Step Up Finalists Announced and Voting Begins

KK BOLD's Step Up! Program

In mid-November, we began the Step Up! contest and invited the public to participate in selection of a non-profit/not-for-profit organization to receive up to $15,000 in creative services from our agency.

We’re proud to announce the six finalists have been selected. If you nominated one of them, now is the time to marshal the troops, call all your friends, get reacquainted with your high school classmates – just do whatever it takes to get people to the KK BOLD Facebook page to vote for your favorite organization. If you didn’t nominate a finalist, we hope you’ll Step Up! and tell us which of the six organizations you believe to be most deserving of our free creative services.

Oh, and while you’re on our Facebook page, tell us what you think of the Step Up! contest by “liking” us. It is Christmas time, after all, and creative types like us need all the warm and fuzzies we can get – especially after the difficult task of narrowing down more than 30 awe-inspiring nominations to just six. Oh, how we wish we could meet the needs of all the incredible nominees!
But only one can win, so head over to vote. Cast your ballot as often as once per 24 hours through Dec. 20. Not sure which organization to vote for? Check out the brief descriptions of the six finalists.

Alzheimer’s Association
Primary Mission: Advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for people living with either disease
Beneficial Services: Assistance with two major fundraising events; development of strategies for collaborative marketing with businesses and other organizations. We’re looking forward to the challenge, and helping raise dollars for a great cause through BOLD marketing.

Designer Genes of North Dakota
Primary Mission: Supports individuals who have Down Syndrome and their families across the state of North Dakota
Beneficial Services: Development of a display and brochure; enhancement of social media outreach and their website; refining and communicating their message. We’re saying LIKE already to this social media marketing campaign and shiny display and brochure.

Dreams in Motion
Primary Mission: Provides recreational and sporting opportunities for people ages 2 to 25 who have mobility challenges or visual impairments and their families and friends
Beneficial Services: Improvement of their website; promotion of a Community Day, which fulfills one requirement for becoming a Para-Olympic organization. We can see the dreams coming true already with a Community Day and website visited by thousands.

Magic City Discovery Center
Primary Mission: Establishing an interactive children’s museum for Minot and the surrounding area
Beneficial Services: Development of a brand to establish their identity within the community and to foster public awareness of the museum. From the logo to the letterhead, we’re ready to take on the whole project!

Primary Mission: Provides a broad range of services for youth and adults who have disabilities or are undergoing addiction treatment – Watch a video about RSI here.
Beneficial Services: Development of a branding campaign to increase volunteerism and partnerships and to strengthen their endowment to better serve clients. We can see the long lines of those signing up to volunteer. Get inspired people, this campaign could have you spending your free time with RSI.

VSA North Dakota
Primary Mission: Provides arts-centered activities in inclusive settings so people who have disabilities and those who don’t can experience the arts together
Beneficial Services: Rebranding and marketing to raise awareness and to increase fundraising for further arts education and experiences. We’ll be painting the walls and the skies with great messages from VSA North Dakota!

By the way … thanks for participating in Step Up! It’s a good thing and we’re glad you’re a part of it.

Posted on December 5, 2013 in KK BOLD, News

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