What would you do to win $150,000?

January 14, 2011

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    Senior Program Officer Kevin Grubb was one of the brave staffer who agreed to have the Mercy Corps logo shaved onto their heads. Photo: Geena Min/Mercy Corps

What would you do to motivate your friends to vote for Mercy Corps? Last month here at our headquarters in Portland, we knew the stakes were high — whoever received the most votes in the Western Union 50 Days Of Giving campaign would win $150,000.

To motivate our global team to vote every day on Facebook, we had staff agree to shave the Mercy Corps logo into their heads — but only if we won. When it was announced that Mercy Corps was the winner, you can imagine that those folks started to look a bit nervous.

All told, eight Mercy Corps staff members were coaxed into altering their hair; five shaved their heads and three dyed their hair the official Mercy Corps red.

Now that's dedication.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Mercy Corps during the 50 Days of Giving Campaign.