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Riverworks Marketing Giving Away a Website to a Chattanooga Nonprofit (Again)

January 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Organizer: Riverworks Marketing Group, Phone: 423-710-3866 https://www.riverworksmarketing.com

Riverworks Marketing Group has launched a contest to give back to the community and reward the efforts of one local nonprofit organization. The full-service digital marketing agency will achieve this by asking Chattanoogans to nominate area nonprofits and determine, by a vote, which is most deserving of a new website.

While defining their core values in late 2016, the Riverworks team reached a consensus that giving back to the community should be a vital part of what they do. The first round of their contest to give Chattanoogans a say in the process resulted in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre prevailing over 23 other 501(c)(3) organizations in the first-ever Nonprofit Website Giveaway.

Todd Olson, Executive Director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, said that as a result of winning last year’s contest, “our bar has been raised so that we — and our audiences — are the better for it. Our existing website was horribly outdated, and most any function a visitor to our site would attempt was frustrating. It was also problematic to manage internally. The Riverworks site, http://theatrecentre.com/, is easy to navigate, easy to manage, and reflective of our organization’s needs.”

Other nonprofits who participated last year are encouraged to try again. The ones who most effectively reach out to their base of support in the community will lead the pack, said Steve Errico, Co-Owner of Riverworks Marketing. The company is offering tips to those in the running to best mobilize their volunteers to get out the vote using social media and other strategies.

Anyone can nominate a 501(c)(3) in one of four ways: Anonymously on the Riverworks website at [ https://www.riverworksmarketing.com/2018-riverworks-nonprofit-website-giveaway/ ]( https://www.riverworksmarketing.com/2018-riverworks-nonprofit-website-giveaway/ )  or by using the hashtag #RiverworksCares on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The rules explaining the process are included on the website.

When someone nominates a Chattanooga-based nonprofit (those with headquarters within a 25-mile radius of downtown Chattanooga) between now and February 15th, Riverworks will contact the organization to determine their interest in participating. Between February 15-28, those who are logged into Facebook can go to the Riverworks website and browse the nonprofits who are in the running, voting for one per 24 hours. The group with the most votes on February 28th will win a new, secure, responsive website capable of accepting online donations.

“This prize, valued up to $10,000, will include the pre-design consultation, training on the Content Management System, and a year of free hosting,” said Jackie Errico, Co-Owner of Riverworks Marketing.

She said the contest is a way for Riverworks to give back to the organizations who contribute so much to making Chattanooga a great place to live. While only one group will ultimately win the website, she hopes nonprofits will use the contest to raise awareness about their efforts.

“Chattanooga area nonprofits are an integral part of our community, working on behalf of those in need by raising awareness and promoting programs to enhance our quality of life. Riverworks Marketing would like to give back to one of these groups and help further their mission,” Jackie Errico said.

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