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Fields Auto $50,000 Giveaway to 501(c)3's! Ends June 15, 2014!

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by frenchtulip, May 27, 2014.

  1. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

    Fields Auto is sponsoring a $50,000 giveaway to forty-three 501(c)3 charities! Prizes range from $500 to $10,000! They are looking for nonprofits which have very compelling stories and are making a difference. There is no public vote. One heartfelt recommendation for your favorite charity could win them money. Please see details below. http://www.fieldsauto.com/charity.htm

    "Fields Auto Group is using social media to give away $50,000 in the 3rd installment of our 'Recommend-A-Charity' Promotion. Simply “like” us on one of our Facebook Pages or “+1” us on any of our Google+ Pages and leave a comment as to why your favorite charity deserves a donation. A brief post about how this organization has touched your life will be seen by our social media communities thereby creating additional awareness for that cause. We will be donating in increments of $10,000 (one charity), $5,000 (two charities), $1,000 (20 charities) and $500 (20 charities). The goal is to recognize charities, both large and small, that are making a positive impact in our communities. In order to be eligible a charity must be a 501c3 non-profit organization."

    I contacted Fields Auto to ask whether it is a judged contest or a contest based on popular support for the charity. Here is the response I received: To answer your question, Recommend A Charity is not a judged contest, but rather one in which we intend to bring more awareness to all of our community 501c3 charities, both large and small and recognize them as a cause that will benefit the community as a whole. To be clear, and fair to the lessor known charities, winners are in no way chosen by the volume of submissions for any one organization. For your efforts of spreading the news, a hint is to give true heartfelt reasons in a recommendation that will capture the eye of those reviewing it. Good luck to us all in doing something for those in need! Thank you for being a part of Recommend A Charity!"

    Here's a list of top winners from previous giveaways. https://www.facebook.com/FieldsBMW/app_170416483073621
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

    Midwest, USA
    If it is not judged and not based on popular support, what is it?

    This sounds like it is judged.
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  3. Bob


    South of England
    All the info that's available suggests that it's a judged contest, but I can't see any T&C's.
    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  4. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

    I did not find any official rules or T&C's either. My interpretation is that they are looking for a sincere comment about a charity that has had a big impact on the individual's life and is making difference within the community. I suspect the beginning sentence or two are critically important in conveying the heartfelt sentiment and engaging the reviewers. My guess would be that many recommendations will not be read in their entirety, so they do not consider it a "judged" contest. This is just my opinion. But it is a very easy contest from the standpoint that the recommendation of just one person can win money for a charity--no voting involved.

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