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The Great Give 2018

Fundraising Opportunity to Greater New Haven,
Connecticut Nonprofits Serving the Local Community

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The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

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A fundraising opportunity is open to Greater New Haven Area, Connecticut nonprofit organizations that serve the local community. Donations received during the 36-hour fundraising period will be eligible for matching funds. Following the fundraising periods, organizations may maintain their giving profile for future fundraising.

The Great Give is the ninth major community-wide giving event benefiting Greater New Haven's nonprofits and occurring over an intense 36 hours. The Great Give was created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven through its online resource known as to strengthen nonprofits serving Greater New Haven by advancing knowledge about their work and increasing giving to their organizations. More than $6 Million has been raised since The Great Give began.

To participate, nonprofits must complete a regulation or a published profile on

Any individual with a valid credit card and access to the internet may donate. Credit card donations received during the 36-hour period will be eligible for matching funds and prizes from The Community Foundation for this event. A minimum donation of $5 is required to be counted towards grant prize eligibility.

Donations by check of $500 or more to a participating nonprofit and used by that nonprofit as a matching challenge will be counted toward matches and prizes awarded by The Foundation; these "matching challenge checks" must be submitted to The Foundation by 5:00 pm on April 30, 2018 for verification and eligibility. Checks under $500 received by participating nonprofits during the 36 hours will not count toward matches and prizes awarded by The Foundation.

The Great Give 2018 gifts are considered unrestricted gifts; therefore, grants by The Foundation to participating nonprofits are for general operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180070

Term of Contract:

The Great Give runs from May 1 - May 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To participate, your organization must be:
-An IRS approved tax-deductible organization located in or serving the greater New Haven area
-Registered with the appropriate states in which you solicit donors.
-Committed to promoting The Great Give to your constituents.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about The Great Give campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success. Check out the pre-recorded training videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels.

Learn everything you need to know about The Great Give®, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. Staff will conclude by answering any of your The Great Give questions and highlighting the resources available.

Topic: Getting Ready for The Great Give
Watch the recording here:

Live Webinars:
Topic: Final Steps to Success for The Great Give:
Time: April 4, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

With only a few weeks until The Great Give, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your The Great Give campaign is ready to go. In this webinar, staff will go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on The Great Give. The Great Give team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.

More information about workshops and additional recordings may be found here:

Pre-Application Information:

Remember to Register Your Organization to Participate by April 13, and Complete Your Giving Day Profile by April 13.

Additionally, applicants must:
-Register as a tax-deductible organization with the IRS by April 13.
-Attest that your organization is compliant with applicable state fundraising laws by April 13.

Key Dates:
-January 29: Registration opens for The Great Give
-February 13: Getting Ready Webinar
-April 4: 10 Final Steps to Success Webinar
-April 13: Registrations closes for The Great Give
-April 13: IRS and state attestation must be completed to participate on May 1
-May 1-2: The Great Give starts at 8:00 AM on May 1 and ends at 8:00 PM on May 2
-Beyond: Continue fundraising on GiveGab to reach your year-end fundraising goals

Download The Great Give promotional materials including logos, social share images, print materials, and more:

Helpful Support Articles:

Communications Timeline:

Down the The Ultimate Guide to Giving Day Success (eBook):

Building Board Support:

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising:

Giving Day Blog Articles:


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register for the April 4 webinar here:

Complete your Giving Day Profile here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Greater New Haven Area