Give Big day starts TODAY!
NiM is headquartered in Bozeman, MT, and Bozeman is consistently recognized as having the highest number of Nonprofits per capita of any small city in the US. The reason that Nonprofit work is so prevalent here has never been determined, but we don't really care the reason. The fact is, there are so many kick-ass people doing #moregoodbetter in this valley that we don't even care. We're just happy to get to experience it! Today kicks off the annual 24 hour showcase of this awesomeness. The party starts at 6:00PM tonight and goes through 6:00PM tomorrow.
Sponsored by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation , Give Big shines a light on all the good that is going on around here. Here's how it works. Nonprofits sign up in advance with BACF to take part. As the event draws near, each organization reaches out to their sphere to rally support. On the day, some hold fun parties called "Donor Lounges" for their donors at local restaurants/breweries/distilleries/coffee shops, and the magic happens! Over a 24 hour period, donations roll in to the BACF. These donations are designated for each donor's charity or charities of choice. At the end of the 24 hour period, the Community Foundation is able to total up all the giving and show just how generous this valley really is. Once everything is settled, the Community Foundation sends a check to each of the participating Nonprofits for the amount that was designated for them.
How cool is this? Give Big includes a touchpoint for practically everyone in this community. Fun is had, money is raised, and an entire valley comes together to do something great. This is to say nothing about the amount of awareness that is increased for various causes throughout the course of all this. The feeling in downtown Bozeman during Give Big is electric. It's fun and festive, akin to crazy days sales or a festival. Needless to say, we're pretty excited about it. Watching our friends in the Nonprofit community achieve success of this measure is a truly fantastic thing and we are thrilled to cheer them on!
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