Turning 10 is a big deal, especially for the nation’s biggest community day of giving, which this year will occur September 20. Communities Foundation of Texas will mark North Texas Giving Day’s milestone year with a slew of newness and improvements, ranging from a new platform that enables personalized crowdfunding, an ambassador program to spread the word and increase participation, four new qualifying counties that expand the service area to the Red River, the ability for PTAs and churches to participate, and 10 days of volunteering and scheduled giving from September 10-19.
Additionally, former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush will rally givers for North Texas Giving Day this year as the event’s first honorary chair.
Registration for nonprofits to benefit on North Texas Giving Day opened May 30, coinciding with the annual series of nonprofit kick-offs that begin the same day. Registration closes August 15, 2018. Nonprofits should click here to register: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/resources.
In the kick-offs (that are now available to watch via recorded video), nonprofits will learn how to register to participate on giving day and hear what is new and different this year. They also will hear from previous years’ top-performing nonprofits that will share their lessons learned from their successful giving day campaigns.
“We are so excited about the potential for this year’s event to generate more enthusiasm and support for North Texas nonprofits that keep our region strong,” said Susan Swan Smith, Chief Giving Day Officer at Communities Foundation of Texas. “Communities Foundation of Texas is honored to be the backbone of this massive community-building movement we all can leverage for good.”
About CFT’s North Texas Giving Day
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is our region’s annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza benefitting the 20 counties of North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course, you! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to make giving easy for donors, while helping build awareness and support for local nonprofits. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $195 million into the community. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 nonprofits. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. #NTxGivingDay@NorthTexasGivingDay
About Communities Foundation of Texas
Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. With the goal of building a thriving community for all, CFT leads strategic grantmaking initiatives, professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas orwww.twitter.com/GiveWisely.