North Texas Giving Day: A Global Community Movement With a Culture of Local Giving
- September 10, 2018
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The 10th annual North Texas Giving Day will be kicking off on September 20h, 2018. North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower donors to give back to the North Texas community by supporting their local nonprofits on one easy-to-use platform. North Texas Giving Day, powered by the Communities Foundation of Texas, (CFT) is the largest community online giving event in the country.
The event has grown from an idea to raise awareness of nonprofits almost 10 years ago, to a global community movement. In 2017 North Texas Giving Day received donations from all 50 states and 36 countries! Since its inception in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has witnessed year-over-year increases in donations and has generated $195 million for nonprofits in the North Texas region.
A Little Stardom From the Lone Star State
North Texas Giving Day has gained a lot of supporters through the years. None bigger perhaps than former First Lady, Laura Bush, who will be serving as the Honorary Chair of North Texas Giving Day this year. A philanthropist and native Texan herself, Mrs. Bush is well suited to be an ambassador through her influence and strong voice of support.
From the Source – Texans Take on North Texas Giving Day
Check out this video to learn more about North Texas Giving Day from the perspective of participating donors and nonprofits. You’ll hear how North Texas Giving Day brings people together to change lives by making giving back easier and more fun than ever!
The Professional Leaders Behind North Texas Giving Day
Arlington, Texas Mayor Jeff Williams had it right when he said North Texas Giving Day is an event “created by great professionals who care about our communities.” Communities Foundation of Texas is the host of North Texas Giving Day and has been the professional leader behind its massive success. CFT has built North Texas Giving Day around community and a focused effort on continuing to increase the value of giving in the North Texas region for the nonprofits and donors who call North Texas home.
The Purpose: 7 Reasons Why CFT Hosts North Texas Giving Day
- Connect donors with nonprofits that meet their passions in their communities
- Scale generosity by engaging community and fostering a thriving culture of giving
- Grow the spirit and power of giving in North Texas
- Grow the donor base for North Texas nonprofits
- Build the capacity of nonprofits to raise funds
- Financially support a broad range of charitable organizations in North Texas
- Raise the visibility for the non-profit sector and increase awareness of its impact
Want to Participate in North Texas Giving Day? Here is Everything You Need to Know
For the Early Birds, the Planners, and the Forgetful Donors
Are you too excited to wait until September 20th to give? Are you worried you’ll be too busy or forget about the event and miss your chance to donate? Have no fear! Scheduled giving gives you the flexibility to plan your donation ahead of the big day. To schedule your donation for North Texas Giving Day, simply head to the event site between September 10th and September 19th and make your donation. All scheduled donations will be processed on the morning of September 20th.
Day of Participation for North Texas Giving Day
Participating on the day of North Texas Giving Day is as easy as heading to the event website at www.northtexasgivingday.org between the hours of 6:00 AM and midnight CST on September 20th, finding your favorite nonprofit(s), and donating.
Giving A Little Makes a Big Difference
One of the greatest aspects of North Texas Giving Day is the accessibility it provides for donors from all backgrounds and income levels. In 2017, more than 50% of the event’s donations came from donors who made donations of less than $100.
Don’t have a hundred dollars? How about a buck?
The minimum donation amount is set at $1 this year! So whether you’re able to give a little or a lot, this day is for you to invest in your community, in your way.
Amplify Your Voice With FUNdraising Pages
Champion your cause by taking advantage of the North Texas Giving Day FUNdraising pages! This is the first year the event is supporting peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. FUNdraising pages empower donors to take an active and meaningful role in garnering support for their favorite non-profit causes by leveraging their existing networks to throw additional support behind their favorite nonprofits. Read the 5 Ways to Use Social Media for Gives Days for ideas on how to promote a gives day through social media.
Collective Leadership Advances the Experience of Online Giving
CiviCore is honored to have been chosen as the new technology partner for North Texas Giving Day this year. We have been working closely with the CFT team over the course of the last year to help them meet their goals for their gives day through implementation of the CiviCore Giving Platform. We are looking forward to building and improving upon the great foundation CFT has established which has led to, supported, and fortified one of the world’s most successful giving events.
The platform we have built for North Texas Giving Day combines CiviCore’s expertise in building flexible, reliable, and scalable giving day platforms with CFT’s expertise in producing an exceptional giving event and overall experience for their community of donors and nonprofits. What has become of that combined effort is a robust, attractive, and easy-to-use giving platform that we hope will make participating in this year’s North Texas Giving Day a fun and successful experience for everyone involved!