Reddit's FeedaNeed.org Pairs Volunteers with Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

I've never seen an online contest where the prize for the nonprofit is volunteer time. I'll be interested to see how reddit coordinates the actual doing of the volunteer work, and what the results are. reddit volunteer online web

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest - A Personal Thank You

Social Actions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my blog about the entry of Social Actions/Change the Web in Reddit's Feed A Need contest. As the days wore on, and the contest gained momentum, our team remained cautiously optimistic that a win could be clinched. Peter Deitz posted the following on the Social Actions blog: "Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the FeedANeed.org contest.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest - A Personal Thank You

Social Actions

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my blog about the entry of Social Actions/Change the Web in Reddit's Feed A Need contest. As the days wore on, and the contest gained momentum, our team remained cautiously optimistic that a win could be clinched. Peter Deitz posted the following on the Social Actions blog: "Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the FeedANeed.org contest.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest and has donated to our $20.09 Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the FeedANeed.org contest.

Social Actions Wins Reddit's FeedANeed.org Contest (plus A Thank You to Donors)

Social Actions

Thanks to everyone who voted for our submission in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest and has donated to our $20.09 Yesterday, we learned that Social Actions is officially the top vote getter in the FeedANeed.org contest.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Host a Twitter chat or Reddit AMA. Run a contest on your social media feeds and give people the chance to win something by interacting, Retweeting, or liking a post on your social media feeds. Image courtesy of athgo.

Why "Free Agent" Social Communities Rock

Frogloop

The community could be a blog community, a YouTube channel community, a Facebook or Ning group, or a reddit group. Similarly, Allison Fine notes in her excellent roundup of the America's Giving Challenge (AGC), contest winners understood the importance of building a community early and the need for participants to act like grassroots organizers. The Reddit fundraising challenge that raised almost $60,000.

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

You can find people to fill these positions on online job boards and sites like Craigslist and Reddit. To make the process extra fun and to make your posters extra eye-catching, consider having a poster design contest. It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. Maybe shaking up your recruiting methods will help.

The Ultimate Guide to Social Marketing for an Ecommerce Business

SocialFish

In addition, Reddit is the fastest growing social site in terms of orders. Run contests based on hashtags to prompt people to share your page and visit your store. Think about how many social media accounts you currently have for your online store. Is it zero?

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4 ways to supercharge your nonprofit images to connect with your supporters

Frogloop

Host a "Caption This" contest to engage your network, and get a lot of visibility for a photo. Instagram; Pinterest; Reddit; Facebook; Twitter; Flickr; Dropbox - This can be handy when you need to share photos in bulk or high resolution images with large files sizes. Are engaging visuals a priority in your organization? With so many things competing for people''s attention today, images and photos are a more important aspect of your communications toolbox than ever before.

Open Actions Update, Issue #3: Getting Ready for Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge and the FeedANeed Volunteers

Social Actions

First and foremost, we came in first place in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest. The prize consists of 160 hours of pro-bono programming hours from the Reddit community. For instance, we may want to ask them to build out Voting API code that integrates with Reddit or work on an API key for third party developers. The contest will most likely launch in early February.

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Open Actions Update, Issue #3: Getting Ready for Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge and the FeedANeed Volunteers

Social Actions

First and foremost, we came in first place in Reddit's FeedANeed.org contest. The prize consists of 160 hours of pro-bono programming hours from the Reddit community. For instance, we may want to ask them to build out Voting API code that integrates with Reddit or work on an API key for third party developers. The contest will most likely launch in early February.

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Open Actions Update, Issue #4: A Google Group for Social Actions Developers

Social Actions

High priority items for the Reddit volunteers. In addition, we are now in contact with the Ruby developers who have volunteered through Reddit's FeedANeed contest to work on Social Actions code-base. I have attempted to segment out tasks for The Brattleboro Collective and the tasks for the Reddit volunteers. High priority items for the Reddit volunteers.

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Social Actions Round-Up #22: Online Giving Markets Hit The Ground Running in 2009

Social Actions

Social Actions officially wins Reddit's FeedANeed contest. Online giving markets and other websites that facilitate online action hit the ground running in 2009. Below is our latest weekly round-up of news and recent discoveries. News Roundup. SocialEdge is welcoming applications for the annual Global Social Benefit Incubator Competition. RisingVoices is welcoming applications for its annual new media outreach micro-grants of $5k.

Social Actions Round-Up #22: Online Giving Markets Hit The Ground Running in 2009

Social Actions

Social Actions officially wins Reddit's FeedANeed contest. Online giving markets and other websites that facilitate online action hit the ground running in 2009. Below is our latest weekly round-up of news and recent discoveries. News Roundup. SocialEdge is welcoming applications for the annual Global Social Benefit Incubator Competition. RisingVoices is welcoming applications for its annual new media outreach micro-grants of $5k.

Open Actions Update, Issue #1: What is the Open Actions Update?

Social Actions

At the moment, we’re seeking sponsorship for the contest from major investors in the nonprofit technology, open source, and philanthropy communities. Integration with 3rd party non-action data-sources (ie: Great Nonprofits, AidRSS, Reddit). The Open Actions Update is a weekly email that I will be sending to Josh Crawford and Jason Mott of the Brattleboro Tech Collective.

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Open Actions Update, Issue #1: What is the Open Actions Update?

Social Actions

At the moment, we’re seeking sponsorship for the contest from major investors in the nonprofit technology, open source, and philanthropy communities. Integration with 3rd party non-action data-sources (ie: Great Nonprofits, AidRSS, Reddit). The Open Actions Update is a weekly email that I will be sending to Josh Crawford and Jason Mott of the Brattleboro Tech Collective.

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10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

Social Actions

It recently held the Change the Web Challenge contest in order to inspire the most innovative applications for that API. The reviews are voted and commented on by the community in a Reddit-like fashion with both up (Yell) and down (shhh) voting.

Alistair Croll, Guest Post: Using Twitter for Fundraising - Lessons Learned from Beers for Canada

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Set up Reddit, Digg, and other social news aggregators. We could have build a dashboard for statistics (donations, reddit ranking, retweet count, page views, etc.)