by Cara VanNice, communications director for Unbound
March 5, 2015
UPDATE: We did it! We’re officially DoGooders! Our video won in the Funny for Good category – and we could not have done it without you. You helped get Unbound’s name out there and in front of future sponsors. Many, many thanks to everyone who voted and shared this video with others.
February 25, 2015
Hello, Unbound community!
Unbound is a finalist in this year’s YouTube DoGooder awards, which celebrate the best in nonprofit videos. This is an incredible opportunity and we need your help.
Thousands of nonprofits enter this competition every year, so we were ecstatic to hear that one of our videos is a top four finalist in the Funny for Good category. Our little video is featured alongside entries from groups like the American Heart Association, the Humane Society and Teach for America.
Previous winners have been featured in major online news outlets and gained a lot of awareness for their causes. We would love the opportunity to be featured in front of those wide audiences. The more people Unbound reaches, the more people we can help.
Public voting determines the winner in this amazing opportunity. This is where you come in!
But wait, what video?
In December, we created a spoof of a highly popular web series called “Between Two Ferns” – an Emmy award winning online comedy series hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis. Haven’t seen it? Watch an example episode here. Our version is entitled “Between Two Furnaces” because, in decidedly nonprofit fashion, we filmed it in our warehouse.
Want to help?
You can help Unbound by voting for “Between Two Furnaces” daily through March 3rd. It’s really easy. Anyone with a Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account can vote. Here’s how:
- Visit the DoGooder site here: http://2015.dogooder.tv/explore/funny/71/between-two-furnaces-episode-1
- Click the yellow Facebook, Twitter and Google icons to cast your vote. Better yet, vote from all three!
- You can also help by asking your friends and family to vote and help us spread the word. Share this link on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or e-mail it to your friends: http://goo.gl/d8uzy8
Help us get the word out. The Unbound community is an amazing thing to be a part of. Thank you for all you do to make it so. With this opportunity, we hope to find lots of new sponsors to join us.