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Chase Contest For ME/CFS Non-profits Has Begun

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Phoenix Rising Team, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Well, I shouldn't give the impression I've done that much. I know a number of people who have been doing considerably more. Much work goes on at the Facebook fundraising group, some of it by people who aren't active on Phoenix Rising (or perhaps I don't recognize them by the names they use here or there). I just wish I knew the secret to get more people involved.
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    Countdown to $10,000
    PRcountdown.jpg Please shout if this isn't clear - all suggestions welcome.
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  3. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Simon, how about starting a new thread to show off your graph?
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  4. K2 for Hope

    K2 for Hope ALways Hoping

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    Yes, I agree. Simon, if you could post something like, Chase Contest Stats... and show the graph, it would be marvelous! :D
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    Any suggestions on where to post though? Fundraising forum is a bit quiet, Advocacy is busier but not strictly appropriate for this, and I can't post in this Front Page posts forum. Though it would be good to have a general "Chase Contest Countdown" thread, inc the updated graph and any live info too.
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    I remember the bottom charities getting a real surge in the final two days last time. For $10,000, people are willing to do a lot of work to get an extra 300 votes.
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    I know two people who have links and need bonus votes, if anyone still needs to vote.
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  8. Simon

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    Update 12.30, GMT+1

    PRcountdown2,7.jpg
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  9. Simon

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    Dealing with the Chase App problem
    this seems to be a big reason not to vote: people don't want to install an app that can access their data and post updates on their wall. Some suggestions on this:

    Tell them removing apps is easy (it really is).
    at the same time as asking them to votes : facebook instructions on deleting apps
    I hope this won't 'unvote' them, might be wise to ask them to wait til Thursday when the competition is over.

    Each vote is probably worth at least $20
    Assuming that we won't need more than another 500 votes in the next 3 days to win, each of those votes is effectively worth at least $20 in securing the money ($20 x 500 = $10,000). That's got to be worth a little bit of app hassle.
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  10. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Contest stats as of 7:30 am, September 17th:

    Neuro Immune Diseases Alliance (NIDA) 69th with 1674 votes

    Phoenix Rising an NEID Corporation 148th with 868 votes


    NIDA has fallen 3 places, and PR has risen 13. NIDA is still in the running for $20,000 and PR for $10,000.

    Voting ends the 19th.
  11. K2 for Hope

    K2 for Hope ALways Hoping

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    Let's hope we can keep this up!
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    I voted today. I thought perhaps it would be helpful to wait until later in the contest. If there is someone out there who hasn't voted and would like to help me use the bonus vote please let me know.

    Lynn
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    Update @ 6pm EST, Monday
    PRcountdown2,3.jpg Looking tight!
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  14. Simon

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    Update @ 6am EST

    Afraid we are slipping down:
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    Oops. Sorry. Repeating info from earlier.

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