About GiveBIG & the Nonprofit Advisory Council

GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities. When we give, we take a proactive step towards creating the society we want to live in.

Every spring, the excitement for GiveBIG builds through word-of-mouth, social media, and an extensive multimedia promotional campaign, with local celebrities and sports teams firing up the community to show their generosity. 

GiveBIG 2024 will kick off on April 23 and culminate in a 48-hour giving event on May 7-8!

In 2023, 46,034 donations were made by 22,714 donors. These donations, combined with donor-advised funds (DAF) and IRA contributions, matching donations from individuals and companies, sponsors, and in-kind contributions from local media companies totaled $12.8 million!

GiveBIG was started by the Seattle Foundation in 2011 and transferred to 501 Commons in 2018. Since it is inception, nonprofits have raised over $188 million!

How can I participate in the campaign?

Nonprofits: Register for GiveBIG to access the platform, training, and the resources you need to make your campaign a success.

Individuals: Besides finding a new nonprofit to give to or donating to a nonprofit you already support, there are many ways to not only give but spread the word!

Businesses: Demonstrate your company's values to your employees and your customers by participating in GiveBIG! Interested? Contact Greg Scully.

Sponsors: GiveBIG isn't possible without the support of our sponsors. The program still has lots of room to grow! Sponsor GiveBIG. Interested? Contact 501 Commons Executive Director, Nancy Long.

Media Partners: GiveBIG, like any fundraising event, thrives on word of mouth. Interested? Contact Nancy Long.

2024-2025 GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council Members

GiveBIG Nonprofit Advisory Council members champion GiveBIG by raising awareness within the nonprofit community. The Council advises 501 Commons and its partners in promotional strategies, fundraising training, sponsorship, and more.

  • Sawsen Mohammed - Human Rights Protection & Global Peace
  • Alyssa Woodruff - Bridgeview Resource Center
  • Nanette McCann - Homeward Pet Adoption Center
  • Michelle Bart - National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation 
  • Brandon Fuamatu - UTOPIA Washington
  • Rebecca O'Neil - Shattered Glass Project
  • Jarelle Maurice Marshall - RECLAIM
  • Stuart Earley - Tahoma Bird Alliance 
  • Nora Weiss - Atlantic Street Center
  • Pam Knepper - Free Clinic of SW Washington 
  • Fernanda Gwinner - Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • Kimmy Nguyen - Schools Out Washington & One America
  • Brynna Counts-Morgan - Washington Trails Association 
  • Kim Alva - Hopelink 
  • Corinna Krauskopf - Fearless Philanthropi
  • Jeremy Dashiell - Food Lifeline
  • Briana Stevenson - Seattle Humane 

How can we help?