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April 18, 2023

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About 209Gives

About 209Gives

Over $732,000 has been raised through 209Gives since the program launched in 2020! 209Gives is 100% free for nonprofits and ALL funds raised benefit local nonprofit organizations in the San Joaquin Valley!

209Gives is a unique and one-of-a-kind event, helping build the capacity of San Joaquin nonprofits through a 24-hour digital fundraising event hosted in April. With support from sponsors, the San Joaquin Community Foundation is able to offer 209Gives at no cost, with 100% of funds raised being passed through to nonprofits in our region. The event offers donors an opportunity to engage with local causes through an exciting day of participating in local-driven philanthropy. Nonprofits participating in 209Gives can leverage a modern and secure online giving platform, professionally developed marketing materials, trainings, communication tools, and much more at no cost— to support their work to make San Joaquin a place where there are no barriers to bright futures.

209Gives begins at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Harness the excitement of 209Gives and take advantage of this FREE capacity building resource!
Register by March 31st!

209Gives has been a lifeline for our organization. We have built relationships that will continue to bolster our work moving forward.” — Dr. Pat Tirone, Director, Delta Sculling Center

How participating in 209Gives benefits your nonprofit:

  • It's 100% FREE for a nonprofit to participate!
  • Every dollar raised by your nonprofit is passed directly through to support your organization (less standard credit card fees)
  • Enhances your organization’s public visibility and highlights the important work you do in the community
  • Provides an opportunity to engage existing donors, re-engage lapsed donors, and cultivate new donors and volunteers
  • Expands your online and social media presence
  • Leverages a modern and secure online giving platform to raise funds to support your organization’s most critical needs
  • Provides FREE access to professionally developed marketing materials, trainings, and communication tools
  • 77% of nonprofits acquire new donors through 209Gives
  • 48% of donors support an organization for the first time

How to have a successful 209Gives fundraising event:

  • Utilize the FREE trainings offered through 209Gives
  • Regularly communicate your participation in 209Gives to your supporters
  • Prepare your supporters in advance so they are ready to donate to your organization on the day of the event
  • Fill out your entire 209Gives page to inspire visitors to support your cause
  • Provide specific and clear fundraising goals on your 209Gives page
  • Matching gifts can be a great way to challenge your supporters to meet your 209Gives fundraising goals (talk with your key supporters about providing a matching gift for your 209Gives fundraising campaign)
  • Make the 209Gives "event day" a big deal at your organization, on your website and on social media. Make it a day of fun and a day of recognizing the great work your organization does!
  • Your organization will get out of it what it puts into it!

Interested in becoming a 209Gives Sponsor?

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