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#AidTransparency Winners Round II — Our Grand Prize Winner

July 2nd, 2012
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We wrapped up our Twitter contest on Friday and announced the last round of winners. Congratulations to Nancy Choi, director of products and operations at Development Gateway, for her grand prize-winning tweet:

nmcchoi: #Aidtransparency is a force multiplier. Helps us listen, learn, innovate, insist on results.  @ModernizeAid

MFAN agrees that transparency in foreign assistance is a “force multiplier.”

Here are our Round II semi-finalists (click here to see Round I winners):

  • joemason733: @ModernizeAid @ONECampaign Why is aid transparency important? To silence the critics, ensure justice, meet desperate need. #Aidtransparency
  • SeanKHiggins: #Aidtransparency enhances collaboration between donors and recipients and holds both accountable and responsible for change @ModernizeAid
  • Jon_Scanlon: #Aidtransparency is important because it’s 1 thing that 50+ bipartisan members of the House can agree on http://t.co/UaHg4qZr @ModernizeAid

We encourage you to follow our contest winners.

A big thank you to all who have participated! We had some exceptional responses that demonstrate the widespread support for transparency and MFAN plans to use this momentum to push policymakers over the coming months to take concrete steps toward more transparent foreign assistance.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars — Week of July 2, 2012

June 28th, 2012
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Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below. If your organization is hosting an event next week and you don’t see yourself on the list, please email info@modernizeaid.net.

See below for a list of MFAN Partner events:

 

#AidTransparency Winners — Round 1

June 25th, 2012
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It has been one week since we kicked off our Twitter contest asking individuals to tell us (in 140 characters or less) why aid transparency is important and we’ve gotten some fantastic responses so far! For a refresher on the contest details, click here.

On Thursday, we awarded our first round of semi-finalist winners. Congratulations to @karli_nicole and @StephPostar for their responses:

  • karli_nicole: @modernizeaid we need #aidtransparency so we are humbly helping through partnership rather than inadvertently ruling by creating dependence.
  • StephPostar: We need #AidTransparency to increase accountability for all involved in foreign assistance programs. Knowledge=power @ModernizeAid

We will announce the next round of semi-finalists on Thursday and our grand prize winner on Friday, June 29. Thanks to all of those who have tweeted so far—as long as you include both the designated hashtag #aidtransparency and @ModernizeAid in your response, you are eligible to win a prize. Keep the tweets coming!

 

Mark Your Calendars — Week of June 25, 2012

June 21st, 2012
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Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below. If your organization is hosting an event next week and you don’t see yourself on the list, please email info@modernizeaid.net.

See below for a list of MFAN Partner events:

 

CONTEST: Tell Us Why Aid Transparency is Important

June 18th, 2012
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Today we’re launching a Twitter contest to help spread the word about the importance of transparency in foreign assistance. To learn more about MFAN’s push for transparent, accountable foreign assistance, check out our new microsite here.

For this contest, we want you to tweet a short comment on why you think aid transparency is important. The best response will win USAID Administrator Raj Shah’s top five books on development. MFAN’s Co-Chairs will judge the responses and select one grand prize winner; five other semi-finalists will receive one of Administrator Shah’s top books. Here are the details:

  • You MUST include @ModernizeAid and our designated contest hashtag #Aidtransparency in your response
  • Tweets will be judged Monday-Friday from 10am EST – 6pm EST
  • Semi-finalists will be chosen on Tuesdays and Thursdays; our grand prize winner will be announced the final day of the contest—June 29
  • Prizes will only be mailed within the United States

Before you get started please take a look at Twitter contest rules to ensure fair play.

We hope you can take part in the contest and create some momentum for aid transparency. Happy tweeting!