3banana Kicks Off "Share To Win" Contest To Help Non-Profits To Spread Their Message And Win $10,000 In Donations
San Francisco, Calif., August 18, 2009 — 3banana Inc., a leading
innovator of mobile information capture solutions, today launched
"Share to Win", a contest designed to push the boundaries of the social
Internet while helping health, environment and education focused
non-profit organizations raise money and exposure for their respective
According to a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana
University, fundraising confidence is at 10-year low and "more than 93
percent of fundraisers said the economy is having a negative impact on
fundraising." The 3banana Share to Win campaign gives causes a way to
reach out to supporters and share their mission. Causes that generate
the most votes can win one of five prizes totaling $10,000 in
"We know that it is a very tough fundraising environment out there
right now," said Steve Brown, CEO of 3banana. "It's tough even to ask
for donations, knowing that people are really pulling back. With our
Share to Win contest, non-profits have a way of spreading their ideas
and recruiting supporters without asking them for any money."
Voting begins at midnight on Sunday, August 22, 2009. Any 501(c)3
health, environment and education focused non-profit organization can
enter the 3banana Share to Win contest by creating a free account at
http://3banana.com and writing a note that answers the simple question:
"Why should people pay attention to our cause?" After saving the note,
3banana will assign it unique private web address that can be easily
shared via e-mail or social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook.
The non-profit causes that collect the most comments on their note from
unique users will win. Voting will end on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at
"We're doing this because we care about health, environmental and
educational causes ourselves," continued Brown, "and because we think
that people who care about these causes also might like our product, a
way to capture and share more information from the world around you.
Rather than spending our marketing money, we figured we could invest it
in a few good causes."