We have good news about October winner The Nature Conservancy, right after this important update...
Put OBX back in its place!
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 the award grant, and the other is extremely well placed going into November.
Why am I telling you veterans of Charitocracy USA all this? Well, not just because all of the fun and excitement was happening on the other side of the web site. You could do the same thing over here. But even more importantly, Charitocracy OBX just passed USA for total donors last night. 242 vs. USA's 241. Are you okay with that?!
You still make 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 monthly contributions exceed $900, whereas OBX's are still below $600.
Here are a few fun statistics to chew on:
- 68% of you tip an average of $5.75 vs. only 29% tipping $5.09 at OBX. So thanks for keeping the lights on for everyone!
- 8% of you contribute an average of $47.25 to our new endowment vs 10% of OBX contributing $41.46. Off to a good start, but LOTS of opportunity!
- 33% of you had a vote cast before midnight last night, compared to 61% of OBX. Who's clearly having more FUN?!
So please let this inspire you to invite more friends to join the magic here and rekindle the excitement we're enjoying over at Charitocracy OBX! And for those of you new to OBX who also threw some extra Washingtons in the USA pot, come bring some of your enthusiasm over here, too. Where it took 50+ votes to win the October pot at Charitocracy OBX, a mere 16 would have won Charitocracy USA!
October 2022 winner The Nature Conservancy
Last night we named Charitocracy's 74th monthly winner. Congratulations to The Nature Conservancy nominated by donor
chesaustin. They create a world where people and nature can thrive, impacting conservation on 6 continents. You can find their website here.
Now you have a week 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 The Nature Conservancy next week. And take a moment to watch this 1-minute video about our interconnection with nature. Then feel good about your part in our collective $1000+ grant to support their ongoing work.