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All area nonprofits must sign up for

The Community Give by April 1

 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA  (Feb. 29,2016)  Regional nonprofit organizations must sign up to participate in the third annual The Community Give by Fri., April 1.

 

When they sign up, they will join over 150 other nonprofits in the region’s biggest day of philathropic giving.  The Community Give is scheduled for Tues., May 3 when local residents will donate thousands of dollars—the most raised in a single day—to support issues and charities they are passionate about.  Gifts are maximized through cash prizes to participating nonprofits.  Every participating area nonprofit will be eligible for a share in the $100,000 in incentive prizes from The Community Foundation and its sponsors. 

 

Last year, the community donated over $822,000 to 155 local nonprofits during The Community Give, doubling the amount raised the first year. 

 

“This year, we believe participating nonprofits can raise $1 million in a single day! Imagine giving gone viral on Tuesday, May 3rd!,” said foundation Executive Director Teri McNally.

 

Any nonprofit in the region is eligible to participate, from PTA’s to soup kitchens to shelters and museums.  The nonprofits can register atwww.thecommunitygive.orgor by calling The Community Foundation at (540) 373-9292.

 

As with all giving done through our local Community Foundation, the maximum amount of every dollar raised goes directly to local nonprofit organizations.

 

“It’s certainly exciting that random drawings and cash prizes allow participating nonprofits can raise even more money to support their missions,” McNally said.

 

Participating nonprofits can earn cash prizes in addition to the donations given online by individual donors.  Examples of the incentive prizes include:  A $10,000 grand prize to the nonprofit with the highest amount of giving overall. A $10,000 prize to the nonprofit with the most unique donors.  Five “No Place Like Home” prizes award $1,500 to the nonprofit with the highest number of unique donors from Caroline, Fredericksburg, Stafford, etc. 

 

“And each hour two nonprofits will be picked at random to win $500 – that’s $1,000 an hour for 24 hours!”

 

The Community Foundation does not charge donors or nonprofits to participate. The company processing the online donations charges an industry standard transaction fee to the nonprofit.

 

All participating nonprofits receive free training and tools from The Community Foundation. The full training schedule is available on the TheCommunityGive.org website, as well.

 

The Community Foundation ensures that all donors will receive an immediate thank you and a receipt for 100% of their donation.

 

“The maximum amount of every dollar raised goes directly to the participating local nonprofit organizations and keeps our community thriving,” said Teri McNally, Executive Director of The Community Foundation.  “Whatever your passion:  literacy, hunger, children and families, animal welfare education…this is the day for your gift to do the most good. Together, let’s Make it a Million for our region!”

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