3banana Kicks Off "Share To Win" Contest To Help Non-Profits To Spread Their Message And Win $10,000 In Donations

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In Tough Economy, 3banana Contest Leverages Social Internet to Raise Money and Exposure for Health, Environment and Education Focused Non-Profit Causes

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It's tough even to ask for donations, knowing that people are really pulling back. With our Share to Win contest, non-profits have a way of spreading their ideas and recruiting supporters without asking them for any money.

3banana Inc., a leading innovator of mobile information capture solutions, today launched "Share to Win", a contest designed to push the boundaries of the social Internet while helping health, environment and education focused non-profit organizations raise money and exposure for their respective causes.

According to a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, fundraising confidence is at 10-year low and "more than 93 percent of fundraisers said the economy is having a negative impact on fundraising." The 3banana Share to Win campaign gives causes a way to reach out to supporters and share their mission. Causes that generate the most votes can win one of five prizes totaling $10,000 in donations.

"We know that it is a very tough fundraising environment out there right now," said Steve Brown, CEO of 3banana. "It's tough even to ask for donations, knowing that people are really pulling back. With our Share to Win contest, non-profits have a way of spreading their ideas and recruiting supporters without asking them for any money."

Voting begins at midnight on Sunday, August 22, 2009. Any 501(c)3 health, environment and education focused non-profit organization can enter the 3banana Share to Win contest by creating a free account at http://3banana.com and writing a note that answers the simple question: "Why should people pay attention to our cause?" After saving the note, 3banana will assign it unique private web address that can be easily shared via e-mail or social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook. The non-profit causes that collect the most comments on their note from unique users will win. Voting will end on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at midnight.

"We're doing this because we care about health, environmental and educational causes ourselves," continued Brown, "and because we think that people who care about these causes also might like our product, a way to capture and share more information from the world around you. Rather than spending our marketing money, we figured we could invest it in a few good causes."

Since launching 3banana in May 2009, users have praised the application for its simplicity and power proclaiming it to be one of the easiest ways to capture notes and ideas online and on the go. From church pastors to travelers, casual users to professionals, 3banana Notes has gained both traction and fanfare. Notes written on 3banana.com are automatically synced between any browser and free apps for the iPhone or Google Android smartphones.

Acclaimed blog LifeHacker says: "If you're looking for a simple way to take, store, and share notes in the cloud, 3banana makes organizing your notes easy with notes based on in-text hashtags."

About 3banana

3banana Inc. creates smartphone and web applications that capture and share information effortlessly, wirelessly and securely. 3banana Notes are less work and easier to share than any other smartphone or online note taking application available today. Combining patent-pending innovations in semantics and social media sharing with fast, efficient and secure wireless information capture, 3banana mobile and web applications help people become more productive and more connected. For more information, please visit http://3banana.com. 3banana Notes is currently available as a free download in the Google Android App Market and in the iPhone App Store.

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