We here at CPXample love reporting on organizations that are using technology to increase awareness for their cause. One organization that is creating a lot of buzz online this past month is The Global Poverty Project, an organization dedicated to ending extreme global poverty. The Global Poverty Project recently announced their Global Citizen platform, a website with hundreds of articles, videos and information about the many issues stemming from extreme poverty around the world. Through a point system, visitors to the site have an opportunity to win 2 of 5,000 tickets that the Global Poverty Project is giving away to attend the Global Festival this September 29th in Central Park, NYC.
Upon visiting globalcitizen.org, the Global Poverty Project’s platform, visitors are prompted to enter their information before viewing the contents of the site. Once joined, each visitor has the opportunity to peruse through the endless amounts of information on Ending Malaria in Africa, the Somalia drought, UNICEF’s Zero Child Mortality Rate project and many others.
After reading an article or watching a video on any of these topics, you are able to share the information on your Facebook or Twitter pages. You even have the option to show your support by choosing to sign a petition. For each topic you share on your social media outlets or if you choose to sign the petition, The Global Citizen site will award you 1 point. Once you receive more than 3 points, you are automatically entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets to the Global Festival.
Want to be entered in the drawing more than once? Read 5 more articles or watch 5 more videos on the Global Citizen website and you’ll be entered in the contest again.
On September 29th, thousands will gather in Central Park to watch big name bands like: Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and Neil Young. For those attendees, it’s an opportunity to help spread the message of the Global Poverty Project and create awareness for ending extreme global poverty.