ONLY WPI AND CAA ARE IN THE CONTEST In 2011, the Chase community giving voting contest on Facebook is likely to take place again. Last year P.A.N.D.O.R.A. won $20 000, because enough of us voted for them. Every facebook user got 20 votes they could use on 20 different non-profit organisations and also two gift votes which could be used to vote on organisations you already voted for or on other organisations for which you hadn't voted before. Now, if all the people that voted on PANDORA also voted on 19 other ME/CFS organisations, they too could have all won $20 000. Of course there are more then 19 other (ME/CFS) organisations in the contest and that's why a lot of votes where distributed over many different organisations. Also most people didn't use up all their votes! This year however, we want to create a priority list, which lists 18 ME/CFS organisations (and reserves). The selection will happen based on a big poll. The winner of this poll will be our main target (we'll ask friends to vote on this one, use our gift votes for it,...). Numbers 2-18 will go for at least $20 000. I will organise the poll and also following things: -Creating a facebook event page, where we can have an estimate of the people that will be participating in the contest and will vote on at least 18 CFS orgs. -Instructional video and info -Setting up a contest information center during the contest If prizes are the same as in 2010, then there is a potential of winning $950 000 ! total. Questions or remarks, please shoot! STEP ONE IS TO CREATE A SHORTLIST CONTAINING ALL ORGANISATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2011 CHASE GIVING CONTEST please tell me what organisations are missing, you can look them up here: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/search PLEASE POST THEM TO THIS THREAD IN BOLD PANDORA and WPI are out *The brackets mean they didn't participate in last years contest "In order to be eligible to receive a donation through the Program, a Charity must: * be recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity in the Guidestar database as of March 30, 2010; * be available for selection through the Chase Community Giving application as of 06/02/10; * be 501(c)(3) public charities and not be subject to any U.S. sanctions; * have annual operating expenses of $1,000,000 or less based on most recent IRS filings or otherwise substantiated through audited financial statements; * be listed in IRS Publication 78; * not be designated by the IRS as a private foundation; * not have been awarded any grants through a previous Chase Community Giving program; and * use all of the grant received from the program to promote or benefit one or more of the following categories: primary or secondary education, youth development, healthcare, housing, community development, the environment, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services, and animal welfare."