Our greatest asset in an unprecedented time is each other. Across the globe, communities are going the distance to come together to provide relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic. With many nonprofits seeing an increase in demand for critical services coupled with the cancellation of in-person fundraising opportunities, all charitable organizations, including North Texas nonprofit organizations are reeling from the devastating impact of this global health emergency.
In concert with the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, the international call for unity and giving, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, the Dallas Cowboys and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas have teamed up to do what we do best – come together to support the organizations and individuals who need help the most.
On Tuesday, May 5, this collaborative will host an emergency response day of giving, North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, to encourage donor support for nonprofit organizations reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Collectively, we are committed to standing with our community as we navigate this time of uncertainty both locally and around the world.
•North Texas Giving Tuesday Now will utilize the North Texas Giving Day platform.
•North Texas Giving Tuesday Now will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 a.m. to midnight.
•Early Giving will begin on Tuesday, April 14. Early gifts will be processed in real time.
•All nonprofits who were approved to participate in the 2019 North Texas Giving Day will automatically be approved to participate as long as your nonprofit is still in good standing with the IRS.
•NO registration fee will be required to participate in this campaign.
•CFT will be covering a portion of the fees to bring down the platform/processing fee on gifts to 2.91% for this campaign.
•Bonus and prize funding will not be available for this campaign.
•Your organization will have the opportunity to edit your profile page to update current needs and additional ways to support your mission both before the campaign begins and during the campaign.
•FUNdraising pages will be open for creation and promotion beginning April 14.
•Nonprofits do NOT need to develop a full-fledged campaign to participate in this opportunity!
Please stay tuned as we will be sending additional details and simple steps for how to participate in this emergency funding campaign in the coming week. If you have questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 can’t cancel community. Or generosity. Or kindness. This campaign is our community’s moment to get up, ‘go’ to the places we’re physically unable to, and give big. To go the distance and close the gap of needs faced by so many right now. Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day remain committed to serving North Texas nonprofits through this unprecedented time and beyond.
Standing alongside you,
Susan Swan Smith
Chief Giving Day Officer