I haven’t been blogging long, and although I have a depth of experience in communications and a “gut” instinct on what works, there’s still a lot to learn. One great source has been Beth Kanter’s blog and wiki. The great thing about social media is that this assistance comes “free” (okay, I retract that, there’s the time issue–but you know what I mean).
Social Media In Action
Beth’s passion is for lifting kids in Cambodia out of poverty and she’ s involved in The Sharing Foundation, recently mentioned in a slide presentation Ed Schipul gave at the Got Social Media Conference. I had already seen the slideshow posted on Beth’s blog, and read where SHE learned her project was mentioned in the presentation in a “tweet” she received. I then decided to get more serious about Twitter (had signed up for an account a few days ago but hadn’t yet used it—more on that in future post on being a newbie). Twitter was having some problems yesterday so I bagged it for another day, but not before directly tweeting Beth Kanter. She got back to me, asked if I’d donate and help get a couple of other donations for the Cambodia for Kids/Sharing Foundation group. Ah..the wonders of social media.
America’ Giving Challenge wants to encourage online giving campaigns. Toward that end, they are sponsoring an online fundraising contest. There’s the chance for Sharing Foundation to winner an extra $1,000 or even $50,000 if they can get enough unique donors. Minimum donation is $10. Contest ends January 31 at 3 p.m. but…
..over the next five days (now actually 3), the organizations that get the most donations in a single 24 hour period will receive an additional $250, plus the largest donation will be matched. So, if you haven’t contributed yet, this would be an excellent time to donate $10!
If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we’ll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America’s Giving Challenge. With $10 you can help improve the lives of over 1,500 children in one of the world’s poorest countries.
So check out this link, donate and spread the word.
How’s that for a “best practice” in action?
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