Enter the Fall 2021 Nonprofit Photo Contest

Blue Avocado

Every year, Blue Avocado’s publisher, Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA), hosts the most popular photo contest of the nonprofit sector. The post Enter the Fall 2021 Nonprofit Photo Contest appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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#MyGivingStory Contest 2018

Beth Kanter

MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest that fosters a public conversation about giving and inspires more people to give. It is very simple to enter this contest. Visit the contest page and click on Submit Your Story. I am thrilled to be a judge for #MyGivingStory 2018! So, of course, I want to encourage you to share your giving story and compete for cash grants for your favorite nonprofit organization.


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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not only by entering the contest may you win a trip of a lifetime, but by entering you can also study how the contest promotion and entry process can be applied to your own nonprofit’s contest promotions and email fundraising campaigns. Contest Announcement via Email. The Contest Entry Process. Large photo and “Enter Now” button on the contest entry page. Email a friend pitch on the contest entry confirmation landing page.

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. Tags: challenge events case studies competition computer contest giveaway social change technology Technology for Change.

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!


We’ve touched on task-based event fundraising contest here before, but because this way of motivating your supporters is so effective we thought it was time to0 revisit the topic in more details. But before we get to far here’s a simple way to think about task-based fundraising contest: Instead of asking participants to raise a [insert $ amount here] ask them to complete a series of tasks that will lead to them raising more money. Don’t go too crazy on contests.

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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. If your company is not active on Instagram, you should consider adding it to your list of social media platforms; with over 300 million monthly active users, the platform is an exceedingly popular app that you can utilize to reach out to potential donors, volunteers and clients. As the title suggests, it’s also a great […].

Contest for Science & Technology Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech contests

Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas


It’s a great time to start fundraising contests if you’re managing or helping run a fall fundraising event. But as you go about your planning this season, I’d like to get you thinking about contests a little differently. What’s great about task-based contests is that you’re encouraging participants to use online tools. What other task based contests can you run? Hold quirky and offbeat contests that show a little personality.

Online Contests

Forum One

We have seen in recent years a growing prevalence of online contests. Here are three recent contest efforts that have impressed us. The final winner will soon be announced in a nail-biter end to the contest. Second, the Sunlight Foundation hosts a series of Apps for America contests inviting web initiatives addressing public policy issues. The contests have generated an admirable level of attention, press, and great ideas.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the third and final Conversational Case Study on America’s Giving Challenge from Allison Fine and I, we pose a question rather than answer one: Is there a “special sauce” for successful participation in online fundraising contests ? The post summarizes the strategies used by contest winners. Contest Sponsor. The first screen should be a cross-check with your organization’s values, mission, and goals and the contest sponsor. Source: Extreme Foods.

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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. That upset some of the contestants who wondered whether Pepsi was doing favors for a celebrity. “I Did Pepsi stonewall and ignore it as we have seen happen with previous online contests?

iA Financial Group launches philanthropic contest for charities supporting health and welfare of children

Charity Village

iA Financial Group is kicking off the fifth edition of its major philanthropic contest. The post iA Financial Group launches philanthropic contest for charities supporting health and welfare of children appeared first on CharityVillage.

PepsiFresh Contest: Real Tracking and Social Impact Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been following the PepsiFresh contest since the launch in December, the largest social media for social good cause marketing effort put forth to date. Jeremiah Owyang has shared his initial analysis of Pepsi's Contest, summarizing the opportunity, risks, strengths, weaknesses, metrics, and impact. This should be measured immediatly after superbowl, then after March 1st contest announcements, then 1 year after the programs went into funding. Tags: contest

Generous Blogger Poster + Contest

Have Fun - Do Good

You can download a PDF of it for free from Dropbox at [link] Generous Blogger Contest I'd love to highlight your favorite generous blogger on Have Fun, Do Good , so I'm holding a little Generous Blogger Contest. Generous Blogger Poster So many of you enjoyed and shared my post, 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger , I asked the hubs to create a poster for us. Isn't it bee-you-tea-full?

