This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island's most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.
Every year, over 130 nonprofits submit applications to win a $5,000 grant in five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Entrepreneurism and Social Impact.
Here is the 2015 Innovation Award Winner
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"All of us at i-tri are so grateful to Ken Cerini and everyone at Cerini and Associates for your vision ad commitment to the Non-Profit Community through the Imagine Awards. i-tri made it to the Finalist round in 2013 and although we did not ultimately "win" in our category, (Rising Star) we certainly benefited from the experience in many ways! First of all, the application process itself made us examine certain things about our financial picture that we had not considered before, the interview process was thoughtful and the best benefit by far was the short video that was produced and shown at the Awards Event. The fact that win or lose, we came away with a professionally produced and edited promotional video was such an amazing gift to us. We use it on our website- we email it to prospective board members and donors and just recently we had to submit a video as part of an application for The Funding Network and they were specific in that the video could be no longer than 3 minutes. I was able to give them "exactly" what they were looking for in seconds instead of creating something from scratch which would have taken weeks and hundreds or even thousands of dollars to produce ourselves. We went on to be selected as one of the three Non-Profits which will be featured at their next live fundraising event in NYC on October 27th where it is likely that we will come home with at least $15,000!
Again- we are forever grateful to all of your vision and support and we look forward to re-applying this year!"
Founder and Executive Director