February 2021 winner Dare Education Foundation

Charitocracy OBX's 5th check to February winner Dare Education Foundation for $510

We have good news about February winner Dare Education Foundation, right after this quick update...


By the end of 2016 we had 200 donors on the USA site. That magic number saw us through 2017, 2018, and 2019. We'd attract new donors at a rate roughly the same as our attrition rate, plus or minus about 10%. Then came February 2020!

Stay tuned for a blog post dedicated to this milestone. But spoiler alert: thanks to a combination of aggressive (and successful) recruiting campaigns by several nominees over the past 12 months, primarily OBX-based ones, and then the rollout of our new OBX site, we've surpassed 300 donors! Next stop: 400?

February 2021 winner Dare Education Foundation

Yesterday we named Charitocracy OBX's 5th monthly winner! Congratulations to Dare Education Foundation, nominated by donor obxsunny. They inspire our community to join together in a shared belief that by supporting our schools we are DEFining our future. You can find their website here. And full disclosure: I joined their board of directors in November. I didn't want to influence the vote by saying as much when it was nominated, but clearly my influence wasn't necessary to get the OBX community to rally behind our teachers, students, and schools!

Now you have a few more days to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to DEF. We've already received a generous Hamilton!

Check out this video highlighting many of the ways DEF has helped our community. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $510+ grant to help with their ongoing work! And welcome back to actual, IRL, physical school this week, Dare County Schools students! And stay strong, teachers!!

Have a great March, stay safe, and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!