We are Here…to Pump You Up (for Give Day Tampa Bay on May 5th)

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

Do you want your nonprofit organization to be part of something BIG?

Here’s your chance: The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Florida Next Foundation are leading a 24-hour online giving challenge in May: Give Day Tampa Bay is a midnight-to-midnight event showcasing local nonprofits. Giving is easy for first-time donors and long-time supporters!

The inaugural event in 2014 raised more than $1 million for Tampa Bay nonprofits. The national Give Local America movement created the largest single-day charitable crowdfunding event ever (get the skinny and the tally from Kimbia)!

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is pleased to join the movement again as the training partner. We are ready to provide tools, tips, and resources to help you get the most from your efforts, and, beginning in February, we’ll deliver three FREE training classes dedicated to preparing your team to conduct a successful Give Day Tampa Bay campaign (see the dates below).

Nonprofit organizations must be registered to participate in the campaign and to attend the classes, so that’s Step 1. Register here.

Step 2: Assemble your Give Day Tampa Bay team. You’ll need representatives from leadership, fundraising, marketing, and accounting. You’ll also want to identify and involve volunteers and Board members.

Step 3: Add our classes to your calendar and decide which member(s) of your Give Day Tampa Bay team will attend each seminar. You’ll receive the link to sign up for the classes when you complete the registration.

Step 4: Come to class armed with ideas and questions. Get ready to learn best practices and hear what worked and what was a “#GiveDayTampaBay #fail.” Walk out with actionable ideas and next steps.

Step 5: Raise awareness, funds, and friends with Give Day Tampa Bay 2015 on May 5th!