Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope this makes this special day even brighter: we have a date for GiveBIG 2013! The Seattle Foundation’s third annual GiveBIG will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
As in previous years, we are asking that nonprofits wait until at least a month before the event—April 15—to start rallying their supporters around GiveBIG. This is to maximize impact and create excitement around the event, as well as lessen donor fatigue. We don’t want our community to be tired of GiveBIG before it even starts! We did, however, want to give you plenty of notice so your organizations could start planning well in advance of the BIG day.
All donations made by credit card through our website on May 15 (24-hour period) will be proportionally matched by a “stretch pool” of funds. We’ll be working on raising funds up until the very end to try to maximize the amount of the stretch pool, so we won’t know the exact amount until closer to the event.
We’ll yet again be partnering with Seattle Sounders FC—but a little differently than in years past. GiveBIG is bookended by Sounders FC home matches (Sat, May 11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, and Sat, May 18 vs. FC Dallas), and the Sounders are going above and beyond to maximize exposure of GiveBIG for all of us. They will advertise GiveBIG at their May 11 match, and will celebrate the success of GiveBIG with us at the May 18 match—all the while promoting the event to their millions of fans and supporters worldwide between May 11 and May 15.
We’re so excited for Year 3 of GiveBIG and look forward to another extraordinary day of giving with you on May 15!