Prizes

Here are some of the prizes, and there are lots more coming. There are prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as for those who raise certain amounts.

From roundtrips anywhere in the world to mentions in a #1 NY Times bestselling book, from race cars to recognition from Google, there is something for everyone. For tips on how to fundraise like a pro, check out the sign-up page. Some prizes could change, but here’s what we have so far:

The 10K Club — The First 100 Fundraisers to Raise $10,000 (US + international totals):

-Invitation to a private VIP party in San Francisco with top CEOs, bloggers, and tech luminaries aboard the only surviving WWII warship of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day. The guest list and open bar will make this the exclusive party of 2007 (November 17th, 2007).

Top Fundraiser (1 person with the largest US + international total):

-Roundtrip airfare anywhere in the world for two, courtesy of BootsNAll (and at least one full day of coaching there with Tim Ferriss, if you like).

-A piece of artwork donated by the world-famous Spar Street, whose clients include Andre Agassi, Sir Richard Branson, and the Sultan of Brunei.

-For 3 months, a virtual personal assistant to handle your affairs.

-Tour and Lunch at YouTube world headquarters in San Bruno, CA, with Ben Smith of Content Partnerships.

-If LitLiberation wins the Blogger Challenge at DonorsChoose, the US-based portion of LitLiberation, the top fundraiser (determined by US + international fundraising total) will also get lunch with Yahoo! co-founder, Jerry Yang.

-1-hour phone consultation with super agent Steve Hanselman, to discuss the book that’s inside you. Steve is known for signing 7-figure book deals for authors, and 3 of the last 5 books from his agency are currently bestsellers, including two that hit New York Times #1.

Second-Place Fundraiser (1 person with 2nd-largest US + international total):

-For 3 months, a virtual personal assistant to handle your affairs.

and either:

-One-day racing driving school: Learn and practice slides and recoveries on a skid pad, threshold braking, and accident avoidance techniques using an exciting mix of Mazda cars: the MAZDA3, MX-5 roadster, and RX-8 sports car. The highlight of the program tests your newfound skills in an exhilarating autocross session!

or

-All-day hot-air balloon experience: Float through the sky on an aerial adventure, taking in the breathtaking views below. Few experiences are as serene and at the same time thrilling – the sensation of time suspended as the world glides gently by. Once landed and the balloon is packed away, you day of Zen ends with a traditional champagne toast.

Top 10 Fundraisers (Top 10 US + international totals):

-A thank you by name in the next printing of the #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which will soon be published in more than 20 countries.

Top Fundraiser in US (total here only):

Shout out and mention on the Official Google Blog, listed on Technorati as one of the Top-100 blogs in the world.

Fundraiser Who Impacts the Most Students in US (total here only):

Recognition by Yahoo!

Fundraiser Who Gets Most Donors Involved in US (total here only):

Recognition by SixApart, creators of TypePad and MoveableType.