Activate Your Community with Contests and Challenges: CommBuild Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Using contests and challenges to engage communities was the topic of the July 17 edition of the weekly CommBuild chat. The chat, facilitated by by TechSoup online community manager, Michael DeLong, included helpful advice learned by participants who have run contests. Why hold a contest or challenge? Chat participants agreed that contests have these benefits: Generating excitement among your community for your organization and its mission.

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? There is!

Social Media Contests a Big Risk for Small Non-Profits?

Wild Apricot

Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Social networking crowdsourcing social media contests

Best Practices for Contest Campaigns: AGC Lessons Learned

Wild Apricot

Lessons learned can be replicated by other non-profits, both for contest campaigns and for general social media outreach.( Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest Fundraising nptech Marketing Best practices Social networking case studies Non-profit Communications research social media contests Results of a detailed evaluation of the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge competition have been released in the “must-read” 2009 AGC Assessment and Reflection Report.

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest Winners Announced

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Great to see two social enterprise bloggers, Kylie Eastley of Tasmania and Tristan Pollock from Minnesota, won Halle Tecco's contest on Huffington Post to go to the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit later this month in San Francisco. I just heard from Jerr Boschee, the interim CEO of SEA, that registrations are already well ahead of past Summits, and that over 30% of the attendees are coming from outside the United States.

Public voting now open for the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest

Charity Village

The 12 finalist charities for the fifth edition of the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest have been chosen! The post Public voting now open for the iA Financial Group philanthropic contest appeared first on CharityVillage. Each charity has the chance to win a major donation of $100,000 to support a project that promotes the health and wellness of children under 18. The public has until November 30 to go to donations-contest.ia.ca and vote for […].

Should We Just Blow Up Nonprofit "Vote for Me" Social Good Contests ?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I stumbled across another reason why I'd like to blow up online contests that use "vote for me" or popularity to make funding decisions. If a contest or program does not lead with social outcomes and if big money is thrown on the table, it encourages social innovation of another kind. Looking for loop holes in the contest rules. In all fairness, in the contest guidelines , it doesn't say that this technique is a violation of the contest rules.

Conversational Case Study: How Does Your Organization Vet Online Contest Opportunities?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This case study explores how a small nonprofit, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) , a contest winner in the first and second America’s Giving Challenges, is using social media effectively. SFT carefully vets contest participation to ensure it will be worth their time and energy as well as ensuring that the contest strategically aligns with their goals. They also understand how to avoid donor fatigue, the potential downside to online contests.

Ready for Another Video Contest?


We recently announced the winners of the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, but the contests don’t end there. Our friends at the American Constitution Society have just announced a contest of their own. Tags: Video youtube contest video camera They’re looking for short videos that highlight the important role that courts play in shaping the laws that shape our lives.

Unpower Yourself Contest Winners!

Tech Soup Blog

contest in November, we asked everyone to take an online survey telling us some of the things they've done to reduce their IT energy use. We're happy to announce our three randomly-selected contest winners: read more. In our Unpower Yourself! We had 137 entries and got a very good sense of the actual impacts of our Five Things You Can Do in Five Minutes to Reduce Your Power Use.

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. Guest post by Juan A. Garcia Cid, Marketing and Media Manager Community TechKnowledge. How often does your organization step back and remember your mission?

Announcing the Winners of Blackbaud’s INSPIRE Contests!


We’d like to send out a big thanks to everyone who participated in Blackbaud’s INSPIRE Contests – the response was amazing! The Blackbaud INSPIRE Tweetaway asked participants to share how they inspire supporters with social media. (Be Be sure to stay tuned for a roundup of all of the great entries

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. This contest was the culmination of a two-part "vote for me" cause marketing strategy that started in November and has been rife with controversy. It's left some nonprofit professionals wondering whether these types of contests are a good idea.

