Guess what? GuideStar and KIMBIA have teamed up again this giving season for another contest! If your organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity or private operating foundation then it could be eligible to win $5000 in the GuideStar-KIMBIA 2011 Giving Contest. The contest runs from November 1 to December 31. Here’s how to participate:
1. Be a GuideStar Exchange Seal holder by November 15, 2011
2. Register for the contest
3. Get the most number of donations through your GuideStar profile between November 1 and December 31, 2011.*
Why is being a GuideStar Exchange Seal holder important?
Every day, thousands of people come to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofits and many are donors and grantmakers seeking the full story about your organization. The GuideStar Exchange is a program designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters.
The GuideStar Exchange Seal appears on the profiles of nonprofits that have updated their information to the fullest. These nonprofits have made a commitment to transparency by taking the time to claim their nonprofit profiles and update all Seal level fields.
Update your nonprofit profile by November 15, 2011 to be eligible for the contest.
Register for the Contest
It’s as simple as that! Register your 501(c)(3) public charity or private operating foundation to participate in the contest.
Get the Most Number of Donations
Let’s be clear. The most number of donations. Not the most money. And the donations must be through the KIMBIA donation form on your organization’s GuideStar profile. Donors must click on the yellow donation button on your profile and use the form to donate to your organization. Only these donations will be counted towards the contest.
KIMBIA is our donation partner. KIMBIA gives cause organizations the power to improve and optimize their existing online fundraising and event efforts. Their platform and their people help nonprofits create the best solutions for their best intentions. Every day, thousands of cause organizations use the KIMBIA platform and services to collect funds, register participants, and motivate advocates, anywhere online. Learn more
We hope that you join in on the commitment to transparency and in return get a jump start on your fundraising for this Giving Season.
Here are more resources to help you get started today:
- Learn more about the contest
- Read the official rules
- Update your profile
- NEW! GX Connects Online Community - an online community providing advice and support
- GuideStar Exchange Introduction Video (NEW)
- Tutorial Video
- GuideStar Exchange Checklist
- Webinar Recording and Presentation: Why It’s Important For You to Be a Part of the GuideStar Exchange
- FAQs from the GuideStar Exchange Webinar