EVENT DATE: Nov 28, 2011
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jan 13, 2012
Palindrome Advisors is a nonprofit that changes how leaders give back...and helps thousands of nonprofits in the process. We are the "match.com" for elite industry leaders (our Advisors) and nonprofit partners looking for board members. Matching our Advisors with nonprofit boards is done through a carefully screened and highly selective process. But, we're still a start-up and a nonprofit. Meaning we do the matching, screening, selection (and monthly events in every major city in the US like this education focused salon) for free. We've received more nonprofits applications that we can support and already matched, placed, and had 75 Advisors ATTEND their first nonprofit board meeting through Palindrome's work over the last 6 months. To sustain and expand the nonprofits and our community we need your support. Help us help thousands of nonprofits! Don't think of it as a donation...think of it as an investment in the future of philanthropy.
We're not your typical nonprofit, so instead of holding rubber-chicken plate and boring speech fundraisers (our events and salons are about connecting and learning, not money) we are leveraging the generosity of some of amazing Advisors and Corporate Sponsors to create an fun online fundraiser - the Palindrome Holiday Drive-A-Thon - with some amazing prizes (check out the photos on the page for a tease)!
Here's the easiest way to help:
Prizes! Every week of the drive-a-thon, from December 1st, 2011 through January 13th, 2012, we will be adding new awesome prizes, so stay tuned...and stay involved by spreading the word or joining/creating a team (more on that below). We'll be announcing prizes and winners as we go. You noticed we asked you for your t-shirt size...hint hint. :)
By the way, there is a guaranteed prize for everyone! Anyone that donates $10 or more will INSTANTLY win an invite to plyfe, which is an exclusive, super-duper, and invite-only digital rewards platform that just came blasting out of stealth mode. plyfe is short for "play life" - with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and redeemable points for products or other prizes - you get points for doing what you're already going online. Nifty eh?
Till Jan 13th, 2012 - donate $200 or more and win the chance for a 2 night stay at the all new Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas including a VIP experience in the newest and hottest nightclub RPM. Your VIP experience will include a free bottle of champagne in a VIP booth at RPM Nightclub. See the picture on the bottom left, this could be you!
Also, anyone that donates $250 or more via Crowdrise will automatically get 1 ticket to Zaw's famous CES party in January.
Another prize! anyone that donates $25 or more before Dec 15th will be eligible to win a customer Palindrome engraged iPad2, which we'll sent you just in time for the Holidays.
Team Prizes are the Biggest and Best!- The first Team to raise $5,000 will be entered into a drawing for a Limited Edition San Francisco 49ers football signed by coach Jon Harbaugh. NFC West Champions and playoff bound! Only 500 of these exist and are not for public sale! All people that have donated $10 or more and are part of that first Team to $5,000, will be eligibile to win, but there will only be one individual winner, so choose or create a team yourself and get the word out! There will also be a even cooler mystery prize for the Team Leader.
Why be part of a team? It's all about virality! Teams are friendly competitions to see which groups of people can raise the most money. You donate $25 and recruit 10 friends to your team. They each donate $25 and recruit 10 friends who donate $25...if our math skills are right that's $2,775 for your initial donation of $25!
So, just to sum up:
Lastly, if you're new to Palindrome and are interested in joining as an Advisor, becoming a Nonprofit Partner, a Startup, a Corporate Sponsor, or anything else, please let us know. For people that want to join as new Advisors, your donation(s) will be counted towards your Palindrome Pledge if you are accepted into the program. More info and thanks to our many friends that helped us put this together here!