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THE BIG GIVE IS COMING!

A 25-hour day of giving to support 1,100+ nonprofits in The Giving Store

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IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE BIG GIVE?

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Nonprofit Directory

If your organization is in the Nonprofit Directory in The Giving Store and you are located in and serving Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, or Union counties—you are eligible to participate in The Big Give!

 

Send updates to your Directory Listing to nonprofits@columbusfoundation.org by May 31. Logos should be 600 pixels wide and 370 pixels tall, JPG format, and maximum file size of 1MB.

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Can you
receive donations?

All donations received during The Big Give will be deposited electronically.

 

If your nonprofit’s bank account has changed since April 15, 2020, submit an updated form and voided check by mail:

 

ATTN: Becca Sigal

The Columbus Foundation
1234 E Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43205 

 

We will verify your account and contact you if additional information is needed prior to The Big Give.

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What’s
next?
The Big Give celebrates the unity in our community. Developed to provide a collective boost to the nonprofits that are at the heart of meeting community needs, The Big Give brings us together.
      
Watch the virtual Information Session we hosted on May 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET for participating nonprofit organizations. During this one-hour Zoom session, Foundation staff highlighted toolkit resources, shared promotional tips, reviewed new site features, and answered questions about this year's giving event.
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The Big Give Toolkit for Nonprofits

 

Promote your nonprofit with The Big Give Toolkit! Included in the toolkit are info sheets, digital ads, message templates, social media graphics, instructions to access donor details, and more.
   
   

Get the Facts

The Big Give Nonprofit Toolkit

Promote your nonprofit with The Big Give toolkit! Included in the toolkit are info sheets, digital ads, message templates, social media graphics, instructions to access donor details, and more.

Quick Facts
  • The Bonus Pool is $1.5 million, the largest in Big Give history! 
  • New organizations must create a Directory Listing in The Giving Store before May 31, 2020, to participate.
  • Donors can use Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or major U.S. credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) to make donations.
  • All credit card fees will be covered by The Columbus Foundation so 100 percent of donations go to participating nonprofits.
  • Columbus Foundation donors can suggest a grant (minimum of $100) through their Donor Advised Fund or Supporting Foundation.
  • Everyone making a donation will receive an email confirming receipt of their donation.

  • Donations, once made, cannot be rescinded.
  • Nonprofit organizations can now view donations made to their organization in real-time within the Dashboard.
  • Phone support will be limited during The Big Give, so we encourage inquiries by email at biggive@columbusfoundation.org. Staff will be available to assist callers at 614/251-4000 on June 10 from 8 am to 9 pm and on June 11 from 6 am to 4 pm. All messages left overnight will be returned before the event ends.

BIG Heroes Social Media Contest

Celebrate those who are stepping up in BIG ways to help one another by nominating a BIG Hero. From May 20 through June 3 share a photo or video on Facebook or Instagram, tag The Columbus Foundation, and use the hashtags #biggive and #BIGHeroes. BIG Heroes can be anyone—a donor, community member, employee, or volunteer—anyone who deserves a shout out for going above and beyond for others! Ten Big Heroes will be selected to give a $1,000 grant to a local nonprofit of their choice during The Big Give!

 

More details are in the Nonprofit Toolkit.

Questions?

Questions? Contact us at nonprofits@columbusfoundation.org or 614/251-4000.

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