Many successful companies — Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Redhat — have benefited from the work of Creative Commons because our tools allow for new kinds of business models that encourage legal sharing and foster digital innovation. As a way to give back and provide us with much-needed funding to continue the work we are doing, we want to offer you the chance to support CC through a matching challenge sponsorship. The sponsor agrees to match all individual donations to CC dollar for dollar (up to a given amount, generally $3–5,000) within a specific time frame (usually 1–2 weeks). In return, it will be heavily promoted on our blog and listed as a sponsor on our supporters page and in our donor recognition material.
Matching challenge sponsorships provide an excellent opportunity to build goodwill between your organization and CC while gaining valuable exposure to a growing community of users and supporters of free and open content.
Our annual fundraising campaign generates close to a million website views, with an average of 80,000 visits per week, and gets publicized on dozens of major blogs and online news sites. We always receive extremely positive responses from both our community and the sponsors themselves.
Further questions and interest should be directed to our Development Department.
Our matching challenge sponsors for 2009
Greenplum is a big believer in the Creative Common's mission, and helping to increase the amount of creative work that is available for use and sharing. We were proud to participate in the fund raising campaign, and to try and play a small part in furthering CC's cause.
Scott Yara, Co-founder and President, Green Plum
I'd like to live in a world where knowledge can grow and be built upon by many. Creative Commons creates the infrastructure to make this information sharing possible. wikiHow lead a Creative Commons matching gift challenge so we could double our impact at building an information sharing economy.
Jack Herrick, Founder, WikiHow
Further questions and interest should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (650) 294-4732.
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