IC100 Nominator Toolkit

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Thank you for partnering with us to promote the 2024 IC100 Awards!

Please use this nominator toolkit to share the benefits and value of the Inner City 100 Award with your networks. Below you will find examples of sample posts for social media platforms and newsletters along with their respective graphics.

Links to promote:

Application Link: Coming soon
Nomination Link: https://icic.org/ic100-nominate

For more information:

IC100 Web Page: InnerCity100.com
IC100 Brochure: bit.ly/2023IC1001-Pager
Please tag us: #InnerCity100 #IC100Awards

Social Media

Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn
@icicorg @icicorg @icicorg @inititiative-for-a-competitive-inner-city
Sample Tweets:

Sample Message #1:

Have you heard about @icicorg’s #IC100Awards? Every year, ICIC recognizes the 100 fastest-growing companies across the nation with the Inner City 100 Awards. Apply or nominate a #smallbiz TODAY! Learn more at InnerCity100.com.

Sample Message #2:

IC100 winners are catalysts of opportunity, optimism, and transformation in their communities. Interested in being a 2023 #IC100Awards winner? Apply by April 28th @ bit.ly/2023IC100Apply and follow @icicorg for more info! #smallbiz ✨

Sample Message #3:

Friday, April 28th is the deadline to apply to @icicorg’s 2023 Inner City 100 (IC100) Awards, celebrating #smallbiz growth and #communityimpact. Apply at bit.ly/2023IC100Apply!

Sample Message #4:

Exciting opportunity for #smallbiz owners, organizations, and community leaders! @icicorg’s #IC100Awards recognizes the 100 fastest-growing companies in under-resourced communities across the nation. Apply or nominate a #smallbiz TODAY at InnerCity100.com. ✨

https://bit.ly/IC100Tweet – click here to share directly on Twitter (caption included!)

Tip: You can also schedule tweets to go out in the future. We recommend scheduling a tweet every month leading up to the April 28th initial application deadline to ensure your network has multiple opportunities to apply.

Sample LinkedIn post:

Applications and Nominations are now open for the 2023 Inner City 100 (IC100) Awards – recognizing the 100 fastest-growing small businesses in under-resourced communities across the nation!

We are proud to partner with @inititiative-for-a-competitive-inner-city (ICIC), a national nonprofit that aims to eliminate concentrated poverty and close the racial wealth gap in the United States.

Apply today for the 2023 IC100 at bit.ly/2023IC100Apply! IC100’s 2022 winners, the majority of whom were women-owned and Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian-owned, averaged 421% revenue growth and created 4,011 jobs between 2017 and 2021. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 2023 IC100 Awards will be more impactful than ever before! Learn more about the IC100 here: InnerCity100.com.

#smallbusiness #womeninbusiness #bipocownedbusiness #growth #IC100

https://bit.ly/IC100LinkedIn – copy the caption above and click here to paste it onto LinkedIn

Approved Graphics

ICIC Communications contacts

If you have questions on how to best leverage the recommendations in this toolkit or need assistance, please get in touch with ICIC’s Communications team below:

Sarah Ginand, Interim Director of Marketing and Communications, email: sginand@icic.org

Jasmine Martin, Marketing and Communications Manager, email: jmartin@icic.org


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