How Do Prize Pledges Work?
Let’s say my business wants to donate a total of $100 on the Big Day of Giving. I can pledge that $100. to whichever group has the most amount of money by noon on the Big Day of Giving. Once you make the pledge we will help it go a bit viral. Each group will be using it in their promotions. Each group will WANT to win that $100 and will keep posting a running tally as they get there – if it is close this can be very exciting! Once a group wins, your pledge continues to be announced in thank you’s throughout the day and after the event. It is a lot of great promotion for you and helps a very good cause – and even though you may not actually be donating to each individual group with a contest like this you are HELPING them by bringing attention to them – which is a big part of social media campaigns and a win all around!
I am assisting with the virtual campaigns of all three groups so if you do choose to do a pledge for a certain time I will contact each organization directly after your time expires and confirm tallies – I will then notify you and you can then go on line to the winner’s page at www.bigdayofgiving.org
and make your pledge payment. We will, of course, create memes congratulating the winner and thanking you! You may use copies of the memes for your organization in newsletters, social media, etc..
I track how this particular virtual campaign goes by using hashtags like #BDOG2017 – enter it and check out some of the cool meme’s. This really is a rather fun and exciting fund raiser. If you are thinking about dipping your toes into social media to help promote your business this is a fun way to do it.
Matching funds are also always a win/win! You can make a pledge to each group separately, or do as Golden One has done and offer a Matching Fund Pool.
With a virtual fund raiser social engagement is the name of the game! Contests are always a blast. Check out our Top Dog Of Foresthill Contest
Whichever way you choose to donate we will include your organization in all future promos… we will create memes (such as the one created here for Golden 1) to use on Facebook, Twitter and in our e-newsletters.
We will be happy to help you come up with the perfect plan for your pledge.
Thanks for your consideration!
on behalf of Elijah’s Jar, The Foresthill Swimming Pool, and the Foresthill Friends of the Library