That we could solve real problems in the world if everyone simply chipped in a dollar.
It gets billed annually to minimize our credit card fees. An optional tip equaling an extra month’s worth helps cover our minimal costs. Charitocracy is entirely volunteer run with no paid staff.
You can donate more than $1 per month, but it’s always just 1 vote per donor. A bigger donation has a bigger impact, but not a louder voice!
Nominations are open during the first week of each month. If you nominate a cause it will receive your full vote that month, or you can simply vote for causes nominated by other donors.
You can split your 1 vote between up to 5 causes. (You have an unlimited supply of Likes, too!) After week 2 each month, we narrow to the Top 10, and after week 3, to the Top 3. A winner is selected on the last night of the month.
… and rhymes with meritocracy, because that’s really what this is, a meritocracy of ideas about charitable giving.
Nominate causes, hype your favorites in our discussion forum, vote and revote often. Or sit back, relax, and simply consider us your crowd-curated charity-of-the-month club!
To engage, educate, and empower philanthropists, even at a small scale, to give more regularly and meaningfully.
It takes longer to read all this than to sign up. Charitocracy is itself a 501(c)(3) charity, so donations are tax deductible. How better to spend $12?!
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