Holiday Giving Contest

Holiday Giving Contest

Beliefnet Holiday Giving Contest 2007

Help a cause that's important to you this season--and get your chosen charity a bonus if you win! You can use your Beliefnet Donation Badge to raise awareness and money for a charity, cause or house of worship that's close to your heart. This month, Beliefnet will donate $1000 to the charity of the top fundraiser in the community. So create your badge, officially submit your entry here, and then spread the word so your friends and family know to support your cause.

Here's how to get started:

1. Join the Beliefnet Community
If you're not already a Beliefnet member, create your profile now at (or log into your profile if you already have an account). Once you have a profile, you'll be able to create a badge and put it in the correct place on your page.

2. Sign Up for a Badge
Go to Network for Good to create a Donation Badge
for your profile page and to share around the web. (Note: Our partner Network for Good refers to the Donation Badges as Charity Badges.) If you already have a Donation Badge on your profile page, you don't need to create a new one--just let us know about it!

3. Choose Your Cause or Charity
Choose a valid nonprofit organization, charity, or house of worship from the search tool provided by Network for Good. You can search by title, keyword and/or location.

4. Design Your Badge
Customize your Donation Badge by filling in the fields provided to describe the cause and upload a photo that best represents your cause. You can also offer a helpful link to a video about the cause that will launch off of your badge.

5. Preview the Donation Badge
Preview and/or edit your Donation Badge, adding
tags if you like.

6. Review the Terms & Conditions
Be sure to read and check the "Terms & Conditions" for using badges.

7. Place Your Badge in Your Beliefnet Profile
Grab the code from the top field on the page titled "Start Using Your Charity Badge," and then return to your Profile page. On your My Home page or Profile page, click the edit button, and then select the Donation Badge tab. Paste the code into the blank field, and save. Your new badge will automatically appear on your page.

You can also email a link provided for the badge to your friends and family and/or embed the badge in your journal or on other sites.

8. Officially Enter the Contest
Please post the name of your charity or cause in the Holiday Giving Contest forum to let us know that you're entering the contest.

Then you'll be ready to start fundraising!

Need inspiration? Check out these members' donation badges:

  • Gramma Wenni
    Raising money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

  • Dustin
    Raising money for Project HOPE

  • mainecaptain
    Raising money for the Waldo County Humane Society

  • Jd70
    Raising money for the American Cancer Society

  • GodIsLove
    Raising money for the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska

  • Pam34
    Raising money for the Nature Conservancy

  • InfamousTPM
    Raising money for ICNA Relief USA Programs

  • Steven Waldman
    Raising money for the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

    >>Start Fundraising Now!<<

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