Thursday, October 12, 2006

GlobalGiving Olympics - "And they're off..!"

Thanks to a very generous - and creative - donor, we have been able to launch a number of innovative contests this year. And I am happy to introduce what I think could be the best so far - the GlobalGiving Olympics.

The GlobalGiving Olympics is a competition for $75,000 in prize funding — $50,000 for the project receiving the most money from donations, and $25,000 to be shared by the country team generating the most donation volume. The competition launched on October 9 and will run through October 31.

I urge you to check it out, and to support your favorite project - or country.

FYI, here is what we told the current project leaders in a recent communication:

How to win

  • MOBILIZE your supporters to help your project or country win by making donations and telling their friends and colleagues to do the same.
  • COMMUNICATE to let everyone know exactly how they can put your project in first place. Use newsletters, websites, blogs, and email to spread the word about the Olympics and how people can participate.
  • ENCOURAGE existing donors to make a contribution to your project on GlobalGiving, and send them your project link so they know exactly how to give.