In 2019, over 600 organizations generated a record $8.4 million on just a single day. The Big Day of Giving, a national program run through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, is a 24-hour giving challenge that brings together the region’s nonprofit community to help raise funds and provide visibility on the work of nonprofits in the Sacramento region.
On May 2, nonprofits located in El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo counties came together to participate in this event. However, this effort makes an impact year-round by:
- Introducing donors to new causes worth supporting.
- Helping nonprofits reach new audiences.
- Connecting nonprofits to the community and to each other.
- Assisting local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, online communications, social media, and board and donor engagement.
“This 24-hour giving challenge brings together the region’s nonprofit community to help raise much-needed funds,” says Amanda Nelson, Albie Aware Executive Director. “This year, Albie Aware exceeded expectations and received generous donations from more than 60 supporters.”
Last year, through their fund-raising efforts, Albie Aware assisted over 300 local women with screenings and diagnostic testing, medical financial assistance, patient advocacy, and a variety of resources and support items. They expect that number will grow to nearly 400 in 2019. To continue this effort, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation needs help and support. The Big Day of Giving provides them with yet another avenue for raising revenue to continue their mission.