The Big Give S.A. is a 24-hour day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on May 5, 2015. With hundreds of local nonprofits represented over a dozen counties, there is certainly a cause to fit your passion.
The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to increase public awareness of the impact local nonprofits make in addressing our community’s social challenges, bring nonprofits and donors together, expand the idea of online giving, connect people to the causes that move them the most and, of course, make giving FUN. By turning giving into a shared region-wide experience, we can significantly impact the future of South Central Texas and make a huge collective difference. Last year’s event raised over $2,000,000 for 467 participating agencies!
The Big Give S.A. is part of the national day of giving called Give Local America. Communities across the country are coming together on May 5th.
The goals of The Big Give S.A. are to:
INVEST strategically in Bexar and surrounding county nonprofits
DRIVE our community forward through collective impact
LEVERAGE giving with matching funds and prize incentives
How does a charity participate?
Any 501(c)(3) organization in Atacosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, or Wilson county is welcome to participate in The Big Give S.A. Nonprofit registration closes April 10, 2015. There is no fee to participate. An eligible organization will have one profile on The Big Give S.A. site. While the organizational description can include all of the agency’s programs and services, donors cannot designate or restrict their donations to a particular program. Each participating nonprofit is eligible for matching funds and prize incentives. If you missed the chance to sign up this year, please mark your calendars for 2016!
How do individuals participate?
On May 5, anyone can make an online gift to a participating organization. All donations on May 5 give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn matching funds and prize incentives. This means that your gift has the capacity to leverage additional funding. You can give by smart phone, tablet, or computer. Minimum donation is $10. There is not a maximum donation.
–Information from The Big Give S.A. Site.—