POINTS

How it Works:

e-Vine® has designed innovative ways for viewers to earn points. Since our goal is to attract viewers of all ages—especially children and youth, their first incentive is for ‘self-benefit.' Many popular activities that capture the attention of members may be found in our "Points-for-Prizes" and "Points-for-Activities."

But that's only the beginning! A new concept called "Points-for-Projects" encourages e-Vine® members to experience first-hand the joy of assisting others.

Points-for-Projects could very well be THE innovative new paradigm embraced by potential donors and educators—and possibly a prototype for the fundraising industry!

Any teacher, parent or well-meaning relative who has ever been coerced into buying (or selling) candy, magazines, candles, or other overpriced door-to-door items could easily become our most enthusiastic convert. Such a progressive, cutting-edge model will most likely win the attention, admiration and cooperation of corporate donors, as well as generating positive press for e-Vine®.

So forget the candy and candles. Stash the coupon books and magazine subscriptions. Get ready, get set to 'logon and learn' your way to funding the prize, activity, or project of your choice!

Points May Be Earned from Two Types of e-Vine® Publications:

  • Article (includes: lessons, stories, and puppet shows)
  • Video (includes: You Tube, how-to and training videos)

(Games, poetry, recipes, contests, puzzles, coloring pages, and children's activities have no point value and are not included in this program).

To earn points, click on an e-Vine® Learning Level at the top of the Home Page (Children, Youth, Adult, or Challengers) and select an Article or Video from one of the twelve categories.

To become an e-Vine® Member and earn points, click on Login and then Register to Become a Member.

After reading an article or watching a video, participants will complete a quiz to test comprehension. Upon completion, a score will be visible. If a Member's score is 70 or above, points will be awarded. The number of points earned is commensurate with the score (score of 90 = 90 points).

If the quiz score was below 70, this message will appear:

"Oooops! Your score was ____. Let's try again!"

If the quiz score was 70 or above, this message will appear:

"Congratulations! You just earned ____ points!"

To attain a higher score (and additional points), Member may take the quiz a second time, but no more than twice. However, the questions will be scrambled (in a different order than before) so questions or answers cannot be easily memorized.

Members can click on My Account to view current points recently posted or to view Total Accumulated Points.

If Members began a quiz but did not complete it, the message Time Out will appear. If the quiz is not finished in a specified time limit, the message Incomplete Quiz will appear. An Incomplete Quiz may be completed at a later time.

All points will automatically post on Member's My Account page. Member will be asked to review a list of prizes, activities, and projects in "The Point Center." Earned points may then be applied to Points-for-Prizes, Points-for-Activities, Points-for-Projects, or simply retain new points in Total Accumulated Points.

To redeem earned points, Member may select a prize or activity of choice. Or, Member may opt to help fund a worthwhile community project for a non-profit organization, such as:

  • Day care; private school; after-school program
  • Public school; orphanage—inside and beyond the United States
  • Prison rehab center; homeless shelter
  • Drug and alcohol rehab center; shelter for abused women
  • Marriage restoration ministry; veterans rehab program
  • Growing an organic community garden
  • Food bank; feeding the hungry, etc.
  • Computers; printers; school supplies, etc.
  • Playground equipment; desks; kitchen equipment; etc.

(A designated committee will determine which community projects will be posted each month for consideration on the e-Vine® Home Page.)

Member may determine the amount of points to be applied to a certain Prize, Activity or Project. Points will be deducted from Total Accumulated Points and transferred to Member's preferred selection.

After a Member's points have been posted to the Prize, Activity or Project of their choice, the title of the article or video will be recorded in Member's Account Page to prevent repeated attempts for earning duplicate points.

Once the total number of points has been accumulated for a project, the name of that non-profit organization will be replaced with new project options for Members' consideration. A bank check (or items requested for the community project) will be mailed or delivered to that organization.

How to Calculate the Value of Points:

Each time e-Vine® Members read an article or watch a video and complete a quiz with a score of 70 or above, they have just earned points! If not satisfied with their score, Member may attempt to earn a higher score and additional points by repeating the quiz.

Based on receiving a score of 100 points per quiz, the metrics below indicate the number of points of successfully completed quizzes required to earn the Prize, Activity, or Project of choice:

1,000 points = 10 quizzes, or $50 value
2,000 points = 20 quizzes, or $100 value
5,000 points = 50 quizzes, or $250 value
10,000 points = 100 quizzes, or $500 value
20,000 points = 200 quizzes, or $1,000 value
50,000 points = 500 quizzes, or $2,500 value
100,000 points = 1,000 quizzes, or $5,000 value
200,000 points = 2,000 quizzes, or $10,000 value

Example:

If 100 people pass 10 quizzes @ 100 points = 100,000 points or $5,000

If 50 people pass 20 quizzes @ 100 points = 100,000 points or $5,000

Two Types of Funding are Required to Provide Prizes, Activities or Projects:

  1. Points (Member must complete a quiz to earn points)
  2. Financial Donations (corporations, organizations, and individuals will donate tax-deductible contributions to fund Prizes, Activities, and Projects)

To provide the necessary "financial donations," e-Vine® will continually search for donors who have caught our vision, such as:

  • e-VINE® website partners
  • corporations
  • churches
  • individuals
  • companies that manufacture items needed for projects, such as: computers, playground equipment, desks, school supplies, etc.

