Our friends at Cisco have created an amazing contest that not only helps to strengthen and value Cisco’s own community, but also reaches out to rebuild another.


Cisco Support Channel (CSC) Helps Haiti” is an inspired idea.  For every rating a user leaves on a piece of community content, Cisco will donate $1 to the American Red Cross on behalf of Haiti, up to a total of $10,000.  Cisco’s CSC is powered by Jive SBS and we are grateful for the opportunity to bring more attention to such an important endeavor.


The suffering continues more than two months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, with an estimated 1.2 million Haitians still homeless.  Now the country will try to brace for the start of the hurricane season in June.


The altruistic nature of this contest truly embodies the idea of  “one community helping another.”  Providing honest feedback helps the entire Cisco community to value contributors, as well as find and utilize the best answers and information.  Combined with a charitable opportunity, feedback becomes even more powerful and translates into sharing life-changing donations for Haitians to rebuild their own community.


Tim Albright of the CSC created this campaign.  In his YouTube video about CSC Helps Haiti, he said, “Sharing and helping is what makes a community work.”  We couldn’t say it any better.


Inspired?  We hope so. Use the example of CSC Helps Haiti to inspire something similar for your own organization.  Please pass it on.  And if you have a rating, please share it now. https://supportforums.cisco.com/index.jspa