Daily DoGooder: DoGooder Contest Promo


Change the world, one video at a time.DoGooder Contest Promo| 1:36 See3 The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are back again this year, looking for the best and brightest in nonprofit video! This short was created by See3 Communications to herald the beginning of the submission phase, and maybe, hopefully—we’d love it if it did—pique your [.]. Daily DoGooder

3Banana Share to Win Contest

Tech Soup Blog

3Banana just launched an interesting contest for nonprofits focused on health, environment, and education. Dubbed Share to Win, the contest will award the five nonprofits that can generate the most excitement among their followers with prizes totaling $10,000 in donations. read more. Tools

Charities Cry Foul on Chase Facebook Charitable Giving Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook is one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities. Here's what Stephanie Strom, New York Times reported: JPMorgan Chase & Company is coming under fire for the way it conducted an online contest to award millions of dollars to 100 charities. The groups say that until Chase made changes to the contest, they appeared to be among the top 100 vote-getters.

Launching a Nonprofit Video Contest


We're no strangers to the world of video contests. This week, we've helped launch a video contest around one specific issue: driving smarter. The online video contest is a new feature of the Drive Smarter Challenge fuel-efficiency campaign sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy and 16 other diverse non-profit, governmental, trade association and for-profit partners. We talk about why they chose to do a video contest, what the process involves, and how they plan for success.

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. Some of the elements the report identifies as contributing to Give to the success of Max Day: Greater Washington include: Contest Structure - the built gamification and prizes created a sense of urgen cy and excitement.

Symantec Backup Exec Story Contest: $30,000 Giveaway

Tech Soup Blog

If a nonprofit organization wins the contest, they must gift the prize to another nonprofit organization. For more details, please visit the contest website. This contest is hosted by Symantec, please contact Inspire@Symantec.com with any questions.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt. How much good will is generated by those contributed and by the winners of the contest whose works will be posted on the Nature Conservancy’s FB and Tumblr. Caption Contest. Caption contest.

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Minnesota Open Idea is an example of an online social good contest that works. In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy , VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success. Last week, the community foundation finished its first Minnesota Open Idea contest to fund the best idea to address the childhood obesity issue.

Video innovation – Youtube contest winners

Allegiance Group

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone else who participated in the contest. The winners of Youtube’s Nonprofit Video Awards were announced at NTC this weekend. If you haven’t watched them yet, here are the winners from each category: Small Organization: 300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds. By the Post Carbon Institute. Medium Organization: Meet the Digits. By Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin.

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. Jared Paul, the co-founder of a new nonprofit that has a focus on homeless youth and one of the winners of the $25,000 in the first phase of Chase's Giving Community Contest offered to share his thoughts.

Nonprofit Video Contest: DoGooder Video Awards

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Enter your nonprofit's video created in 2009. in the 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. Awards will go to organizations of all sizes, including a special award for Best Innovation in Video. . And if you win? Your nonprofit video will be featured on the YouTube homepage, receive a grant from the Case Foundation, get great prizes from Flip Video and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), and have your work showcased at a screening in Washington DC. March 19 is the deadline.

Chase Community Giving Contest: The Organizations on the Leaderboard Go Up and Down

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

launched a contest on Facebook. At the time, it was one of the biggest online contests thus far, open to more than 500,000 charities and offering over $5 million in prizes. (In In December, Pepsi topped that amount with its Pepsi Refresh, a contest offering $20 million in prizes and also launching this week.) . Each organization received $25,000 and the announcement caused some controversy because of the contest eligibility rules and lack of a leaderboard. .

Congrats to Megha Bhagat, Winner of HP Laptop/Printer Bundle Theory of Change Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Congrats to Megha Bhagat , Winner of HP Laptop/Printer Bundle Contest that I ran on my blog last month. To enter the contest, readers had to share their " Theory of Change." Megha is a passionate human rights advocate in India and also lawyer. Tags: contest india Her blog is here. Here's her theory of change and social media: Social Media was at one point of time just about what we read or saw in news or heard over the radio.