Frequently Asked Questions
Each mailer has an Unsubscribe link at the bottom, you can use that to stop the mailers.
No, all features on Halabol are free for now. Please check our terms & conditions section.
All recent posts appear on the Halabol homepage and on the Halabol Blogs homepage under the 'Our Bloggers' section thus making sure they get visibility. We also share relevant user blog posts on our Social Media Channels.
Yes, photo (and video) blogs are perfectly fine. However you may want to add some text to make sure the context is clear to the readers.
We have created a list of the tips for writing a great blog entry which you might want to follow: http://www.halabol.com/how-to-blog.
You can add your blog at http://blogs.halabol.com/node/add/blog
Also, you can click on "Welcome <Yourname>" on the top right corner of your screen, you would find a "Create Blog Entry" in the menu that appears.
Yes, all signed up users can create their blogs on Halabol.
The change begins the moment you decide to put an effort to achieve a social goal. The success of your campaign, however, will depend on how much support it gathers. We would put our efforts in bringing up support for you and if it picks up steam, it would be promoted on the Halabol Voices section as well (subject to editorial policies).
As it is said, our job is to make efforts, without keeping the results in mind :)
You can associate your social links (Facebook, Twitter) with your campaign which would help you popularize it. Additionally you will get the embed code (just like a Youtube video insert) and can place it on your blogs/website and ask people also to help you in propagating it by embedding it on their blogs.
Here's a small help page that we've created for you which will help you create a good campagn http://www.halabol.com/how-create-campaign
Campaigns should end when you feel the objective is achieved and it does not require more effort or support.
A Campaign is an effort towards a Cause you strongly feel for. You can create a campaign and ask people to join you. You may also associate Petitions and Ideas to support its execution.
Because we complain a lot more often that we praise, don't we?
Yes, why not!
No, we do not resolve complaints. The idea is to make other users aware of the problems a brand has to offer and hence avoid unwanted situations.
Any company, brand, service, outlet where you've had a bad experience. But no, you can't complaint against a friend who ditched you ;)
Yes, of course. You can get in touch with us and we'll be happy to conduct it for you.
Yes, you can take part in as many contests as you want, we'd be happy to host you.
Prize changes with each contest.
Contests are normally around Blogging & Ideas.
Contests are not a continuous activity. Normally held once a month, you need to keep checking our Contests page.
Halabol does not organize or sponsor all social events but can definitely support some of them. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for associating for events.
You can use the social sharing buttons on the left side of the page.
On any future event page, you would find a 'Sign Me Up' button. When you confirm, your name would appear on the events 'Attending' list.
Any event which is socially relevant. For example: any protest taking place, a social event taking place in a college, a discussion, plays etc.
You can create "Needs" (needs.halabol.com) and "Projects" for your organization. Individual users can respond to your Needs and assist you in the Projects. Creating events, adding blogs, posting updates would also be possible. There is also a picture gallery where you can keep sharing with the world the great work that your NGO is doing.
No, all Halabol features are free for users as well as for NGOs
Use the search function on http://nonprofits.halabol.com/ to locate the page for your NGO. Once you are there, there is a 'Claim' button on the right side of the page. Please be very sure while claiming an NGO because if there are some disputes, it might lead to the suspension of your account.
The list is not exhaustive. We have collated a list of about 4500 NGOs and we keep adding as and when we find more. Please feel free to add your NGO at http://nonprofits.halabol.com/node/add/nonprofit
Yes, while signing the petition there is an option "Do you want your signature to be public" - select 'No' in that field
Once that is achieved, you (alongwith Halabol) take it to the people against whom the petition is written, urging them to take relevant action.
You and we try to get the required number of signatures needed for your petition. We've given a few tips for the promotion of your petition on 'How to create a petition'. http://www.halabol.com/how-create-petition
We have already detailed that process here: http://www.halabol.com/how-create-petition
Apart from the satisfaction of doing something noble, you earn yourself Karma Points, which would very soon be redeemable in multiple forms.
You can "Add a Pledge" to your profile, a task that you think you should be doing. You would get reminders from Halabol to complete that task. Once you've completed the task, you should mark that Pledge as "I did this".
A pledge is a small everyday task of doing good. Halabol pledges aim to make us socially aware citizens by doing these simple deeds of social responsibility.
Every user activity on the site entitles you to earn points. Its a way of rewarding your efforts towards your inputs to the social causes. These points would soon be redeemable at various places.
Yes, we do video stories. All the videos are can be found in our Voices section or our Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/halaboltv
No, you cannot contribute anonymously. I think we should own up to what we believe in.
Primarily, Halabol's editorial team writes these articles. Some articles are also shared or contributed by others, outside of the editorial team.
'Voices' is the editorial section of Halabol. It covers stories of national concern, social good and public welfare, primarily falling under the 12 issue categories listed on the site.