Welcome to the Giving Season
This is a strange time of year. People are just nicer to each other for some reason. Do you truly have something warm and fuzzy burning in your heart? Or do you feel compelled by societal norms to follow suit, spending money to boost the economy? We're not here to judge. We'll accommodate your gift giving needs regardless. Even right up to the last minute before your ritualistic gift-giving deadlines!
At least you know when you give Charitocracy, all of that money is tax-deductible and will go to a good cause. 12 good causes in fact! You can give any amount, as long as it's one of the multiples of $13 we've put on the menu. Who wouldn't want to receive a donation of, say, $39 in their name, granting them a prepaid year of voting and nominating at Charitocracy?!
All you need to do is go here. If you're a donor yourself (you are, right?!), you'll want to log in to Charitocracy so the form is prefilled with your info and you get credit in your Giving Tree for the purchases. Then just choose a $ amount, as low as $13, and enter the name of your recipient. You'll instantly receive two emails: one with your donation receipt for your tax records, and the other with the gift code and beautiful PDF gift box. You can forward it to your recipient at the time of your choosing, or print it out and hand-deliver when the moment is right!
Here's a sample. You definitely don't want to try out the QR code by pointing your smartphone camera app at it. Please, no. Bad things would almost certainly happen. 😉
November 2017 winner: ALS Guardian Angels
Last night we voted in our 3rd cause of Charitocracy's 2nd year. Congratulations to ALS Guardian Angels and to donor
Maggie for nominating it! You have these next 7 days to further sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to ALS Guardian Angels next week.
I was careful not to give any preferential attention to this cause and influence the vote. Now that it's won, full disclosure: my sister, Maggie, nominated it. Our family is personally impacted by ALS. So naturally I'm thrilled that we're able to assist this unique cause that focuses on helping patients live with ALS. I'm also touched that my sister used Charitocracy as a fundraising platform. This is the last you'll hear about ALS Guardian Angels from me, since a year from now it will become eligible to receive votes again. But do know: there is something warm and fuzzy burning in my heart today.
Now watch this video about guardian angel Stu Millheiser and his special charity, and feel good about your part in our collective $1533+ grant to help his mission!
Have a great December, and log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!