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Article: Chase Community Giving Contest Is Back!

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Phoenix Rising Team, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Phoenix Rising Team

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    Thanks for posting this with the rules. I'm glad to see that they are allowing larger organizations this time around. But this may mean more competition. So we need to get the word out!!! The contest isn't just for those living in the U.S., so people living in the UK can vote. This may help our numbers.
     
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Thats the cool thing - anybody can vote.... Sometime later this year Chase will do a contest for the smaller non-profits
     
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    It's worth pointing out that last time "we" were successful with PANDORA winning one of the prizes. That was for a different category and they're not eligible this time.
     
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    Good point - do not vote for PANDORA - or anyone other than The WPI or the CAA in the CFS organizations this round. You can use the Look for Charities here button to find charities you want to support
     
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    Cort can you please sticky a notice to this thread in advocacy or somewhere until the contest is over for maximum visibility?
     
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    I made a Facebook account last year just for this purpose and got my relatives to vote the last week.

    What I want to remind everyone is EVERY vote counts! I was following the votes during the last week last year and PANDORA won by a nail-biting 24 votes! Hey, I like cliffhangers but let's put more space between our charities and the cut-off for winning Chase funds this year!
     
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    I emailed the CAA today to see if they have entered the contest, but haven't heard back. Tuha and I have been sending emails to ME/CFS organizations outside the U.S. to let them know that the WPI has entered the contest and asking for their support. Hopefully, some of them will vote. Hope123, it is great that you got your relatives to vote last year. I'm going to work on getting more relatives to vote this year and posting reminders about the contest on various forums and the Facebook pages of ME/CFS organizations.
     
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    Please would someone do a Dummies guide for me to vote for WPI?

    Ideally, I'd like a link and the fewest possible, short, numbered instructions with dates which tell me when I should do what.

    Thank you. Brain fog is really bad at the moment.
     
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    I can't seem to create a direct link, but click HERE to go to the Chase Community Giving site and search for the WPI. Voting begins tomorrow.
     
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    Just received an email from the CFIDS Association. They are participating in the Chase Contest, so I'll be voting for both the WPI and CFIDS Association.
     
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    Will do Doogle.....Good idea.
     
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    Only two hours away!
    For those that are not familiar with Facebook and need some help, I'd be to happy to try to answer your questions. I don't consider myself a Facebook expert. But if you have any questions about Facebook please feel free to ask me. You can PM me if you like. I'll do my best to help.
    Every vote counts!
     
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    Voting is open, and I just voted for the CFIDS Association and the WPI.
     
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    AS A FORMER WIINNER PANDORA IS NOT ELIGIBLE

    Even if we had not won last year, our name would not be listed on this round because our budget is less than $50K a year. You would not find our name on the list. You would not be able to vote for us.

    Now you have 8 votes left after voting for WPI and the CAA. You must find a friend with whom you can swap votes meaning you vote for their favorite charity and they vote for yours. But remember you can only vote once for a charity.

     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I agree - just tried to vote and got a pop-up saying I have to "like" Chase Community Giving. I have no clue what that means or how to do it! I'm not normally a Facebook user - I just set up an account to vote for ME stuff in this kind of contest and don't otherwise use it.

    Can someone do a quick step-by-step guide? I suggest starting a new, sticky thread that begins with the guide like Ritto suggests, called something like "Vote now until [date] for WPI & CAA to get big $$$ in the Chase Contest".

    The guide needs to be very, very short! Just four or five numbered lines or something like that. That way we'll get all the brain-fogged in as well! :D
     
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    "Liking" means clicking a button that says you like a particular page. If I recall correctly, you have to go to the Chase Community Giving homepage to do this. You might have to click "yes" to letting it connect with your account. I'm sure somebody can give more detailed instructions - I'm too busy.
     
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    Perhaps this might help. Complements of XMRV Global Action

    Instructions on how to vote for the Whittemore Peterson Institute.

    #1. Go here: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/
    #2. "like" the... page
    #3. Type in the search box "Whittemore Peterson Institute"
    #4. VOTE!
     
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    Here's CFIDS Association of America Site http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommu...HwcVzkusozd0GEijt99n9oTkqV2XcHBK2XF8oWLiaJpXA

    Right now:

    WPI - 498
    CAA - 80

    Check this out - the Leaderboard is way behind the actual votes but the WPI is #2! and the CAA is 7th!
    What a great start! When the leaderboard catches up I'll bet the WPI is first.

    One way to spread the word is simply to go to the Share button on the top of the post and share this post to your Facebook page......

    I think these contests are a blast.
     

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