Benefits of the Point System:

Think of the possibilities here! A prize, activity, or worthwhile community project could motivate hundreds, perhaps thousands of students and adults to get involved!

Through this simple process, imagine the vast number of emails, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and text messages that will be sent to encourage friends, co-workers and family members to help someone win a prize or support an important project. As the spirit of giving becomes contagious, participants will want to support a worthwhile cause.

And all the while, Members are being personally enriched each time they earn points!

Points-for-Prizes:

A Member's points can be used to purchase the prize of your choice. e-Vine® marketers will solicit local, state and national vendors to participate in a 90 day trial to give away free prizes, such as: gift cards, shopping spree, music, restaurants, movie tickets, amusement parks, etc.

  • Click on Points-for-Prizes to find description of available prizes, number of points required, number of points applied, and number of points remaining.
  • When sufficient points have been earned and applied, this message will appear: Points are now completed.
  • Details of shipment date and carrier will be provided.
  • Some prizes will be available for a limited time. Points must be accumulated prior to the specified deadline.
  • Prizes will be added or deleted according to company specifications.

Available Prizes:

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Points-for-Activities:

A Member's points can be used to enroll in a selected activity (when available), such as: a five-day summer camp, YMCA membership, sports camp (football, soccer, basketball, cheerleading), online group lessons, such as: singing, dancing, swimming, bowling, musical instruments, keyboards, drums, poetry composition, computer, defensive driving class, etc.

  • Click on Points-for-Activities to find descriptions of available activities, number of points required, number of points applied, and number of points remaining.
  • When sufficient points have been earned and applied, this message will appear: Points are now Completed.
  • Details about classes or camps will be provided.
  • Some activities will be available for only a certain time period. Points must be accumulated before specified deadline.
  • New activities will be added and others deleted according to company or instructor specifications.

Available Activities:

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Points-for-Projects:

Applications for projects will only be accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The point system will assist with purchase of needed equipment and supplies.

  • All projects require dual funding—both financial and accumulated points. Financial funding will be provided through tax-deductible donations contributed by businesses, individuals, or organizations.
  • Points can be earned by friends and families associated with the nonprofit organization—or any e-Vine® Member who wishes to contribute earned points.

When e-Vine® receives a Points-for-Projects application form, it must first be approved by an e-Vine® Project Committee. Once approved, the organization's name and project details will then be posted in the list of Project Candidates.

Project Candidates:

Potential donors may review the list of candidates to determine which particular cause they wish to support. Prior to contributing funds to a project candidate, a financial donor may wish to contact e-Vine® by phone or email for instructions.

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When a Project Candidate has received sufficient financial contributions to finalize their project, the name will then be transferred to the list of Current Approved Projects.

Approved Projects:

Points cannot be applied to a project until the nonprofit organization's name has been transferred to the list of Current Approved Projects.

This list will contain no more than ten names of nonprofit organizations at a time, along with a brief description of the Project, website address, cost of Project, number of points required, number of points already applied, and number of points remaining.

After a project has been fully funded with finances and points, e-VINE® will issue a check (or ship equipment) to the nonprofit organization.

Current Approved Projects

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Application for a Community Project

(To be funded by e-Vine® Points-for-Projects Program)

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Guidelines for Organizations Applying for Funding

  1. For a full explanation of the Points-for-Projects program, click here.
  2. Projects to be funded must be for charitable, community, or educational purposes and approved by the e-Vine® Project Committee.
  3. Application must be written in English, have clarity, focus, and be the property of the participating organization.
  4. Project should be completed within 12 months from the date funds are disbursed.
  5. Projects must not discriminate against race, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
  6. Projects must not involve or support lobbying, seeking to change laws, politics, or religious advocacy.
  7. Projects must not promote alcohol, tobacco, illegal or illicit drugs, firearms/weapons, prostitution, pornography, profanities, sexually explicit activities, or support abuse or violence.
  8. Grant funds must not be transferred from your organization to a third party individual or organization that has not been specified in this application.
  9. At the time of registration in this program, non-profit organizations must have a 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination from the IRS and submit a copy of that letter and your latest Form 990 (or audited financials if you have not yet filed a Form 990).
  10. A budget for the project must be submitted, with details about the proposed project activities and a plan for reporting milestones.
  11. A letter of endorsement must also be submitted from an objective third party (excluding staff, board, or family members), who is qualified to evaluate your organization and offer valid, verifiable rationale for awarding funds to complete your project.
  12. By submitting this application, the organization agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with their application, the Points-for-Projects program and/or any funding will be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action lawsuit.

I declare that I have read all the information provided in this proposal and attest that my answers are true and accurate and no information is false or misleading.

__________________________________________ __________________
Signature of Organization's Contact Person and Date

Completed Project Archives:

The nonprofit organization's name and a brief description of their funded project will be transferred to the Project Archives file for Members to review. A new project will then be transferred to the vacated space in the list of Approved Projects.

Testimonials of Completed Projects:

When a nonprofit organization receives payment from e-Vine® in the form of a check (or equipment), the organization must submit a photo of their chief officer receiving the e-Vine® check (or equipment) that will be posted on the Testimonials page. A brief note of thanks may also accompany the photo.

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