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GiveBIG Communications to Nonprofits

Here, you will find the e-communications made to our nonprofit partners during and post-GiveBIG 2016. Check back for the latest information and follow-up to this year’s giving day.

May 16, 2016

May 13, 2015 | 3:11 p.m.
Unique link for reporting direct donations for stretch pool calculation
In our next step of GiveBIG follow-up, Seattle Foundation has developed a simple online form for you to report online credit card donations made directly to your organization on May 3-4 when the GiveBIG web site was experiencing difficulties. You may use this link to report online credit card donations. 
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May 11, 2015 | 11:28 a.m.
Update on reporting direct donations, preliminary results and Kimbia mitigations 
The 48-hour GiveBIG 2016 is complete and Seattle Foundation’s team is now focused on meeting the commitments we made to deliver the best possible outcome from this year’s day of giving. Based on preliminary figures, GiveBIG generated a record $21 million in contributions to nonprofits…
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May 4, 2015 | 7:19 p.m. and 10:37 p.m.
GiveBIG stretch pool extension to all credit card transactions 
This morning, I shared Seattle Foundation’s strong commitment to helping our region’s nonprofit organizations meet their GiveBIG goals. In the hearts and minds of each of us at the Foundation, we believe an important step must be taken to honor this commitment…
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May 4, 2015 | 2:43 p.m.
Positive tech developments and campaign totals
Here are additional updates to keep you informed about GiveBIG and support you in meeting your fundraising goals. This update includes a positive development that we believe you will be very pleased to hear!
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May 4, 2015 | 9:16 a.m.
Update on technology performance and reporting 
As promised, here is another GiveBIG update with information to help you make the most of the second day of giving. As you know, donor and financial reporting for GiveBIG is not operational. We recognize how critical this information is to you and your donor recognition
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May 4, 2015 | 7:06 a.m.
GiveBIG is on and we are committed to the challenge 
As we prepare for GiveBIG Day 2, we are pleased to share a technology update and the work underway to activate community giving in support of our nonprofit organizations through midnight tonight. We know this…
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May 3, 2015 | 11:05 p.m.
Kimbia communication about hardware malfunction at the host 
While it has been a challenging day for Seattle Foundation, we know it has been even more challenging for those of you who have been on the frontlines of an online giving campaign experiencing technology challenges…
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May 3, 2015 | 2:46 p.m.
Decision to extend GiveBIG another 24 hours through midnight, May 4 
As you may know, GiveBIG and Giving Days across the country have been challenged by issues with the technology platform. These issues have caused delays for some donors. At this time, we can report that the majority of transactions are processing…
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May 3, 2015 | 1:26 p.m.
Technology partners are making progress, thank you all for your patience 
We know that Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a significant part of the philanthropy in Greater Seattle. Your organization and more than 1,600 nonprofits depend on this giving day for critical financial support…
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May 3, 2015 | 9:27 a.m.
High Volume Delays and best way to contact support
We were excited to kick off GiveBIG today with a record volume of donations. Due to this high volume, donors may have experienced a delay with the donation pages loading. We are addressing this, together with our technology partners…
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