The CrowdRise Holiday Challenge is the best way ever for organizations to rally their supporters, raise money for their cause, drive engagement, get lots of awesome exposure and, most importantly, raise money for their cause. We said the raise money part twice on purpose.
The Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition launched by craigconnects, Fred and Joanne Wilson, MacAndrews & Forbes and Isaac S. Gindi. They are collectively donating $250,000 to help charitable organizations rally and raise even more money this holiday season.
Everything launched on Tuesday, November 25th at 12:00pm ET and runs through Tuesday, January 6th at 1:59:59pm ET.
In the first week, the Challenge leveraged the crazy awesome Giving Tower and #GivingTuesday to raise over $2 million for so many amazing causes. So great and you can check out the Giving Tower Here.
Some Challenge details...
- The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $100,000 donation
- Second place gets $50,000
- Third gets $25,000
- Fourth gets $10,000
- Fifth gets $5000
And, there will be weekly Bonus Challenges for charities to win up to another $60,000.
The best part of the Challenge is that even if you don't win any of the prize money, you get to keep the money you raise during the campaign. So, so great.
Friendliest reminder that the last day to sign up for the Challenge is December 19th at 5:00pm ET.
Here are the weekly Bonus Challenges that are running throughout the Giving Tower Holiday Challenge for organizations to win. They are such a great way to rally your supporters through the Challenge. And, they're fun.
We'll be making updates here throughout the Challenge with the organizations that are entered in each Bonus Challenge and the Bonus Challenge leaders so please check back here often to see how your team is doing and to see if you won it all.
And if you have questions about your standings or anything else in the world, please Email Us and we'll dig in.
Surprise Bonus Challenge winners...
Ballet Tech Foundation wins $4000
HARBORING HEARTS wins $1000
THE CHALLENGE IS OVER
Ended January 6th at 1:59:59pm ET
Please note that our mean lawyer is making us say that the weekly Bonus Challenges are subject to change. So, you can't be mad at us if they do.
Bonus Challenge One
NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 3
Starts: 12pm ET
Ends: 12pm ET
The organization that raises the most this week will get $10,000
DECEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 30
Starts: 2pm ET
Ends: 12pm ET
Rock Paper Scissors. Every charity that raises at least $250 this week will get entered for a chance to play Rock Paper Scissors. Two organizations will be randomly chosen to play. The winner of the Rock Paper Scissors match will get $5000 and a custom homepage on CrowdRise. The loser will get $1000 and a mess of Lucky Charms. For real.
Rules Winners: Bridges to Prosperity and Alley Cat Rescue
SURPRISE BONUS CHALLENGE
January 2 - JANUARY 6
Starts: 2pm ET
*Ends: 1:59:59PM when the Challenge is over
Every organization that raises at least $100 this week will get entered for a chance to win $1000, and every organization that raises at least $400 will get entered for a chance to win $4000
Rules Note: If your organization raises $400 or more, you'll be entered to win both prizes Winners: Harboring Hearts wins $1000 and Ballet Tech Foundation wins $4000
Bonus Challenge Six
DECEMBER 30 - JANUARY 6*
Starts: 2pm ET
*Ends: 1:59:59PM when the Challenge is over or earlier if there are no more $50 matches available
The next 140 donations of $50 or more will get a $50 match
The winners of the six Bonus Challenges will get a really awesome email or phone call after each weekly Bonus Challenge ends. In addition, we'll be posting the winners in this tab so please check back weekly after the Bonus Challenges are over. You can also Email Us for a winners list and we'll get back to you so fast.
The CrowdRise Giving Tower Holiday Challenge is the best way ever for organizations to rally their supporters, raise money for their cause, drive engagement, get lots of awesome exposure and, most importantly, raise money for their cause. We said the raise money part twice on purpose.
And, this year we're doing something really crazy huge on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, as a part of the Challenge. We can't give away all the details quite yet but let's just say that it's so awesome that organizations like The NFL, March of Dimes, Robin Hood, Uber, 92Y, Eventbrite, It Gets Better, UNICEF, United Airlines and The UN Foundation are all involved. It’s going to be massive. And tall. And really amazing. Even if you don't win a grand prize, you get to keep the money you raise. So, so awesome.
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.
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