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How to Make GiveBIG 2017 a Big Success

Posted Mar 22, 2017 08:58 AM
People are fired up about finding opportunities to counter what they see on the news every day. GiveBIG is your opportunity to help them help you. If you are in King County, start now to plan for the 7th annual GiveBIG on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. From midnight to midnight, donors everywhere (no matter where they live) will have the opportunity to make a difference on issues they care about.

CiviCore will be The Seattle Foundation's new online fundraising partner and Amazon Web Services will provide support to prevent the technical issues that happened last year. CiviCore will:

  • Allow donors to schedule donations in advance of May 10
  • Give donors the option to pay processing fees (which increases the impact of their gifts)
  • Make a reduced fee electronic check option available
The theme this year is “Now. More Than Ever,” a reflection of the urgency of creating a more equitable society. Visit GiveBIG's website to find out about the two major changes you need to be aware of: The "Grow More Good" strategy that will replace the stretch pool and the "Dollars for Change" pool.

“Dollars for Change” will make $250,000 in additional funds available to winners of random drawings. There will be greater emphasis on making sure small and mid-sized organizations receive these funds.

Here are some things that you need to do as soon as possible to benefit from GiveBIG 2017:

Helpful Resources:

Whether you’re new to GiveBIG or this is like putting on an old pair of sneakers, everyone can use a fresh reminder on how to make the most out of this momentous 24-hour fundraising campaign.

Here are some helpful resources to assist you in making GiveBIG a big success: