A quiet request to GiveBIG

GiveBIG logoIf you support any nonprofits in the Puget Sound area – heck if you ever even thought of supporting a nonprofit in the region – you’ve probably been deluged with messages from organizations to participate in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG effort on Wednesday, May 2.

And that’s a good thing: More awareness about philanthropy helps create more philanthropic activity. It’s the “if you build it, they will come” theory.

You can give to us on GiveBIG Day by going to our page on the website between midnight and midnight on May 2 and making a contribution.

We applaud Seattle Foundation for providing this incredible venue to talk about, and encourage, giving. And we thank them for developing the “stretch pool,” money that gets allocated to participating nonprofits on the basis of how much they bring in through their Seattle Foundation webpage on the 24-hour GiveBIG.

If you are already a Solid Ground donor, this is a great way to make your regular gift. If you are unable to come to our annual luncheon on May 11, you can make your “lunch gift” through GiveBIG. If you are on our email list, we’ll send you a message closer to the day to remind you about this opportunity.

If you’ve not yet contributed to Solid Ground, this is a great way to start. It’s a community-wide celebration of giving, and what better way than to extend your philanthropic circle to include us?!

One thing you should not expect from Solid Ground, however, is a ton of over-the-top hoopla about this event. We are not making a video, sending in the clowns, or sponsoring hydro racers. We know every human service, animal welfare, environmental, etc. agency in town is already screaming about GiveBIG, and we didn’t want to add to the noise.

We just wanted to quietly remind you that Solid Ground is at the GiveBIG party, and we hope to see you there.

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