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Phoenix rising won $300

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by helen41, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    "Every day until 30 November, vote for Phoenix Rising's Turnip video and help win $1,000 to help fund the site!
    XMRV Buzz costs money! Help fund it! For free!"

    Regarding funding -- what do you do with charitable donations Cort -- it certainly doesn't cost 1000 dollars to run a website. Do you donate to research, do you help out individuals with CFS -- could you please post what you actually do with charitable donations. As a non profit you should post somewhere where the money goes. Thanks so much.
     
  2. Tony

    Tony Still working on it all..

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    The most PR will gain from igive's video comp is $250. Would that even cover one yearly cost of the sites? It's only the single winner (which won't be PR) that receives $1000. See http://www.igive.com/videocontest/details.cfm
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Really pleased we've done so well - subject to audit we're in 7th place, about 120 votes above the 9th-place people (we need to be at 8th or above to get the bigger $$$).

    Thanks, Helen, for producing such a great video! Loved that turnip!

    :victory::balloons::victory::balloons::victory:
     
  4. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Yes thanks once again Helen. Really hope the last audit leaves the places as they are.
     
  5. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune Senior Member

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    Thank you Helen and Cort

    Thank you Helen for putting the video together....and getting this going.

    Thank you Cort for such a valuable website!

    Just a heads up (because mine was not) today is December 1. No voting today (guess who was on automatic this morning). :ashamed:

    Maybe I should go lay down....:In bed:

    June
     
  6. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Thanks to everyone! It's been fun. This competition had it all - turnip video, jokes, coonhounds, jokes about coonhounds, suspense, drama, and one aphorism with small buttons.
     
  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Cool! I bet nobody else had one of those!
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Senior Member

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  9. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Now that was exciting! It reminded me of the Chase Community Giving project when we pulled it out at the last minute for PANDORA last year.

    We did indeed 'rise from the ashes' at the last minute. Two days before the contest ended IGIVE docked us about 40% of our votes - pushing us to 9th place and out of the $250 slot. We fought back and Phoenix Rising rose to 7th place (subject to audit) with about a hundred vote cushion. If we stay at 8 or above we win $300. (And we started halfway through it :))

    :victory::victory: :victory::victory:

    Thank you all for the your great efforts! In particular thanks to our creative contest entrepeneur - looking all over the web for ways for ME/CFS non-profits to raise money - Frank - for conceiving of the contest and to Helen41 - our turnip video specialist - for creating the best and most unique IGIVE video.

    Thanks in particular for helping out - Sasha, Merry, Dolphin, Tuha, MaryB, InTuneJune, ggingues, shannah, Tony, urbanTravels, nielk and those I missed. Your support on the Forums was critical...

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    A quarter of the winnings will go to another non-profit. Now is the time to vote to see who the lucky non-profit will be. Here's the link for voting http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/showthread.php?8903-Vote-For-Your-Favorite-ME-CFS-Non-Profit-to-Send-Them-their-Turnip-Winnings
     
  10. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    Thank you all. Helen that was so generous of you to make that video, it was awesome.

    With the one at facebook I wonder if my vote goes through, I had trouble with it a few months ago when we were voting there. It helps so much to have the reminder here everyday

    glen
     
  11. Carryon

    Carryon Mike Munoz

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    Congradulations Cort!
     
  12. Nielk

    Nielk

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    Yeah!! Victory!!!

    It feels good to be part of some positive action.

    Nielk
     
  13. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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  14. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    The amount on the iGive toolbar, I just noticed, has jumped $300, so I guess that means that the contest money has indeed been awarded.

    But the amount is pending, as are all funds raised through iGive, for another 75 days?
     
  15. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Really 75 days? Money in the bank, I guess!
     
  16. helen41

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    I just received an email that we have been verified as the winner of the $50 early bird prize and the $250 IGive voting prize. I just need to burn and send them a DVD, I guess to prove it is original. (like it isn't obvious it was done by a rank amateur!).:rolleyes:
    This win is such a great group effort. Cort, Frank, Sasha, Glenp, Frenchtulip, Tuhla, Dolphin, Merry, InTuneJune, Wayne, maryb, Shannah, surfer, GG. My fingers are tired now and I probably missed some crucial people, but what a team! It's been fun, but now we just have to keep it up for one more day, bring home a great winning in the other contest, then we can return to normal and stop nagging for votes. ;)
    :victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory::victory:
     
  17. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Excellent news! Congratulations everyone!

    And special thanks to our stars the turnips, and helen41, their director and producer!
     
  18. Frank

    Frank Senior Member

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    good things will happen!
     
  19. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Awesome, thanks for the update!

    GG
     
  20. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    WTG

    Wonderful

    What an effort. With all that auditing stuff that was going on, I was wondering!!!
     

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