GiveBIG is an online fundraising campaign for Washington state nonprofits. This year, GiveBIG kicks off on April 19 and culminates in a 48-hour giving event on May 3 – 4, 2022.

GiveBIG Eastside is a campaign to support eastside nonprofits through coordinated communications, assistance with joining the Washington Gives platform and support with marketing and promotion. The GiveBIG Eastside campaign is a collaboration between OneEastside SPARK and 501 Commons.

Last year, over 1,600 participating nonprofits across Washington state were able to raise over $17.5 million, including $5.5 million in matching funds through GiveBIG.

“Eastside Baby Corner has participated in GiveBIG for a number of years and will be participating in the campaign again this year. We’re excited to see the launch of GiveBIG Eastside to lend additional support to our East King County nonprofit community.”

-Helen Banks Routon, Eastside Baby Corner

GiveBIG Eastside Virtual Meetups

Join us for this series of informal, interactive meetups for nonprofits, focused on the GiveBIG campaign. Learn about key areas to focus on to maximize the GiveBIG opportunity, share your own experience, and solicit feedback regarding your own campaign.

Meetup #1 – April 1, 2022. Featuring Eastside Baby Corner
Meetup #2 – April 12, 2022. Featuring Eastside Tennis Center and Camp Unity Eastside
Meetup #3 – April 19, 2022. Featuring AtWork and Pushing Boundaries
Meetup #4 – April 29, 2022. Featuring Homeward Pet Adoption Center and Hopelink

One-On-One Appointments with Communications Professionals

This opportunity closed on April 29, 2022.

Wondering if your GiveBIG campaign messaging is effective? 

Want a second pair of eyes on your campaign?

Get feedback from communications professionals on your GiveBIG campaign page!

-When asked what would inspire donors to donate today, 52% said a compelling reason and 36% said pictures and stories. (Campaign Monitor)
-Stories appeal to emotion and inspire action, whether putting forth a donation or sharing the story with their friends.
-Donors need to understand the problem, the urgency, and the solution. They need to feel like their donation has a measurable impact on reaching the solution. (The Storytelling Nonprofit)

Resources for Nonprofits

No-cost training webinars hosted by 501 Commons:

 

GiveBIG Eastside Toolkit

Sample Social Posts (PDF)

Sample Graphics

GiveBIG Eastside Logos