Guest post: Your Facebook Votes Are Worth Over $50!

Here be a guest post from Josh Brose, the partners intern at Foundation Beyond Belief.


Josh from Foundation Beyond Belief here,

Seriously, everyone needs to do this.  In case you haven’t heard – the Foundation Beyond Belief, the Secular Student Alliance, and Camp Quest have all been nominated for the CHASE community giving program.  2 million dollars 5 million dollars is being given out to various charities through this program.  The way that nominated charities can secure this funding is through Facebook voting.

Let me explain this a bit more – I estimate that 2000 votes per organization is about the number of votes needed to put groups safely in the $50,000 range for the duration of the contest.  Groups probably don’t need that much, but it’s hard to say at this point.

Now let’s do the math – $50,000/2000 = $25

Also, you can get AN EXTRA VOTE by posting the link CHASE tells you to post on your timeline.

$25 x 2 = $50!!!

This is a TON of money for doing very little.  I’m not usually sold on the line “You need to vote for this on Facebook” either, but when I did the math and found out that I could take five seconds to effectively secure over $50 for these awesome organizations and have it cost me absolutely nothing I voted IMMEDIATELY.

Everybody needs to do this – just go to these links and vote!

Foundation Beyond Belief

Secular Student Alliance

Camp Quest


I will make an additional, personal plea on behalf of Camp Quest.  They are behind the other three organizations yet, in my estimation, they are atop the pile in terms of importance.  Go vote for them.  It will take you maybe, maybe sixty seconds to click “allow app” and “vote.”  Surely if you give the first shit about this culture war you can spare sixty seconds.  You could also go the extra mile and tell your friends to vote for them.

Amanda Metskas, the Executive Director of Camp Quest, has a near-magical ability to make money go further than anybody else thought it could.  She will do wonders with the kind of money Camp Quest could win here.

And, if you’re looking to donate, trust her with your money.  You won’t regret it.

  • http://twitter.com/jkmiami89 Jessica

    It is actually a total of $5 million that is being given out, not $2 million!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Yikes! Fixed.

      Lebron James sucks.

  • drax

    Don’t have a real facebook, so no one is going to follow my link, but I was able to vote one time for Camp Quest. That’s the generation we need to reach with by teaching critical thinking skills and how to be skeptical.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/09/06/help-the-secular-student-alliance-and-the-foundation-beyond-belief-win-up-to-250000/ Anonymous Atheist

    Anyone who has a Facebook account can get 2 votes for any 2 organizations (so Drax, go back and vote for FBB or SSA too!), just by using the Facebook voting app. Anyone with a Facebook account who gets someone else with a Facebook account to vote for the first time using your personal link, will get a 3rd vote that can be used for one of your original 2 organizations or for a 3rd organization.

    Anyone who has a Chase bank account can get 2 votes for any 2 organizations by going to http://www.chasegiving.com – with or without having a Facebook account and doing the Facebook votes.

    I’m posting comments at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/09/06/help-the-secular-student-alliance-and-the-foundation-beyond-belief-win-up-to-250000/ with the ranking updates twice a day if anyone wants to keep up with how our 3 organizations are doing, and I also posted some more clarifications about the rules.