One of the most exciting times of the year for over 140 nonprofits in the Portland area is upon us! The 2015 Give!Guide has officially gone live, and the giving season is in full swing. The Give!Guide is consistently Right Brain’s most profitable fundraiser, and it truly plays a critical role in sustaining our efforts. Last year we were able to raise $17,000 through the guide, and this year we’re aiming for $20,000! You can help us meet this goal by donating at the Give!Guide’s super user-friendly website. The Willamette Week does the bulk of the work for you, and giving couldn’t be easier – browse the 143 featured nonprofits by category, click, and donate online in a matter of minutes.
What’s in it for you? When you donate ten dollars or more to any organization in the Guide, you qualify to receive coupons to ¿Por Que No? Tacos, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Sizzle Pie, Salt & Straw, Ken’s Artisan Bakery, and the Chinook Book App (for a full description of and guide to the incentives, click here). Additionally, the Give!Guide sponsors Big Give days where the winnings to be had are extra enticing – and TODAY happens to be a pretty incredible one! Donate any Give!Guide organization of your choice, and immediately you’ll be in the running to win a $500 shopping spree at Powell’s Books! Keep the following days in mind for the chance to win big:
Nov. 12: Powell’s Book’s $500 shopping spree
Nov. 19: Portland Thorns and Timbers ticket package
Dec. 1: Trek Allant 7.2 bike, courtesy of Bike Gallery
Dec. 17: Spirits from Rogue Distillery.
Finally, every year as part of the campaign, the guide puts on the Young Donors Contest, the aim of which is to rally young donors under the age of 35 in the spirit of giving. What it means for the participating nonprofits is a bonus of $1,000 to the organization that receives the most donations from folks in this age group. For the past five years Right Brain has had the honor of winning this generous prize, and now we’re aiming for year six! You can help us win again in the Young Donors category by spreading the word about the Give!Guide to young people you know!
You can check out our regular Give!Guide updates on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the coming months, as well as keeping up with our blog website events calendar. Be sure to visit our #RightBrainConfessional hashtag, and take a peek at our twist on the Give!Guide’s, “Been a little bad? Do a little good,” campaign!