The Challenge is over with over $3.4 Million to go to so many amazing causes.
The Grand Prize winners are Pratham USA, OneVoice, CDI, ARZU and Saude Crianca
Bonus Challenge #1 Winner is Mothers2Mothers
Bonus Challenge #2 Winner is Pratham USA
Bonus Challenge #3... 30 orgs won $1000
Bonus Challenge #4 Winners are Amazon Conservation Team, ARZU and Pratham USA
Bonus Challenge #5 Winner is Search for Common Ground
Bonus Challenge #6 Winner is Saude Crianca
Bonus Challenge #7 Winner is GoodWeave
The Win a Trip Anywhere goes to Amazon Conservation Team and Saude Crianca
Bonus Challenge #8 and the last minute match are over... check your email soon to see if you're a winner
The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with The Huffington Post, has launched the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge to provide some of the world's leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds.
Organizations participating in the Challenge are recipients of the "Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship" and represent some of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the world. Working on the frontlines, social entrepreneurs fight disease, poverty, and injustice with their innovative approaches, proving that health care, education, and basic needs can be delivered efficiently and equitably, that sustainability trumps depletion, and that large-scale impact is possible.
The Challenge has the potential to leverage up to $1 million in prize funding from the Skoll Foundation, including $250,000 in dedicated prize money through daily and weekly challenges and up to $750,000 in additional matching funds to be shared equally by all participants as fundraising thresholds are reached during the campaign. See “Challenge Rules” below for more information on prizes and matching funds.
The Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge will run from September 30 at 12:00pm ET through November 22 at 11:59:59am ET.
Throughout the Challenge, our partner, The Huffington Post, will also be giving away prizes and featuring your organization with front page blog posts, shout-outs through their massive networks and more.
Here’s how it works…
Raise $1,000, Get HuffPost Impact to tweet about you
Raise $2,000, Get HuffPost Impact to post about you on Facebook
Raise $2,500, Get a Friday Follow on Twitter from Arianna Huffington (1.1m+ followers)
Raise $5,000, Get Arianna to tweet about your gala and/or article
Raise $7,500, Get a Blog featured on HuffPost Impact
Raise $10,000, Get Arianna to post your event and/or article on Facebook and get a tour of the HuffPost newsroom in New York City
Raise $15,000, Get HuffPost Impact to tweet about you 10 times
Raise $25,000, Get HuffPost Impact to splash your blog on its "Opportunity: What is Working" section and receive a signed copy of "On Becoming Fearless… in Love, Work and Life" by Arianna Huffington
Raise $30,000, Get HuffPost main (2m+ followers) and Arianna to tweet about you 10 times over the period of one year and have 1 blog appear on the HuffPost’s front page over the period of one year
Raise $40,000, Get a Blog featured on HuffPost’s front page 5 times over the period of one year
Raise $50,000, Get all of the above with 5 additional blogs on HuffPost’s front page (10 total), one year of mentorship from HuffPost’s Impact team, and a dedicated blog series curated by HuffPost's editors with a theme of your choice
Raise $75,000, Get a month-long dedicated blog series on the theme of your choice, curated by Executive Impact Editor Lance Gould
Raise $125,000, Get a workshop with HuffPost’s social media team on how to optimize your organization's social media strategy and a workshop from HuffPost’s PR team on PR best practices
Raise money online for a cause and create personal fundraisers for charity. Crowdrise is an innovative, cost-effective online fundraising website for individual fundraisers, non-profit fundraising and event fundraising. Raise money online for charity and have the most fun in the world while doing it.
It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is.
You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Here's what we're thinking...While your first picture is uploading think about someone you want to kiss. When you upload your second pic think about one friend who you can beat in a race. On your third photo upload think about your favorite food that begins with the letter H. While your fourth picture is uploading think about how great it would be if you were a world class breakdancer. While your fifth picture is uploading try to think of the best candy to eat if you were a mime spending a month in New Zealand. If you upload a sixth and seventh picture please just read all of this again.
We're setting up your Fundraiser page right now. It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 27 seconds.