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GiveBIG continues long tradition of raising money for Seattle nonprofits

Donors can now schedule donations ahead of the May 8 fundraising campaign
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GiveBIG is a one-day online giving campaign to raise money for Washington nonprofits.

This year, GiveBIG donors can make their donations on May 8 or schedule donations ahead of time, when it’s convenient and top of mind. 

There are also corporate campaign and peer-to-peer campaign opportunities, giving donors more ways than ever to engage with their community and encourage others to participate.

The campaign had previously been hosted by the Seattle Foundation, raising about $113 million over the last eight years. After the foundation announced its retirement of GiveBIG, a group of about 100 nonprofits rallied together to find a new home for the beloved fundraiser.

After about nine months of research and planning, the group found a new home for the campaign with three organizations dedicated to carrying on the GiveBIG legacy: 501 Commons, a 501c3 tax-exempt org that provides services designed to amplify the strengths of nonprofits, Encore Media Group, a family-owned media company managing the marketing and promotional campaign, and Civicore, the technology partner that houses the giving platform for the campaign.

For a list of all the organizations GiveBIG supports and to donate, click here.