Appalachian Impact Award

Appalachia is our home. These mountains, these people, this culture… Appalachia has shaped us into the people we are today. The organizations that support the people and culture of this region, growing and driving our economy deserve to be recognized for their efforts and be supported too. At Turnquist House, we’ve decided to give back to those that have given so much to us through the Appalachian Impact Award.

What is the Appalachian Impact Award?

The Appalachian Impact Award is given to an organization that has had a profound impact on the people and place of Appalachia. Whether through economic development, service, or community enrichment, the organizations selected have worked tirelessly to bring about positive change. These organizations are forces for good, exhibiting one (or all) practices outlined in Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant’s book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits. The recipient of this award is an organization selected from a pool of nominations. They must be local to Appalachia, or work tirelessly on behalf of Appalachia.

The recipient of this award is an organization selected from a pool of nominations. They must be local to Appalachia, or work tirelessly on behalf of Appalachia. Recipients receive (but are not obligated to accept) a strategic planning consultation with Turnquist House and are welcome to accept on of the following awards to further their mission and drive lasting change within our region:

  • Rebranding of the Organization,
  • Custom Website Design and Development,
  • Strategic Plan Development,
  • Digital Marketing Plan Development and Implementation,
  • Strategic Storytelling Planning.

Organizations that are recipients of this award are encouraged to take advantage of these free services after discussing with their Board of Trustees to determine which award would have the highest impact on their stakeholders. Turnquist House welcomes questions from recipients and board members and will provide detailed proposals on each option at their request to encourage informed decision making.

If you would like to nominate an organization (whether it is yours or one you love), please do so by emailing us at AIA@turnquisthouse.com with your detailed nomination.

-Lydia & Wendy