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 the next two months:
October: Preventing Relationship Violence Round
October 1st: Round and voting begins. Each citizen gets 5 pairwise votes per week and can "favorite" as many projects as they'd like.
October 22nd: General voting closes -- last day to cast pairwise votes before playoffs and last day to "favorite" candidate projects. Eight quarter-finalists are announced (7 highest-ranked project plus the most "favorited" project).
October 23rd: Quarter Finals. Participants vote between 4 pairs of projects (8 quarter-finalists).
October 24th: Semifinals. Participants vote on 4 semi-finalists.
October 25th: Finals. Participants vote on final pair of projects.
October 26th: Winner announced.