Help the Secular Student Alliance and the Foundation Beyond Belief Win Up to $250,000!

Voting starts today for the Chase Community Giving Program. What is that, exactly?

It’s a giving program that gives out five million dollars in grants to different non-profit organizations based on how many votes they have — you get to choose what you think are the worthiest causes to donate to. They make sure that all the charities are eligible nominees before voting starts. Voting runs until September 19th. After that, grants will be awarded by Chase in the following manner:

  • $250,000 goes to the top vote-getter
  • $100,000 to the next ten runner-ups
  • $50,000 to the next 35 runner-ups
  • $20,000 to the next 50 runner-ups
  • $10,000 to the next 100 runner-ups

Luckily, two of our favorite organizations have been nominated for it! Hooray!

Yep, that’s right! There’s a chance that the Secular Student Alliance AND Foundation Beyond Belief could both get grants — maybe even first and second, but they need our help!

(Wait, but don’t I only get one vote? There are two awesome charities… Which one do I pick, OH NO?!)

Actually, everyone will automatically get two votes to use on Facebook. You can’t use them both on the same charity — so isn’t it great that there are already two awesome ones picked out for you? :)

So, if you want to vote for the Secular Student Alliance, go here. If you want to vote for the Foundation Beyond Belief, go here. Cast your votes!

But wait, there’s more!

You have an opportunity to earn an extra vote. Share a link from the Chase Community Giving app on your Facebook account and, if one of your friends links back to the app and casts a vote of their own, then you’ll earn an extra vote! You can use your extra vote on one of the two charities you already voted for, so it’s twice the impact.

Also, if you’re a Chase customer, you can get an additional two extra votes (which means you could vote twice for one and three times for another — neat!) — Just make sure to claim them here!

This is the easiest way to make a huge difference. Tell your friends, Tweet about it, blog about it, do whatever it takes to get the word out. It’s probably the most important vote (or five) you’ll make until November!

(And Reddit Atheism, you better get on this!)

About Kelley Freeman

Kelley is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina. She is a former president of the Secular Student Alliance at the University of South Carolina and a former intern for both SSA and Foundation Beyond Belief. Kelley is also a board member for both Camp Quest South Carolina and the Carolinas Secular Association, a Volunteer Network Coordinator for the southeastern region for the SSA, runs a vlog series called Secular Start Up, sometimes does stand up comedy and can crochet like a fiend. She's on her way to becoming a Jane of All Trades. Follow her on twitter @ramenneedles

  • Gringa

    You can also vote for Camp Quest! 

    Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and
    freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1220871538 Alan Eckert

    Anyone else having issues with the page on Facebook not loading?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A37GL7VKR3W6ACSIZPH7EID3LI rlrose63

    Too bad it’s a Facebook vote… I left FB last year and have no intentions of going back.  I really hate when organizations use FB for their business.  Oh well.

    • TheKevinBates

      So you’re choosing to NOT generate half a million dollars for two atheist organizations, because either:

      1]you’re too lazy to make a blank FB account, or
      2]log in with your old one (which probably isn’t deleted anyway)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503455155 Noelle Dildine George

    The pages are slow today because it’s the first day to vote.  Please keep trying!  We need everyone’s support on this and any one of these grants will make a huge difference for Foundation Beyond Belief’s programs in the future. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Unless I’m reading it wrong, the leaderboard (http://fb.chasegiving.com/leaderboard?page=1) doesn’t show either of those, although the individual pages to vote do…

  • Anonymous Atheist

    To clarify:
    1. People who are not Chase customers, but are Facebook users (or are willing to set up a Facebook account), can vote through Facebook.
    2. People who are Chase customers can vote through http://www.chasegiving.com/ (although at the moment it’s down, because “The response to this year’s program is overwhelming!”, it’ll probably be back up on Friday) WITHOUT needing a Facebook account.
    3. People who are both Chase customers and Facebook users can vote through both http://www.chasegiving.com/ and Facebook.
    4. The votes are per-person only, not per-day, but the sooner you cast your votes the better, because timing of the votes could be used as a tiebreaker.
    5. Please don’t try to use fake Facebook accounts, etc, to get extra votes.

