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This Week's Super NOVA Gives a Boost to Local Alexandria Non-Profits
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This Week's Super NOVA Gives a Boost to Local Alexandria Non-Profits

 

A Super NOVA is a person (or in this case, 2 ladies) with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Brandi Yee and Tracy Viselli make this week’s Super NOVA spot for their recent efforts in ACT for Alexandria’s Spring2Action.

What exactly was it? Spring2Action was an online community-wide fundraising event for 48 Alexandria non-profits. Through this three-day, grass-roots effort there was $104,156 raised. A lot of these non-profits involved had never tried online fundraising or had never experimented in social media before this event. Yee and Viselli expressed that teaching the local non-profits how to use these technology platforms was a major goal of Spring2Action.

The event had 1,265 citizens participating in local Alexandria philanthropy. The competition between the charities made it very exciting and engaging. “The leaderboard was addictive,” said Viselli. They watched the non-profits try new strategies and pull ahead at different times throughout the 3 days.

Viselli and Yee brought this from idea to implementation in just 3 months. While it was quite an effort on their part, Yee exclaimed, “We are looking forward to Spring2Action 2012!”

Look out for more Super NOVAs every Wednesday afternoon going forward. Email escott@wusa9.com if you want to nominate yourself, or someone you know that deserves to be recognized as a Super NOVA!

Here are the winners:

1st Place and $5,000 grant - Empowered Women International with 150 donors

2nd Place and $2,500 grant - The Art League with 139 donors

3rd Place and $1,000 grant - The Center for Alexandria's Children with 104 donors

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