Toolkit

Toolkit

Welcome to the nonprofit toolkit! Here you will find all the resources you need for a successful May 3rd! 

Items in the toolkit (these are links that will take you to the place in the toolkit where you can access the tools)

 

Graphics

View/Download Usage Guidelines

Download Big Day of Giving graphics

Please note:  materials provided in the Big Day of Giving Toolkit, including the Big Day of Giving and
GivingEdge logos, are intended for use by participating nonprofits, sponsors, and supporters only. 

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact us

 

Resources

Orientation Presentation Slides

8 Week Workplan

The Bark! Enewsletter Sign Up

More resources coming soon like key messaging, contingency planning, workplan, and more.  

 

Team Captain - Webinar Registration & Recordings

To view a past recording, click a date below. The system will prompt you to enter your information. Once you submit, you will be taken to a copy of the recording. Please note that if you were previously registered for a webinar, the system will not allow you to re-register. To bypass, simply use a different (or fictitious email) to access.  

First Team Captain webinar was on Monday, January 29 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.   To view the recording, click here.

Next Team Captain Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 from 2:00-3:00 pm. To register, click here.

 

Bootcamp Training Series

 

Week One - CAMPAIGN BASICS

In hour one, we will discuss the basics of running a BDOG campaign, including an overview of the 8-week workplan, timing, social media basics, matching funds, and more.  In hour two, we will be joined by Big Day of Giving veterans and mentors for round robin group discussions  on all manner of topics!

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the presentation slides

 

Week Two - PUTTING IMPACT AT THE CENTER

Fundraising should be an extension of your overall organizational strategy. This session, led by Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, will help you contextualize your organization's role in driving change and set the foundation for you to articulate and message your impact and theory of change to prospective funders and partners. You'll have the opportunity to connect with your peer nonprofits, explore how your network of nonprofits is collectively working towards systems change, and identify your organization's unique value proposition. 

You will be working in groups for this session and will be asked to identify which issue you'd like to work on when registering for this session. The issues/categories tackled for each session are listed underneath the time of the session below. For the purposes of this session, if you do not see your issue/category listed, please choose one that aligns the closest to your mission. 

Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018

Location: KVIE Public Television - 2030 W. El Camino  Sacramento, CA

Time:  To register, click on the time below  Please note that due to room capacity, only 1 representative per organization can register to attend. If you would like to request an additional seat, please email us to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you! 

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Issue/Categories in this session: 

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Week Three - BOARD ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS

In hour one of this two hour session, we will tackle the subject of board engagement.  A presentation by Kim Tucker of Impact Foundry, followed by an interactive exercise led by Jim Tabuchi, Jedi Master and Executive Director of the Sacramento Mandarins.

In hour two, a panel of board members will provide insights into how to successfully engage your board not only with fundraising and Big Day of Giving, but in all your organization's efforts. Panelists TBA! 

Recommended for: Board member, Executive Director or Lead Development Staff. To participate fully in this session, you will need to have a board member accompany you to this session.  To that end, this session should be attended by 1 board member and 1 staff member.

Date:  Thursday, February 22, 2018

Location: KVIE Public Television - 2030 W. El Camino  Sacramento, CA

Time:  There are two sessions to choose from. To register, click on a time below.   Please note that due to room capacity, only 2 representatives per organization can register to attend (with one being a board member). If you would like to request an additional seat, please email us to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you! 

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Week Four - MESSAGING YOUR STORY

How do you articulate your nonprofit's story in a resonate way that inspires individuals and the masses to pay attention? Can you quickly speak to why your nonprofit matters and offer a call to action in a succinct way? In hour one, Katie McCleary, Founder of 916 Ink and Principal at Paper Wings Creative, will lead a session where you'll write your nonprofit story in a fun and supportive environment.  In hour two, Logan Mayville, Digital Marketing Consultant will take you on a digital marketing journey where you will translate your nonprofit story to the digital world.

Date:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Location: KVIE Public Television - 2030 W. El Camino  Sacramento, CA

Time:  Two sessions to choose from. To register, click on the time below.   Please note that due to room capacity, only 1 representative per organization can register to attend. If you would like to request an additional seat, please email us to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you! 

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mentorship Program

One of the greatest benefits of participating in Big Day of Giving is the connections created with other nonprofits in our region. With that connection comes a lot of resources and knowledge for you to draw upon that can not only help you craft an excellent BDOG campaign, but to help your organization grow stronger.  If you are interested in being paired with a mentor for the duration of the BDOG season, please read through the information below and click the link to apply.  

To apply for a mentor, click here to fill out an application.  This application will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 9.  You will be notified the week of February 12th about the status of your application. 

Meet Our Mentors!

Click here and get to know our 2018 Jedi Mentors!