Happy Friday! A few reminders:
- WEBINAR: We are hosting a GiveBIG webinar for nonprofits on Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time). This is a chance for you to hear about GiveBIG and how it will work, what’s different this year, and tools and tips for making the most of this fundraising opportunity. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and get answers from the GiveBIG team at The Seattle Foundation! You can register for the webinar now and you’ll get email reminders leading up to the day. If you can’t make it on March 6, we’ll also be posting the webinar in its entirety on the GiveBIG Resources for Nonprofits page on our website.
- WEB PROFILE: The deadline to apply for a new nonprofit profile on our website in time for GiveBIG is Wednesday, April 4, and the deadline to update an existing profile is Wednesday, April 18. (Both require you to register for a login and password on our site if you don’t have one yet.) For those of you who were part of GiveBIG last year, you may notice that both deadlines are significantly earlier than last year’s. There are a few reasons for this, but mainly, we learned our lesson that we did not give ourselves enough time to process the flurry of profile requests we got right near the deadline. This affected how quickly nonprofits got confirmation that their pages were live and when they received their donation page URLs. And, while we were expecting a lot of new profile requests right at the end, we were more overwhelmed with requests than we even imagined! Of course, this is a good thing because we want to accommodate all the organizations who want to have a profile on our site, but if you don’t have a profile yet, we highly recommend that you sign up earlier rather than later. This will give you enough time to make edits to your profile, sign up for Click & Pledge to receive online donations and track your GiveBIG donations in real time, and test the online donation feature before GiveBIG on May 2.
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