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What is Give Day Tampa Bay? A 24-hour, online giving event on May 6, 2014 sponsored by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida Next Foundation to grow philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area. This initiative will provide new opportunities for individual and corporate philanthropy, bolster charitable giving to the Tampa Bay region’s nonprofit community, and heighten awareness of the region’s entire nonprofit sector.

How does it work? The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has set up an online platform at givedaytampabay.org with searchable profiles of participating nonprofits. All donations will be processed through this website. Nonprofits and donors can track progress throughout the day. Anyone can donate to their favorite nonprofits on May 6 from midnight to midnight.

Why give on May 6? Give Day Tampa Bay is part of a nationwide initiative by community foundations across the country to encourage local philanthropy. By harnessing the collective power of community, we can make the biggest impact.

Why should nonprofits participate? Nonprofit participants will benefit from the collective marketing campaign, free training sessions offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Center, and step-by-step instructions from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on how to have a successful Give Day. Giving Days help introduce and reinforce new giving behaviors that can help lead to greater year-round giving, and create new donors for agencies to add to their list of supporters.

Why should I support my community on Give Day? Simple – give where you live. Support the organizations right here in our community that make Tampa Bay a great place to live, and raise the profile of the Tampa Bay area by increasing the region’s philanthropy stats. By harnessing our collective impact, we can make a huge difference.

Please go to www.GiveDayTampaBay.org and donate to save a life in our community!!