#MyGivingStory. Share Your Story of What Inspires You to Give to Joy Junction

giving tuesdayJoy Junction is excited to announce that we’re taking part in the #MyGivingStory contest! This is a great opportunity, and we’re hoping you will help us win!

#MyGivingStory is a nationwide social media storytelling contest that aims to foster a public discussion about the reason you give.

Specifically, the program invites you to share your story about what inspires you to give to Joy Junction.

From now through November 24, submit your giving story on Facebook and enter to win a GlobalGiving gift card up to $500 AND a $1,000 – $5,000 grant to Joy Junction on #GivingTuesday.

To share your story, visit or click the #MyGivingStory tab on Giving Tuesday’s Facebook page.

And remember to share with your friends and followers – the more votes, the more chances your story has to win!

So here are the specifics.

From November 2–24, we are asking you to share personal stories about what inspires you to give (time, money, advocacy, etc.) to us.

Grant prizes ranging from $1,000-5,000 will go to the organizations featured in the top six stories.

Please post short essays (200 word minimum) on the #MyGivingStory tab of #GivingTuesday’s Facebook page. 

The essays should answer the following question: What inspires you to give? Tell the story of a time you supported Joy Junction in a way that was specially meaningful to you, and why you did so.

Remember there is a 200-word minimum and please include Joy Junction’s URL, www.joyjunction.org.  The top 15 essays “liked” on Facebook will be sent to a distinguished panel of judges for final adjudication.

Please share and promote your submissions on social media; the more people reached, the more chances Joy Junction will be highlighted in one of the top “liked” posts! Judges (including Perla Ni, Founder and CEO of GreatNonprofits and Beth Kanter, nonprofit social media expert) will pick six winners.

Winners will be announced on #GivingTuesday  and be awarded $100-500 gift cards to GlobalGiving.  The nonprofit organizations featured in their essays will receive grants between $1,000-5,000. Upworthy  will also develop and share articles featuring the two first-place winning stories.