    Here are the specifics:

    ” During the Voting Period, Chase customers will automatically receive two (2) votes (“Standard ChaseGiving.com Vote(s)”) to cast during the Voting Period by visiting http://www.ChaseGiving.com and following the directions. Chase customers may also cast votes on Facebook as defined below. Voters on ChaseGiving.com can only cast one (1) Standard ChaseGiving.com vote per charity. ”

    ” During the Voting Period Facebook Users on the Facebook Chase Community Giving application will automatically receive two (2) votes (“Standard Facebook Vote(s)”) to cast during the Voting Period on the Chase Community Giving application found at http://www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving (the “CCG Application”). A Facebook user can only cast one (1) Standard Facebook Vote per charity. Facebook users can earn one (1) bonus vote by sharing content from the CCG Application. … If the receiving party links back to the CCG Application through the shared content and casts a vote, the Facebook user who shared the content will earn one (1) bonus vote. … The bonus vote earned by the sharing Facebook user can only be cast once he/she has cast his/her two (2) Standard Facebook Votes. The bonus vote may be cast for any Eligible Nominated Charity, including an Eligible Nominated Charity for which the sharing Facebook user has already cast a Standard Facebook Vote. Eligible Voters must return to the Chase Community Giving Application on Facebook to find out whether he/she has earned a bonus vote as it will be displayed in the application header as well as in the “apps and games” link. There is a limit of one (1) bonus vote earned per Eligible Voter. ”

    ” Eligible Voters who vote at http://www.ChaseGiving.com and Facebook have the potential of voting a minimum of four (4) times and a maximum of five (5) times. An Eligible Voter who is a Chase customer may be able to vote for the same Eligible Nominated Charity three (3) times, one (1) vote on http://www.ChaseGiving.com, one (1) vote on Facebook and one (1) bonus vote on Facebook if all requirements are met to earn that bonus vote as outlined above. ”

    ” In the event of a tie, the National Program grant recipients will be chosen based on who received the most votes first according to the timestamp within Chase’s records. ”

    ” On or about September 20, 2012, the National Program grant recipients will be announced on the Facebook Chase Community Giving brand page, as well as at http://www.ChaseGiving.com. ”

    ” Chase is not responsible for, nor is it required to count, in its sole and absolute discretion, late, lost, misdirected, unlawful or illicit votes, votes cast for Eligible Nominated Charities later determined to be ineligible, votes achieved through automated means by registering more than one user profile, using another Eligible Voter’s or Eligible Nominator’s e-mail account, Facebook account, and name, as well as those that are achieved through other fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to member of the public, as determined by Chase in its sole discretion, or displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or in a manner otherwise inconsistent with these Program Rules. “

  • Anonymous Atheist

    http://www.chasegiving.com is working again now, although some people are still reporting issues on the Facebook page.
    The Leaderboard (which apparently has an update lag) says Secular Student Alliance is currently #13 with 353 votes; its individual page says it has 448 votes. https://www.chasegiving.com/charity/view/ein/41-1967141/ref/index
    Foundation Beyond Belief is currently #33 with 186 votes; its individual page says it has 239 votes. https://www.chasegiving.com/charity/view/ein/26-4822541/ref/index
    And Camp Quest is currently #75 with 78 votes; its individual page says it has 104 votes. https://www.chasegiving.com/charity/view/ein/27-0100286/ref/index

    • Anonymous

      Can anybody put this on reddit/atheism?

  • Anonymous Atheist

    The Leaderboard updated… we’re falling behind:
    Secular Student Alliance is now #19 (down 6) with 528 votes (539 on its page).
    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #39 (down 6) with 259 votes (264 on its page).
    Camp Quest is now #99 (down 24) with 115 votes (115 on its page).
    They announced 5 minutes ago on the Facebook page that the voting system should be officially working for everyone now (it worked fine for me 4 hours ago anyway). So now we just need to get this more widespread attention…
    It has been posted on Reddit:
    6 days ago (5 days too early), negligible attention: http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/z6b74/help_the_secular_student_alliance_get_a_share_of/
    3 days ago (2 days too early), tiny bit of attention: http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/zca7a/the_secular_student_alliance_nominated_for_the/
    yesterday, tiny bit of attention: http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/zgcp2/ratheism_help_three_awesome_secular_orgs/
    today, moderate amount of attention, but still far from making it onto the ‘hot list’: http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/zi4cz/ssa_is_so_close_to_100000/
    But the good news is, somebody recently added this to a yellow box in the sidebar that appears on the left side of every r/atheism page!”Help Atheist Organizations!The Secular Student Alliance, Camp Quest, and Foundation Beyond Belief were all nominated for the Chase Community Giving program, which awards grants based on the votes of the public. Everyone gets 2 votes on Facebook, plus an additional one if they share a CCG page. The links for them are: SSA | CQ | FBB [links]Voting runs from September 6-19″
    So hopefully that will help, but not showing much impact yet. Somebody needs to get PZ to feature this.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      Not that it matters, but I just realized I said the left side, when the sidebar is actually on the right side on Reddit.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Previous update was 5pm ET Sep 7. This is the 5am ET Sep 8 update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #20 (down 1) with 602 votes (628 on its page).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #45 (down 6) with 292 votes (310 on its page).

