Our community is gearing up for another year of a remarkable event that has been making waves for the past decade - The Sarasota Giving Challenge 2024 (#GivingChallenge2024)
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota, this annual giving event has been a game-changer, connecting passionate donors and local nonprofit organizations to raise over $75 million in unrestricted funding through eight challenges.
In this post, we'll delve into what the Giving Challenge is all about, its profound impact, and how you can get involved in this transformative event.
You'll also learn more about how Captivation Agency partners with Sarasota non-profits like yours to help them in maximizing their Giving Challenge efforts.
What is the Giving Challenge? Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection in the Sarasota region. It's a 24-hour virtual giving event that brings together nearly 700 local nonprofit organizations listed on The Giving Partner with their passionate donors and community members. The primary goal? To support the causes and missions they care about, all while creating a transformative impact.
One key requirement for participating nonprofit organizations is an updated profile in The Giving Partner, which reflects their commitment to transparency. This ensures that donors have access to vital information about the organizations they support, including their mission, programmatic impact, leadership, planning, and financials.
Expanding the Impact: Beyond the Challenge Thanks to the generous support and enthusiasm of the Sarasota community, the Giving Challenge has grown beyond its initial timeline. Nonprofit organizations now have the opportunity to develop independent fundraising plans that support their work throughout the year, not just during the challenge itself.
But the impact extends even further. The Giving Challenge nurtures meaningful relationships between organizations and their donors, many of whom first connected with the organization's mission through the challenge.
Highlights from the 2022 Giving Challenge The 2022 Giving Challenge was a resounding success, with donors across the community uniting to raise more than $16 million for 667 participating nonprofit organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. This achievement was made possible by the support of 46,371 donors who contributed 83,180 total gifts, along with $6,088,115 million in matching funds from The Patterson Foundation.
The 2022 Giving Challenge not only raised funds but also raised spirits during hard times and raised the prospect of hope during moments of uncertainty. Nonprofits leveraged their strengths to maximize fundraising, and the Giving Challenge supported their ability to pursue their missions. You can read about these impactful experiences in the Impact Testimonials.
Resources for Nonprofits For nonprofits looking to make the most of the Giving Challenge, there's a wealth of resources available, including webinars, workshops, and trainings on the 2024 Giving Challenge website. The knowledge shared in these resources can be invaluable in crafting a successful campaign.
2022 Stories of Success: Nonprofit Webinar Recording One of the key resources to explore is the Nonprofit Webinar Recording, where nonprofit organizations that excelled in the 2022 Giving Challenge share their strategies for success. These insights can serve as a blueprint for your organization's 2024 campaign. The webinar recording is a treasure trove of information to kickstart your preparations.
The 2024 Giving Challenge Kickoff Mark your calendars for November 1, 2023, because the 2024 Giving Challenge Kickoff is an event you won't want to miss if your organization is participating in the challenge. This video webinar provides all the essential information to get you started, including creating your Giving Challenge profile, important dates, prize opportunities, and The Patterson Foundation match. You can watch the kickoff video here:
Partners in Making a Difference The Giving Challenge wouldn't be possible without the support of its dedicated partners. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County leads the way, with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. Additional support comes from the Manatee Community Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and Charlotte Community Foundation, all of whom play a vital role in making this event a resounding success.
A Special Opportunity for Nonprofits from Captivation Agency As you prepare for the #GivingChallenge2024, consider enhancing your campaign with the creative and production services offered by Captivation Agency. Our agency specializes in working with non-profit organizations, and we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with such initiatives.
Our services can help your nonprofit create compelling messaging, engaging visuals, and effective strategies to reach and inspire your donors. We take pride in supporting the mission-driven work of organizations like yours, and we're excited to offer our expertise to maximize your impact during the Giving Challenge and beyond.
For more information about how Captivation Agency can assist your nonprofit, visit our Non-Profit Services page.
The #GivingChallenge2024 is on the horizon, and it promises to be a momentous event that can empower your nonprofit organization to make a significant impact in the Sarasota community. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with passionate donors, inspire support, and achieve transformative results.
Captivation Agency is here to assist your organization in reaching its goals and making a lasting impact. We look forward to being a part of your journey to success. Visit the official Giving Challenge site to learn more about the event, access valuable resources, and get started on your path to making a difference in the community.
Join the movement, embrace the spirit of giving, and together, let's make #GivingChallenge2024 your organization's most successful year yet!