#GiveBIG May 2nd with Team Up for Nonprofits and The Seattle Foundation
Tonight, The Seattle Foundation will be doing what we at Team Up do best, literally teaming up for nonprofits! May 2nd will mark the second GiveBIG event and Team Up is honored to be part of this incredible day of giving. At 12:01 am GiveBIG will begin a 24 hour period of philanthropic magic, allowing online donations to The Seattle Foundation for a plethora of local nonprofits until midnight on Wednesday. With the power of social media, hundreds of people will connect to hundreds of causes hoping to impact our city like never before.
GiveBIG Facts & Figures
- Nearly 19,000 individual donations were made for the 2011 GiveBIG event
- $3.6 million was raised for the 2011 GiveBIG event
- $60,000 was largest single gift for the 2011 GiveBIG event
- 2011 GiveBIG event was crowned “Best Use of Social Media” for 2011 by Seattle Magazine
- 1,300 local nonprofits are participating for the 2012 GiveBIG event
- 2012 GiveBIG event goal is to top $3.6 million
Donations Matched: Any of the participating nonprofits will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 3% of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3% of the stretch pool.
Golden Ticket Incentives: Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. The selected donor will also be eligible to win a Starbucks gift card worth $100!
Team Up’s GiveBIG Mission
Our goal is to raise enough funds to hire at least one part-time Gigs4Good Program Manager. Our organization is entirely run by volunteers and as we continue to experience success and positive feedback from the nonprofit community, sponsors and musicians, our need for a Program Manager is essential. We hope the GiveBIG event can help us achieve this need!
Connect for a Cause
The Seattle Foundation Website www.seattlefoundation.org
The Seattle Foundation Facebook www.facebook.com/TheSeattleFoundation
The Seattle Foundation Twitter @TheSeattleFdn
Team Up for Nonprofits Twitter @TeamUp4NonProf
Join the conversation on Twitter #GiveBIG
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