    Camp Quest is now #120 (down 21) with 126 votes (131 on its page).

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 8, 5pm ET leaderboard update. Still falling.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #23 (down 3) with 644 votes (648 on its page).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #57 (down 12) with 322 votes (324 on its page).

    Camp Quest is now #143 (down 23) [actually #186 (down 66); the leaderboard numbering is counting ties as the same number for now, and there's a lot of ties in the lower tiers] with 140 votes (140 on its page).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. There are 360 charities in the competition.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 9, 5am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #26 (down 3) with 692 votes (714 on its page at the moment).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #64 (down 7) [actually #66 (down 9) after ties] with 353 votes (384 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #146 (down 3) [actually #185 (up 1! yay!) after ties] with 156 votes (163 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. There are 360 charities in the competition.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 9, 6pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #30 (down 4) with 742 votes (750 on its page at the moment).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #67 (down 3) [actually #69 (down 3) after ties] with 400 votes (405 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #161 (down 15) [actually #205 (down 20 and out of the money) after ties] with 166 votes (168 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. There are currently 295 charities in the competition – 65 of them seem to have been removed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503455155 Noelle Dildine George

    We still need your votes!  We have barely begun to tap into the atheist community’s potential voting pool, and the contest goes until September 19th.  Please join our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/464846390212661/ and share with your friends too!  

    • Anonymous Atheist

      Yeah, I’m still surprised this hasn’t caught on more yet, even with the Reddit sidebar. If you (or anyone) could manage to get PZ Myers’s attention, I’d think that would be a big help.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      BTW, if you come back and see this reply, please pass along to your friends on that FB event page the information that I’ve been posting here about the real standings: the numbers stated on the leaderboard are misleading as to who is actually going to get which level of money, due to the ties that will have to be broken before assigning the wins. To figure out the real numbers, I look at the leaderboard page number the listing is on, multiply 10 listings per page by the number of pages before that one, and then count how many down from the top the listing is on that page.

      • Anonymous Atheist

        Well, unless this changes again tomorrow, for now they’ve turned off the ties-get-the-same-rankings thing.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 10, 6am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #34 (down 4) [actually #35 (down 5) after ties] with 790 votes (898 on its page at the moment, 4pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #71 (down 4) [actually #72 (down 3) after ties] with 442 votes (578 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #166 (down 5) [actually #206 (down 1 and still out of the money) after ties] with 183 votes (238 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. There are currently 277 charities in the competition - an additional 18 of them seem to have been removed.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 10, 6:48pm ET leaderboard update. Positive movement, yay! And at least for now, it seems they’ve stopped doing the misleading ties-get-the-same-ranking numbering, although the sorting is a bit off.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #28 (up 7!) with 931 votes (983 on its page at the moment, 10pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #57 (up 15!) with 595 votes (632 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #177 (up 29! back in the money) with 245 votes (260 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

    There are now just 200 charities in the list – mysteriously removed a whole 77 more today? Still don’t know what’s going on with the repeatedly shrinking list. One more shrink and they’ll be listing fewer charities than there are award spots. They do say “Please note there are also instances where charities may be removed from the program at their request or because they do not meet the eligibility criteria or other requirements of the Program Rules.”, which seemed like a plausible explanation for the first one or two shrinks, but it seems strange that so many would be removed. At least our 3 are still there so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503455155 Noelle Dildine George

      Yeah, I worked for about 4-5 hours on this generating votes, promoting posts, and contacting bloggers.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve for tomorrow too.  Dale McGowan blasting his social media was a huge help – 1000 people saw the posts just on the Parenting Beyond Belief page and we were up almost 200 votes in a little over 12 hours.  

      There is now a thread on the Facebook event to share the links to get your extra vote.  People who arrive on the page can click those links and then vote, and the link-sharers will get their extra vote.  I’m very encouraged by today’s progress, but now I’m going to bed.  Need sleep……

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 11, 6am ET leaderboard update. Numbering is still properly with ties broken.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #30 (down 2) with 1047 votes (1096 on its page at the moment, 10am ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #56 (up 1!) with 678 votes (745 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #166 (up 11!) with 283 votes (326 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.
    The leaderboard is now only listing exactly 196 charities; so I don’t know how many more do remain in the running but aren’t being displayed on the list anymore.

