$500 For Your Nonprofit!

This entry to the One Post Challenge comes from the anonymous fundraiser who runs the blog Don’t Tell The Donor. If you’ve been forwarded this post, I vouch for the fact that the $500 is real and will be given to the winner. You can read about the details of this contest here. I would like to note that the winner is the post with the largest number of people posting a comment, not the most comments. So no need to post multiple comments from the same person.

By “a fundraiser”

I’m the anonymous fundraiser who runs the blog DontTellTheDonor.org and I am thrilled to be published on Tactical Philanthropy as part of Sean’s One-Post Challenge. I have also noticed the same tendency Sean cites that if we can encourage readers to leave just one comment – it can be a springboard for a rapid and engaging discussion.

My blog tries to inject a daily dose of humor into fundraising news stories… sometimes I get my hands on a juicy piece of gossip that makes its way from development office to development office… but my real love is for the profession of fundraising and the opportunity my day job gives me to connect people to the causes they believe in. I love providing opportunities for donors to give.

Therefore, I am going to use Sean’s “One Post Challenge” to demonstrate the power of fundraisers who understand the online world. Blogging is not about talking AT PEOPLE, it’s about making readers part of the story and giving them a reason to be engaged. I am going to attempt to win this first annual one post challenge by turning this contest on it’s very head.

I need your help… and I promise to try and make it worth your time.

The blogger who gets the most comments to their post will win a $500 “Good Card”, the new “gift card” from Network for Good that let’s the receiver make a grant to the nonprofit of their choice.

If I win, I will give the $500 to the charity named by the most people in the comments to this post. For example, if you are reading this post and you want me to give the $500 to your local Habitat for Humanity or your neighbor’s animal rescue – simply post a comment with the name of that charity. I hope to encourage people who love charities to visit this website and leave a comment.

Maybe I’m being conservative, but I think I would need 50 comments on this post in order to win the contest… and there will probably be a dozen different charities with varying level of votes… so, technically a plurality of 10 comments for one non-profit could win your favorite group a $500 donation. It’s that easy.
Forward this post to your friends and co-workers and encourage them to post a comment on my form and you could be a hero for your favorite charity

700 Comments

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  1. Rick Gentry says:

    Over at Greenpeace we follow Don’t Tell the Donor through an RSS feed to our Fundraising Intranet – never miss reading.

  2. I vote for Pride At Work, an amazing labor organization.

  3. Howie Klein says:

    Give the money to Pride at Work

  4. Lane Hudson says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Pride At Work has been a leader at building alliances in the movement for equal rights. They do fantastic work on a small budget!

  5. Pride At Work deserves the money as a great organization striving for workplace equality.

  6. Tally one more for Pride At Work!

  7. Eric Francis says:

    Give the money to Pride at Work! This is a worthwhile venture. Make it happen. Love from Planet Waves, queer friendly astrology.

  8. Scholars and Rogues says:

    “Give the money to Pride at Work”

    What he said.

  9. David Edwards says:

    My vote is for Pride at Work

  10. Kyle DeVries says:

    Pride at Work has done a lot of great work lately. I agree with everyone here. You should give the money to Pride at Work

  11. Kenneth Hill says:

    Casting a vote for Pride at Work.

  12. NG says:

    What they said: Pride At Work.

  13. Erica J says:

    I vote for Autism Speaks

  14. Steve says:

    Autism Speaks

  15. Chris says:

    I support the money going to PRIDE AT WORK..yes!

  16. Scott Feinman says:

    I support PRIDE AT WORK!

  17. tj says:

    I vote for Pride at Work

  18. Jennifer says:

    I vote for the West Philly Tool Lending Library. They are a gerat organization.

  19. Brandon says:

    I vote for Pride At Work.

  20. Fureigh says:

    Put one more down for Pride at Work.

  21. Lane Smith says:

    Give the money to Pride at Work!!

  22. J Israel says:

    Pride at Work sounds good to me.

  23. Kevin Ballie says:

    Hands Down Supporter of Pride At Work! They deserve the much needed funding for their underrecognized work.

  24. william harper says:

    hi my name is will and i want to say that mrc of detroit is doing some groundbreaking work here and in the surrounding area!

  25. Andrew Standish says:

    I vote for Pride at Work!

  26. Evan says:

    Casting a vote for Pride at Work.

  27. Tariq Aziz says:

    I cast my vote for PRIDE at WORK, which has been doing amazing work!

  28. John Muller says:

    I support PRIDE at work

  29. Nicholas Burkett says:

    No question. Pride at Work. Give the cash to Pride at Work.

  30. Joe says:

    1 more vote for pride at work!

  31. Dan says:

    One more for Pride at Work!

  32. Mike says:

    Give it to pride at work

  33. james says:

    i vote for pride at work.

  34. Kyle says:

    I support the prize going to PRIDE AT WORK

  35. mykull says:

    Another vote for Pride at Work!

  36. ohiostreetjoe says:

    Here’s a comment for “Pride At Work”

    Everyone stay strong and proud.

  37. Gates Keeper says:

    Well I was going to ask how we could know you were REALLY a fundraiser if your blog is anonymous. But now I can see that you really are a fundraiser. Why not give to the Gates Foundation?

    http://tacticalphilanthropy.com/2007/11/blogging-anonymously

  38. Tom Smithh says:

    Great cause. I vote for the $ 500 for Pride at Work

  39. Brian Crawford says:

    i say give it to pride at work

  40. L Morgan says:

    i vote for pride at work

  41. Steve says:

    I support PRIDE AT WORK.

  42. Scott says:

    I support PRIDE AT WORK!

  43. Dave says:

    I support Pride At Work!

  44. Jo says:

    I agree that Pride At Work is a dynamic organization that operates by and for working people. Pride At Work has my vote.

    Also, thanks for running this contest in this manner. Very fun!!!

  45. DEM says:

    I received the Pride at Work newsletter for several years. They do great things and have my vote.

  46. jb says:

    i know the folks at pride at work- they are good people!

  47. harry says:

    I would like to intern at pride at work.

  48. Steve F says:

    I think the money should go to the West Philly Tool Lending Library.

  49. Jo says:

    Harry: To intern at Pride At Work write to Jeremy at jbishop@aflcio.org.

    Good Luck.

  50. Sarah says:

    I want the money to go to Pride At Work.

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