FGBNominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Franchising Gives Back Awards.

Franchising Gives Back, launched at the 2015 Annual Convention, and the IFA Educational Foundation recently announced a call for nominations for the inaugural Franchising Gives Back Annual Awards. Deadline is June 26 for nominations.

Established in partnership with Roark Capital Group, the awards program will salute the best, most innovative community leaders and charitable programs nationwide. Now through June 26, current IFA members and/or any of their affiliated organizations are invited to visit franchisinggivesback.org/awards and nominate their company’s charitable initiatives performed in 2014. Winners will be selected in five categories and honored at a special event in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28, 2015. Additionally, honorees will receive a cash award.

The awards categories are:
• Spirit of Franchising Award
• The Newcomer Award
• Enduring Impact Award
• Support Our Veterans Award
• Innovation and Impact Award

SEFF encourages you to become part of this year-long celebration by nominating your company’s community support programs. Please take the time to share this information with your marketing and CSR teams, and please don’t hesitate to forward to your networks, as well.

Additionally, you can visit www.franchisinggivesback.org to create a profile for your organization and share press releases, blog posts and upcoming events. All data gathered from member profiles will be used to compile the annual registry in late 2015 / early 2016, so the IFA Educational Foundation encourages you to complete your profile, including the money donated, hours volunteered, etc.

You can find more information about the Franchising Gives Back Awards here.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Rodriguez at arodriguez@fish-consulting.com or Elayne Sommers at esommers@fish-consulting.com.