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17 Steps to Creating Explosively Successful Facebook Contests

John Haydon

Facebook contests can increase your fan-count and engagement. You can also build your email list with contests. Set some goals. Buy ads.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


If we create contests to encourage these behaviors in all fundraisers, it can help raise incremental revenue. Don’t go too crazy on contests.

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Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” A quick look through these nonprofit users offers a couple of other ideas for contests on Instagram to encourage engagement: 1. Visual

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

The 411 on Facebook timeline contests. You must: Have official rules for your contest (included in the text or linked within your post).

Have a Contest to Increase Web Traffic.


Plan a contest on your website You hear over and over again that your organization should drive more traffic to your website, but how? If you look around the web you see articles for increasing your web visibility through internal and external SEO, but there has to be an easy thing that you can do today to drive web traffic…isn’t there?

How To Integrate Social Media Into Your Nonprofit’s Online Contests

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Contest Announcement via Email. The Contest Entry Process. Large photo and “Enter Now” button on the contest entry page.

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Nonprofit Mission Poetry Contest: Win $10,000

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The contest is open to all nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the UK. Note from Beth: A couple years ago, I organized a “ Nonprofit Social Media ROI Poetry Slam &# at SXSW. Panelists told their case studies as poems. So, when I heard about this grant program, I just couldn’t resist having a guest post about it.

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How To Successfully Run An Instagram Contest


The post How To Successfully Run An Instagram Contest appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. As the title suggests, it’s also a great […].

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests


How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities , authored by Geoff Livingston, was commissioned by the Case Foundation and presented in conjunction with Razoo. A new report is out today that explores the impact of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington , which was held for the first time in November.

How the National Wildlife Federation Uses Photo Contests to Engage Facebook Users (VIDEO)

John Haydon

Danielle Brigida and recently hung out on Google Plus to chat about a number of things, including how they conduct photo contests.

Facebook Page Contests – What You Can and Can’t Do

John Haydon

If you’re confused about Facebook’s Page terms for promotions and contests, you’re not alone.

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier


Congratulations, former Facebook promotions rule-breakers –it’s now officially ok to break those rules. Makes sense.

Are You Trying Social Media Contests to Promote Your Conference? [CASE STUDY: AILA]


They kindly agreed to write up their experience as part of a social media contest put on by the association. Any member could enter the contest.

Introducing the 5 Winners of the SlideRocket Nonprofit Presentation Contest

Tech Soup Blog

Marnie Webb, one of TechSoup Global's CEOs was a judge for their contest, where winners are highlighted below. Presentation Contest!

A Closer Look at Giving Contests: Free White Paper Examines "Give to the Max DC"


A key part of a giving contest like this is the creation of a sense of unification or regional identity. Learn, learn, learn.

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Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

mobile survey apps contest free qriouslyIf you missed it, here’s last week’s post about Qriously.) You have to share what you learn!

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Vote for the Winners of the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!

Amy Sample Ward

With so many incredible videos submitted to this year’s contest it was no easy task, but judges in the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards have narrowed down the field of entries to 16 finalists. The 16 finalist videos can be watched on the Contest homepage. challenge 12ntc contest storytelling video vote

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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. See contest rules here.

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Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Let’s do more than just give failure lip service, let’s put it into practice and share learning from a failure or placing a “Little Bet.”

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Video innovation – Youtube contest winners

Beaconfire Wire

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone else who participated in the contest. By the Post Carbon Institute. By Watershed Media.

Win $500 in Facebook ads in the Naked Laptop Contest

John Haydon

Introducing the Naked Laptop Contest. I’ve learned a lot from their blogs , and have followed their orgs. Keep it fun, useful and loose.

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2011 Nonprofit DoGooder Video Contest is Back: Calling Your Best Nonprofit Videos


If you're a nonprofit and you made a video in 2010, you should: > Submit your video today! What do the winning nonprofits win you ask? And more!

5th Annual DoGooder Video Awards: Submit your video today!

Amy Sample Ward

Learn more about the contest guidelines and how to submit your video! challenge storytelling contest digital storytelling ntc video

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Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

Love of Philanthropy Photo Contest « Vivanista | Living Well. – "Join Vivanista in sharing the love of philanthropy by participating in our Love of Philanthropy photo contest that showcases images of what it means to be philanthropic." Well, I wish you lots of luck and good fortune." Doing Good.

Facebook Kills Like-Gating, Now What?

John Haydon

Facebook Marketing engaging facebook fans facebook contests getting fans like-gating ” . What does this mean for Facebook Page admins?

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup bookmarks brand casestudies community contest film list millennials mobile mobile4change nonprofitspam organizing postalicious research resources whitepaperI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. " Lights. Camera. Film Festival for Nonprofits – "Lights. Camera.

So You Want to Hold a Contest on Facebook?


You’ve even been conducting a “sweeps” contest on your page. It may seem like a good idea to have your contest where your fans are, but you may be in violation of the Terms of Service. If you’re not sure if your contest fits the law to a “T,” go ask someone--preferably, a lawyer. So your organization has a Facebook page. Wrong.

USAID innovation contest yields new tools -- FCW

AFP Blog

USAID innovation contest yields new tools -- FCW : Smartphone software that keeps communication intact in the face of infrastructure damage received first place for the communication category in the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention contest, which was inspired by a White House initiative. The U.S.

2012 Giving Season Give Back Video Contest

AFP Blog

2012 Giving Season Give Back Video Contest : What Does Giving Back Mean to You? 2012 GuideStar Giving Season Give Back Contest It's the giving season, the time of year when many people give back by stepping up their charitable giving. Which led us to wonder: What does giving back mean to you

doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

Wild Apricot Blog

Video Non-profit contestThe doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are calling for submissions before Feb.

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Community-Building Tweet Chat on July 17: Contests and Challenges

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we know that contests and challenges are an excellent way to marshal the enthusiasm and talent of our community.

The Windows 8 Apps for Good Contest Is Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Contest Information. Register the application project on the contest website. ke a look around you. We all know smart people.

Heart & Soul Grant Competition

Wild Apricot Blog

Awards contests nonprofit non-profit nptechDo you want to celebrate the heart and soul of your non-profit? If 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.(

Day 7: Member Appreciation Month Continues With Contests and Programming


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). How can folks get tired of that?"

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier

AFP Blog

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier : Congratulations, former Facebook promotions rule-breakers–it’s now officially ok to break those rules. Actually, you won’t even have to–Facebook has changed those pesky Promotions Guidelines and made it easier to run and administer contests. Additionally they can

Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

Enter the Contest. HP is giving away a new computer and printer bundle to the winner selected in the contest – and we all have the added bonus of learning about ways others have leveraged technology and finding case studies that can help us in our work. To participate in the contest, follow these easy steps: 1.

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating -

AFP Blog

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - "Pepsi Refresh, the online fund-raising contest with a $20 million giveaway for charitable causes and nonprofit groups, is again receiving complaints that its results are being manipulated

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

Amy Sample Ward

events fundraising contest guest radio socialmedia tony martignettiJoin the 100th Episode of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post summarizes the strategies used by contest winners. Contest Sponsor. Does the contest design align with our mission?

Announcing the Microsoft 2011 Technology for Good Contest Winners

Tech Soup Blog

The Technology for Good Contest sought to highlight the stories of how these groups use Microsoft software to help them create real community impact in Washington State. We're proud to announce the winners of this contest (in alphabetical order): read more. Microsoft believes technology can do amazing things.