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PARTICIPATE AS A DONOR 

It's easy to participate in Big Day of Giving as a donor! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 2, 2019, and return to this website to give to the nonprofits that lift up lives in the Sacramento region. When you give to the causes you care about through the website on Tuesday, May 2, 2019, the organizations you support will be eligible for prizes and matches that boost the size of your gift, making your generosity all the most impactful.
 

PARTICIPATE AS A NONPROFIT 

For each of the past three years, Big Day of Giving has raised over $7 million for participating organizations, and the more than 600 local nonprofits that have participated since its launch have advanced their marketing, board engagement, and donor development capabilities through the program's training component. Even more, those organizations have built a cooperative, collaborative community of nonprofits in the Sacramento region. That's why we love Big Day of Giving, and would like all area nonprofits to consider being a part of this fun day!
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR BDOG2019

To be eligible to participate, your organization must meet the following criteria:

-- Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization

-- Be headquartered or provide direct services with a physical office or branch in one or more of the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado. (If your organization has a fund at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, it is eligible to participate regardless of location, as long as all other criteria is met.)

-- Have two years of financial reporting using IRS forms 990 or 990EZ. We only accept IRS forms 990 or 990EZ; we will not accept 990-Ns or any other financial report or document.

-- If your organization is fiscally sponsored, your organization must be headquartered in the counties listed and your fiscal sponsor must adhere to the financial reporting requirements. You must provide a copy of your fiscal sponsorship to be eligible to participate in BDOG2019.

The following organizations are NOT eligible to participate:

-- Schools, churches, or government organizations

-- If your organization is fiscally sponsored by a school or church, and meets the eligibility requirements listed above, it is eligible to participate.

-- If your organization meets all of the requirements listed above and supports schools, churches, or government organizations, it is eligible to participate.

-- School groups such as PTAs, sport teams, band boosters, or other affinity groups

-- Private foundations (filing a 990PF)

-- Supporting organizations (charity status of 509(a)(3))

-- Public safety organizations (charity status of 509(a)(4))

 

REGISTER FOR BDOG2019

If you are eligible to participate, please choose the appropriate link below to get the complete details for registering your organization for Big Day of Giving 2019, including required orientation information.
 

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MY ORGANIZATION DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN BIG DAY OF GIVING 2018 >>

If your organization did not participate in Big Day of Giving 2018, but does have a GivingEdge profile, please email the Big Day of Giving team at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, as the Big Day of Giving 2019 registration process may be slightly different for your nonprofit, and we want to ensure the process is as streamlined as possible for you!

CONTACT THE BIG DAY OF GIVING TEAM >>

 

DOWNLOAD THE BIG DAY OF GIVING CALENDAR

Begin planning your Big Day of Giving campaign from start to finish with this handy calendar that includes important dates and deadlines!

DOWNLOAD THE CALENDAR IN THE TOOLKIT >>

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT ELIGIBILITY OR REGISTRATION?

For assistance, please email the Big Day of Giving team at bdog@sacregcf.org. Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow 48 hours for a reply. The Foundation is not able to accept phone calls regarding Big Day of Giving questions from participating nonprofits.