The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is a one-day, online, matching gift campaign held each November to raise funds for nonprofit organizations that assist the neediest in the Coastal Bend. Local foundations provide the matching fund for the online donations. The project is managed by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.
Funders have increased from 9 to 21 and matching funds have increased from $150,000 to $654,000.
Nonprofits have increased from 25 to 40 and the match has grown from $6,000 to $16,350.
Individual donations have increased 414% to 7,309.
The total raised has increased 368% to $1,930,491.
The goal of the Coastal Bend Day of Giving is three-fold:
- Nonprofits receive much needed funds without large fundraising expenses
- New donors are introduced to philanthropy – in every event, the number of donations under $100 has been over 75%
- Potentially strengthens nonprofits by encouraging them to use new marketing tools, thus enabling them to recruit new donors and volunteers
From its inception in 2009 through 2015, the event has raised over $7.3 million!