Archive for May, 2011

Some Investments Pay Off in Many Ways!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

It has been said that Goodness is the only investment that never fails.  That may be, but the $1,000 investment that the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry just made in the American Red Cross is a winner on many fronts.

The Community Foundation just undertook a campaign on Facebook to give an unrestricted grant to the nonprofit organization that received the most “votes” in a short period of time, and the grant would be in an amount up to $1,000 based on the number of “likes” our page had received by the end of the contest period.

First, let it be said that we were pleased to make the grant to the American Red Cross, which has a proud history of doing good work and providing good service here in the Lowcountry. We congratulate them on not only receiving the most votes, but more importantly, for being the type of organization that causes people to want to come out and vote for them!

Second, all of the nonprofits who showed that they were worthy of support by having people come out to vote for them should be proud. The cheerleaders who voted lent their names to these causes (most important indeed), and helped to give them all additional publicity with the growing number of people who “like” the Foundation’s Facebook Page. This vote of confidence is an important indication of the worthiness of each of these organizations.

Finally, by growing the number of those who “like” our page, we are better able to communicate with those who support the nonprofit sector in the Lowcountry, keeping them apprised of important items of interest in the sector.

It has been a win-win-win for nonprofits, for those interested in the nonprofit sector, and for the ability of the Community Foundation to continue to improve our service. Not bad for a $1,000 investment…and a relatively easy way to make EVERY DAY MATTER.

Denise K. Spencer