Start a Facebook page and
invite everyone to itStart a Facebook groupSend Facebook message to friends & family askingthem to votePost the link to your project on your Facebook wallwith instructions on how to vote.
Talk about your project on
Twitter, share thelink and ask people to voteFind facts and different angles, highlight differentaspects of your projectSchedule tweets using a service such as TwufferUse the Twitter wallpaper in out toolbox
Email everyone in your contact
list andask them to voteShare your Twitter page, Facebook page,and… your YouTube video!Share your blog and ask people forfeedback / comments
Use an existing blog or
start a new one to talkabout your project! You can start a blog forfree easily at Wordpress, Tumblr or BloggerYou can also use the banners we have created!Talk about various aspects of your project/yourinspiration/the process you have gone throughto design your project!Share your YouTube video, link to your twitterand your Facebook page!
Invite all of your friends
around for dinnerPresent the project to them as you wouldto a client, tell them all about Spark TheRise and the opportunity you haveGet them to commit to help gather votes,vote themselves, ask them for idea to helppromote
Speak to friends, supporters and
advocates in person or on the phoneActivate a network of ambassadors to email, tweet and Facebook yourlinksGet them to commit to helpVisit cafe, put up posters, leaflets!
Get experts in your projects
field of expertise to endorseyour projectAsk them for a written, or better yet, video endorsementif they like your workShare your links to Facebook, Twitter, Blog etcAn easy way for them to endorse your project is to writea comment on your YouTube video/blog/Facebook page etc
Use an online source such
as PR log to send outa press releaseYou can also create a copy in word using thetemplate we have providedSend the link to blogger in your field ofexpertise with a personal noteSend the link to local publications, they arealways looking for an uplifting story!
Create a simple video where
you can explainyour project idea in personSend the link to the video when asking people to voteCreate a thank you video to share with people who have voted afterwardsYou can also use he YouTube skin we have provided at for maximum effect!
All of these methods will
help to raise the profile of yourproject, your main focus should be to win volunteers andthose who can provide expertise and other support, as well asa network of followers and collaboratorsIf you win funding from Mahindra – that is an added bonus!SO GO FOR IT!