The Big Give’s Pivot to Emergency Relief

Posted by Katie Thomas on Feb 22, 2021 4:22:11 PM

Giving & Gabbing is GiveGab’s podcast hosted by Karin from our Customer Success team and Jackie from our Relationship Management team. Tune in as we discuss online fundraising concepts such as donor engagement, community involvement, donor stewardship, and interviews with philanthropic leaders. Giving & Gabbing is meant to educate and inspire nonprofit administrators across the country – and perhaps even provide [a small morsel of] entertainment.

In episode 6 of Giving & Gabbing, we are joined by Scott McAninch, Chief Executive Officer of The Nonprofit Council. Scott and his team manage The Big Give, a long-standing Giving Day in San Antonio, TX, that has raised over $25 million for their community since its inception.

Big Give Emergency Relief

The Big Give 2020 was scheduled to take place amidst the COVID-19 shutdown. Rather than cancel their online fundraising event, The Nonprofit Council team decided to pivot their Giving Day site for emergency relief efforts. Throughout this interview, Scott shares his experience working with participating nonprofits during this shift and how he plans to prepare for their postponed Giving Day, now taking place on September 10, 2020.

In this episode of Giving and Gabbing our guest, Scott McAninch discusses:

Big Give Emergency Relief
  • Their role as the philanthropic leader for the San Antonio community
  • The Nonprofit Council’s decision to pivot their day to an Emergency Relief site
  • How GiveGab was able to facilitate this transition through the Community Giving platform
  • Their marketing and communication strategies for informing the community and nonprofits
  • The support provided to nonprofits as they were onboarded to the site
  • Their plans for carrying over the momentum created from the Emergency Relief site to their Giving Day in September

Check out the full interview with Scott McAninch on Pivoting Your Giving Day For Emergency Relief by listening to our Giving & Gabbing episode below or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Topics: Crisis Relief, Giving Day, Giving Days, Virtual Fundraising, Giving & Gabbing Podcast

Katie Thomas

Written by Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Brand Marketer for the Marketing team at GiveGab

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