TribeHR and Impact99 Launch Contest to Showcase Nonprofit Innovation
September 6, 2011

TribeHR Corp., a leading social human resources platform for small and medium business, and Impact99, organizers of the first Canadian social media and HR conference, announced the Innovate for Impact contest. The contest, which is open to nonprofit organizations in Canada and the U.S., is designed to showcase and share the innovation that takes place in today’s nonprofit workplace. Innovate for Impact is sponsored by the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector and Capacity Waterloo Region.

Toyota 100 Cars For Good Program Delivers First Cars to Winning Organizations
August 16, 2011

Toyota is set to deliver the first three vehicles to winners of its “100 Cars for Good” program. 100 Cars for Good is a major new philanthropic program from Toyota that is awarding 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations over the course of 100 days, based on votes from the public.

Toyota kicks off the vehicle deliveries by awarding vehicles to representatives of the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children and Sol Collective.

Southwest Airlines Announces Second 10 Winners for Ticket Giveaway
August 3, 2011

Last week, Southwest Airlines announced its first set of 10 winners for the 1,600 ticket giveaway in honor of Southwest’s 40th anniversary to spread the LUV even further to the communities we serve. The second set of 10 winners were announced: American Association of Blacks in Energy, Home Front Hearts, Aguila Youth Leadership Institute, National Federation of the Blind, Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, 1N10, National Park Foundation, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment, Team Rubicon and Urban Health Plan.

A Contest’s Prize Draws Lots of Entries as Well as Facebook Fans
July 28, 2011

Many charities run contests to attract followers to their Facebook pages. But the big challenge is what prize to offer the winners. And how do you connect that prize to the organization’s mission? ChildFund International, a child sponsorship charity that works in 31 countries, faced those questions and came up with a solution that appealed to some of its biggest supporters.

So the charity’s “Experience of a Lifetime” contest, which ends July 31, will give one person the chance to travel and meet the child he or she sponsors through ChildFund’s programs.

Rare Barrel of Kentucky Bourbon Lifts Nonprofit Spirits With $1,000 Bottle
July 26, 2011

Buffalo Trace Distillery wants to give a piece of history to charities. It’s offering nonprofits 174 bottles of Kentucky straight bourbon aged for 11 years in its Millennium Barrel and bottled on Dec. 31, 1999.

Nonprofits have until midnight New York time tonight, July 26, to request a bottle of Millennium bourbon. If chosen, organizations must auction it off for charity by Dec. 31. More than 150 charities have signed up, and Kris Comstock, Buffalo Trace’s brand manager, said the bottles could fetch bids of $1,000 each or more.

Southwest Airlines to Give Away 1,600 Roundtrip Tickets to 40 Nonprofits
July 13, 2011

Southwest Airlines celebrates the airline's 40th year of service and commitment to the communities where its customers work and live by giving 40 deserving nonprofit organizations the chance to win 40 roundtrip tickets each. Nonprofit organizations focused on community initiatives that concentrate on education, diversity, military, environment, or families facing serious illness will share their stories and explain how they will use the 40 tickets to achieve their missions in the community.