Vote Now To Strengthen Nonprofits

Oct 6, 2011 8:00 PM ET

Alice Korngold's Blog

Vote early and often to tell American Express where to spend their philanthropic dollars.  Choose from among 25 meaningful historic sites that are also vital community centers in the Twin Cities--from providing arts programming to addressing social justice. The deadline is Wednesday, October 12. 

The winning nonprofit will get the largest share of a $1 million pot, but five years of experience with this AmEx contest shows that the winners along with many of the competitors will gain additional benefits as well.  By mobilizing support to participate in past contests, many of the nonprofits transformed their organizational capacity, including building better boards and expanding their fundraising bases. Additionally, 17 of the 25 Boston competitors joined forces after the 2009 competition to create an ongoing campaign to increase attendance and participation in their events and programs.

See more here on Fast Company...

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