It's shaping up to be a busy spring, and we hope that The Big Payback has made its way onto your calendars! Learn more about the May 6-7 community-wide online giving event at thebigpayback.org
, and see below for information on contests and trainings related to this exciting event. Also in this newsletter: volunteer management and recognition opportunities and lots
of upcoming funding and training dates. Thanks for everything you do!
Beth, Jennifer, and Laurel
Let's Start the Commotion!
Tweets with a #BigPayback!
May 6th Giving Day event
. Share the tweet below with your advocates and ask them to retweet
your message. The organization with the most #BigPayback
Twitter mentions will win a $1000 prize
will from TODAY, Thursday 2/20, through mid-day on Thursday 2/27, with the winner announced at The Big Payback Kick-Off
event on 2/27. You must be registered for the May 6 Big Payback event
by that time to be eligible to win.**Tweet
#BigPayback - Join [Your Org Name or Twitter Handle] on May 6th for @CFMT's 24-hour, community-wide, online giving event. www.TheBigPayback.orgNOTE
: Tweets must include the hashtag #BigPayback
to be eligible. Each time your organization is mentioned in a tweet, you'll be one step closer to receiving $1000! Questions?
Contact Kelly Walberg, Social Media and Online Marketing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (615) 321-4939 x109.
Want to know more about The Big Payback?
DON'T FORGET to RSVP for the Kick-Off event to learn more about Middle Tennessee's first 24-hour giving challenge!
What questions do you have about The Big Payback that you hope will be answered on February 27? What are you most excited about?? Let us know HERE, and we'll be sure to address it.
Join Us: Upcoming Trainings and "Office Hours"
Need assistance with the GivingMatters.com requirement for The Big Payback? Or just have general questions about your profile? Let us help!
Training: Creating a NEW Nonprofit Profile on GivingMatters.com:
Mon. March 3, 2:00-3:00
Tues. March 4, 11:00-12:00
Space is limited: RSVP to email@example.com
Drop In! GivingMatters.com "Open Office Hours":
Wed. March 12, 11:00-2:00
Thurs. March 13, 12:00-3:00
Fri. March 14, 9:00-12:00
Come and go for profile assistance. If possible, BYO laptop!
No RSVPs necessary.
All trainings held at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
3833 Cleghorn Ave., Nashville, TN 37215
Are You Excellent at Volunteer Engagement?
Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE)
, a certification program for
Nashville's nonprofits, is the first effort of its kind in the nation. EVE recognizes nonprofits that employ high-quality volunteer management practices with the goal of increasing volunteerism in Davidson County through first-rate volunteer opportunities and experiences. EVE is presented by Mayor Karl Dean's office, the Center for Nonprofit Management, and Hands On Nashville. A panel of judges representing the volunteer community, nonprofits, and civic engagement leaders from the private sector determine which organizations qualify for the two-year certification. Spring 2014 applications will be available on February 25 and are due April 4
. Visit www.hon.org/EVE
for more information, or contact Elizabeth Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominate Your "Hometown Heroes"
Join Darrell Waltrip Automotive in recognizing Middle Tennessee's Hometown Heroes
! As a part of their commitment to the community, Darrell Waltrip Automotive honors everyday heroes each month. Has a volunteer, staff member, partner, or client of your organization made an especially positive impact on your community? Nominate your hero here
Each month Darrell Waltrip will recognize a hero and make a $500 donation to a charity of their choice. All heroes will receive a special prize package as a recognition of their hero status.
Opportunities and Deadlines
- Gannett Foundation
grant applications dueMarch 3, 11:00-12:00
- GivingMatters.com New Profile training - RSVP to email@example.comMarch 4, 2:00-3:00
- GivingMatters.com New Profile training - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 12, 11:00-2:00
- GivingMatters.com "Office Hours"March 13, 12:00-3:00
- GivingMatters.com "Office Hours"March 13
- Metro Nashville Arts Commission
grant applications dueMarch 14, 9:00-12:00
- GivingMatters.com "Office Hours"
Ingram Industries Charities
The Memorial Foundation
Join the Family!
Find GivingMatters.com on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about nonprofits in our community, upcoming events, current trends in philanthropy, and issues facing Middle Tennessee.
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3833 Cleghorn Avenue Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215