On May 6, 2014
, from midnight to midnight
, Seattle becomes one mega giving machine. For the past three years, The Seattle Foundation has organized an accurately named one-day charity effort called, GiveBIG. To Donate to NEST on May 6th, click here
Last year, in one 24 hour period, over 54,500 people raised $12.6m and gave to 1,300 nonprofits including NEST.Holy moly! With 1,300 organizations, I can only imagine how many emails you recieved last May.
You and I can be proud that you are a part of a generous city that values giving, volunteering and making the world a better place.
There is so much activity focused on this one day, that giving can feel stressful. I have adopted a few GiveBIG survival strategies. I hope you find these helpful.
1. Giving feels good and even better when it comes directly from your heart. We’re celebrating what’s possible in Seattle, not competing with each other.
2. Give however you want to give. Spread your giving among your favorite 5 organizations or decide which cause speaks to your heart the most this year and give your entire gift to that one organization. Especially on this one day, you can tell that you are a part of a very generous collection of people.
3. Talk about giving with people around you. It is really hard to AVOID talking about causes when we are clammering at your email inbox. Why fight it? You can find out so much about people when they tell you what causes are closest to their heart and why.
4. When all else fails, go back to #1, giving feels good. Have fun.Yes, please consider giving to NEST on this day. When you GiveBIG on this day, and always, you’re helping to keep NE Seattle together!
Yes, we will send you additional emails reminding you to GiveBIG.
We promise to share interesting stories and connect you to your NE Seattle neighbors.
Yes, we’re going to celebrate what’s possible in Seattle, especially in our NE part of the city.
In the spirit of community,
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