Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause You May Win $50,000

The Case Foundation, Causes and Parade launched America's Giving Challenge today!

This is a great contest especially for small nonprofits and I urge you to participate.

How it works:

1. Enter a cause or start a new cause.
2. Reach out to your friends, family members and colleagues.
3. Encourage them to donate. (Don't forget to make your own donation first!)

What you get:

The cause that receives the most unique daily donations in 30 days (October 7 - November 6) will win $50,000. The 2nd runner-up will receive $25,000. And $10,000 will be given to the charities that place 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th.

In addition, daily awards of $1,000 will be given to the cause that receives the most unique donations each day of the Challenge.

Here is what I LOVE about America's Giving Challenge.
  • Any person or organization can participate.
  • It levels the playing field for smaller charities because awards are based on donation volume vs. money raised.
  • It's really easy to see where you stand at any minute. Check out their cool leader board.
  • It's a great way for you to dip your toe into social networking and peer-to-peer fundraising to see if it works for you.
  • Matt Damon is their national spokesperson. :)
Questions? Learn more here and then go forth and fundraise!


1 comment:

Kari Saratovsky said...

Thanks for bringing attention to America's Giving Challenge, Jocelyn. It's been an exciting day at the Case Foundation, and along with our partners Parade and Causes, we are anxious to see what the next 30 days brings for nonprofits as they begin to dive in and take the Challenge!