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There are 11 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Big Day of Giving".

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1. A Mile High Look at Giving Days
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By Priya Kumar, Program Administrator

Working with other community foundations makes for better giving days for us all, and the nonprofits we serve.

Tags: Big Day of Giving, philanthropy, collaboration, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy
2. Closing the File on a Wonderful Career
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By Fran Baxter-Guigli, Donor Services Officer

Before she bids goodbye to a long career in philanthropy, our Donor Services Officer reflects on her life's work.
 

Tags: philanthropy, Big Day of Giving, community
3. The Value of Big Day of Giving
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By Ann Lansberry, CEO of Community Foundation for Central Victoria in Australia

What did the CEO of an Australian community foundation learn when she travelled to the California capital area to study Big Day of Giving?
 

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy, collaboration, philanthropy
4. Generosity Takes Flight on BIG Day of Giving
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By Fran Baxter-Guigli, Donor Services Officer

I slammed on my brakes when a large bird crash-landed in front of my car. Grateful  I had not been  rear-ended by the car behind me, and that the flapping bird was still alive, I pulled over to see if there was anything I could do for the poor thing. 
 

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Animals, Philanthropy, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy
5. Reporting to the Community: A Celebration of Collaboration
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By Vasey Coman, Marketing Associate

Last Friday marked my tenth day as the Foundation’s new Marketing Associate. It also marked the release of the Foundation’s BIG Day of Giving Report to the Community—so while all of my new colleagues reminisced about the exhausting, exhilarating day they had at the Foundation’s “BIG DoG Command Center” on May 5, I was remembering the day from a slightly different perspective: that of a nonprofit staff member.

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Nonprofits, Capacity Building, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy, community, collaboration
6. Running Down a Dream
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By Jeannie Howell, Community Impact Manager

A few years ago, I made some pretty impactful lifestyle changes in an attempt to be healthier. It was more than just eating healthier or moving my body – everything I did became a conscious decision to be better and stronger.  I eliminated a lot of things, but added a lot, too. One of those additions was that I began to run.

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy
7. WFoL: A True Underdog Story
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By Luis D. Sosa, Communications Associate 

Last year during the Arts Day of Giving, it seemed like everyone was buzzing about the unknown yet top-performing Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corpsthat came out of nowhere and raised $16,000 and won $3,000 in prizes. Naturally, we wanted to see which new unknown organization would rise up and do very well during the BIG Day of Giving. At least from my perspective, that nonprofit was undoubtedly the Winters Friends of the Library (WFoL).

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy, Philanthropy, Capacity Building, Nonprofits
8. Collaboration, a Love Letter...
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By Jeannie Howell, Community Impact Manager

Orchestrating the BIG Day of Giving was a monstrous task. If I was to use this post to outline every step, every task, every meeting, it would no longer be a blog post, but a long and tedious novel – so I will spare you! While I and the team at the Foundation took these tasks head on, it certainly could not have happened without collaboration. I have heard people say how collaboration is hard, or that it’s easier to just do it all yourself. While there might be some nuggets of truth in those statements, I have to say that I don’t truly believe it – or rather – I refuse to. Collaborating, in all its forms, was one of the most rewarding aspects of working on the BIG Day of Giving.

Tags: Nonprofits, Capacity Building, collaboration, Big Day of Giving
9. Giving Where My Heart Is
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By Kelly Lind, Marketing and Development Associate

As our region is preparing for the BIG Day of Giving on May 6th, I am checking out nonprofit profiles on the GivingEdge. I wanted to find one that personally connected with my life, and I found an organization that is now at the top of my list – ALS Association of Greater Sacramento Chapter.

Tags: Nonprofits, Capacity Building, Big Day of Giving, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy
10. Namaste, Sacramento!
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By Shirlee Tully, Chief Marketing and Development Officer

Each time I step onto my yoga mat, I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the wisdom that created the practice for all – the teachers who guide me through and the students who share the journey. Yoga has seen me through life’s transitions, and it is always there when I have the grace to accept it.

Tags: Big Day of Giving, Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy, Philanthropy, Nonprofits

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