Canton Nonprofit in the Running for National Classy Award
Voting is now open for third annual Classy Awards. Canton's Journey Forward is in the running for $150,000 in prizes.
Get voting, Canton!
StayClassy has officially opened voting to the public for the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards. Journey Forward clients from Canton, is a Top 25 Finalist for Most Successful Fundraiser by an Individual. You can see their nomination story here: www.stayclassy.org/stories/journey-forward-celebrates-making-steps-walk
From now until August 26, anyone can visit www.classyawards.org to vote for the Top 25 Finalist of his or her choice. Visitors can cast one vote in each of the 12 different CLASSY Awards categories.
Over the past two weeks, a panel of judges narrowed a pool of hundreds of nominees down to just the Top 25 in each CLASSY Awards category. Fielding an incredibly strong set of nominations this year, only the very best progressed beyond the judging round. The public vote will now determine the Top 10 Finalists in each category; those finalists will be announced on August 30.
The Top 3 finalists with the most votes in each category will win free flights to San Diego for the Awards Ceremony on September 17 provided by Southwest Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards.
The CLASSY Awards has become the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide. In 2010, more than 275,000 votes were cast for worthy CLASSY Awards participants and this year, StayClassy expects that number to grow exponentially.
Hollywood-Style Event, Philanthropy-Inspired
The 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards competition will culminate with a red-carpet awards ceremony on Saturday, September 17 in San Diego, California. It will feature celebrity appearances, chart-topping music talent, nonprofit and technology leaders, and thousands of CLASSY Awards supporters. In partnership with Qualcomm Incorporated and Bridgepoint Education, more than $150,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to support the charitable efforts of the 12 National CLASSY Awards Winners.
This year’s CLASSY Awards weekend will also feature the CLASSY Collaborative. A day-long casual networking event, the CLASSY Collaborative will give participants the opportunity to meet, mingle and exchange ideas with some of the foremost leaders in philanthropy, technology, and entertainment.
Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at www.classyawards.org.
StayClassy (http://www.stayclassy.org) is the easiest and most affordable way for organizations to raise funds and manage donor relationships online. Based in San Diego, CA, the company develops easy-to-use web-based fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. StayClassy launched its new platform in May 2010, and has over 2,000 customers using its services. It’s free to sign up, making it extremely attractive to small and medium sized organizations on a tight budget. StayClassy is also the host of the Annual CLASSY Awards, a national award show that recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievements throughout the world (http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards).