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 together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home.
Next year's Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 6, 2021! Visit the Big Day of Giving website to learn more about what's planned for the most inspiring day in the Sacramento region.
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 2020, with the support of our capacity-building programming, over 600
organizations generated a record $12 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 past few years, the giving day has united our community, raising $52 million for local nonprofits from over 50,000 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 this year's Big Day of Giving, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $7.2 million from tens of thousands of donors, whose giving we analyze in this year's multi-part Report to the Community.
$7.2 million raised for local nonprofits tops last year’s total
The annual giving day comes at a crucial moment, says Foundation CEO