Updates on Online Giving for Vermont Nonprofits

For three years, Common Good Vermont hosted the Vermont Gives Day of Giving. After much consideration, we have decided not to bring back Vermont Gives as a Day of Giving or Community Giving Website during the 2020 pandemic. 

In year’s past Vermont Gives has served as a valuable tool to unite Vermont’s nonprofits and build awareness for our sector; however, in the time of COVID-19 we are not sure it is not prudent to encourage nonprofits to allocate your limited time and resources to an additional campaign or day of giving. 

#GivingTuesdayNow May 5th, 2020

If your organization is interested in participating in a day of giving, #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving  on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow– as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Learn more on their website or register for this free webinar, Coronavirus- How to Plan for #GivingTuesdayNowto decide if your organization should participate.  

GiveGab Waives Fees for Fundraising Campaigns

While we are not hosting Vermont Gives, the Givegab platform that we used in the past to host Vermont Gives continues to be an affordable option for online giving. GiveGab is waiving the subscription fee for their peer-to-peer fundraising suite for nonprofits and schools through June 30, 2020, when you sign up to create a fundraising campaign before #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5. Any platform fees not covered by your donors will be donated back to you by GiveGab as part of this effort. Learn more. 

Next Steps

Common Good Vermont will continue to provide relevant, timely, and accessible information to help inform your decision-making during this time of uncertainty.  We recognize that  there is an increasing need for resources as we respond to COVID-19 and its impact on our organizations. In response, we have launched a series of online conversations with development specialists and philanthropic leaders and will continue to roll out additional resources. Watch recordings here now.

Whether you are considering a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or reviewing your giving strategy, here are some helpful resources: 

Common Good VT is proud to continue our work with statewide partners and policymakers to support Vermont’s nonprofit sector in response to COVID-19.  Our COVID-19 response page includes news and resources to support you and your nonprofit. Please let us know how we can best help you by completing this short survey. 

Learn more about #givingtuesdaynow