The GREAT GIVE – Fundraising Your Nonprofit

The counties of Martin and Palm Beach are hosting a 24-hour event from May 3 to May 4 (midnight to midnight), open to the public, known as the Great Give. All registered nonprofits in these counties that are IRS and Patriot Act compliant are eligible to become a part of this amazing event. The minimum donation accepted per donor is $20. This donation is compounded by an additional percentage of the bonus pool that is raised by the Palm Beach Community Foundation.

Bradley Hurlburt, Founder and CEO of the Palm Beach Community Foundation (PBCF), announced,

“This is a way that we can serve the entire nonprofit community, with more than 500 nonprofits participating. The bonus pool, based on the total amount raised, is over $330,000 so far.”

Marketing and Communications Manager of PBCF, Corrie Edwards, further discusses the Great Give,

“This is the 3rd year we’ve hosted the Great Give. We have 504 nonprofits this year, the most we’ve ever had. This is a huge campaign, and it’s a lot of work. We ranked 7th last year as a local community, [raising over $3 million], so we’re very excited this year,”

says Corrie Edwards, Marketing and Communications Manager.

Last year’s event raised more than millions of dollars for local nonprofits in Palm Beach and Martin County. All of this financial support was raised in 24 hours from individual donors like you! Imagine how much support nonprofits could receive if they fundraised all year. In fact, fundraising should be a full-time operation in each and every organization.

Fundraising Tools for Nonprofits

Applying for grants can be difficult; why not make finding them easy? At, you can search thousands of grants by any number of criteria, such as funding source, geographic focus, and specific interest. Hundreds of grants are added each week, to provide as many new funding opportunities for as many applicants as possible. With over 50 categories to choose from, provides your nonprofit with the fundraising resources to support your campaign. Here are some examples of grants for local Florida nonprofits available at now:

Florida Grants Available Now

Grants to Florida Parks and Nature Centers to Plant Native Wildflower Gardens or Meadows

Deadline: 05/31/16

Award to a Florida Teacher of the Gifted for Developing Creative Teaching Environments

Deadline: 06/30/16

Grants to Northwest Florida Nonprofits to Promote Community Health and Wellness Programs

Deadline: 06/30/16

Additional Tools

Check out The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World, by David La Piana, to learn how to adapt your organization to the ever-changing demands of today’s fast-paced world.  Find out how to develop fluid strategies that give you the upper hand against traditional structures of business. La Piana teaches you how to assess the goals of your nonprofit and tailor them to new technology and circumstances immediately.

More Resources for Your Nonprofit

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