Nonprofits – register by April 6 to participate in GiveBIG

Nonprofits in the King County area — if you’d like to participate in the one-day online giving event called GiveBIG, please register with the Seattle Foundation by April 6. Many nonprofits in Pierce and Snohomish counties also participate.

In 2015, GiveBIG raised over $16 million in 24-hours to help local nonprofits in the areas of health, education, food, housing, environment and more. Social media helps encourage people to give generously on this one day. Many other organizations provide matches and additional funding.

Logo of GiveBIG

Custom logo that nonprofits can use to promote GiveBIG. Credit: Seattle Foundation.

The Seattle Foundation provides a toolkit of templates, logos and marketing materials to help nonprofits promote GiveBIG.

They also offer webinars to explain how to promote the event and make the most of “stretch funds.”

Here is a link to the online registration form due April 6. Best wishes!


Building more excitement for Give BIG thru social media

In raising funds for local nonprofits through Give BIG, the Seattle Foundation also uses some great social media tools to build even more excitement for this one-day online event. Check out the Give BIG tagboard which visually shows all the social media interactions with the #giveBIG hashtag.

The #giveBIG hashtag is trending in Seattle and in many places around the world:

Photo of world map with Give Big trend

World map with #giveBIG trend

For most of the day, the #giveBIG and Seattle Foundation topics have been at the top of Trendsmap’s trends for Seattle:

Graphic of trending topics in Seattle
Trending topics in Seattle

The Seattle Foundation updates the total donations, announces golden tickets, and reminds people they still have time to donate thru its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The result? Millions of dollars are coming in, and they may surpass last year’s record donations! Great job, everyone!

Support local nonprofits and give BIG on May 5

Logo of Give Big

Give Big logo from The Seattle Foundation. They created a tool kit to help support nonprofits.

Support the local nonprofits who improve our lives — give BIG on May 5! During this one-day, online event, your donations go farther with The Seattle Foundation’s “stretch pool.” It’s a great way to say thank you to the organizations who help people in need and improve education, health, the environment, and more.

Social media will be huge during this event! Nonprofits are reaching out with a variety of social media tools, and people are encouraged to post about their giving. Using a creative tool, The Seattle Foundation has a tagboard wall set up. Followers also will receive special alerts on the giveBIG Facebook page.

Last year, giveBIG raised over $12 million for local nonprofits in one day! They hope that people will give even bigger this year.