Ready, Set, GIVE! During Nevada's Big Give

What is your pet cause? Education and school achievement? Children and families? The environment? Whatever your personal mission, you can support it on March 22 through Nevada's Big Give, a 24-hour online crowdfunding event that will rally support for hundreds of charitable causes across the state. 

During Nevada's Big Give, you can give as little as $5.00 or as much as you can to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout our state on NVBigGive.org. On March 22, organizations can even win hourly prizes through Power Hours and Golden Ticket opportunities. 

Nevada’s Big Give gives you the opportunity to make a  BIG difference in the lives of your fellow Nevadans. Since this annual event was founded in 2011, more than 15,000 unique donors have supported nearly 500 nonprofit organizations and schools, raising more than $3.4 million in six years alone. Last year’s Big Give raised an astounding $757,453 from nearly 5,000 donors. While the Big Give is rolled out in full force on the 22nd, it’s not too early to get involved. Giving has already started so you can look up your favorite cause and make a gift today

Stacey Wedding, one of the founders of the Big Give, explains that the movement started with “a few friends in a coffee shop coming together to support local charities.” And, even though Nevada’s Big Give has been incredibly successful, Wedding is still aiming higher for  communities across Nevada. “The need is constant,” she says, “and we won’t stop as long as there’s more work to be done. To help our community grow and thrive, we have to continue to provide financial resources to the organizations that are presenting solutions to the issues at hand.”

UWSN powers Nevada's Big Give as part of our efforts to support nonprofits doing great things in our community.  By offering training webinars on how to use the donation site, providing advice on recruiting fundraisers and building board support, soliciting sponsors and matches, and providing email marketing templates and social media tips, as well as spreading the word to donors, UWSN is helping nonprofits maximize their efforts on this one day. Want to join in on the fun? UWSN is hosting a kickoff event on March 22 and all are welcome!

All of these efforts are not taken for granted by Heidi Parker, Executive Director of Immunize Nevada. She says, "We are so excited for the opportunity to unite together as a state through Nevada's Big Give and help build the momentum in Northern Nevada for this statewide day of giving. We see this as a perfect opportunity to not only fuel our own efforts but to bring our entire state together during one day dedicated to our local communities."

“Nevada’s Big Give rallies the community together in a unique way that only a state-wide effort like this can generate,” adds Scott Emerson, UWSN President and CEO. “It’s about collaboration – uniting together as a state to show how generous we are, and give where we live to support our local nonprofits that make a difference in each of our lives.” 

To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.nvbiggive.org