leadership role in giving, encouraging others to take on philanthropic roles in the organization.

      The National Philanthropy Leadership Award recipient will be selected by NCA based on the same criteria as it relates to the national organization.
    • Horowitz-Barker Lifetime Achievement Award
      This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated, over the course of a career, a dedication to the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and a strengthening of the CAC model. Through the nominee’s efforts, the development or significant expansion of one or more CACs has been ensured. The nominee has led by example and demonstrated the spirit of collaboration that is the hallmark of multidisciplinary team work. And, the nominee has passed on his or her professional knowledge to the next generation of CAC leaders through mentoring (formal or informal), coaching, and training. 
    • Innovative Changemaker Award
      This award recognizes an individual or group who has demonstrated innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness in the development and implementation of programs, practices, or public awareness campaigns in a CAC or Chapter. The nominee has utilized groundbreaking strategies to improve mental health programs, public awareness, management practices, or child advocacy, thereby empowering others to better serve children and communities.
    • Outstanding Chapter Leader Award
      This award recognizes a professional who has demonstrated perseverance and dedication to an NCA Chapter through his or her professional endeavors. Through the nominee’s efforts, the establishment and/or success of a Chapter has been ensured. The nominee has facilitated or participated in teamwork and is recognized for his or her essential leadership attributes and contributions to the process.
    • Volunteer Leadership Award
      This award recognizes a volunteer (individual or group) who has demonstrated perseverance and dedication to a local CAC. Through the nominee’s efforts, the viability of the CAC has been appreciably affected.
    Learn more about who is eligible for each award and start the nomination process at our conference website.
    Tell Us Who Deserves Recognition
  • Open Now: 2020 Leadership Conference Registration

    Conference Registration is Open. Register Now & Get Your Best Rate for the CAC Movement's Premier Annual Event.

    The wait is over. This year's NCA Leadership Conference is our chance to help kids thrive in the 900 strong communities where we speak with a single voice for kids. Join your colleagues here in Washington, where the power of one is the power of everyone. we'll build on our strategic successes, collaborate toward better work for kids, and sharpen the skills in business, advocacy, and communications we need to strengthen our movement.

    Register Now for the 2020 Leadership Conference

    Join us May 31-June 3 here in D.C., and gather with your favorite peers, experts, and leaders as we renew our energy to serve the greatest cause of all: providing healing and justice for our nation's children and families. Beyond the great networking and advocacy opportunities of the 2020 Leadership Conference and NCA's Annual Hill Day visits to Congress, the conference will feature four exciting tracks of quality educational content.
    Register Now

    Book Your Conference Hotel Room!

    Your lowest rate is available now

    NCA has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel—our conference venue—at the federal rate of $256 per night plus tax (currently 14.5% per room per night) for single and double occupancy. You may use the link above to book your lodging for the conference online, or you may call the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel reservation line at 800-228-9290. If you make your lodging reservation by phone, please mention the NCA Leadership Conference to obtain the reduced rates.
    NCA has also reserved an overflow room block at Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center at the federal rate of $256 per night plus tax for single and double occupancy. This hotel is within five minutes walking distance to the Renaissance Hotel. You may use the links below to book your lodging online or call the hotel reservation line directly 888-236 2427 for Courtyard Washington reservations.  
    All room blocks will expire April 24. 

    Note: Rooms are expected to sell out quickly. Once all rooms have been sold, the rooming block will close. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

    Renaissance Downtown: Book Your Room
    Courtyard Downtown: Book Your Room

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