Local nonprofits encouraged to register before January 19 deadline
November 10, 2023
Earlier this week, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (the Foundation) opened registration for local nonprofits to participate in next year’s Big Day of Giving, the Sacramento region’s day-long giving challenge, which takes place on May 2, 2024.
The Foundation has organized Big Day of Giving annually since 2013 as part of its initiative to grow philanthropic giving in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. On Big Day of Giving, donors raise unrestricted funds for the nonprofit organizations that keep the local community healthy, vibrant, and strong. During this past year for Big Day of Giving 2023, 762 nonprofits in the region raised $13.8 million in 24 hours. In total, the giving days have generated more than $91 million for local organizations since its inception in 2013. This year, The Foundation hopes to bring even more local nonprofits into the fold.
“Every year, Big Day of Giving provides much-needed support to the local nonprofits doing crucial work in our communities,” said Kerry Wood, chief executive of the Foundation. “And this year, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve made changes to involve newer and smaller nonprofits.”
Participating provides more than just a well-equipped platform for nonprofits to raise unrestricted funds; in the months leading up to Big Day of Giving, the Foundation also offers networking opportunities, a Mentor program consisting of experienced fundraisers and nonprofit leaders volunteering their time to assist newer participating organizations, and a robust training program to help build participating nonprofits’ capacity in areas such as donor engagement, board development, collaboration, marketing outreach, and storytelling.
Big Day of Giving is powered by the region’s online nonprofit resource, GivingEdge, and is made possible with generous support from lead sponsor Western Health Advantage and additional community partners. To learn more about Big Day of Giving, please visit www.bigdayofgiving.org, and follow it on Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, nonprofits and their supporters in the Sacramento region should mark their calendars for next year’s Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 2, 2024.
Since our first giving day in 2013, more hundreds of local nonprofits have advanced their marketing, board engagement, and donor development capacities through their participation in this collaborative and dynamic project.