Next Tuesday is a big day. A big day for us, and you too, even if you don’t know it.
The first Tuesday in May. As it has been for the past two years, and from here on out, let it be known as the Big Day of Giving. Next Tuesday, tens of thousands of normal, everyday people will answer the call to become exceptional contributors to our community, by donating to one of 570 regional nonprofits. MKTNG is proud to be participating in the Big Day of Giving, having helped plan and deliver basic training for participating nonprofits in January, and by managing social media for the campaign ahead of and during the Big Day of Giving. We also coordinated with the Sacramento Business Journal to host a nonprofit focused Connectionopolis prior to the Big Day.
Organized by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Big Day of Giving is a somewhat self explanatory campaign, to activate the citizens of our four county region as philanthropists. The campaign is a 24 hour giving marathon from midnight to midnight on May 3rd. Over the past two years this campaign has raised nearly 9 million dollars from over 30,000 donors in the region! The goal of the campaign this year is to raise 6 million dollars.
How can you (or your company) participate?
- Donate money
- Donate time – find a non-profit hosting an event, or participating in the halftime celebration at Caesar Chavez Park, and ask to lend a hand.
- Match employee donations – Last year and this year, MKTNG has matched employee donations on the Big Day of Giving, up to $100 per employee.
- Advocate for the Big Day by changing your profile photo on Facebook or Twitter HERE.
- Share about your favorite charity on social media- Sharing is caring, but nothing beats cold hard CASH! Make a donation and challenge your network to meet or beat your donation.