We have good news about August winner Boston Raising Powerful Musicians, right after this important update...
Charitocracy's Final Grant Selections on Halloween Night!
As you hopefully know by now, Charitocracy is ending this year. But we thought that, rather than concluding on New Year's Eve with our final winner, why not pick all 3 of our final winners in October? That'll give us a chance to tie up loose ends and shut things down gracefully before the end of our fiscal year.
September will proceed as normal. But then in October, all 3 of the Top 3 causes as of midnight October 21 will be awarded grants. Which is ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd as of midnight October 31 will determine how large a grant they receive. The grant sizes will depend on how much money is left in our coffers at the end of October, but suffice it so say, they'll be bigger than usual! So plan on continuing to vote and revote right up until Halloween!
August 2023 winner Boston Raising Powerful Musicians
Yesterday we named Charitocracy's 84th monthly winner. Congratulations to Boston Raising Powerful Musicians, known until recently as Girls Rock Campaign Boston, nominated by donor Mjackson132. And it was nominated seven years ago, back in September 2016, our first month online! They teach abstract skills like confidence and persistence through hands-on music education and performance. You can find their website here.
Now watch this 4 minute video about teens writing and recording an original song in 4 hours, then feel good about your part in our collective $1700 grant to support their ongoing work!
Have a great September, and be sure to log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!
Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Boston Partners in Education, nominated by donor misadowling. They ensure Boston Public School students are equipped with skills, opportunity, and confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
If you're late to the party, here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy.
But as you may have heard, Charitocracy rides off into the sunset at the end of 2023. Regardless, keep voting each month. Our monthly grants will get bigger and bigger throughout the year as we empty out our coffers!
About nominee Boston Partners in Education
Our Mission & Vision
By creating supportive relationships between students and volunteer mentors, Boston Partners in Education ensures a more equitable city where every BPS student is equipped with the skills, opportunity, and confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Our trained volunteers, who serve as academic mentors, help students gain the skills, self-confidence and motivation they need to succeed in school and in life. Become a BPIE mentor today!
Our programs are designed to support the work of BPS teachers. To request a volunteer for your classroom, simply identify and nominate students who would benefit from extra help.
Your support allows us to provide caring mentors to Boston Public Schools students in need of academic and socio-emotional support right now – at no cost to them or their families.
95% of students said their mentor helped them improve in school.
100% of families said they would recommend working with a BPIE mentor to others.
89% of students said their mentor made them feel like they could succeed in school.
So please visit the page of nominee Boston Partners in Education to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And watch this news clip of BPIE celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Big Cheese Initiative mentorship program.
We have good news about July winner Massachusetts Bail Fund, right after this important update...
Charitocracy's Final Season: S8E7
In case you've missed my blog or social media posts, this is the seventh of Charitocracy's last 12 grants. We stopped taking new donations and cancelled all recurring donations in January. But we still have an exciting 2023 ahead because we'll be spending down our reserves. Each monthly pot will be bigger than the previous!
July 2023 winner Massachusetts Bail Fund
Last night we named Charitocracy's 83rd monthly winner. Congratulations to Massachusetts Bail Fund, nominated by donor jzp-charitocracy. They pay bail so low-income people can stay free while they resolve their cases, keeping families and communities stable. You can find their website here.
Now feel good about your part in our collective $1600 grant to support their ongoing work!
Have a great August, and be sure to log into Charitocracy to update your votes or nominate a new cause!