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Announcement: How Your Dots Make a Difference

May 10, 2010

Welcome to a new world of edotting!  We’ve created an incentive program that transforms the dots you earned to $ that make a difference locally and globally!

It’s simple–here’s the quick look:

First, check in on the edot site, enter your “thing” and watch the dots add up!

  • When you reach 250 dots, edot will pay for you to plant a tree (either real or virtual) through the Arbor Foundation.
  • When you earn 500 dots, we will donate to your choice of one of the three micro-enterprise loans that edot is funding (see below).
  • At 750 dots, you’ll earn a water bottle that supports a sustainable cause.
  • 1000 dots?  Edot will make a contribution to the nonprofit of your choice.

Here’s a detailed view of how it works:

250 dots–we’ll email you and ask if you want an actual tree to plant yourself or an ecard that states that a tree has been planted on your behalf.  We’re partnering with the Arbor Foundation to make this happen.

500 dots–for now, we’re funding through three organizations:  Kiva, World Vision Micro, and Vittana.  When you hit 500 dots, you can choose which edot sponsored project will receive a contribution from you, and edot will make the donation on your behalf.  As a community of individuals, we’ll be funding a lot of micro-enterprise projects and helping make a difference around the world!

750 dots–you know from our focus on Water Wednesday that we care deeply about water as a resource.  You’ll receive a water themed reusable water bottle when you reach this benchmark.

1000 dots–this is where it gets personal.  You choose the organization, and edot will send a contribution based on the ratio of funds we have raised and how many active edotters we have.  The gift will go to your organization of choice, we’ll do a Twitter/Facebook shout out, and it will all be done in your name.

Yes..this is cool, exciting, and makes a huge difference!  But we need your help:

1. Spread the word.  The more edotters we have, the more enticing we are to grantors and foundations.  With your help, we can grow quickly.

2. Check in on edot!  Do your thing and see what other people are doing.  You’ll be inspired, we promise!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2010 9:17 pm

    Very nice site!

  2. May 11, 2010 4:59 pm

    Thanks John–we hope it inspires people to keep doing the little things!

  3. May 29, 2010 11:37 am

    I love edot! Any plans for phone apps? Keep up the awesome work!!

    • May 29, 2010 12:38 pm

      Hi Dan,
      Thanks for the comments! Yes, that is on our list. In the meantime, we have a mobile friendly version that works great on Safari on the iPhone. That’s how I do most of my edotting, but I still can’t wait to have an app!
      In June we’re going to be doing our next development phase, so stay tuned for a post to get feedback from all our edotters.
      Have a great day!

      • May 20, 2017 11:31 pm

        Sr. Bauza, se me había olvidado algo que creo que debería leer y que nuestros antepasados lucharon para que asi fuera, ya que Pedro I el usurpador quiso, sin conseguirlo, que fuéramos una provincia de caÃlaut±a…..Alfons el Magnànim, Rei: “que el regne de Mallorca en res en lo món sia sotmès al Principat de Catalunya ne a la observància de llurs constitucions ne usatges”. Privilegi de Gaeta, 1439.


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