The original post about this contest can be found on Beth's Blog at http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2010/02/zoeticas-charity-challenge.html
The contest is now closed.
When we started Zoetica, as its founders – Beth Kanter, Geoff Livingston, and Kami Huyse – we wanted it to be a different kind of company. Less of an agency and more of a change agent. As it says on our home page, we want to help mindful organizations affect social change – both charities and companies.
When considering a launch party for Zoetica at SxSW interactive, we wanted it to be different from the party atmosphere that pervades the culture of the conference. We also wanted to make it meaningful. How better to do this than by highlighting a charity (501c3) that needs a hand in launching its social media strategy, we reasoned? And what if we brought some of the brightest minds in social media together, including people like Robert Scoble and more, to look at the mission and goals of this charity and help us come up with some amazing ideas?
Even better…what if we all learned from the process?
So, that is what we are going to do. We are looking for a charity that is hungry for help but short on dollars. We will provide a Gold Pass to SxSW and you will be the guest of honor at our launch party and will get, in essence, a free consulting session with Zoetica’s founders. You will have to get yourself to Austin on March 13th and find a place to stay. In return, you will walk away with a rich education and a plan to get started.