Media Contact and Interview Contact:
- November 11, 2010: HelpAttack! Offers Easy End of Year Giving Model
How to reference HelpAttack!:
When referencing HelpAttack!, please write the brand's name as: HelpAttack! (It is correctly noted when there is no space between Help and Attack, and an exclamation point follows the brand name. When listing the company as a website, HelpAttack.com is appropriate.
- Help Attack! (error: there should not be a space between Help and Attack)
- HelpAttack (error: there is no exclamation point after HelpAttack!)
- Helpattack (error: lowercase A at the beginning of Attack)
- HelpAttack! logo: Download
- HelpAttack! character: Samurai
- HelpAttack! character: Scientist
- HelpAttack! character: Zulu
- HelpAttack! character: Gouador the Luchador
Tagline: Pocket-changing the World
20 words (or less): HelpAttack! is a fun, easy way for you to turn your social actions into social good.
100 words (or less): HelpAttack! is a fun, easy way for you to turn your social actions into social good. Using either your Twitter or Facebook account, you can make a monetary pledge to your favorite cause, giving with each action you take on your preferred social network over a span of 30 days. After 30 days, your actions are tallied, your pledge is calculated and your donation is sent to the nonprofit of your choice. Meanwhile, you can discover new causes to support, collect coins and help your community with every update. HelpAttack! is an effortless way to give to your favorite nonprofits.
50 words (or less): HelpAttack! is a fun, easy way for you to turn your social actions into social good. Using either your Twitter or Facebook account, you can make a monetary pledge to your favorite cause, giving with each action you take on your favorite social network over a span of 30 days.
Ehren Foss, CEO: has a decade of diverse technical experience with web programming, database administration, and many of the open source tools that help make the web an amazing place to work. He is the founder of Prelude Interactive, a web development firm. Before that he worked at Alchemy Systems an Austin, TX company specializing in professional development and training systems. Ehren is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. @ehrenfoss
David J. Neff, co-founder: has over 10 years driving innovation and change in the nonprofit sector Nationwide. Which includes starting the American Cancer Society's High Plains online donations program, film program and social media programs. He has started his own nonprofit called Lights. Camera. Help. and speaks and consults all across the U.S. He also won the American Marketing Associations Social Media Marketer of the year for 2009. And was named a finalist for Austin Under 40 in 2010. @daveiam
Sarah Vela, co-founder and creator : has been working in the social media space as a content strategy consultant, marketing specialist and podcaster for over a decade. Her experience prior to working in the tech scene involved marketing and content strategy for nonprofits and health care companies. Her focus has always been on working for organizations that promote positive change. @orchid8
Network For Good
Network for Good is a nonprofit that makes it easy for donors to support any charity, anywhere online and that helps nonprofits raise funds for their missions through simple, affordable and effective online fundraising services, including donation processing and email outreach tools. Through partnership with corporations, Network for Good enables charitable giving solutions on company websites like this one. Network for Good is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity that has processed over $400 million in donations for more than 50,000 nonprofits since its 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco and Yahoo!. http://www.networkforgood.org
Since FirstGiving, as part of the Giving Group, was founded over a decade ago, our organization has been dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about.
We partner with nonprofit organizations to allow them to plan, execute, and measure successful online fundraising campaigns. For individual fundraisers, we aim to make the process simple, effective, and even fun!
Above all, we want nonprofit and fundraisers alike to meet and exceed their goals of raising money for important causes, building awareness, and expanding the world of giving.
The mission of YourCause is to empower individuals to change the world—leveraging their voices, networks, and spheres of influence to improve the lives of others. The dedicated and accomplished YourCause team commits to supporting and facilitating the efforts of our caring member communities and the causes they champion so passionately.
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