As much as we’ve loved picking out all of the chapters ourselves (because trust us… we do!), we now have a new system to bring YOU into the mix with selecting the chapters for our calendar and designing the Tribe experience!
Make It Happen Chapters
For each chapter segment, we now have a handful of confirmed chapters on the calendar, as well as several “Make it Happen” chapters.
If you want to see that chapter happen… YOU make it happen!
Cast your vote with your chapter deposit, spread the word to your friends in the Tribe… and count down the days until we announce the winner.
Cast your vote for your favorite chapters
Make It Happen chapters will be run as a voting system – with your deposit as the ballot.
Here’s how it will work:
- To cast a vote for a Make It Happen chapter, simply email us to put your deposit towards that chapter.
- Use that same deposit vote to make a “backup” booking for a confirmed chapter in the same segment.
- Each MIH chapter will have a set number of require votes that we will determine internally – this will range anywhere from 10-14 votes (based on the particular location.)
- Each week, we will announce the % of the minimum that each upcoming MIH chapter has fulfilled!
- We’ll announce the winner 4 months in advance of the chapter.
- If the chapter you voted on doesn’t happen, we’ll release your deposit so you can put it towards another chapter!
The one request we have is that if you cast your vote for a Make It Happen chapter – please do not book your flight until we have confirmed the winner 4 months prior!
Every Make It Happen vote essentially counts as 2 “bookings” – one as a vote for your desired MIH chapter, and one as a placeholder for a confirmed chapter at the same time.
If your MIH chapter goes through, great!! You’re on the way to an amazing new location that YOU helped bring to life! We’ll cancel your backup booking and you’re good to go!
If your MIH chapter doesn’t go through – you’ve already reserved your spot in another amazing chapter.
Rally the Troops! AKA – Get Those Votes In!
Once you’ve made your vote, it’s time to hype up the Tribe to join you! (Remember: we need 10-14 votes for a MIH chapter to happen, and we’ll keep you posted on the % of that number that’s still needed for each.)
Our #_makeithappen channel in Slack is where the action will go down. Share what excites you about this chapter – post about the adventures, experiences, and exciting points that are going to make this chapter unforgettable!!
FAQs for Make It Happen Chapters
Excited to start voting for 2020 chapters, but still have some questions on how it works?
We got you! Here is a list of some common questions that may come up around this new chapter voting system:
Does this affect all chapters for 2020?
Nope! We’ll have our regular lineup of confirmed chapters – and several Make It Happen chapters available for you to vote on for each chapter segment in the calendar!
how did you choose the “Make it happen” chapters?
We listened closely to your feedback – and are putting up for a vote many of the new chapters you want to see in 2020! However, you may still see some returning chapters in various segments of the “Make It Happen” lineup.
How do I identify which are “Make it happen” chapters?
On the Chapter Calendar, you’ll see all of our Make It Happen chapters outlined in a teal box! Once a chapter is confirmed, we’ll remove the box and make a note up by the dates that the chapter is confirmed! The chapter will continue to receive bookings until it is filled.
Will “Make It Happen” Chapters be in the same continent?
Not necessarily! We want to bring YOUR dream chapters to life, so we’re putting up some new locations you’ve mentioned in our survey – many of which span multiple continents!
will i lose my deposit if my chapter doesn’t win?
No way. When you place your deposit as a vote, it acts as a “double” deposit to make a backup booking for another confirmed chapter in the same segment! However, if you opt not to use this option, and your MIH chapter does not go through, we’ll simply release your deposit to be used towards another future chapter.
how far in advance will the winning chapter be announced?
We’ll announce the winning chapter 4 months ahead of time, so you can make your final plans accordingly.
Why DID YOU introduce this new system?
We’re committed to releasing the most exciting chapters that YOU want to go on this coming year – and we really want to empower our community to have a say in where we go! This was the perfect way to bring you right into the selection process, and have a bit of fun while we’re at it!
How can I make sure my preferred chapter happens?
Get creative with it! 🙂 If you see a Make It Happen chapter that you’re obsessed with going on, rally your troops and make the votes happen! Use the #_makeithappen Slack channel and any of your past Tribe connections to spread the word – share awesome bucket list items and experiences to be had there, and get your fellow Tribemates excited about the chapter!! The chapter with the most votes 4 months in advance will be the winner.
Any other questions/comments?
As always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have!
We’re excited to travel to many new destinations with you through MIH chapters – and can’t wait to see where in the world we end up!!