2012 Giving Season Give Back Video Contest

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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

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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

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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.

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. You must: Have official rules for your contest (included in the text or linked within your post). You may not: Run a contest on a personal profile. This is a properly formatted Timeline Contest post.

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. And every time I see one my inner know-it-all struggles with whether I should say something to the Page admin or not, because I know that by running such contests, they’re risking the very Facebook Pages they’re trying to promote.

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!!

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. 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

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 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.

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

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’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.

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier

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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.

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.

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

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?

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

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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.

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.

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). Is a Facebook contest right for your organization? If you’re looking to increase engagement with your posts, timeline contests might be a better fit. Pick the right type of contests: Timeline, sweepstakes, essay, photo and video.

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

Wild Apricot

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

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 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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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. Facebook says they made these changes to enable more businesses to use Facebook to launch promotions, which makes sense because that’s more traffic to Facebook, less revenue to third party promotion app developers, and more ad revenue when businesses then have to pay to promote all those contests.

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

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!

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?

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.

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

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?

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.

Bank contest puts good causes in competition | The Columbus Dispatch

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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

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.

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.

Ready for Another Video Contest?

See What's Out There

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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

Idealware Crowdsourced Cartoon Caption Contest!

Idealware

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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.".

Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.

Daily DoGooder: DoGooder Contest Promo

See What's Out There

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

ASPCA Ties 1 Million Facebook Fans To Contest For More - TheNonProfitTimes

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ASPCA Ties 1 Million Facebook Fans To Contest For More - TheNonProfitTimes : The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) hit 1 million Facebook fans on October 3 and is commemorating the milestone with a “We ‘Like’ You, Too!”