GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. Voted a Top 10 Finalist in "Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Charity" For 3rd Annual Classy Awards
StayClassy and Sponsors Offer More Than $150,000 to CLASSY Award Winners
Huntsville, AL, August 29, 2011 — by James Robinson
StayClassy, a leader in social fundraising for nonprofits, has announced that public voting has determined GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. is one of the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards Top 10 Finalists for "Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Charity."
The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide. From July 25 to August 26, voting was opened to the public to determine the Top 10 Finalists.
With more than 2,000 nominations submitted to StayClassy for consideration, GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. has been through a long process to make it to the final round, including garnering at least 100 Facebook 'Likes' on their nomination story and being chosen as a Top 25 Finalist during an initial judging round.
A combination of public votes and a decision by a panel of industry professionals will determine whether GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. will be a CLASSY Award Winner for "Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Charity". The winners will be recognized live on-stage at the CLASSY Awards ceremony in San Diego on September 17th, in which $150,000 in cash and prizes will be donated to support the causes of the 12 National CLASSY Awards Winners.
CLASSY Awards partners include: Southwest Airlines, Qualcomm, Bridgepoint Education, NBC Local Media, PayPal, Huffington Post Impact, NexGen Charity, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Guidestar.org, Legalzoom, HandsOn Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. For additional information on the competition, event details, and to make your nominations, please visit www.classyawards.org or email.
About GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc.
GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 2009, the group strives to provide support services and raise awareness about issues specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. This mission is accomplished through the administration of peer support groups, use of social media, and by cultivating a united voice on issues such as bullying, AIDS/HIV infection, drug abuse, suicide, homelessness, and sexual exploitation of youth.
StayClassy 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.