Wednesday, August 19, 2015

When You Invest in Girls, You #UpgradeYourWorld. #Vote @Girlscouts!

Girl Scouts do amazing things to make the world a better place every day. We need your help to lift up that message and give Girl Scouts of the USA a chance to bring in some much needed support for girls around the country!

Through their Upgrade Your World Contest, Microsoft is giving away $10 million to ten global nonprofits that are creating meaningful change in the world (that’s SO Girl Scouts!). And here’s where you come in: Microsoft is letting the public vote for the tenth organization (they’ve already chosen nine), which will receive $500,000 in support of its efforts to make the world a better place.

How do you vote? Post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and make sure you tag @GirlScouts and include #UpgradeYourWorld and #Vote in your post. If you want, include a photo of your favorite Girl Scouts in action and ask your friends to do the same.

Voting ends August 23 at 11:59 p.m. So take action now! Please note that likes, shares, and retweets do not count as votes, but we encourage you to share, share, share (even with your networks on LinkedIn) so others can vote too, and get us to that finish line!

Here are some examples of what your posts could look like:

“I #Vote for @GirlScouts to #UpgradeYourWorld.”

Post a photo you like (or use the image from this blog post) with “I #Vote for @GirlScouts to #UpgradeYourWorld.”

“At @GirlScouts, girls do amazing things every day to #UpgradeYourWorld! #Vote”

If you share a post from the Girl Scouts of the USA Facebook page, make sure you tag @GirlScouts and add #UpgradeYourWorld and #Vote so your vote counts.

To learn more, visit Upgrade Your World. Click the tweet widget below, to vote via Twitter now! Voting on Facebook? Click the Facebook widget below and add the following message: "When you invest in girls, you #upgradeyourworld. I #vote @Girlscouts!" *Make sure you tag the Girl Scouts Facebook page.