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Every month the Shared Nation community comes together around a new topic, pooling its funds and selecting a great organization to support. Each month follows roughly the same schedule -- general voting takes place for the first three weeks of the month, and in the final week of the month, a winner is selected from eight quarter-finalists. 

Here are key dates - for Shared Nation citizens and candidate organizations - for July and August:

July: Oceans

  • July 1st: Round and voting begins. Each citizen gets 5 pairwise votes per week and can identify one project as a "favorite" project.  
  • July 8thLast day for new projects can be added to the collection (which have been submitted by July 4th). 
  • July 23rdGeneral voting closes -- last day to cast pairwise votes before playoffs and last day to "favorite" a candidate project. Eight quarter-finalists are announced (7 highest-ranked project plus the most "favorited" project). This is also the last day new citizens can join the round.  
  • July 24th: Quarter Finals. Participants vote between 4 pairs of projects (8 quarter-finalists). 
  • June 25th: Semifinals. Participants vote on 4 semi-finalists. 
  • June 26th: Finals. Participants vote on final pair of projects. 
  • June 27thWinner announced. 
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    August: Open Round

  • August 1st: Round and voting begins. Each citizen gets 5 pairwise votes per week and can identify one project as a "favorite" project.  
  • August 8thLast day for new projects can be added to the collection (which have been submitted by August 4th). 
  • August 27thGeneral voting closes -- last day to cast pairwise votes before playoffs and last day to "favorite" a candidate project. Eight quarter-finalists are announced (7 highest-ranked project plus the most "favorited" project). This is also the last day new citizens can join the round.  
  • August 28th: Quarter Finals. Participants vote between 4 pairs of projects (8 quarter-finalists). 
  • August 29th: Semifinals. Participants vote on 4 semi-finalists. 
  • August 30th: Finals. Participants vote on final pair of projects. 
  • August 31stWinner announced. 

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