Talk about juggling cacti! While many North Texans have been sheltered in place and/or out of work, Communities Foundation of Texas’ Chief North Texas Giving Day Officer Susan Swan Smith has been scrambling. After pulling together North Texas Giving Tuesday that provided more than $20.7M for needy nonprofits struggling to overcome the damage created by COVID-19, Susan and her team have been putting in 24-hour days to prepare for the mega-fundraising 2020 North Texas Giving Day that has astounded the country for the past 11 years, providing more than $292M for area nonprofits.
This year their work is cut out for them because the need of the North Texas nonprofits is at an all-time, desperate high.
Taking into account the need for social distancing, they’ve adjusted the program to accommodate the safety and well-being of donors, beneficiaries and sponsors by holding everything online on Thursday, September 17.
One of the first POA changes is the orientation plans for beneficiaries to learn the ins-and-outs of the 18-hour fundraiser. Instead of holding the usual kick-offs in the participating counties, there will be an online orientation on Thursday, June 18, starting at 1 p.m. live on Facebook and YouTube Live.
Registration starts that day and ends on Monday, August 17. However, it would be wise not to wait too long because early registration (June 18 thru Friday, July 10) will provide some perks including the opportunity to be one of the 2020 North Texas Giving Boosters on MySweetCharity. And, boy, if ever there was a time for some perks, this is the year for it.
So, put it down on your calendar for 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, to learn how your nonprofit can score funds.
* Graphic provided by Communities Foundation of Texas