Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Sasha, Apr 21, 2011.
Ok oh well ill just vote for em, to be safe
Thank You leaves! I appreciate you thinking of us and the kind comments. We are not eligible in this round but will be eligible in the fall when the Chase contest includes smaller organizations.
The lyme community just finished their Lyme Awareness Car Rally in which many from the ME/CFS community participated in. I think they even placed first if I remember correctly.
CALDA (California Lyme Disease Association) would be one of the largest groups to contact, they're already on FB and they have a very large following. I'd do this myself if I could right now.
How to find the leaderboard
The leaderboard can be found by clicking the leaderboard tab just under the big blue hand at the top left of the screen. It's only updated twice a day and seems to be well behind the game at the moment, since votes are accumulating so quickly.
To get a current picture, you can go to the leaderboard and then click on each charity to see how they're doing. It's rather arduous to do that but interesting!
Currently, just checking the top five on the leaderboard, in the order that they appear on the board, their current votes are:
1. Youth Education in the Arts 1220
2. International Wolf Centre 1157
3. Joyful Heart Foundation 727
4. WPI 692
5. Drum Corps 780
So WPI is in 5th place at the moment (possibly lower since I didn't check below that rank on the leaderboard).
Some of these charities sound quite obscure to me (drum corps?) but if they're in the contest they must be big because of the high income criterion this time, so they will all have a lot of supporters.
So if you haven't voted, vote now! And ask your friends to do the same!
Spread the word!
Post an ad online in Craigslist, Gumtree and anywhere else you can think of. Copy this or write your own:
Facebook Users, we need your help! We need volunteers to vote in the Chase Community Giving Contest. The Whittemore Peterson Institute is the only organization doing meaningful research into causation and treatments of all neuro-immune diseases - Lyme, Fibro, MS, Autism, Alzheimers and more.
They need money to continue their research. You can help. Your reward is knowing you are helping some people who are experiencing terrible suffering. The Chase Competition is in America, as is the Whittemore Peterson Institute. Their work is of world-wide benefit.
All you need to do is go on facebook and,
1. Like Chase Community Giving here:http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving
2. Go here and vote for the Whittemore Peterson Institute: http://chasecommunitygiving.contextoptional.com/charities/205904991-whittemore-peterson-institute-fo
The competition runs for the next 12 days, and you can vote every day. Thanks for reading this, now, please, off to facebook.
This is really good stuff, jace - but you can't vote every day! We've each just got 10 votes in this round and can't vote for any charity more than once.
Thank you Sasha and everyone else.
I'm still working on it! But I have another question: Do I have to allow Facebook to "Access my basic information" in order to be allowed to vote?
Dunno! Can anybody help Ritto?
One option might be to just try it without allowing access and seeing if it works. All my Facebook info is false (privacy!) and set up using an email address I just use as a spamcatcher which avoids this sort of dilemma but for normal Facebook users there's all this stuff...
I vaguely remember that you had to allow Facebook share information with an application connected with Chase Community Giving to be allowed take part (it's nearly a year now so I can't remember the details).
Dolphin, you are correct.
The Chase contest is a Facebook application like any other, and you have to hit the button to let the application access your basic info. I can't remember the details, but I remember reading them last year and not seeing anything bad (and I'm a stickler for privacy) - check the contest rules and it's somewhere in there if you're concerned.
Nothing shows up anywhere publicly on Facebook or anywhere else other than you Like the Chase Giving application.
I don't use applications lightly, but if there's an exception, it's Chase Giving.
The leaderboard seems to have been updated quite recently and WPI are a very respectable 5th and the CAA is 16th. Looking good!
Oh I have been making a pest of myself online today! I sent this message to my entire email addressbook:
JPMorgan Chase has given more than $100 million to nonprofit organizations every year for the past five years, focusing on community development, education, and arts and culture. The bank strives to be a catalyst to meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within high-need neighborhoods and communities across the globe. It also supports employee efforts through matching gift and volunteer programs.
