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GiveBIG 2016 Toolkit Part 4 - Messaging and Promotion Tips

This is the final, of a four-part “Campaign in a Box” DIY toolkit that includes digital marketing resources for community nonprofits to make the most of Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG 2016.

April 08, 2016

Spread the Word as a #GiveBIG Ambassador

Nonprofits and individuals can start in April to raise funds and spread the word about the causes they love. We put together a number of resources to help you make this year the most generous #GiveBIG yet! Early giving starts Monday, April 18 and all scheduled gifts count in the total amount we raise on May 3.

To get you started, we included in the toolkit:

    - Example communication timeline
    - Social media cover images
    - Social media messaging examples
    - Email blast templates
    - Mailed letter templates

    GiveBIG Cover Photos for Facebook

    Key Dates

    APRIL 13
    Last day to submit financial and update profile

    APRIL 18
    First day donors can schedule a donation

    APRIL 30
    Sounders FC GiveBIG game and PSA video launch

    MAY 3
    GiveBIG Day and Give Local America!

    If your organization has a profile set up, you must log in and provide some required information to be included in this year’s event.  To get your organization’s login information and further instructions please email us at  Your profile must be completed no later than April 13 to be eligible to participate in this year’s event.  Seattle Foundation is committed to ensuring that the registration process for returning nonprofit organizations is as simple and seamless as possible. 

    KIMBIA Webinar Training

    Register now for the upcoming webinar that will get you ready for the BIG day, This Nonprofit Training is the second session that will prepare you for May 3 and will be on April 14 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact our team at:

    Seattle Foundation is committed to ensuring that the registration process for new and returning nonprofit organizations is as simple and seamless as possible. 

    For more GiveBIG tools and resources, please visit the GiveBIG website to access more graphics and Frequently Asked Questions about GiveBIG. 

    GiveBIG Updates

    Remember, the GiveBIG website, our blogFacebook Page and email newsletter are the best way to be the first to find out about the latest updates on GiveBIG dates and deadlines. If you are not on our list, subscribe now by entering your email in the subscribe field in the footer of our website.





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