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. Fortunately, ShortStack created a pretty snappy infographic with 17 steps for creating explosive contests (see below).

Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

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. Find Out Which Contests Work Best with Your Public. Don’t go too crazy on contests.

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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

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. Agency for International Development and Humanity United are co-sponsors of this rolling contest, and announced the latest batch of winners on July 10

Facebook Timeline Contests – Everything Your Nonprofit Needs for Success

John Haydon

We’ve built a totally free Timeline Contest Management app that you can try out here to help you run sweepstakes, Quizzes and Photo Contests without the burden of checking likes and comments manually or in a spreadsheet! The 411 on Facebook timeline contests.

Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas

NetWits

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 other task based contests can you run?

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 ? Contest Sponsor. Source: Extreme Foods.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Caption Contest.

How To Successfully Run An Instagram Contest

TechImpact

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 […].

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. But you can require they like your page to see the contest via an app.” The best way to be “legal” with a contest is to use a third-party app.

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.

Facebook Contests–Worth Getting Your Page Deleted?

SocialFish

This morning I received an email from my bank announcing a contest they were doing on Facebook. I see contests like this every day–contests inviting people to comment on a post or “like&# a photo as means of entering a contest. Did you know that Facebook has specific guidelines for contests run on Pages, and violating those guidelines could get your page deleted? The “like&# button is not a contest entry system.

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.

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.

Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Halloween is a big opportunity for promotional contests according to this infographic , 30% of people enter them. And, who can’t resist putting their pet into a costume and entering them into a photo contest, especially a Star Wars costume or dressing up your cat as a taco.

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. They also understand how to avoid donor fatigue, the potential downside to online contests.

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier

SocialFish

Actually, you won’t even have to–Facebook has changed those pesky Promotions Guidelines and made it easier to run and administer contests. Congratulations, former Facebook promotions rule-breakers –it’s now officially ok to break those rules.

Launching a Nonprofit Video Contest

Frogloop

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. We talk about why they chose to do a video contest, what the process involves, and how they plan for success.

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - NYTimes.com

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Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - NYTimes.com: "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

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.

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 engagement nwf photo contests

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The 'Dark Side' of Online Charity Contests - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

The 'Dark Side' of Online Charity Contests - Philanthropy.com: "The 'Dark Side' of Online Charity ContestsBeware the “dark side” of online contests for charitable dollars, says Kjerstin Erickson, a charity leader.In recent years, the number of corporations offering contests, in which people vote online for their favorite charity to win money, has grown.

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. The groups say that until Chase made changes to the contest, they appeared to be among the top 100 vote-getters.

Kennebunk Savings unveils video contest for nonprofit organizations - Fosters

AFP Blog

Kennebunk Savings unveils video contest for nonprofit organizations - Fosters: "This year, to further help area nonprofits affected by the current economic downturn, Kennebunk Savings has added a 'Make Your Case' video contest, which offers organizations the opportunity to promote its cause online and be eligible to win an additional $300.The contest, open to all area nonprofits, will run through

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.

Have a Contest to Increase Web Traffic.

NetWits

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!

Public voting begins for Toyota contest | MNN - Mother Nature Network

AFP Blog

Public voting begins for Toyota contest | MNN - Mother Nature Network : "he public voting round began yesterday when Toyota featured the first five finalists on the company’s official Facebook page. Each day through August 16, 2011 five new nonprofits will be featured. At the end of each voting day, the nonprofit with the most votes will be awarded a new Toyota vehicle.". NPContests

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? .

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

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.

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?

Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Two Contests Spur Online Giving - washingtonpost.com: "That tech savvy and energy were enough to win the group $50,000 in one of two national contests aimed at increasing charitable giving through the use of Web-based tools.The 21 winners, announced yesterday, raised more than $1.7 The two contests, which ran.

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

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?

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.

Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities? Philanthropy.com: "Do Online Fund-Raising Contests Squeeze Out Foreign Charities?Epic Epic Change, a charity raising money for a school in Tanzania, is a finalist in one of a mushrooming number of contests that enable Web users to vote for nonprofit groups.

Lessons Learned From Social Fundraising Contests

Frogloop

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.

Heartland Pride: Winner of the #npfail Little Bets Contest

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, during the Nonprofit Technology Conference plenary session on placing little bets and learning from failure , we issued a challenge to 1,000 nonprofits in the audience.

Idealware Crowdsourced Cartoon Caption Contest!

Idealware

Post by Idealware. Social Media

Announcing the Winners of Blackbaud’s INSPIRE Contests!

NetWits

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

Nonprofit Videos Win Big In Tufts Contest- The NonProfit Times Feb 16, 2011

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Videos Win Big In Tufts Contest- The NonProfit Times Feb 16, 2011: "Nonprofit Videos Win Big In Tufts ContestSix nonprofit video took honors in the Tufts University contest 501c3: Capturing Change on Camera inaugural video competition. The idea was to promote nonprofits that help children and families and filmmakers who tell their stories through visual testimonials.The contest was

How Philanthropic Contests Can Spur Innovation - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

How Philanthropic Contests Can Spur Innovation - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "The recently released “Why Contests Improve Philanthropy” compiles lessons from the John S. Knight Foundation’s six years of offering open philanthropic contests.".

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Contest for Science & Technology Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

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