At the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, we work with local nonprofits and the caring people who support them. Over the years, we've seen the impact of generous people — like you! — making a difference in our community in partnership with local organizations, and we encourage you to browse our tips below and get involved.
Every day is a good day to give back! Please mark your calendar for the next Big Day of Giving — our community's annual day of celebrating local nonprofits, together — on Thursday, May 2, 2024, right here on GivingEdge. You can register to receive an email or text reminder on the Foundation's website.
It's so simple and so meaningful. When you share with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors why you care for local nonprofits and their work, you make a difference. Give your favorite causes a shout-out on social media (share their posts or tag them!), in conversations with friends, and — why not?! — around the dinner table with family. When you do, you invite others to think about good causes and plant the seed that they can get involved, too.
Need ideas? Here are some sample posts that you can share on social media:
Another idea we love is to center conversations with family, friends, and loved ones around generosity. Consider these sample conversation starters for your next gathering, group chat, book club, and more:
What cause is close to your heart? Do you have a lifelong love for a particular cause? Have you been introduced to new causes recently?
What's your earliest memory of volunteering?
Do you remember the first donation you ever made? What did it support?
What does "generosity" mean to you? Who's modeled that behavior in your life? Who inspires you to live with a generous spirit?
What is GivingEdge? What is Big Day of Giving?
How do I search for a nonprofit to support?
Where does the information in the nonprofit profiles come from?
How do I make donations on GivingEdge?
What is the transaction fee for donations made through GivingEdge?
Will the nonprofits I support receive my contact information?
Will I receive a receipt for donations made through GivingEdge?
I made a fundraising page for a past Big Day of Giving, but I don't see it listed in my account. Can I get access to it?