Give Local is an important initiative created to amplify local giving,
highlight the great work of local nonprofits, and help them serve vital
community needs in Washington state's Thurston, Mason, and Lewis
counties. This year's Give Local features over 75 organizations. From
October 31 through November 20, donors are encouraged to "give where you
live" by making an online donation to one or more local nonprofits via
the online giving platform.
Rise Fundraiser's SaaS solution is seamlessly branded and integrated into
the foundation's main website. Built-in communication and analytical
tools help the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound manage and keep
nonprofits as well as donors engaged and updated. The sophisticated
peer-to-peer feature allows quick customization of campaign pages. Easy
social share capabilities and features like "Embed Campaign" further
help grow awareness for a campaign through multi-channel social media
campaigns. With no penalties and no platform fee, 100 percent of funds
raised through each campaign goes straight to the nonprofits.
"We are so proud of our Give Local campaign and the success we achieved
in 2017. We believe that giving locally to help your neighbors and
community thrive is tremendously important," said Mindie Reule,
philanthropic services & programs director of Community Foundation of
South Puget Sound. "It was critical for us to run the campaign online
and make it easy for both non-profits to participate and for donors to
contribute. That's why we chose Rise Fundraiser as our technology
partner. Onboarding, coordinating and communicating with multiple
nonprofits to launch and manage multiple campaigns would have been
impossible without the Rise solution."
In 2017, the year it launched, Give Local raised $162,560. $122,530 of the contributions were from
individual donors with a generous donation of $40,000 from the Dawkins
Charitable Trust. This year, with 30 percent more nonprofits
participating, and increased incentive fund of $100,000, Give Local
officials estimate they will double the funds raised and distributed to
75 nonprofits during the three-week campaign.
"In our post-event surveys last year, we heard overwhelmingly, that
donors and nonprofits loved the opportunity to participate in Give Local
and be part of a community-wide movement to foster giving in our local
communities," said Norma Schuiteman, president and CEO of the Community
Foundation of South Puget Sound.
About RoundGlass Rise
RoundGlass Rise is a social enterprise platform empowering
mission-driven organizations to grow and scale. Rise tools help
non-profits fundraise, improve efficiency, grow their supporter base and
engage with the community. To learn more, please visit https://risefundraiser.com/.
About the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound inspires philanthropy
throughout Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties and helps donors give
back in ways that matter to them. The Community Foundation stewards more
than $25 million in assets within more than 90 separate funds. Since its
founding in 1989, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $12
million in grants and scholarships.