NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Express and TakePart announced today the latest round of winners of Members Project, an innovative online initiative that provides everyone with the opportunity to take small steps to make a big difference by linking up with volunteer opportunities to earn Membership Rewards® bonus points, voting for their favorite charities to receive support from American Express or contributing themselves to causes they care about. Chosen by the public through online voting, the five organizations will collectively receive $1 million in funding from American Express to advance their missions of serving communities around the world. The five charitable organizations that will each receive $200,000 in funding from American Express are:
Members Project provides everyone the opportunity to get involved and vote for the charity they believe most deserves funding from American Express. The third Members Project voting cycle is now open through November 21, 2010, and everyone is encouraged to go online and make a difference by voting for their favorite charities.
To vote, participants can register for Members Project at TakePart.com/MembersProject and vote once per week for their favorite charity from a diverse list of up to 50 organizations that have been selected by both American Express and TakePart. New for this cycle, Members Project will allow voting through Facebook at www.facebook.com/membersproject. The qualified charities serve a wide range of categories, including Arts & Culture, Community Development, Environment & Wildlife, Education and Health & Wellness. At the end of the voting period, American Express will be providing each winning charity with $200,000 in funding.
Members Project believes that everyone can help change the world for the better, one step at a time. Whether it’s volunteering time, voting for a favorite charity to receive funding from American Express, donating or telling friends, through Members Project, people can log on and decide how they’d like to take action. Cardmember or not, anyone who is at least 18 is invited to register online at TakePart.com/MembersProject in order to seek out the many ways in which they can do good. Through Members Project, people can find volunteer opportunities that are right for them and get rewarded for their time by earning Membership Rewards bonus points. Members Project fosters community; the program provides participants the tools to help them promote their favorite charities and tell their friends about the small steps they are taking to make a big difference. Everyone is invited to join the conversation and share their Members Project experiences using Twitter and #AmexMP to tag their tweets.
Through TakePart’s engagement platform, Members Project helps millions of people across the country to drive positive change on issues they care about. The tools offered by TakePart support ongoing advocacy efforts around diverse issues include social networking applications, viral videos and mobile outreach. Members of the TakePart community can learn more about issues they care about, take action for change and get involve through volunteerism and building social network communities.
About American Express
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TakePart is a content-driven social action network of people, non-profit organizations, and businesses that are working together to drive positive change on big issues like clean water, education reform, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection. TakePart is driven by the idea that a good story well told can inspire people to take small steps that drive big changes. TakePart is another step in the evolution of its parent company, Participant Media, whose mission is to present entertainment that inspires and compels social change.