The Council Award of Excellence in Communications


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About this Award

The Council Award of Excellence in Communications is presented to the Council(s) that communicates regularly to its members regarding Council activities. Quality, resources and continued improvement will be reviewed. The judging panel will consist an IFMA staff person and four IFMA champions.

Councils must be in good standing with IFMA.

Criteria & Scoring

Judges score entries based on the following criteria and point guidance. Learn more »

  1. Describe the council’s overall strategy for communication. How is this strategy tied into the council’s strategic plan? (0-20 pts.)
  2. What information is available from the council’s web site, when was it last updated and how frequently is it updated? (0-20 pts.)
  3. What information is communicated to the membership in addition to the web site (i.e., meeting announcements, newsletters)? Who is responsible for disseminating the information? (0-20 pts.)
  4. What is the degree of member involvement in contributing to the success of the council’s communication (i.e., contribution of editing, development, maintenance and photography)? Are there any opportunities for member input/interaction? (0-20 pts.)
  5. How has the council’s communication evolved over the years? How do you measure the success of the council’s communications? (0-10 pts.)
  6. What alternate forms of communication is the council using (i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, CommunityServer, sessions at conferences, etc.). (0-10 pts.)

Additional Information

Specific requirements for the Council Award of Excellence in Communications:

  • Nominator must be an IFMA member in good standing (dues current).
  • Chapter must be recertified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

General Information

  • Nominations are scored on content only, not creative presentation of the submission.
  • The submission covers activities from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
  • Submission forms are PDF documents. Get Adobe Reader
  • Submission form information should be typed or computer-generated within the PDF form.
  • All answers are limited to one page (500 words).
  • Please limit exhibits to five file attachments unless specifically stated otherwise in the award category.
  • Please be sure to email the completed submission form and exhibit files as email attachments to
  • Exhibits, such as booklets, pictures, are an important part of this submission.
  • All questions on the nomination form should be completed as requested.
  • Authorization should be made digitally on the PDF form.
  • Deadline for receipt of nomination to IFMA is May 12, 2014.