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TypePad Services is One! Help Us Give the Gift of Giving Back

TypePad Services is one year old! On December 2, 2008, TypePad Services had our first paying customer. Since then we've helped over 200 TypePad members make their blogs better, whether through a Tune-Up, a Power Launch, or a custom design service. We hope that you'll consider purchasing one of our services and helping make our second year even more successful than our first!

To celebrate, we would like to give back to the community, and we need your help! We are looking for a non-profit organization that has a blog on TypePad (or that would like to) that we can provide a Tune-Up or Power Launch service to for free.

If you know of such a non-profit, please leave a comment on this post with the following information:

* Name of the organization
* URL of their TypePad blog or their website
* Why you think they should win

This contest is open until December 15. We will review all the entries and announce the winner on December 21.

Thanks in advance to everybody who participates.

Update 12/21/09: The contest is officially closed, and we have selected a winner, the Jefferson Tanner Memorial Fund! The winner and all nominees have been contacted. Thanks to everybody who took the time to nominate a non-profit.

Comments

Kymberlie R. McGuire

The British Columbia SPCA runs their Biscuit Fund blog on TypePad and are tremendously awesome people who are kind and caring.

They help hurt, sick, and homeless animals find places to live, enriching the lives of not only the animals they rescue, but the people who get a new family member in return. Reading the stories on their site always makes me tear up:
http://biscuitsblog.typepad.com/biscuits_blog/

Jeff Lilley

Hi,

My JJLMinistries.org works with the homeless, is a 501(c)3 non profit and I have been blogging with typepad for about 2 years.

It would be great to get a tune up for or around Christmas, not only for ministry moral, but for our supporters too.

My Typepad blog page is:

http://DailyWordofGod.org

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

What a wonderful way to celebrate your first year of blogging help.

Drop In & Decorate is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps strengthen communities with cookies. Yes, really! We support cookies-for-donation events all around the country). We've just passed our 10,000-cookies-donated mark, by the end of this year will have had events in more than 30 states. We live in a complicated world, and our organization is trying to build bridges with one simple thing -- cookies.

Our URL is dropinanddecorate.org.

Our blog has been on Typepad since 2008. I'm not a designer, but using the Typepad templates I've created a good basic blog. We don't need anything fancy; we do need a blog that works well and gets information out.

We could really use a tune-up but don't have the money in our budget for it. We'd be grateful for your help.

Cheryl

I'm definitely not a nonprofit so my site doesn't qualify for this contest, but I did want to let you know that I've recently put up a Network for Good charity widget on my Typepad-run food blog and my readers are helping me raise money for a local food bank. Hope you'll check it out. Your platform is enabling me to do good, and to get others involved as well!

I4cpreacher

Impact 4 Christ Ministries is a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to helping the under privileged in our community and around the world. We have been to Mexico to give out shoes, and food. In our community here in Crescent City, CA we organize a help the homeless each year where we give out sleeping bags, tents, tarps, blankets, and hygiene bags. The best part of all is that while we are helping the homeless and under privileged we share the Good News of Jesus Christ. He give hope to the hopeless and rest to the restless. We have seen lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ and the compassion of Impact 4 Christ Ministries. We opporate fully on donations and unfortunately this year we did not raise enought donations to hold our annual outreach in the park, so because of this there will be homeless people in our community without shelter and warmth this year. We just started blogging and any additional help would be greatly appreciated.

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Natalie Epstein 1972

Lets not discriminate Typepad, there is a major financial crisis in the midst of, and well many a business is well seriously struggling to survive...How about a xmas present or a serious discount for the those that would love to but cant afford

After all, a better looking website means more business for client and well more good feedback for typepad

But if you really want, will stop paying the mortgage, hand in the keys to the front door and become homeless to boot...The things a girl will do to qualify to get tuned up by typepad

If only my clienst were as motivated !!!

Wolf and Willow

Hello! My name is Nancy from Wolf and Willow. I would love it if you could help my favourite TypePad not-for-profit organization, My Yellowstone Wolves from Defenders of Wildlife.

http://myyellowstonewolves.typepad.com

I am saving up a percentage of the profits from sales of my vintage inspired children's clothing and toys to adopt a wolf pack, and it would be great if you could help them out!

A little information about them: More than 200,000 gray wolves once lived throughout the United States. However, wolves were eradicated from most of the country by the mid-1930s. Reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho in 1995 and 1996, wolves have been recovering steadily. Now federal officials are attempting to eliminate protections for wolves, allowing states to kill as many as 70% of the wild wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies. For more than 35 years Defenders of Wildlife has been a leader in the fight to restore wolves in the American West. Their blog is meant to serve as an open forum for the many people interested in this highly controversial and passionate issue.

Thank you Typepad!

Hadi

Hi!

Since December 16, 2003 I had launched my weblog "4eco" on Typepad. 4eco is an Arabic non profit blog concerned about environmental awareness in the middle east.

In spite that 4eco was an individual initiative in the beginning, it soon became a team work by volunteers who look for a better environment. The weblog was awarded Ford Motor Company Conservation and Environmental Grants in 2004 and 2005.

http://media.ford.com/article_print.cfm?article_id=19749
http://www.reflexpublishingme.com/offshorearabia/press/2005/pr_05_0386.htm

The last post, post number 4467, on 4eco was in April 4, 2008. Due to financial difficulties the weblog was not updated since that date.

Typepad can help 4eco to help environment in the middle east through a free account renewing.

The URL of 4eco on Typepad is:
http://hisyria.blogs.com/4eco

Regards,

Tanner Vineyards

Way to go Typepad!!! We are shamelessly suggesting you "Give-the-Gift-of-Giving" to the Jefferson Tanner Memorial Fund! They are special; they wrap their loving arms around children with special needs. This non-profit is great! They bring relief, happiness and hope to families with handicapped children. Located in Calaveras County, a beautiful, mountainous nature rural region with areas hit by some of the highest unemployment rates in California.

People do not realize that the divorce rate of couples who give birth to a handicapped child is extremely high - approximately 85%. These families need help and hope and love, not just at birth, but throughout the child's life. For a family with so many tough decisions to face, the Jefferson Tanner Memorial Fund gives them a place to turn to to fund the areas of need that fall through the cracks of the medical/social bureaucracy. It is so rewarding to be a part of and share in the joy by helping improve the quality of a child's life - a family's life.

We are an all volunteer non-profit under the umbrella of the Calaveras Community Foundation; so ALL, 100% of the funds we raise go to the benefit and support of the Jefferson Tanner Memorial fund. The building of a website will literally be a dream come true! The Foundation's website continues to remain Under Construction, until we can procure grant/funding monies. http://www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org/

If you pick our non-profit please contact:
Nanette Tanner
Tanner Vineyards Tasting Room
202 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247
tannervineyards@att.net
PO Box 21, Vallecito, CA 95251
209.728-8229

Laura

Just a quick note that this contest is now closed. Thanks to everybody who took part! We only wish we could choose everybody. We will review all of the submissions and announce the winner on December 21.

Whitney Smith

I know the contest is closed but I wanted to try to throw our hat in the ring on the off-chance you might consider us. Our non-profit is called Girls For A Change. Here's a link to our site:

www.girlsforachange.org

We are in desperate need of help with our website. If you could provide us some assistance in making it easier to access information we could garner more funding, communicate our mission while inspiring other to join our cause, and most importantly, better serve the girls we are working to empower to create social change in their own communities world-wide.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Annie Yaniga
Girls For A Change

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