What is the Giving Challenge?
Visit the Official 2024 Giving Challenge Site
To learn more about the 2024 Giving Challenge, go to givingchallenge.org, the official website for the 2024 Giving Challenge.
The site includes:
- Key dates leading up to the 2024 Giving Challenge and beyond
- A comprehensive list of workshops and trainings, including web versions of past trainings
- A library of resources, including recent editions of Nonprofit News
- Information about The Patterson Foundation's vital partnership and funding match
- And everything else you'll need to ensure your nonprofit achieves success in 2024
The 8 crucial steps for exceeding your Giving Challenge goals!
Set your nonprofit up for success by following the steps described on our infographic. This step-by-step guide will help you prioritize and stay on target for reaching (and exceeding!) your goals for the Giving Challenge 2024!
Highlights from the 2022 Giving Challenge
Within 24 hours on April 26 and 27, donors across the community united with an outpouring of support for the 2022 Giving Challenge, raising more than $16 million for 667 participating nonprofit organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.
With more than $10 million provided in community support and prizes from 46,371 donors and 83,180 total gifts, along with $6,088,115 million in matching funds from The Patterson Foundation, the 2022 Giving Challenge affirmed our community’s generosity with now having raised more than $75 million over the last decade through eight Giving Challenges.
Thanks to your generosity, the 2022 Giving Challenge enhanced and augmented the efforts of our nonprofit community, as the unrestricted funds raised during the Giving Challenge now provide our nonprofit partners flexibility to respond to community needs.
Giving Challenges of the past have raised more than funds: they’ve raised spirits in hard times and raised the prospect of hope during moments of uncertainty. Read about nonprofits’ experiences with previous Giving Challenges—how they leveraged their strengths to maximize fundraising, and the ways that the Giving Challenge supported their ability to pursue their missions in these impact testimonials.
With 324 responses collected from local nonprofit organizations, the 2022 Giving Challenge Outcomes Survey measured several key factors, including years participated, budget size, outcomes and fundraising goals, and nonprofit and business collaborations.
A comprehensive listing of all Giving Challenge webinars, workshops, and trainings will be available on the 2024 Giving Challenge website.
Visit www.givingchallenge.org for the latest.
2022 Stories of Success:
Nonprofit Webinar Recording
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023
What makes a powerful Giving Challenge campaign? The Community Foundation of Sarasota County brought together nonprofit organizations that performed exceedingly well in the 2022 Giving Challenge to share what made their Giving Challenge campaigns so successful.
Get a head start on your 2024 Giving Challenge campaign plans by learning from your peers! Hear from nonprofit leaders that excelled at different strategies for their 2022 campaigns that you can apply in 2024. There are three breakout sessions – each with two different Giving Challenge topics.
Download the 2024 Goal Setting Worksheet – discussed in the training – which includes 2022 Giving Challenge stats and benchmarks to assist your organization in establishing its 2024 Goals.
The 2024 Giving Challenge Kickoff
November 1, 2023
If your organization is participating in the 2024 Giving Challenge, you'll want to make this video webinar your first priority. It contains all the information you'll need to get started, including information about creating your Giving Challenge profile, important dates, prize opportunities, and The Patterson Foundation match.
Tips and Tricks to Creating a Video with Impact
February 14, 2024
Telling your story through video can be a terrific way to engage donors and create momentum towards your mission. Here in a brief video suitable for every amateur video producer, Stephen Lehman from BoardTown Creative shares effective tips for making memorable movie magic.
7 Steps to Creating a Strategic Communications Strategy
February 15, 2024
Communications professionals from KSC, Inc., share best practices for sharing stories about your nonprofit and engaging donor action.