February 2021 winner Dare Education Foundation

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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...

300

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!

January 2021 winner North Carolina Coastal Federation

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Charitocracy OBX's 4th check to January winner North Carolina Coastal Federation for $510

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Two nominees away from a Top 10

We have 8 eligible nominees this month. That's just 2 nominees away from having enough to form a complete Top 10! Our baby OBX site is getting so BIG. So brainstorm your favorite local causes. There are over two hundred from which to choose! And get your nomination in by the 7th of the month for it to be in the running for February's prize.

January 2021 winner North Carolina Coastal Federation

Yesterday we named Charitocracy OBX's 4th monthly winner! Congratulations to North Carolina Coastal Federation, nominated by donor bjstager. They protect and restore the water quality and critically important natural habitats of the North Carolina coast. You can find their website here.

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 winner NC Coastal Federation. We've already received a nice 10-spot!

Check out this recent volunteer appreciation video from their Wanchese office. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $510+ grant to help with NC Coastal Federation's ongoing work!

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

December 2020 winner First Flight High School PTO

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Charitocracy OBX's 3rd check to December winner First Flight High School PTO for $500

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Nominate Whenever You Want

For all of you who have ever wanted to nominate a cause at Charitocracy, but was struck with notion during some other than the first week of the month, I have some welcome news for you. For all of you who have contacted me with this feature request, I say to you years later: You were right and I've finally addressed it. For those of you who never noticed the strict first-week-of-the-month-only nomination timeframe: Nothing to see here, carry on!

It's still important to give donors an opportunity to familiarize themselves with new nominees. We want them to debut in a bright spotlight versus being buried in the noise by in-progress Top 10 or Top 3 votes. So nominations that come in after the 1st week of the month will be held in a queue until the 1st week of the next month. But you can get the nomination in as soon as you think of it. Meanwhile it gives me some extra flexibility as to when I go through the steps of "onboarding" it. Win/win!

December 2020 winner First Flight High School PTO

As the ball dropped on New Year's Eve we named Charitocracy OBX's 3rd monthly winner! Congratulations to First Flight High School PTO, nominated by donor John Towler. They empower all stakeholders to make FFHS a place where incredible educational opportunities happen on a daily basis. You can find their website here.

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 winner First Flight High School PTO.

Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with FFHS PTO's ongoing work!

Have a great January (and 2021!), stay safe, and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!