  • Ajchalom

    Today I am calling 200 VOTE DAY!  If Foundation Beyond Belief (and Camp Quest) get 200 votes each today, they can move up a grant category.  200 more votes for SSA will solidify their position in their grant category.  Please help us and vote today if you haven’t yet!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/464846390212661/ 

    The Chase Community Giving program awards funding to charities based on votes from Facebook users and Chase customers, and Foundation Beyond Belief, Secular Student Alliance, and Camp Quest are all in the running! The first place winner gets $250K, and next 10 get $100K. We need you to help these three awesome secular charities win $450K combined!On Facebook, you can vote for up to two charities, and you can earn a 3rd vote by sharing a link on your wall, once someone uses it to vote. Please see the links below to vote. Vote for FBB! Please consider supporting the Foundation in our work to foster humanistic philanthropy and service across the globe. To vote for FBB on Facebook, go here:http://on.fb.me/Rn54Xd.Vote for SSA! Please also consider supporting the Secular Student Alliance in its mission to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities. To vote for SSA on Facebook, go here: http://goo.gl/YuSMX. Vote for CQ! Camp Quest is a secular summer camp for kids. To vote for CQ on Facebook, go here:http://fb.chasegiving.com/charity/view/ein/27-0100286AJ ChalomHumanist Giving CoordinatorFoundation Beyond Belief

    • Anonymous Atheist

      The SSA did get 264 votes in the past 24 hours, and it still wasn’t even enough to hold steady, much less advance against the rate of votes other higher-ranked charities are getting. The FBB slightly moved up with 213 votes in the past 24 hours, but it still has a ways to go to get back into the $50k tier. We’ve still got to keep this up for over a week more, and EVERY day needs to be at LEAST a “200 vote day”.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 11, 6pm ET leaderboard update.
     
    Secular Student Alliance is now #35 (down 5) with 1195 votes (1223 on its page at the moment, 7:45pm ET).
     
    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #54 (up 2!) with 808 votes (822 on its page at the moment).
     
    Camp Quest is now #162 (up 4!) with 352 votes (365 on its page at the moment).
     
    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. The leaderboard is still only showing exactly 196 charities.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 12, 6am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #36 (down 1) with 1400 votes (1484 on its page at the moment, 11:30am ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #54 (holding steady) with 939 votes (1007 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #136 (up 26!!) with 449 votes (498 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. The leaderboard is still only showing exactly 196 charities.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 12, 6:05pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #34 (up 2!) with 1672 votes (1677 on its page at the moment, 6:15pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #51 (up 3!) with 1133 votes (1136 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #104 (up 22!!) with 634 votes (636 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. The leaderboard is still only showing exactly 196 charities.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      Correction: Camp Quest is up 32 in the past 12 hours, not 22!

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 13, 6am ET leaderboard update.  Secular Student Alliance is now #34 (holding steady) with 1869 votes (1914 on its page at the moment, 11:45am ET).
     
    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #50 (up 1!) with 1247 votes (1292 on its page at the moment). 
    Camp Quest is now #92 (up 12!! now $20k!) with 761 votes (801 on its page at the moment).
     
    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k. The leaderboard is still only showing exactly 196 charities.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 13, 6pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #36 (down 2) with 1957 votes (1983 on its page at the moment, 9:45pm ET). Foundation Beyond Belief is now #51 (down 1) with 1345 votes (1372 on its page at the moment).
    Camp Quest is now #95 (down 3) with 829 votes (842 on its page at the moment). #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 14, 6am ET leaderboard update.
     
    Secular Student Alliance is now #38 (down 2) with 2002 votes (2023 on its page at the moment, 2pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #56 (down 5) with 1388 votes (1533 on its page at the moment).
    Camp Quest is now #103 (down 8) with 853 votes (871 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 14, 6pm ET leaderboard update. 

    Secular Student Alliance is now #40 (down 2) with 2070 votes (2083 on its page at the moment, 7pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #53 (up 3!) with 1621 votes (1636 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #107 (down 4) with 908 votes (926 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 15, 6am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #40 (holding steady) with 2134 votes (2149 on its page at the moment, 12:30pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #53 (holding steady) with 1722 votes (1768 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #104 (up 3!) with 970 votes (983 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 15, 6pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #39 (up 1!) with 2218 votes (2224 on its page at the moment, 6:40pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #52 (up 1!) with 1859 votes (1873 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #105 (down 1) with 1013 votes (1016 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 16, 6am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #38 (up 1!) with 2300 votes (2399 on its page at the moment, 12pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #48 (up 4!) with 2019 votes (2143 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #104 (up 1!) with 1057 votes (1104 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 16, 6pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #39 (down 1) with 2509 votes (2517 on its page at the moment, 6:45pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #45 (up 3! back into the $50k tier!!) with 2285 votes (2295 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #101 (up 3!) with 1156 votes (1163 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 17, 6am ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #42 (down 3) with 2600 votes (2664 on its page at the moment, 1:20pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #48 (down 3, back into the $20k tier) with 2463 votes (2528 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #100 (up 1!) with 1223 votes (1252 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 17, 6pm ET leaderboard update.

