“Blogging For A Cause” $6k winners announced
The results of last month’s Blogging for a Cause are in (in fact, they were in last week but I was on vacation so missed the announcement).
Though it was a fairly small online campaign by some standards, it generated over 400 blog posts in support of around 60 charities and not-for-profit organizations.
The five charities who get to split the $6,000 prize pot, donated by Zemanta and Weber Shandwick, are:
Zemanta’s CEO, Ales Spetic, said, “We’ve been blown away by how successful this challenge was at inspiring conversations about, and deeper engagement with, a wide variety of charities and causes across the web. There are so many amazing new and independent charities out there making a difference using the power of the internet, and it’s been hugely exciting for us to help bring a spotlight to them. The top five Blogging For A Cause charities are all worthy winners, all of them embracing the innovations of the social web to help change people’s lives in many small but important ways.”
It’s always encouraging to see the web and blogging being used for a positive outcome. The full list of charities is available in the Zemanta blog post.
Andy Merrett is a London-based full-time blogger writing for several Shiny Media technology blogs and various other projects. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.