The Sacramento region's annual 24-hour fundraising event and year-long capacity building program
Aprogram of our initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour giving challenge that brings our community together to support the nonprofits that serve the Sacramento region. The nonprofits that participate raise much-needed unrestricted funds during Big Day of Giving and their staff and volunteers benefit from year-round opportunities to connect with their peers and strengthen essential fundraising, storytelling, and board development skills.
The next Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 4, 2023! We invite you to register to receive a reminder to give by email or text.
We believe that a strong nonprofit sector benefits everyone in the capital area. In a political and economic landscape that can feel uncertain, ensuring the region’s organizations have the tools to sustain their missions is among our greatest responsibilities. Together, Big Day of Giving and GivingEdge, the online nonprofit knowledgebase that powers it, continue to redefine philanthropy in the capital
area: In 2022, with the support of our capacity-building programming, 718
organizations generated a record $13.4 million in a single day. This community-wide effort fortified their collaborations with nonprofit colleagues, deepened their engagements with donors, and strengthened their impact in our community.
For the nearly a decade, the giving day has united our community, raising $78 million for local nonprofits from over 60,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country, and the world.
Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great, and it is also a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. The effort makes an impact year-round:
Each time a participating nonprofit puts their increased skills to work throughout the year, we consider the effort a success.
Want to learn more about Big Day of Giving? Peek through our post-Big Day of Giving event reports!
During Big Day of Giving 2018, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $7.4 million from tens of thousands of donors, whose giving we analyze in this year's Report to the Community.
We hope this look at Big Day of Giving 2019 illuminates the impact of the generosity that occurred on May 2 to the donors, community partners, and nonprofit staff and volunteers who made it possible.