It’s the final six weeks of the fiscal year – ending June 30 – and today we kick off our second annual Global Giving Competition.
Last year the competition heated up during the final stretch, with the Washington D.C. area team pulling ahead to lead the U.S. in giving percentage, while the Hong Kong & China region swept the competition and ended the year as No. 1. See last year’s results
This year, the winning team will be featured in the Fall edition of Thunderbird Magazine, where every donor will see his or her name published. They will also receive a personal thank you letter from Thunderbird’s president. Two runner up teams will be recognized in summary form.
Here’s how it works: In order to make a balanced competition, we’ve divided all T-bird alumni into 41 teams based on geographic location and number of alumni living in the area. Some teams are composed of a grouping of countries or U.S. states, while other teams are composed of only one country or U.S. state.
Here’s how to win: Your regional team must have the highest percentage of alumni who have made a gift to Thunderbird this fiscal year (07/01/11 -06/30/12). Note: We’re not measuring dollars raised! We’re only measuring the number of alumni in your area who have participated by giving a gift – of any size.
Help your team win by re-tweeting contest updates, getting together at First Tuesdays, posting messages to your Facebook page and motivating T-birds in your area to make a gift to Thunderbird. Ultimately it’s about making Thunderbird an even better school.
We’ll be reaching out and connecting with Alumni Chapter Leaders individually for each of the 41 teams, and we encourage collaboration! Each week, we will update the alumni community on the status of the contest, which ends June 30, 2012.
Good luck T-birds and stay tuned! We will announce the current numbers each week. Check out the leaderboard below to see where your team stands.
Questions? e-mail email@example.com
Global Giving Competition Leaderboard - Week 1
|China & Hong Kong||26.1%|
|Africa & Middle East||13.7%|
|RI, MA, NH, VT, ME||12.9%|
|Washington D.C. Area||12.7%|
|DE, CT, NJ, PA||12.5%|
|KY, OH, WV||12.2%|
|ND, SD, NE, MN,
|India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh||11.4%|
|OR, ID, MT, WY||11.1%|
|HI, AL, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam||10.9%|
|OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, MO||10.8%|
|NC and SC||10.0%|
|Eastern Europe & Russia||8.7%|
|NV, UT, NM||8.1%|
|Argentina, Chile, Paraguay||6.7%|
|Peru, Bolivia, Suriname||6.1%|
|Oceania, Indonesia, Malaysia||5.9%|
|Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador||4.7%|