It’s September, which means Southwest Washington’s largest single day of online giving is almost here.
Give More 24! returns Sept. 22 with a goal of raising $3.5 million for local nonprofits. More than 200 nonprofits have teamed up with Give More 24! this year for the event’s ninth annual fundraising marathon.
The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington launched the event in 2013 to grow support for local causes and to build fundraising capacity for area nonprofits. The event has seen consistent growth thanks to the generosity of local neighbors and communities, according to Community Foundation for Southwest Washington President Matt Morton.
The event raised more than $3.3 million for 207 nonprofits operating in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties last year.
The hub for giving during the event is GiveMore24.org. The website helps people to find, support and celebrate participating nonprofits. Starting at midnight on Sept. 22, supporters can donate directly to their favorite causes and watch the giving add up in real time.
The website also allows people to tap into their networks for greater impact. Supporters can start a personal fundraiser for their favorite charity and rally their friends and family around the cause. Businesses can also participate by launching workplace giving campaigns with tools and resources provided on the website.
Every gift has the potential to “give more” thanks to more than $800,000 in matching funds and nonprofit prizes that have been provided by donors and sponsors, Morton said.
“Generosity has always been one of our region’s greatest strengths, and we’re hoping the momentum donors and nonprofits have created through Give More 24! will continue this year,” Morton said. “We know times are getting tougher for many, which is precisely when we need to show up for one another and give more as a community.”
For more information about Give More 24!, visit GiveMore24.org.