Tue, May 05



Give Big 2020

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Give Big 2020

Time & Location

May 05, 2020, 12:00 AM – May 06, 2020, 11:59 PM


About the event

The need to give is bigger than ever.

GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that starts with early giving on April 15 and culminates with a 48-hour public campaign on May 5-May 6.

Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more valued missions.


GiveBIG Washington is organized by 501 Commons, a 501c3 charitable organization. This event is open to IRS tax-exempt organizations serving and headquartered in Washington State. This year’s GiveBIG opens for early giving on April 15 and runs through GivingTuesdayNow and GiveBIG Day on May 5-6, 2020.

Through GiveBIG Washington nonprofits raise funds online and connect with new donors. In 2019, 20% of donors reported that they were making a first-time gift. 501 Commons, provides trainings, tools, and support so nonprofits of all sizes and missions are successful.

Because of GiveBIG nonprofits…

  • Engage supporters who reach out to their network of friends, family, and colleagues through customized FUNdraising Campaigns.
  • Double the impact of donor gifts through donor matching funds contributed by their most loyal supporters and employer matching gifts contributed by companies.
  • Benefit from a $500,000 marketing campaign, largely created through in-kind donations from our marketing partners.
  • Connect with people who want to volunteer.

GiveBIG is powered by 501 Commons, a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization that provides 30+ services designed to amplify the strengths of nonprofits, including finance, HR, technology, data solutions, board development, planning, leadership development, and more. For more than 30 years, 501 Commons has been offering innovative solutions and expertise, working in partnership with the nonprofit community.

Our Partners

GiveBIG is made possible through collaboration with GivingTuesday, Encore Media Group, CiviCore, and the Ostara Group.

  • GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
  • Encore Media Group is a family-owned media and creative services company that connects businesses and brands with arts audiences and consumers in Seattle and the Bay Area. Encore publishes Encore Arts Programs for performing and presenting arts organizations; provides publishing and advertising sales services for magazines and periodicals, and creates integrated media and activation solutions for clients.
  • CiviCore is our technology partner. For almost a decade, CiviCore's platform has helped to raise over $400 million for some of the largest giving days in the country. CiviCore celebrates successful Giving Days in Pittsburgh, New Orleans, St. Louis, Sacramento, Omaha, the state of Colorado, Dallas/North Texas, and many others.
  • The Ostara Group, a Seattle-based fundraising consultancy, is providing consultation on fundraising resources, two fundraising webinars, and two in-person seminars in Seattle.
2020 GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council 

The GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council (GiveBIG Council) provides a strong voice for nonprofits throughout the campaign. The Council is a group of nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals with expertise in corporate partnerships, social media, peer-to-peer fundraising, and more. The Council provides thought partnership, community connections, and advice on media engagement, promotional strategies, and fundraising training services.



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