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2012 SlideRocket “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest

By John Rode on January 17, 2012

SlideRocket is excited to announce the 2012 SlideRocket “Make an Impact” Non-profit Presentation Contest! $30,000 in donations will be awarded! The five (5) non-profit presentations that get the most views and have the best story will each receive donation prizes.

The contest begins today and ends March 19th. Winners will be announced on March 28. Presentation views can be collected all the way through March 28.

To enter, simply create a SlideRocket presentation about the 501(c)(3) non-profit of your choice and share it with as many people as possible. The five (5) presentations with the most unique presentation views and judged to have the best storyline, composition and compelling cause will each win a $5,000 donation to their non-profit, with the 1st place presentation being awarded $10,000.

The contest is open to staff at 501(c)(3) non-profits as well as people who would like to support their favorite non-profit by winning the contest on their behalf. You can enter any time between January 17 and March 19. We will publish the leaders with the most presentation views on a daily basis, and you can always check your SlideRocket presentation analytics to see how you’re doing. It’s a fun way to compete and do some good in the world!

Want to see how other non-profit presentations are faring in the contest? Check out the presentation contest leaderboard!

If you have any questions please contact us at

How to Participate

  1. Register for your free SlideRocket Pro account here
  2. Create your SlideRocket presentation
  3. “Collaborate” your presentation with (this step is critical for contest entry)
  4. Share the presentation link on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, newsletters, etc.
  5. The 25 presentations with the most views will be finalists
  6. Our panel of judges review the finalists and choose the 5 best presentations

Not only can you win a great donation for your non-profit, but in your SlideRocket presentation you can include a link to your non-profit’s donation page to raise funds while you compete.

Donation Prizes

The following donation prizes will be made to the winning 501(c)(3) non-profits:

  • 1st Place = $10,000
  • 2nd Place = $5,000
  • 3rd Place = $5,000
  • 4th Place = $5,000
  • 5th Place = $5,000

Throughout the contest SlideRocket will share presentations with the 300,000+ members of the SlideRocket community via our Twitter, Facebook, blog and newsletter to help you build even greater awareness.

8 Ideas to Help You Win

  1. Keep your presentation below 25 slides
  2. Limit the text on each slide to 15 words
  3. Use music to add emotion
  4. For a quick start, upload your existing PowerPoint slides
  5. Set your presentation to play automatically for a “video-like” experience
  6. Add a “Tweet” button to the last slide so people will share it
  7. Share your presentation often on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  8. Send your presentation to your newsletter or email list

If you have any questions please contact us at


  1. Amy

    January 19, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    …and now sells SlideRocket software! SlideRocket provides an awesome tool to help communicate your message to others. And pretty cool that they are offering this contest for nonprofits!

  2. Lazza

    January 20, 2012 @ 3:50 am

    It’s an awesome idea, but I bet someone will use this thing just to gain a Pro account.

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  6. Philippe Yergeau

    January 23, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I just wondering, does this contest is open worldwide or is it exclusively to the USA ? I’m from Canada and I’m on Muscular Dystrophie Canada comittee (Local Division). It could be a great price to the foundation.

  7. marilyn wallis

    January 31, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    The same question as Philippe, is this contest worldwide?

  8. Heidi

    February 1, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Given the structure of the foundation that the funds are coming from, this contest is for US-based 501(c)3s only. That said, you can still enter and get the benefits of a free Pro account, and help spread the word for your organization to drive donations/action. You just won’t be eligible to win.

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  11. jen rieger

    February 6, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    where can we view the organizations who have submitted a presentation?

  12. John Rode

    February 7, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Shortly, we will begin publishing on the blog a “presentation scoreboard” of sorts with the presentation who are getting the most views…along with special mentions of other intriguing presentations.

    - John

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  15. John Rode

    February 10, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    Hi Jen (and everyone),

    The non-profit contest leaderboard is now live on our blog =

    - John

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