LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS ELIGIBILITY
The Event will be held
Wednesday, May 1, 2023
Crest Hollow Country Club
8325 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
6pm – 10pm
Tickets $175 | Nonprofit $125
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MIDNIGHT, NOVEMBER 27, 2023
THE 12th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS
To be eligible, the organization or executive must meet all of the following requirements:
- Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.
- Must significantly service Nassau and/ or Suffolk County communities.
- Must be innovative in operations, activities, etc.
The deadline to submit online nominations is November 27, 2023. All applicants will receive an email by December 20th informing them whether they have made it to the semi-finalist round of the review process. All nominees that advance will be announced publicly, and will then be scheduled for interviews and tours by the Event Committee to take place by early-January, 2024. After the interviews are completed, the Event Committee will advance the names of the semi-finalists to the judging panel, who will select the 24 finalists, and ultimately, the six final winners. Finalists may be asked to meet and work with our video production team between January 30th and March 30th.
By applying, the organization agrees to respond to all email inquiries and coordinate with the Event Committee to be interviewed. If selected, the organization agrees to timely coordinate with our video production team and sign appropriate legal waivers, etc. Furthermore, applicants nominated as finalists will be provided 2 free tickets to the Gala. In addition, we will randomly be selecting names of applicants to receive free tickets to the event. Finally, thanks to our Diamond Sponsor SterlingRisk, each of our finalists will receive $1,000 the night of the event.
- Make your application stand out. Explain in detail what sets you apart and makes your nonprofit unique.
- Show your organization’s impact and leverage. Include metrics and statistics on how you measure your organizational impact.
- Include examples and specifics. This helps us connect with your organization.
- Using technology does not necessarily make you innovative. Explain how you use it innovatively.
- Include examples of how your organization works with others. Are there synergies with other organizations that have helped you become more impactful?
APPLY IN THESE CATEGORIES
Bethpage Federal Credit Union DEIA Award
This award recognizes an organization for prioritizing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and/or Accessibility within its mission OR within its programming to deepen and expand its DEIA impact and to strive to build DEIA into program design and delivery, staff recruitment and engagement, volunteerism, and donor engagement. The organization needs to show that DEIA is a primary focus and how the organization is effectively addressing DEIA issues through its programming and its organizational culture (from the top down).
Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award
Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award
Flagstar Bank Innovation Award
This nonprofit has been innovative in adopting new platforms that have led to a significant increase in the organization’s ability to meet its mission. This could include the implementation of technology that enables the organization to achieve cost savings and better communication; a strategic approach to fundraising; a unique and effective public relations campaign; etc.
Vanguard Benefits Rising Star Award
This award will recognize a nonprofit generating under $2 million in revenue for its outstanding innovation, impact, and achievements in meeting its mission. The award will be given to an organization who demonstrates an outstanding record of sustained achievement, has successfully demonstrated successful financial performance, and has built a reputation for excellence within the community.
CONTESTANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
501(C)(3) NONPROFITS SERVICING LONG ISLAND CAN APPLY IN UP TO 6 CATEGORIES! THE WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE EVENT AND WIN $5,000
APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 27, 2023
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APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 27, 2023
Nerds That Care Fan Favorite Award
Hall of Fame Award
2024 Hall of Fame Recipient – The Viscardi Center, Inc.
The Long Island Imagine Awards Hall of Fame was established to honor those organizations that consistently excel in the areas of leadership, impact, and operations. These organizations continuously operate at the highest level and have been recognized by the Imagine Awards as a consistent winner or finalist.
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