New on SSIR: How does celebrity impact your fundraising?

Amy Sample Ward

Both of them involved celebrities. And I couldn’t help think to myself, “oh, so all we need to do to raise funds for a great cause is get a celebrity? But, I looked at both case studies again, more deeply, and realized that both of them weren’t really about the celebrity at all. The celebrity involvement was part of the branding, not part of the winning solution. Getting Over Celebrities. Celebrities are out; Trust is in.

Bank contest puts good causes in competition | The Columbus Dispatch

AFP Blog

Bank contest puts good causes in competition | The Columbus Dispatch: "'Looking at it in a purely positive light, you could say if their business platform can help someone in need, that's worth celebrating,' Doug Kridler, president and CEO of the Columbus Foundation, said of the bank's campaign.'Is

Celebrating a Year of Cause Video with the DoGooder Awards

See What's Out There

The contest is presented by […]. contest Daily DoGooder dogoodertv Uncategorized Causes Cisco Contests DoGooder Awards Nonprofits NTEN Video YouTube Video has the power to educate, inspire, and move people to action.

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Got Video? Enter the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest!

SocialFish

The 2011 DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is taking submissions starting February 1st. The contest is presented by YouTube and See3 Communications and generously sponsored by Cisco, the Case Foundation and NTEN. Are you a nonprofit? .

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pepsi Refresh Contest is the boldest experiment. so far of the number of social good contests over the past three years that have used crowdsourcing and social media to encourage innovative social change ideas or to raise money for nonprofits or shine attention on their do good work.

Calling All Nonprofits and Libraries — Come Celebrate Creativity

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup and Adobe have teamed up to bring you a Facebook contest where you can win $1,000 by submitting any and all content your organization has created using Adobe. Here's What You Need to Know About the Contest. Looking forward to celebrating your creativity!

Chase Giving Contest: Winners Announced Amidst Yet More Controversy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Less than two hours ago, Chase Community Giving made the much anticipated announcement of the lucky winner of $1 million dollars and five finalists each receiving $100,000 on its contest Fan Page. It's left some nonprofit professionals wondering whether these types of contests are a good idea.

I'm Turning 50: Let's Celebrate! Flickr Birthday Card Remix Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My 50th birthday is this month and I'm celebrating it with a Flickr Photo Birthday Card Remix Contest. I'm also using this as an action research project to figure out a few things about flickr contests and user-generated content which I'll report back later IF ENOUGH people participate. I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity. Just think of the funny caption you could add to the photo above using this tool.)

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Are Online Vote-for-Me Contests A Good Idea?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: There has been a variety of criticism of contests. Nonprofit consultant Hildy Gottlieb has been a vocal skeptic and is deeply philosophically opposed to online contests as a method of change in the social sector.

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session will begin with a brief presentation that describes my past three social media infused birthday celebrations. What was my birthday Wish At Age 6 ? Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday!

NetSquared Celebrates Progress and Looks Forward to 2015

Tech Soup Blog

15 groups held live events which helped drive video submissions to the contest and allowed TechSoup to reach more NGOs with educational opportunities. Douala, Cameroon: Celebre Douala en Decembre 2014.

The Windows 8 Apps for Good Contest Is Live!

Tech Soup Blog

To celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 products, we're partnering with Microsoft to empower app creators to take their ideas to the streets. Contest Information. Register the application project on the contest website.

Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube’s Homepage)

Amy Sample Ward

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! The 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is taking submissions starting February 1st. The contest is presented by YouTube and See3 Communications and generously sponsored by Cisco and us, NTEN. At the end of last year’s contest, the winning videos received almost 1 million new views after being featured there for just one day. See contest rules here.

Join me on the 100th Episode of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Amy Sample Ward

In just a few weeks, Tony is celebrating the 100th episode and has invited me to be the guest! events fundraising contest guest radio socialmedia tony martignettiTony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, is Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%.

Be the Change! Share The Story! School Video Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

Dig out that camcorder 'cause Quantum Shift TV has launched a video contest with social impact for students in the U.S. School Video Contest. contest video online education youth service learningTeachers!

