Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Flickr, YouTube. It’s a new world of real-time communication online that goes way beyond email.
Social media is not a new concept to C3. We introduced our Research & Treatment news and Advocacy blogs over four years ago. Now we’re on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ColorectalCancer) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/FightCRC). What we lack are the resources to take our social media presence to the next level.
Our problem as colorectal cancer advocates is that there are so many wonderful causes competing for your time and attention. To get the attention for colorectal cancer that will help us make a difference against the disease, we know that we need to get our social media campaigns running on a much larger scale. We need thousands of followers and fans instead of hundreds. We need to get people talking about colorectal cancer with their friends and family. People who can talk about colorectal cancer can get others to take action against it.
MindComet will select the winning organization among those that are in the top 10 at the end of this month. Thanks to your support so far, C3 is in contention for the prize! The battle is far from over: We have to stay on the top 10 list until the end of the month. We need every vote we can get.
The competition is getting intense. We can’t stay in the top 10 without your help.
Here’s what you can do:
- If you haven’t voted for C3 yet, do it. Now. Click this link, fill in your email address and submit. MindComet will only use your email address to make sure all votes are unique.
- If you have a Twitter account, then copy/paste this message into a tweet and post. Each tweet counts as an additional vote (only the first tweet counts, no ballot stuffing).
RT to help Colorectal Cancer Coalition Inc. win a 25K social media makeover http://ow.ly/4pcs @CommuniCause #cause2455
- Post about this to your Facebook wall, including this link which will automatically fill in our organization name: http://www.communicause.com/2455. Your friends and family probably already know that colorectal cancer matters to you. Let them know that their support of this campaign is important to you too.
Regardless of whether or not we win this grant, we will continue to do everything we can within our budget constraints to leverage social media in the fight against colorectal cancer. How are you using social media to help spread the word about causes you care about? Let us know in the comments here or through Twitter or Facebook.