Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO) just released its application for the 9th Annual Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The awards recognize creativity, execution, achievement and overall excellence of an Ohio 501(c)(3) nonprofit project or program. This year, OANO has added the Outstanding Ohio Nonprofit Volunteer Award to recognize a volunteer who goes above and beyond to support the success and achievements of thier organization. OANO created these awards for nonprofit organizations of any size that are located within Ohio.

Finalists and award winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon at OANO's Annual Conference on Sept. 25, 2014. Award applications are due by 3 p.m. on July 11, 2014. There is no fee to apply for the award. For more information and an awards application, click here. To review a list of 2013 winners, click here.