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!!


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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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.

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!

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.

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

Got Video? Enter the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest!


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? .

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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.

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 […].

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

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.

Running Facebook Contests Just Got a Lot Easier


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.

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. The Lawyers Debrief: Participation in Social Media Contest to Promote Bar Association Conference. 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! And a big congratulations to all the presentation contest participants. presentation in the contest. #2

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


In a new white paper, " How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities ", long-time NTEN Member Geoff Livingston takes a look at the next level: coordinated integration. A key part of a giving contest like this is the creation of a sense of unification or regional identity.


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

Amy Sample Ward

mobile survey apps contest free qriouslyLast week, I had a lot of fun test-driving Qriously , a new application that replaces advertisements on smart phones with questions, creating real-time feedback about the topics you are interested in.

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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[This post is cross-posted from the NTEN blog.].

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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. 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.

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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.

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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. The winners of Youtube’s Nonprofit Video Awards were announced at NTC this weekend.

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


For the 5th year in a row, the annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest , presented by YouTube and See3 Communications , is open for submission during the weeks leading up to the Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Win $500 in Facebook ads in the Naked Laptop Contest

John Haydon

Introducing the Naked Laptop Contest. On the Inbound Zombie Facebook Page, you’ll find details about the Naked Laptop Video Contest , where you can enter and share great tips with your peers!

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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 videoThe DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards , from See3, in partnership with YouTube, are back again for the 5th year!

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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." " roundup apple bookmarks casestudies contest development law list mobile nonprofit policy postalicious privacy resources socialmedia strategy twitter

Facebook Kills Like-Gating, Now What?

John Haydon

Facebook Marketing engaging facebook fans facebook contests getting fans like-gating Like-gating is when you require a someone to like your Facebook Page BEFORE they can have access to exclusive content, coupons, giveaways, etc.

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. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of March 30th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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. Something that tells your participants that all their information goes to you, the people running the contest, and not Facebook. Does your contest involve people voting up your participants?

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

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.

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. Interested in learning how to best use contests and challenges to activate your own community?

The Windows 8 Apps for Good Contest Is Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Contest Information. Register the application project on the contest website. For the purposes of this contest, Microsoft Citizenship recommends the TechSoup Hacker Help Wiki. 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.( read more ).

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). Even if you don't want to enter the contest, you should check out the discussion of database woes and wishlist items in the comments there.

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.

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.

Pepsi Contest Faces More Charges of Cheating - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

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

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.

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. This post originally appeared on TechSoup's NetSquared Blog and was authored by Claire Sale. Microsoft believes technology can do amazing things.

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

Amy Sample Ward

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%.