The prize is split, with a portion going to the individual and a portion going to the organization. Some people have asked if they can allocate their individual prize money to their organization, and the answer is yes.
The application is in the name of an individual, but the individual must be affiliated with an organization. For example, the bio in the application is for the individual, but it’s important that the individual is creating impact through an organization.
One person must be selected as the team lead or the delegate for the team because we’re all about amplifying extraordinary individuals and their work.
The prize winners get access to a 2-year personal, professional and organizational program. This will be tailored to the winners and range from help creating content around their work and building a fanbase, to pro bono legal or marketing support for the organization.
This is our first year, so we’ll have a better idea soon, but we estimate it will be a few hours each month.
No, we are issue agnostic. We want to see extraordinary people leading high-impact projects that are elevating opportunities for all people, elevating issues and their solutions, or elevating understanding of and between people.
The people who can get the most from the prize are those who believe in the power of building their brand identity and cultivating their community on social media. The prize can accelerate impact for those who are ready for media awareness and motivated to go the extra mile with the Elevate Prize’s marketing communications program.
We welcome organizations big and small, at all different stages of maturity. The more important thing is proven impact – and the potential to scale that impact.
You can absolutely still apply. Show us that you’ve been impactful through other projects, or show us that this project has the potential to make a difference.
Each prize winner will be awarded a set sum of money, US$300,000 at a minimum. We ask for your budget in the application to help us understand the scale of your project’s operation. Your stated budget will not affect the amount of money you receive.
The prize money is unrestricted. You don’t have to tell us how you spend it. While the organizational funding should be used to support your organization’s work, you won’t have to send us a report.
You will be responsible for any taxes on the prize money.
We’re so glad you want to spread the word about what we’re doing. Please direct media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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