After the success of Give BIG Riverside in 2012 – and with such positive feedback from the community, partners and sponsors – there was no question that the Task Force would be back for another ground-breaking attempt in 2013. Once the date was decided (11-12-13), the theme for the event was decided – “Start Counting…11-12-13″
After two years of success, Give BIG Riverside 2014 will expand to the County of Riverside! All are encouraged to help by joining Give BIG Riverside on Thursday, November 13, 2014 as a participating nonprofit, sponsor or donor.
Give BIG Riverside leverages the growing trend of 24-hour online giving days, existing social media, and superior web-based fundraising technology to attract much needed attention to the important work of our local nonprofits. It introduces philanthropy to the community in a fresh way, gains attention of people who have never given before, and builds the capacity of nonprofits to attract new and younger donors.
Each year, the objective has been to raise funds and awareness for area nonprofits. In addition, another goal, just as important as the others, is to increase the capacity of those nonprofits to engage new and younger donors. Also, to tell their stories on social media channels, and learn how to effectively fundraise online.
Give BIG Riverside in 2013 raised $312,500 to support 113 local nonprofit organizations that meet the needs and support the dreams of people living in Western Riverside County. The amount given was increased by $100,000 over 2012! The 24 hour campaign attracted 3,321 donors who provided over 4,000 donations in one day – a 70% increase in donors and donations from 2012. A full evaluation of the day is complete, available online at GiveBIGRiversideCounty.org/outgoing-report/. Give BIG Riverside shows no signs of slowing and hopes to continue on the same path of growth through 2014.
Through commitment and dedication, Give BIG Riverside has made a huge impact and only shows signs of growing. The efforts of all that facilitated and participated in Give BIG Riverside over the past years have certainly made Riverside a location of choice. Our community provides an abundance of opportunities to be amazed and inspired, and has increasingly become the location of choice for people and organizations from all over the world.
To learn more about Give BIG Riverside 2014, click here.