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Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage

NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. Please check out our five finalists and vote for the most-deserving charity today.

Released December 22, 2006: 

During this season of giving and goodwill toward our neighbors, Joomlashack's team asked ourselves, "what can we do to support important organizations that do good work to make the world a better place?"

Announcing Joomashack's Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage contest - where our community nominates and chooses a deserving charity to win a free Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.

How the Contest Works's customers and visitors are asked to nominate an eligible charity to become one of five finalists to be picked by the Joomlashack team. The finalists will be announced on, where customers and visitors will be able to financially support each organization directly, and then vote to pick the most-deserving charity to win either a new custom website design by Joomlashack or a $1,000 contribution.

Nominations will be accepted until Midnight (GMT) on December 29th.

Across the globe, there are thousands of deserving charities that feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick, and tackle the world's social, environmental, and economic injustices. We know because members of our team have founded, led, and built websites for several effective NGOs here in the U.S. and in the UK. While Joomlashack is a for-profit venture, serving our communities- online and at home- is a core value and life-long endeavor of our team members and company.

Because we believe in the power of the web to build and improve communities, we also believe that every charity needs a commanding web presence that communicates its strongest case for broad and generous support.

Successful organizations rely on communities of volunteers, donors, leaders, and supporters to achieve their missions. While not a charity, Joomlashack is no different. We depend on our community of customers, forum posters, and users to be successful, too; a community of over 30,000 people across the planet. In the season of giving, this contest is one small way for us to give back.

Now Joomlashack is asking its community to help us bring attention to five effective and essential charities, and to offer one of them much-needed attention and resources.

Nominate a Deserving and Eligible Organization Today 

Eligibility Rules:

To be selected as a finalist, each nominated organization must meet the following criteria:

  1. Registered and lawful charitable organization capable of giving a charitable tax exemption to donors (In the US this means 501c3 eligible).
  2. An annual budget of less than $1 million.
  3. Attempts successful programs in support of a positive, peaceful, and charitable mission.

Contest Rules:

  • Staff, volunteers, and supporters of organizations are allowed and encouraged to nominate their own organizations. However, one nomination per organization is plenty.
  • No nominated organization will be chosen as a finalist without its written consent.
  • To nominate an organization you have to give Joomlashack a working email address. You may receive further information about the contest and/or Joomalshack products and services via email later. You can easily unsubscribe from any communications at any time.




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