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How can we help the WPI earn money from the "Chase Community Giving" program?

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by omerbasket, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. omerbasket

    omerbasket Senior Member

    In April 21st the competition of the "Chase Community Giving program" is going to begin (I found it through the WPI website). This competition includes many many charity organizations, and the voters are the internet surfers. There are two rounds: The top 100 organizations in the first round wins 25,000$ each, and then they qualify to round number two. In round number two, the winner wins 500,000$, and the other 99 organization win prizes anywhere from 20,000$ to 400,000$. This is the link to the competition - again, the voting starts on April 21st:

    If I remember correctly, the WPI had participated in this competition last year, as well as in a competition of American Express - and did not earn any money from those competitions. So it's very difficlult to win there. So the question is: What can we do in order to sustantially increase the WPI chances? They desperately need more money. More money could mean, for example, money to sequence full genomes of the isolates they have, which is very important and can be very important against the contamination claims, as well as in favour of testing for viruses that are not exactly 100% VP62. And that is just one example out of many examples for what the WPI can do with the money.

    So, as I said, the competition begins in April 21st, and since it writes to me "10 VOTES LEFT", I guess every one of us can vote up to 10 times - so we better do it, because probably most of the voters for the other organizations will.

    Another, I think very important way, would be to send invitations to the voting to your contacts on facebook, or through email and other routes.

    Now, please, if you have other suggestions or thoughts about possible routes to help the WPI win this money, please write it here.
  2. beesknees

    beesknees Senior Member

    The only thing I can think of that hasn't been mentioned yet is writing to CFS bloggers. Asking them to write about it on their blogs.

    Also, if anyone knows their local cfs supprt groups, they could let them know.
  3. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

    the city
    "So the question is: What can we do in order to sustantially increase the WPI chances?"-omerbasket

    Am I allowed to program bots?
  4. jace

    jace Off the fence

    Encourage all those yet to register on Facebook to do so. If you are concerned about privacy, make a new email address just for FB, and don't use your real name. Simple.
  5. Hope123

    Hope123 Senior Member

    If I recall correctly, WPI could not participate last year in Chase because they were considered "too big" of group in terms of the money they already had. That is why many people focused their efforts on PANDORA
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

    You can't vote for the same organisation 10 times if that is what you are suggesting.
  7. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

    One thing a few of us did last time when PANDORA one was put it in our sig on Phoenix Rising.

    One can also put it in other signatures e.g. so it is by default in E-mails when you open one to write one (you can delete these if you think it's not appropriate for a particular individual).

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