Say Hello to GiveBIG Washington!
GiveBIG is back and will take place May 6, 2020 with a new look and new features. GiveBIG 2019 culminated on May 8, 2019 and raised $11.4 million from online donations, company matching gifts, donor matching funds, sponsors, and in-kind donations. Almost 1,500 nonprofits creating hope, health, and happiness in communities across Washington benefited from GiveBIG. In 2020, the giving will continue and grow!
GiveBIG Washington is a day where individuals and organizations come together and make an investment in the communities we want to live in through supporting Washington-based nonprofits. When we give, we make a conscious step towards creating the society we want to live in.
Invest in Your Organization's Success
Free Nonprofit Fundraising Assistance Provided by 501 Commons
501 Commons has expanded training and support to nonprofits so that they can encourage their supporters to create effective peer-to-peer campaigns, use GiveBIG Washington to identify new donors, and leverage matching funds to increase donations. We will be sponsoring more learning events both ahead of #GivingTuesday/year-end giving period and leading up to GiveBIG Washington 2020.
Not a fundraising expert? Nonprofits that have registered to participate in GiveBIG WA receive the Fundraising Accelerator newsletter right to their inbox every two weeks leading up to the campaign with actionable next-steps and links to resources and tools to keep you moving forward in your preparations for GiveBIG.
Start Planning Now
Begin planning your GiveBIG campaign this fall to make the most out of GiveBIG Washington 2020!
GiveBIG can be a powerful tool to help nonprofits identify new donors. Over the last three years, more than 20% of the donations organizations received were from first-time donors. We can increase that number by broadening the reach of the overall promotional campaign and by engaging people who are passionate about nonprofits to reach out to first-time givers.
How can your nonprofit ensure that donors find out about your mission and impact? To be successful during GiveBIG, you have to "prime the pump" by designing and implementing a successful promotional campaign from start to finish.
To prepare for a successful GiveBIG Washington 2020 campaign, join 501 Commons, The Ostara Group, and CiviCore for the Preparing for GiveBIG Washington 2020 webinar.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- The Ostara Group will present a strategic webinar focused on what you can learn from GiveBIG 2019 while planning to improve your GiveBIG 2020 campaign.
- CiviCore, our GiveBIG technology partner, will discuss updates to the GiveBIG website and campaign backend.
Stay in the Loop
Don't miss out on timely GiveBIG Washington updates and information about fundraising training. Even if you are not yet registered for GiveBIG, subscribing to our newsletter will keep you informed and ready for 2020!
Apply to Join the GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council
Applications for the 2020 GiveBIG Council are open! Council members champion the day of giving, raising awareness of GiveBIG within the nonprofit community. The Council advises 501 Commons and its partners in areas such as media engagement, promotional strategies, sponsorship, fundraising training, recommending improvements to the GiveBIG campaign, and more. Applications are due October 10, 2019.
Looking Back on GiveBIG 2019
Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors and Partners
The GiveBIG campaign was funded by nonprofit registration fees and by our generous financial sponsors and media partners. The online platform provided by CiviCore is supported by a $1.7% donation fee. This year 82% of donors generously opted to cover the platform and credit card processing fees, making the fees paid by nonprofits less than 1%.
The media campaign was developed and managed by our partner Encore Media Group. The Ostara Group provided fundraising training to nonprofits and a bi-weekly e-newsletter outlining the steps to a successful campaign. 300 people attended workshops and 600+ participated in or watched our webinar trainings.
We also want to thank the 2019 GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council for providing a strong voice for nonprofits in the planning and success of the 2019 GiveBIG campaign.
- Kirk Laughlin of Academy for Precision Learning
- Megan Clark of ANEW
- Sally Brunette of Book-It Repertory Theatre
- Susie Beresford of Early Life Speech & Language
- Amy Ferguson of Feral Cat Project
- Eric Thom of Food Lifeline
- Andrea Larson of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Anne Baunach of Highline Schools Foundation
- Teri Yoder of March of Dimes, Washington State
- Angela Beard of Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle
- Claire Catania of Seattle Audubon
- Scott Chin of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
- Claire Petersky of Wallingford Community Senior Center