May 24, 2017
From June 12-18, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) will host its annual web-based contest for charities who have registered to participate in its upcoming WCCF Gives day of giving. The winning organizations will receive a total of $5,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.
Members of the community are encouraged to visit www.wccfgives.org, go to the "Charity Search" section of the site, and click on the charity profile pages of their favorite WCCF Gives participants to cast their votes. Contest participants may cast a vote for more than one charity and cast more than one vote for the same charity by using multiple devices. The charity who receives the most unique pageviews during the contest period will receive a $3,000 unrestricted grant.
Additionally, the WCCF will use the contest results to distribute four $500 unrestricted grants based on a lottery. Each charity will receive one chance for each unique pageview, so the more unique pageviews a charity receives, the more chances that charity will have in the lottery. A computer program will choose the lottery winners at random.
“The ‘Clicks for Cash’ contest, which was developed to help our WCCF Gives charities practice their promotions for the day of giving event, has brought thousands of individuals to www.wccfgives.org. We have seen that many of the charities who performed well in the contest have also performed well on Gives day,” remarked Betsie Trew, WCCF President & CEO. “Everyone in the community is invited to help their favorite charities win a grant through ‘Clicks for Cash’ by visiting the charity profile pages on the WCCF Gives site beginning June 12. Voting is easy, fast, and fun.”
Qualified 501(c)(3) charities that have not yet registered for WCCF Gives are encouraged to do so by June 1 so that they may participate in both the day of giving and the “Clicks for Cash” contest. No registrations will be accepted after the June 1 deadline. For complete criteria and the registration form, please visit www.wccfgives.org.