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Guest Post: Social Actions Roundup #22

Online giving markets and other websites that facilitate online action hit the ground running in 2009. Below is our latest weekly round-up of news and recent discoveries.

News Roundup

Recent Discoveries

Social Actions News

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Policypitch was a December 2008 Ideablob.com Finalist!

Policypitch.com made it as a December 2008 Ideablob Finalist!

First off, thanks to everyone that came out and voted for us and spread the word!  The competition lasted 4 months – from our first Sprint in September to the Final Showdown in December.  Although we did not win the $10,000 Grand Prize, entering the competition was certainly worth it.  We received lots of comments on the concept and good advice for improving the website and moving it forward.  Additionally, being displayed on the ideablob homepage for 3 months as an overall “leading vote getter”  really helped generate traffic for PolicyPitch.

Thanks to Ideablob, especially Will Robinson for the help, and to all the voters out there who came out to support us!

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funding opportunities for young social entrepreneurs

Ashoka Youth Venture has launched two new contests supporting social entrepreneurship for young people.  The @15 Challenge, in partnership with Best Buy, offers 15 social entrepenerurs the chance for $10,000 in seed money.  Participants submit entries and the public votes.  In addition, the Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition offers several different prizes up to $1,000 for each business.  These are both great examples of crowdsourcing applied to business competitions.  Also check out Ideablob , the original crowdsourcing business idea competition.

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PolicyPitch finishes 3rd in Ideablob Competition

(Originally posted Monday, September 15)

Policypitch was entered into the Ideablob competition to win $10,000 last week.  We needed to get into the top 2 in votes received within a week in order to make it to the “final showdown.”  Unfortunately, we fell short and finished 3rd.  BUT, all hope is not lost.  Policypitch can still make it into next month’s “final showdown” as a top 2 in overall votes received.  SO, go vote!

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