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Help Beth Kanter Win America’s Giving Challenge

Beth Kanter is an eminent non-profit, well, everything, I gather, though she calls herself “a trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of technology”. In any case, she’s passionate about Cambodia, and Cambodian orphans in particular. She’s currently participating in something called America’s Giving Challenge:

My goals are to raise money for the Sharing Foundation (and with your help get $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation), share stories about the Sharing Foundation and its supporters, and
share what I’m learning about using social networks to raise money as an extra organizational activist on my blog over the course of the 50-day giving challenge.

Apparently the top 8 people with the most unique donors for their cause will win $50,000 each (to, you know, donate to their charities), while 100 charities will receive $1,000 based on the number of donations they get through the Challenge.

To donate, go here (I know it references Michele, but I gather she’s handling project manager duties). Beth’s also started a wiki on her campaign, where you can learn more, particularly if you’re a bloggy or podcasty type. And if you’re a Facebooky sort, you can always join Beth’s Facebook cause.

3 Responses to “Help Beth Kanter Win America’s Giving Challenge”

  1. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

    The Art of Saying Thank you: Amy Sample Ward, Darren Barefoot, and Michele Martin…

    My first job in the nonprofit field over 28 years ago was in development office at the New England Conservatory and later at the Boston Symphony. In those days, I was the twenty-something accidental techie in the office who figured…

  2. Beth Kanter

    Hi Darren,

    Just wanted to give you an update .. because your support and others – we’re in second place on the leader (we have to be in the top 4). Only 6 days left and plugging away.

    A colleague, Ed Schipul, did a presentation on social fundraising at Got Social earlier this week – this might interest you (and perhaps inspire only a few days left to help Beth Kanter win $50,000
    http://www.brandtobedetermined.com/brandtobedetermined/2008/01/social-media-fo.html

    Retweets help too – see this wall of fame
    http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2008/01/calling-on-the.html

  3. DamionKutaeff

    Hello everybody, my name is Damion, and I’m glad to join your conmunity,
    and wish to assit as far as possible.

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