Beth5.0 - Flickr Photo Remix Birthday Card Contest!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My big birthday is coming up this month and I'm celebrating it with a Flickr Photo Remix Contest. Looks like I'm not the only Blogher celebrating a milestone birthday Here's how you can wish me a happy birthday with some cute or entertaining user generated content web2.0

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Day 7: Member Appreciation Month Continues With Contests and Programming

NTEN

Your work and your NTEN membership make us proud, and we'd like to celebrate that by sending you a coupon for a free NTEN webinar. But the free stuff and give-aways don't stop there: Don't forget to enter the blog contest to win yourself and your nonprofit organization 2 free seats for Common Ground , the new CRM from Convio -- which also comes with 10 free consulting hours courtesy of Causeway Interactive (for a total value of $4000).

Razoo's Speedgranting and Change Your World Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate their beta launch, they are offering a $10,000 Change Your World Contest Prize to the social change group or organization (this includes non-profits, student groups, volunteer networks, fundraising groups, or other networks organized around social issues) that starts a group on Razoo, and recruits at least 100 members by September 15th.

What Makes an Ideal Submission for the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest?

Tech Soup Blog

In celebration of the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft announced the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest in partnership with NetSquared. The Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest challenges anyone to design an app for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 that can make a positive difference. Think you have an idea but wondering if it makes a good app submission for the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest?

Case Foundation Launches Change Begins With Me Contest: Winner Attends 2009 Presidential Inauguratio

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Case Foundation has just launched the " Change Begins With Me " contest. This past week has been about the lightest blogging week ever. I've had time offline, with family, and just relaxing.

Help Celebrate My 50th Birthday and Win $50 Bucks for Your Favorite Cause!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My 50th birthday is this month and I'm celebrating it with a Flickr Photo Birthday Card Remix Contest. A picture of me taken on my third birthday, almost 47 years ago! I will donate $50 to the winner's favorite cause or charity.

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Heart & Soul Grant Competition

Wild Apricot

Do you want to celebrate the heart and soul of your non-profit? Awards contests nonprofit non-profit nptechIf you can write an original 4-8 line poem that reflects your non-profit's mission, your organization may be eligible for a Heart & Soul Grant of $10,000 or $5,000 USD! The competition starts today - March 1 and ends March 28, 2011.( read more ).

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Does Your Email Campaign Rock? Enter the Paperless Choice Contest!

NTEN

If you've been using email, websites, videos, and other electronic communications tools to give your stakeholders a choice other than paper mailings, we want to celebrate you. Flickr photo: kcolwell We know that you, my fellow NTEN community members, are rock stars. You can write fundraising email copy in your sleep and hand code your e-appeal while making breakfast and watering your plants. You track metrics while you're on the treadmill (without falling off).

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Volunteerism on TV, Theatres Using Social Media & Tons of Contests

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate EIF's iParticipate initiative, The Chronicle of Philanthropy's VolunTV Challenge is inviting individuals and charity organizations to think of ideas for how volunteerism could be incorporated into their favorite TV shows. NEWS I'll be speaking about podcasting at the Community Technology Network Meetup in San Francisco on October 22nd. I have 3 new posts up on WE tv's WE Volunteer blog : 60+ Network TV Shows Highlight Volunteerism Oct.

Harry is a Green Geek: Tip #4 - Light Bulbs and Charity Contest Winner Announcement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Harry's last green tip introduced the Charity Contest that allowed readers to submit a comment that included a suggestion about how to save energy or be green and the name of a charity. We're going to continue to include the $20 Charity Giveaway Contest (I still have a few gift cards that I got as gifts to recycle.) Please enter the Charity Donation Contest! Update from Joan: Hey Harry and Beth, I just celebrated my 26th birthday today!

Book Giveaway: Inbound Marketing Book (and some advice)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Participation from some celebrities and notables. Tags: contest fundraising2.0 I'm giving away a copy of " Inbound Marketing " by Brian Halligan (Author), Dharmesh Shah (Author), David Meerman Scott (Foreword).

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When Will the Pittsburgh Skies Finally Be Clean? Send an SMS to Guess.

Mobile Commons

A new contest is letting Pittsburgh residents use text messaging to guess the first clean air day of summer – and win prizes if they’re right, including a hot air balloon ride. The contest is designed to put a fun spin on air quality awareness.

