Have you ever wanted to give money or services to a charity but you just didn't have the time or the cash to be able to do that? Well, now you and I have no excuses since CommuniCause has now launched and all you have to do is either enter the information on the website or tweet a special hashtag.
CommuniCause is "a campaign that gives America the opportunity to vote online for their favorite 501c3 non profit to win a $25,000 social media makeover" which I think is a great idea since most charities I know are struggling just to keep things going and barely have any type of web presence. By winning this type of contest it allows a charity to get into an arena they possibly never would have been able to enter and really get their name and message out there.
I need your suggestions of charities since I don't know which charity I should nominate/vote for (I hardly know of any charities). Could you, my readers suggest charities in the comments as well as vote on CommuniCause? Once I choose the charity, I'll add the CommuniCause banner to this site so everybody can see it.
My loose criteria for a charity:
- It should help children
- I would prefer it to be non-religious
- It shouldn't be superfluous
- In the state of Florida would be nice but not required
"Isn't your blog post just a contest for a contest?" No, I just need help in finding charities out there, I'll admit it, I only know a few charities and I need to expand my horizons. I highly encourage you to go to the actual CommuniCause website and vote for your charity but I also want you to come back here and educate me about the charities.
Disclaimer: I am a MindComet employee (MindComet is the company that is donating the $25,000 of Social Media services) and I'll probably be posting more than one post about CommuniCause over the next few months.