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The Nonprofit Summer Games Closing Ceremonies

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Thank you so much to all of the nonprofits that played in the first-ever Nonprofit Summer Games! We hope you all enjoyed participating as much as we enjoyed hosting.

Now for the official announcement of which organization(s) won each round, along with other key highlights from the games. Congratulations to all! (Note: all winners were selected at random from the participants in their events.)

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Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership (A.E.Y.L) received a $200 donation from GuideStar for sharing this post on their Instagram inviting other nonprofits to play in the Summer Games.

AEYL.jpg"We humbly appreciate the support for The Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership (A.E.Y.L.), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that specializes in the guidance of young men and women through Core 4 Program (Mentoring, Academics, Athletics and Community Service), as well as organizing various youth oriented programs/activities within our community and being a renowned Juvenile Behavioral Diversion program within the Collin County courts."
—Ceretha Robinson, Administrative Director

sprint.jpg2. The Sprint

Congratulations to the following winners for earning a new Seal of Transparency between August 8 and August 12, 2016:

$100 WINNERS FOR UPDATING their nonprofit profiles TO THE bronze LEVEL of participation

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Oregon City Preschool has operated since 1945, providing high quality, affordable early childhood education to anyone. They strive to create a comfortable learning environment that fosters healthy social skills and a lifelong love of learning.

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The mission of the Hoboken Shelter is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed.

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The Live Music Project

"Thanks to GuideStar for providing a place for us to showcase our efforts—and for the little boost!"
—Shaya B Lyon, Executive Director

$150 WINNERS FOR UPDATING THEIR NONPROFIT PROFILEs TO THE Silver LEVEL of participation

First Care Family Resources Inc

"We are excited to have won Nonprofit Summer Games! GuideStar has been an awesome resource for us and we look forward to our ongoing partnership."
—Beau Heyman, Incoming Executive Director

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The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio

"We are so grateful to GuideStar for providing a valuable service to the community and giving our organization the opportunity to share our message with so many."
—Toni Mullee, Executive Director

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$200 WINNERS FOR UPDATING THEIR NONPROFIT PROFILEs TO THE GOLD LEVEL

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Aldelante Development Center, Inc.

"GuideStar is a great platform where nonprofits can communicate all of the great work we are doing to the public. We are grateful that our commitment to transparency during the Nonprofit Summer Games has earned a donation for our organization."
—Mike Kivitz, President and CEO

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"Farmer Veteran Coalition is delighted to partner with GuideStar as it is a valuable tool for donors to evaluate charities."
Lee Rosenblum

$500 WINNER FOR UPDATING THEIR NONPROFIT PROFILE TO THE platinum LEVEL

asian_pacific.jpg "Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center is proud and delighted to receive a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Having a profile on GuideStar has proven to be the easiest and most effective platform for us to share our story and the impact our work has on the communities we serve. For nearly 30 years, we have been delivering a wide range of health services with respect, dignity, and compassion to the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of all our donors and funders."
—Anil Vora, Contracts and Grants Manager

relay-1.jpg3. The Relay

HIHlogo_BlueLogo2011.pngHealth in Harmony won $200 for tagging another nonprofit to participate in the games.

"We really enjoyed participating in the Nonprofit Summer Games because it gave us the opportunity to show off our new Platinum Seal of Transparency and spread the word to other organizations. What a great way to get non-profits engaged. Thank you, GuideStar!"
—Darya Minovi, Communications and Outreach Manager

coaching.jpg4. The Coaching Session

Missed the Coaching Session? Watch the full recording here.

hope_haven.pngHtx Hope Haven received a $100 donation for attending our how-to session.

"Thank you for having the Nonprofit Summer Games, it was the encouragement we needed to bump up from Silver to Gold—and we will be taking the information we learned in the coaching session to go for the Platinum Level."
—Kristyn Stillwell, Executive Director

See all of the amazing social media entries for Nonprofit Summer Games by checking out our #NPOSummerGames hashtags on:

jasmine_headshot_cropped.jpgAs Director of Nonprofit Strategy, Jasmine Marrow's goal is to help nonprofits share their full and complete stories with the world using their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. Jasmine has over a decade of nonprofit experience across a variety of sectors and a passion for connecting people and organizations with the tools to help them succeed. She has her Master's of Public Policy from Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she also earned her Bachelor's degree.

Topics: GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles Nonprofit Summer Games