#MyGivingStory was a minimum viable contest run by the GivingTuesday team from November 2nd through December 1st 2015.
The storytelling contests asked everyday givers “what organization inspires you to give and why.” The contest was run on Facebook through the Woobox platform which enabled GivingTuesday to quickly set up the contest.
The top 15 stories by votes went to a panel of judges for final selection including: Greg Baldwin (president, VolunteerMatch), Beth Kanter (nonprofit social media expert), Peter Koechly (co-founder, Upworthy), and Perla Ni (founder and CEO, GreatNonprofits). Six winners received $5K, $3K, and $1K grants for the non profit organizations (NPOs) featured as well as GlobalGiving gift cards (see appendix for winning submissions).
Select coverage from Philanthropy.com and NonProfitQuarterly was received, but minimal time and effort was spent in overall promotion. Verified stories are in the process of being transferred to greatnonprofits.org for long term sustainability.
Read the full report below.