Ten Reasons why you should support the WPI on Chase Community Giving:
1 The WPI is the ONLY institute in the world who is dedicated to looking for a cure for neuro-immune diseases such as ME, MS, Autism, fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome. 2 The WPI is the ONLY laboratory in the world who isolated the third human retrovirus, XMRV, in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis 3 The WPI is the ONLY institute that is researching Gulf War Syndrome to give our forces the treatment and respect they deserve 4 The WPI is the ONLY scientists who are pushing Governments for more research and more funding for neuroimmune disease TODAY 5 The WPI is the ONLY team who are making breakthroughs in preventing and treating Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer and Human Herpes Viruses implicated in some forms of cancer 6 The WPI are independent, they are free to follow the most promising lines of enquiry, even if that goes against the current thinking. 7 The WPI need our support to finish their work. Vested interests are strangling public funding for them. 8 The WPI have already built a new, state of the art research lab and clinic, they are ready to do ground breaking translational research into neuro-immune disease. 9 The WPI need our help so they can help find the cure for millions of people. 10 YOU. Anyone can be struck down with MS, ME or lymphoma. You could be next and find there is little funding for your disease. Change this TODAY and vote for the Whittemore Peterson Institute.
With five minutes of your time on facebook, you can give the Whittemore Peterson Institute a chance of winning $500,000! Why?
If you are not a facebook user, this is how to set up an anonymous account
1) Create a new free email account to use with facebook so there is no chance of compromising your existing email account.
2) Create a Facebook page. You need a first name and a last name, but it does not have to be your real first and last name. If Facebook requires info you don't want to give, just make up a fictional answer. Just make sure you give a working email address, because they will verify that.
Then all you need to do is go on facebook and,
1. Like Chase Community Giving here http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving
2. Go here and vote for the Whittemore Peterson Institute: http://chasecommunitygiving.contextoptional.com/charities/205904991-whittemore-peterson-institute-fo or search via the Chase search engine
If you are on a mac, Safari hates facebook apps (it has taste) but Firefox works, if you enable third party cookies. Facebook apps is all I use Firefox for.
Thanks for reading this, now, please, would you share with you friends, and then log on to facebook. Thank you so much xxxx Jane xxxx
Permission to repost, or steal and alter, if you dare!
The leaderboard is currently showing the WPI in 4th place, and the CAA in 18th - we're looking good for the first round!
If you haven't voted yet, please vote!
It's easy to create a Facebook account - and you don't have to give genuine personal details if you're concerned about privacy. Just a few minutes effort can help get big $$$s for ME research!
Frank has provided an excellent video (here) on another thread showing how to vote - I've also added this link to my original post.
Meanwhile, WPI 4th, CAA 19th on the leaderboard...
WPI still holding at 4th, CAA at 17th...
I have posted this to my contesting friends, and have had 6 people tell me that they like the site, but when they try to vote it just tells them to like again. It might be because Facebook had some problems the last couple of days, but have posted the problem on the Chase reviews page
Again, many thanks for all the simplified details of how to vote and set up a fake email address. You have been been very patient with me. I'll let you know when my vote has gone in.
Hi Ritto - sounds like you've had some problems - thanks for sticking with it! Lots of us have problems with doing stuff online - as you can see from the beginning of the thread, I had to edit my instructions a couple of times to get them smooth and other people's comments helped me do it. Any time you ask for help you're helping other people who are having the same problems but are too tired to post a question.
This will be especially helpful when we go to round 2! Absolutely every vote will count then.
I've posted this on the sticky too. Remember, round one ends on the 4th May at midnight, ET, and round two begins on the 19th May and runs for a week. A good ME/CFS awareness day dodge would be to publicize the second round.
If you, like me, want the WPI to win this contest, this page http://getonlinevotes.com/top-10-tips-get-online-votes/ gives tips and this page http://www.contestmob.com/blog/100-ideas-on-how-to-get-votes-for-online-voting-contests/ gives links. To win the big prize, we need to up our game ready for the next round. First round voting ends May 4th, second round is 19th - 26th May. We are likely to get through to the second round, unless we all relax now. Winning the top prize though means doing better than all those healthy kids with loads of facebook friends.
The WPI need the money to get that clinic open and gather some verified results.
Feel free to steal these words, if you're into helping
At last, I've voted for the WPI.
Thanks again for all the help.
You can also try a Google Site Search
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