    Secular Student Alliance is now #44 (down 2) with 2749 votes (2778 on its page at the moment, 6:25pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #48 (holding steady) with 2606 votes (2619 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #101 (down 1) with 1312 votes (1315 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 18, 6am ET leaderboard update. Voting ends tomorrow at 11:59pm ET!

    Secular Student Alliance is now #44 (holding steady) with 3041 votes (3272 on its page at the moment, 1:20pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #53 (down 5) with 2755 votes (2850 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #105 (down 4) with 1377 votes (1572 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 19, 7:24pm ET leaderboard update. Voting ends tomorrow at 11:59pm ET!

    Secular Student Alliance is now #44 (holding steady, still barely hanging on in the $50k tier – 46 fewer votes today and it would be #47 now) with 3614 votes (3642 on its page at the moment, 7:50pm ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #54 (down 1, still in the $20k tier) with 2986 votes (2996 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #85 (up 20!! back into the $20k tier!) with 1855 votes (1880 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      Whoops, this was Sep 18, 7:24pm ET.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 19, 6am ET leaderboard update. Voting ends today at 11:59pm ET!

    Secular Student Alliance is now #44 (still holding steady, still barely hanging on in the $50k tier - 33 fewer votes overnight and it would be #47 now) with 3863 votes (3860 [huh?] on its page at the moment, 6:05am ET).

    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #55 (down 1, still in the $20k tier) with 3049 votes (3050 on its page at the moment).

    Camp Quest is now #78 (up 7! still in the $20k tier) with 2035 votes (2036 on its page at the moment).

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Sep 19, 6pm ET leaderboard update. Voting ends today at 11:59pm ET!
    Secular Student Alliance is now #47 (down 3 – out of $50k tier, down into $20k tier, knocked out of its previous #44 spot by 136 votes) with 4387 votes (4413 on its page at the moment, 6:35pm ET).
    Foundation Beyond Belief is now #56 (down 1, still in the $20k tier) with 3162 votes (3166 on its page at the moment).
    Camp Quest is now #81 (down 3, still in the $20k tier) with 2248 votes (2252 on its page at the moment).
    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    From 11:30pm ET Sep 19 until they shut down the voting at midnight, I checked the pages of as many as possible of the organizations in the order they were ranked at the 6pm leaderboard update, to make note of something in the vicinity of what the final number of votes will be, just in case the last numbers wouldn’t be visible after they shut down voting (and sure enough, they weren’t; now we have to wait for the official announcement some time on Sep 20), as questions could potentially come up. I didn’t make it through all of them (through #59, but missed #49), or down to Camp Quest, but it’s something.

    Secular Student Alliance had ~6078 votes, which is likely to move it from the 6pm 47th place way up to 28th place, for $50k.

    Foundation Beyond Belief had ~3249 votes, which is likely to move it from the 6pm 56th place slightly down to 58th place, for $20k.

    I didn’t get Camp Quest’s final-ish votes, but its 6pm place was #81, and it’s likely still somewhere in the $20k tier.

    The as-full-as-I’ve-got lists are available at http://pastebin.com/MnXraHxf

    #1 gets $250k, #2-#11 get $100k, #12-#46 get $50k, #47-96 get $20k, and #97-#196 get $10k.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    Official results posted at 9:52am ET Sep 20. https://fb.chasegiving.com/leaderboard

    Secular Student Alliance had 6116 votes, for 27th place, and will be receiving $50k.

    Foundation Beyond Belief had 3249 votes, for 56th place, and will be receiving $20k.

    Camp Quest had 2560 votes, for 69th place, and will be receiving $20k.

    The final list mostly matches the predicted list through #60 that I posted last night, except for:
    - Power of Pain Foundation that would’ve been #14 had over 10,000 votes removed, moving them down to #72, and moving everyone below them through #72 up by 1 place.
    - MG Financial Counseling that would’ve been #36 (now #35) had about 3,000 votes removed, moving them down to #97, and moving everyone below them through #97 up by 1 place.
    - Animal Aid for Vermilion Area that would’ve been #49 (now #47) had over 3,000 votes removed, moving them down to #130, but didn’t move those below them up by 1 because Kidd’s Kids rose from somewhere below #60 to get #47.


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