Big Day of Giving

It’s the “Big Day of Giving,” and we were glad to donate $100 to the Sierra Business Council, honoring the nonprofit’s good work in our region.

“A program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings together the region’s nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home. For the past few years,the giving day has united our community, raising more than $23 million for local nonprofits from over 36,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country, and the world.

“The Big Day of Giving is a small moment in time each year when this region takes a day to celebrate the spirit of giving. While the day itself is just 24 hours, the nine months prior to the day are just as important and we look forward to making this a year-round experience. Bigdayofgiving.org houses both year-round giving as well as the one-day giving event. Donors will be able to learn about local nonprofits and make donations year-round as well as participate in the 24-hour giving frenzy once a year during Big Day of Giving. Our goal is to bring donors and nonprofits together for a meaningful experience that lasts well beyond those 24-hours.

“The Big Day of Giving and GivingEdge could not happen without the outpouring of support from the region. Every year, dozens of corporations, businesses, funders, media outlets, civic organizations, and leaders rally to help spread the word, sponsor prizes and engage with nonprofit partners. We are so thankful for the enormous support given to this event and its mission.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

2 thoughts on “Big Day of Giving”

  1. Thanks Jeff and Shannon…I like the annual event because it shows how strong and rich our region really is with so many people doing so much good work. We truly appreciate your support!

  2. This link helps summarize all the work being done by SBC: http://sierrabusiness.org/what-we-do/projects

    Our magazine has written about projects such as the Lake Tahoe Water Trail and Sierra Nevada Geotourism, while this blog has covered initiatives such as the Gold Country Broadband Consortium and Small Business Development. All told, SBC is fulfilling its mission to “increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.”

    These are exciting times for economic development in our region. The theme for our magazine this spring is “the new gold rush,” focusing on investment and reinvestment in the region: http://www.sierraculture.com/food/our-new-gold-rush/#.WusuFy_Myt8

    And this nonprofit embraces transparency too: http://sierrabusiness.org/who-we-are/about

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