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The BIG CHASE: funding US ME/CFS non-profits

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Frank, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I cannot get the voting to work? How many votes did we begin with? I have 10 left no matter how many organizations I hit the "vote & share" button on. I'm getting what looks like a pop-up window which disappears immediately. I set my browser to allow from that site, but it didn't seem to make a difference. Cookies are also enabled.

    Dr. A Martin Lerner's foundation is there, with only 48 votes.

    I don't like the "allow access to my friends list and other info" either, but I do know that all facebook apps do this. I think they should change the way applications work, because many people will not use apps at all because of this.
  3. Tuha

    Tuha Senior Member

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    Does the Lerners foundation fit all the criteries?
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    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I assume it wouldn't be on the list if it didn't
  5. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    No, unfortunately, one can't assume that. I'm fairly sure the NJCFSA doesn't have a turnover of $1m or more.

    Have you "liked" Chase Community Giving?
  6. Tuha

    Tuha Senior Member

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    I am not sure - I can also see there NEW JERSEY CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION INC - they have around 90 votes - I doubt that they have budget more than 1 mil. - they were in the competition last year (budget under 1 mil.)
    Is it really sure that from ME/ CFS organisations only WPI and CAA fit the criteries?
  7. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    interesting, they can be on the list when not qualifying? that makes things rough for us.

    yes, I've "liked" Chase Community Giving
  8. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Have another browser you could try (or install)?
  9. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    yes, I could try that. I think you said that a minute ago and I forgot what I was doing. :)
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    beesknees Senior Member

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    Are you using firefox? I've heard people say they couldn't use it with Firefox.
  11. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I was using mozilla firefox, but now I've tried IE and it worked! Thank you!

    anyone decide whether Lerner's organization qualifies?
  12. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    Look at the bottom left corner - See where it says welcome - can you click on sign in?

    http://www.refresheverything.ca/bigheartrescue
  13. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Well, given I have 8 votes left, I've voted for it (search for Lerner in search box). It's actually at 50 votes. Maybe somebody could check Guidestar to see whether the turnover is over $1m. It would be a real shame if a nonprofit like this missed out when it was eligible.
  14. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    What the CAA etc will spend the money on:
    Presumably there will be clarity on the issue when the "big idea" comes out:
    I imagine they'll have to say it's for their research fund as it would take a very big project to spend $500,000. But I don't know.
  15. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    There is no financial information in Guidestar, which lists the founding year as 2010 (is that true?)

    Enterovirus foundation is also on Chase and has 1 vote. No financials on guidestar, which lists the founding year as 2009.
  16. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Well done for looking. I suppose the thing to do is to contact them and see if there is a chance either is eligible i.e. get an idea of their turnover. Have a lot of work to do myself (can be slow to do it!) so would prefer if others did this. Will promote if there's a chance one or both is eligible.
  17. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    I don't think I asked that out loud... can you read my mind? :D
  18. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    how many can win? or are we going for awareness by promoting as many ME/neuroimmune/infectious orgs as possible?
  19. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Yes, all sorts of stuff in there!
  20. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I don't see any evidence there's any limit.

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