The Edge Visible Challenge: $1,000 Award

I’m always trying to let you know right away when I learn about a new online award or grant. The Edge Group in Washington and California is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a $1,000 award. They believe that nonprofits often describe themselves with such generic language that they become invisible to the communities they are in.

If you’ve got 15 minutes to tell them your organizations story, and are a 501(c)3 you are eligible. Answer the following questions using “visible, mission specific language” on their website in 100 words or less per question.

  • Describe your nonprofit organization, who are you?
  • What does your organization do/offer to fulfill your mission?
  • Where (geographically, office locations, etc.) do you fulfill your mission?
  • When do you offer your service, products, or programs (week/month/year)?
  • Tell us something unique or special about your organization.

The deadline to submit your application is August 31, 2009. The winner will be announced via email and on The Edge website on September 15, 2009.

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3 Responses to The Edge Visible Challenge: $1,000 Award

  1. What about an organization from asia joining? are there limitations and what are the requirements? thanks

  2. Jason Dick says:

    GK- Thanks for asking. If you’re organization has 501(c)3 status I believe you would qualify. This would mean you’d have to have a US office of some kind. If/when I hear about awards that do not have the 501(c)3 limitation I’ll be sure to let you know.

  3. Jim Shapiro says:

    Jason – thanks for posting this opportunity to your blog. Your description about who is eligible is right on as well. You can also direct any questions to me at my email jim@theedgegroup.org or @jimshapiro on Twitter. Thanks again for all you do! Jim http://www.theedgegroup.org/thrive.htm

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