Question Preview: Winning Grants Through Social Media Contests

On 11/18/14 we will be joined by Nora Brathol (@NoraNoH8) to talk about social media contests that are used to determine grant recipients.

If you have a blog post or have an article that you would like to share about the concept, we would love for you to do so in the comment section or by using the #grantchat on the social media network of your choice.

Q1: What are some examples of corporations using social media contests to award grants to nonprofits?  #grantchat

Q2: Aside from winning a potential grant, what are the benefits for nonprofits participating in social media contests? #grantchat

Q3: What advice would you give organizations looking to succeed in a social media contest? #grantchat

Q4: Why has there been such an increase in companies looking to crowdsource charitable giving?  #grantchat

Q5: Are supporters experiencing contest fatigue due to the growing # of companies donating to charity via social media contests? #grantchat

Q6: Should npos be concerned about asking volunteers/supporters to surrender personal data in exchange for votes in contests? #grantchat

Q7: Do small nonprofit organizations have a chance at winning grants through social media contests?  #grantchat

Q8: How often should a nonprofit ask supporters to vote in a social media contest? #grantchat

Q9:  Any final advice for #nonprofits looking to #fundraise online via #CSR #SocialMedia contests? #grantchat

Q10: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from helping #nonprofits write winning #socialmedia engagement campaigns?  #grantchat

Looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat co-moderators Diane (@dianehleonard), Jo (@jm_grants) with @smartegrants and @GPANational and guest @NoraNoH8.


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