There are so many opportunities out there to raise funds for the ME/CFS community via online contests. See video below: There seems to be a disconnect between the desire to have funds for ME/CFS and the actual participation of the big part of the patient community. I received an e-mail this morning from CFS Knowledge Center which was sent out to all their members. They failed to win the Citgo Fueling Good contest of $5,000 by 200 votes. They went on to explain that they received daily votes from about 3% of their total membership. I was surprised to hear this because they had sent out daily reminders for this and one did not even need a Facebook account for this contest. I know that $5,000 does not seem like such a big deal but, it is $5,000 that we don't have and as you can see on the video above, these amounts really add up. I started this thread in order to seek advice as to how to galvanize people to become more involved and to join the "voting pool" when it comes to these online fundraiser opportunities.