We have good news about October winner Water's Edge Village School, right after this quick update...
You blew past Charitocracy USA!
In the final days of October, the top two Charitocracy OBX contenders were still duking it out. The lead flip-flopped back and forth a few times. Both "sides" kept recruiting new donors, right up until the last hours last night. One took home this award grant, and the other is extremely well placed going into November. (Kudos, Coastal Humane Society, for staying in the race right to the finish line!)
In all this excitement, you managed to surpass Charitocracy USA's total donor count. 242 vs. 241. That's despite many of you throwing in an extra dollar or more to Charitocracy USA so you can vote over there, too. So some of you are on both (and I recommend all of you consider contributing to both) but regardless, you've arrived. So while on the Charitocracy USA blog I'm trying to rally them to boost their numbers, at the same time I'm now rallying you to bring some of your enthusiasm to the nationwide nonprofits over at Charitocracy USA. Same deal: you throw a $1+ into that pot, you get a vote. I'd love to see that monthly pot get back over $1000 with your help!
There is still some room for improvement. Charitocracy USA makes larger, more impactful donations, on average. (I'm not saying "more generous" because I believe firmly that those who give $1/month are often more generous in truth when considering the percentage of their discretionary income it may represent.) So your total monthly contributions are just a bit over $500, whereas USA's exceed $900.
Here are a few other fun statistics to chew on:
- Only 29% of you tip toward Charitocracy's expenses, compared to 68% of USA donors. So I guess thank them for keeping the lights on for everyone?
- 10% of you contribute toward our new endowment vs. 8% of USA. So kudos! But both those numbers represent LOTS of opportunity!
- 61% of OBX voted in October versus only 33% of USA. Again, kudos on your level of engagement with Charitocracy. Keep those votes rolling in!
And please let this inspire you to invite more friends to join the magic here and see if we can hold onto our OBX donor base lead over USA and maybe get our monthly pots bigger, too, with some donation bundle upgrades!
October 2022 winner Water's Edge Village School
At midnight last night we named Charitocracy OBX's 25th monthly winner! Congratulations to Water's Edge Village School nominated by donor
tcerri. They provide local education to Corolla, instilling social & environmental responsibility while nurturing body & mind. You can find their website here.
Now you have a week to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to WEVS next week. (Thanks to the two nice boosts we received already earlier in the month!) And watch this 1-minute video in which Norris Austin rings in the first school day at WEVS 10 years ago! Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $597+ grant to help with their ongoing work!
Have a great November and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause! And consider investing in our future by growing our endowment with a switch to one of our new donation bundles, or customizing your own perfect new bundle. It's super quick and easy!