Great HEART Give 2016 is Coming Soon!

Great HEART Give 2016

We are SO excited to announce that our seventh annual Great HEART Give competition is officially under way! All of us at Heart Technologies are thrilled to promote the amazing work so many local nonprofits do while giving away a $10,000 technology grant. Today, we’re going to explain what Great HEART Give is, how to nominate your favorite nonprofit, and how this year’s competition will be working.

winner great heart give What is the Great HEART Give?

The Great HEART Give is a contest for registered 501(c)3 organizations to have the chance to win a $10,000 technology grant courtesy of Heart Technologies. This contest is also successful in increasing awareness and support for finalists. Tons of nonprofits are nominated, and those organizations are pared down to a select group of finalists. Those finalists then go head-to-head as they compete for the most votes. The top-voted nonprofit is named the winner and given a $10,000 technology grant.

Whether you win or not, the Great HEART Give is an opportunity for organizations to spread their message and gain supporters. If you are wanting to win this competition, you will need to rally support so that you can increase your vote count. Now, you have a new way to reconnect with your current supporters. You can shoot an email to past donors and supporters informing them of the competition and tell them how they can support. A great aspect about this contest for those voting for you is that there is no cost. Many times, we want to give back, but money may not be an option. By voting and informing others about the Great HEART Give, anyone, regardless of their financial status, can help your cause.

Great HEART Give can also bring new supporters because you now have a new way to reach out to the community. If your nonprofit was to host a fundraiser, you would put out this information into the community through flyers, the media, your social media accounts, emails, etc. This can be done for this competition as well. Past Great HEART Give winners have used community events like 1Million Cups and chamber events to get the news out about their participation in this contest and have found great success not only in the contest but also in gaining future supporters.

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How do I nominate my favorite nonprofit?

The process of nominating your favorite 501(c)3 nonprofit is soOoOoOo easy. Simply log on your our Great HEART Give website, scroll to the nomination portion, and fill out the form. Once you hit “submit,” your submission is complete! Then, check in with us on our social media accounts and right here on the blog for the finalists on April 8th!



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How will the competition work?

We are switching up this competition every year in order to make it the simplest and most enjoyable experience for all involved.

  • Voting starts online on April 19th.
    • Every Tuesday from April 19 to May 10, we will host social media competitions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will ask you to share or like posts or pictures in support of your nonprofit. If you like the post, your nonprofit will receive 1 vote. If you share the post, your nonprofit will receive 5 votes. You can like and share the posts, meaning that every Tuesday, you have the opportunity to cast 6 votes for your favorite organization!
      • On May 9th, we will write a blog for each of our finalists right here on our blog. Go to the blog post for your favorite nonprofit, answer the trivia question, and each correct quiz will count for five votes.Every
    • Every Thursday from April 21 to May 12, you can vote online at our website,, with each person able to vote a maximum of five times.
  • Voting in person is back this year!
    • Every Thursday from April 21 to May 12, Heart Technologies will be at a local event. Come see us and your in-person vote will count for 20 votes! You won’t want to miss these opportunities to gain so many additional votes! A condensed calendar is below:

great heart give voting calendar

All voting will be closed on May 12 at 11:59pm CST. For a complete calendar with automatic updates, visit our website and click the little plus sign on our Google Calendar (top right side of the page) to subscribe. The 2016 winner of Great HEART Give will be announced on Monday, May 16th at noon.

I still want more information!

Hooray! Feel free to check out the Great HEART Give website first. You can also visit our YouTube channel for videos about the contest and words of advice from last year’s winner. If you still have questions, send us an email, and we’ll get back to you with an answer just as soon as we can.

We look forward to an exciting year of giving back and supporting our community!

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