Preparing for #GivingTuesday 2018

NonProfit Hub

Although #GivingTuesday is celebrated on November 27th, organizations are encouraged to start preparing at least one month ahead. ? Host a contest or giveaway on your social platforms to gain traction and increase engagement. We are proud to be a part of this global celebration!”.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Hold contests. Create contests that reward fundraising activity. Celebrate their accomplishments annually with a thank you party/dinner/reception/etc. Celebrate their milestones. Arrange meet-and-greets with celebrities at events.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Hold contests. Create contests that reward fundraising activity. Celebrate their accomplishments annually with a thank you party/dinner/reception/etc. Celebrate their milestones. Arrange meet-and-greets with celebrities at events.

Turning Fundraising into a Game: Groupon, Zynga and Care2 do it, Why Don’t You?

NetWits

The UGA Relay for Life Chapter offered additional contests the week of the event, with prizes ranging from a Smartphone to airline tickets. Meet-and-greets with celebrity guests. Looking for additional resources like this?

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Free Comic Book Day – May 3

SocialFish

Celebrating its thirteenth year, FCBD has been an industry-wide success in promoting the reading of comics and is one of the reasons behind the comic industry’s recent resurgence. Find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com and celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 3 rd , 2014!

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Vote now for the DoGooder Video Awards!

SocialFish

See3, along with YouTube, NTEN, Cisco, The National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network launched the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards , celebrating video creators in the nonprofit and cause space on February 1st. Why yes, it is that time again!

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Insider Tips for Nonprofit Content Marketing at Healthcare Organizations

Connection Cafe

Each June, we celebrate “Scleroderma Awareness Month” and work with our supporters to spread the word about this rare, autoimmune illness. We were ecstatic by the reception of the contest and astounded by the numbers of votes cast.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

Announcing the 2015 DoGooder Video Awards!

NTEN

The DoGooder National Video Awards contest opens today! The contest is presented in partnership with YouTube and See3 Communications. Enter the contest : [link] Every year we are wowed by the change-makers using this powerful medium to tell stories, raise awareness about critical issues, and inspire action – and this year will be no exception. This award celebrates YouTubers who use their storytelling skills and their loyal fans to change the world.

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Great reads from around the web on March 18th

Amy Sample Ward

" CHARITY SMACKDOWN:: Celebrities Compete, Charities Win www.charitysmackdown.com - Check out this interesting social fundraising campaign: "Each of the Smackdown Teams have from March 16th to March 26th to raise as much money as possible for the causes listed below." These are some links I wanted to share from March 18th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube's Homepage)

NTEN

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! The 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is taking submissions starting February 1st. Last year's contest had nearly 1,400 entries from 821 organizations in 4 countries.

Old Family, New Family

Connection Cafe

Or maybe it is the life-size Angry Birds games, high jump wall, hot wings contest, or 40-yard dash contests that keep this such a great place to work? We celebrate birthdays, redecorate people's cubes while they are on vacation, laugh at each other eating larger than life burritos, celebrate newborns (future interns), and help each other out in time of need. Author: Guest Blogger. This week, these words have added significance.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

Connection Cafe

I cannot wait to celebrate the winners of these awards and all the ways they’re helping make this world a better place. There will be major announcements, reveals, deep-dives, contests, beat poetry, and more. 4 days…96 hours…5,760 minutes.

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Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

Connection Cafe

Examples of DIY crowdfunding campaigns include: Celebration campaigns or memorials. Other organizations are leveraging crowdfunding technology to galvanize their communities around fun activities such as dance contests, incentive based fundraising challenges or giving days.

#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

Connection Cafe

Example: The Florida Aquarium set up a peer-to-peer fundraising contest on #GivingTuesday that resulted in unique opportunities for the top performing donors. . Contributors want to know the results of your campaign and partake in your celebrations.

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How to Hype Homecoming Using Social Media

Connection Cafe

Your alumni post on Facebook, addictively scroll through Instagram and celebrate their marriages with custom hashtags; having a social strategy for homecoming helps you find them where they are. Run contests to encourage people to share pictures or publish posts. Do you need a social media strategy for homecoming? Absolutely! And you’ve probably already got one. Students, alumni, parents, and friends are living life’s biggest moments online.

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