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#OneUpThat offers chance at up to $100k & voting is open!

This October, exciting things are happening at Education Opens Doors! Thanks to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Ground Floor program, we will be participating in a campaign called One Up the Vote. Following Hurricane Harvey, One Up the Vote was postponed 4 weeks, and we are excited to dive in. Voting is now open!

As a recent GroundFloor Fellow, our Director of Operations Andy Lovley participated in a month-long “Bootcamp” to develop our innovation, received high quality mentoring and was awarded significant funding to support our vision of a virtual component to our program. One Up the Vote is an opportunity for us to win up to $100,000 in additional funding from the United Way to pursue that vision– and it’s a competition!

We will be competing against six other organizations, nonprofit and for-profit, from September 27-October 26.

There are four weekly prizes (each worth $12,500) and a grand prize worth $50,000. The winners are solely determined by voting. One Up the Vote is an opportunity for you to help us gain additional funding and increase our impact– with only the quick click of a mouse.

Week 1: September 27-October4

Most Unique Voters
Announced October 5

Week 2: October 5-11

Most Shared Votes
Shared votes are received by voting and then sharing your vote on social media from the One Up website
Announced October 12

Week 3: October 12-18

Most Repeat Voters
Announced October 19

Week 4: October 19-25

Largest percentage increase in votes over week 3
Announced October 26

Voting ends October 26 at midnight, and the grand prize winner (most votes overall) will be announced on October 27. The grand prize winner is awarded $50,000 and a spot to pitch at One Up the Pitch next April. So what are you waiting for? Click the link and bookmark the voting page, because voting begins in less than a week!

Dates have been updated to reflect the delay of the One Up the Vote campaign following Hurricane Harvey.

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