Friday, October 19, 2007

Online NPO Video Competitions: $1,000 For those who give a damn, $25,000 for those who give a bit more...


Two interesting video contests for those of you who, you know....

Give a Damn :: GOOD :: MOLI ::

"One year ago GOOD magazine launched for people like us – people who give a damn. Since then, GOOD has been a beacon for all of us who dream of a better world – and especially for those of us who are taking action to bring change.

"MOLI.com wants to know what YOU give a damn about, and wants to help you tell the world.

"Tell us: * What do you give a damn about and why? * What are you doing about it? * How should others who give a damn about this issue get involved?

"The “___ Like You Give a Damn!” Video Project will be featured in October on MOLI.com/giveadamn, where viewers can comment on which projects are most important to them and why.

"At the end of the month (October), MOLI and GOOD will select a “winning” issue or organization to spotlight.

"And MOLI.com will donate $1,000 to the winning cause."

Trent Stamp's Take: What Do You Stand For?

"Our friends over at Google wanted me to share with my readers a cause-driven contest being sponsored by MGM and supported by Google and YouTube in anticipation of the new Redford/Streep/Cruise film, Lions for Lambs. They're asking you to submit a short video explaining an issue you're passionate about. The winner gets a nice chunk of cash to give to your favorite reputable charity.

"Yes, I know it's a marketing ploy. And yes, I know that the pay-out ($25,000) is less than what MGM would pay to run a single ad on commercial television. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a cool idea. Check it out. Tell the world what you're fighting for. Maybe you'll win. Probably you won't. But I believe that by being bold enough to tell the world what you believe in, and what you're willing to stand for, you've already won."

http://www.youtube.com/lionsforlambs