Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards Program is an online contest that rewards a total of $75,000 to the top 10 non-profit organizations voted on by the community. The funds will be awarded in one $30,000 gift, one $15,000 gift, one $10,000 gift, three $4,000 gifts and four $2,000 gifts. The non-profit organization that receives the most votes will not qualify to register for Community Rewards until 2020, two years after. The program is open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations located in any one of the following parishes: E. Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa. Gulf Coast Bank reserves the right to approve other non-profits. Please visit the Community Rewards home page to learn more.
Best Practices To Gain Votes
Best practices include: listing Community Rewards on your website, posting on social media, and sending out email blasts to current supporters of your organization. All of these should direct people to vote for your organization daily at www.gulfbank.com/vote. (Voting does not begin until March 5.) If you would like access to the Community Rewards logo and various graphics, please download the Community Rewards graphics ZIP file. If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2018, registration took place from February 5 – February 28 and is now closed. Voting for non-profits is from March 5 - March 29. For a complete list of non-profits registered for the program, visit gulfbank.com/registered.