To be eligible, all Non-Profits must:

Be locally based. Non-Profit organization must be headquartered within the 10 Atlanta Counties including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.

Fit into a specific service category. Eligible categories Include Arts, Humanities and Recreation, Education and Research, Environment and Wildlife, and Health and Human Services. Non profits can deliver services locally, nationally or internationally.

Be able to express need for online marketing services. Non-Profit must be able to express need for web, email or mobile services. These can include mobile website, main website redesign, registration systems, donation collection, email marketing and scheduling tools. Non-Profit must complete Basic Needs Request Form, provided by Cool Blue Interactive. The form is be non-binding and shows only that the Non-Profit is interested in winning.

Be willing to participate in a program providing a gift of service grant covering 75% of services rendered, and allow recognition of Cool Blue’s work on the non profit’s site and press releases. Once the project parameters have been established, the Non-Profit agrees to contribute a nominal payment of 25% of the agreed upon services. 

Be a 501(c)(3). As defined by the IRS. Semi-finalists will be asked to present their most recent 990 if applicable.

Have a full-time Executive Director and a Board of Directors.