San Antonio Big Give Event Restructures to Fund Emergency Relief for Area Nonprofit Organizations

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The Nonprofit Council of San Antonio has launched an emergency relief initiative to help sustain more than 500 South Texas nonprofits taxed by unprecedented strains on their services and operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are pleased that we had a platform already in place for our annual day of giving. With support from our vendor GiveGab, we were able pivot quickly to convert our platform into an emergency relief site for our community, ” explained Scott McAninch, CEO of The Nonprofit Council.

Today, The Nonprofit Council announced the launch of an emergency relief initiative to help sustain more than 500 area nonprofits taxed by unprecedented strains on their services and operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nonprofit Council has repurposed its annual day of giving website, thebiggivesa.org, into the Big Give Emergency Relief platform to assist in raising critical funds for nonprofits in 15 counties during this time of exceptional need.

The site is now LIVE and open for donations.

Each nonprofit has its own individual page to share their current needs and asks. Donors are able to make donations to the nonprofits of their choice, and those funds will go directly to the nonprofits they have selected.

"We are pleased that we had a platform already in place for our annual day of giving. With support from our vendor GiveGab, we were able pivot quickly to convert our platform into an emergency relief site for our community, ” explained Scott McAninch, CEO of The Nonprofit Council.

Donated funds are automatically deposited into a nonprofit’s bank account within 5-7 business days and will be available for use then.

All nonprofits who had previously registered for Big Give will automatically show up on this site and have the same access to their own pages as before. Nonprofit agencies who had not previously registered for Big Give can do so now no cost for the registration. All new agencies will be required to go through the federal and state required verification process, the same as previous registrants. The Nonprofit Council encourages social media sharing using the hashtag #BigGiveRelief.

To help community nonprofits as long as possible, the site will remain open in this format until further notice. The Big Give event in San Antonio, Texas has tentatively been rescheduled for September 10, 2020.

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