The CLASSY Awards recognizes the greatest champions of social progress.
The yearlong initiative identifies social impact using a comprehensive application and evaluation process, culminating in a weekend celebration that attracts the top leaders of the social sector.
Why the CLASSYs are Important
Our global social landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and bold solutions are needed to address new and existing challenges.
With the insight and participation of experts and institutions, the CLASSY Awards process introduces a new methodology for measuring social impact across causes at a global scale.
This methodology provides insight into the program strategies, outputs, outcomes and growth of these bold solutions relative to the problem being addressed.
Public availability of this information creates a data-driven environment that ultimately enables intelligent funding and support.
This environment is critical for the Leadership Council to determine the winners of the CLASSY Awards, the greatest champions of social progress.
CLASSY Award Nominees
CLASSY Awards nominees strive for monumental change, not incremental improvements.
They are big thinkers and bold leaders.
They understand the complexities and changing dynamics of our most significant social challenges.
They are problem solvers, introducing creative new solutions and technologies.
They are goal-oriented. They leverage best practices and research to guide their strategies.
They are data-driven and metrics-focused. They take risks, embrace failure, and have built a culture of learning throughout their organization.
Above all, CLASSY Awards nominees are the most significant catalysts for social progress.
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