Fremont Area Big Give Business Fundraiser's Toolkit


The support of local businesses and the amplification of their support via their employees and their customers is critical to the success of Fremont Area Big Give! Not only does your participation help ensure a successful day of fundraising for our nonprofits, but your dedication to their important work will be recognized throughout your community. For the Fremont Area Big Give, we're offering your business an opportunity to engage your employees and customers to donate to causes they're passionate about, and in turn, bring invaluable visibility to your business.

How can I be successful in spreading philanthropy to my employees and customers? Check out the Business Toolkit below for ideas on running a successful fundraiser. We've supplied marketing resources, communication templates, and ideas around incentives and celebrations to really engage your employees and customers in giving, and how they can further spread your message to their networks.

Want to see who else is involved in the Fremont area? Find your favorite participating nonprofits here, and participating businesses here.

Interested in learning more about the Fremont Area Big Give and the value to your business? Contact info@facfoundation.org.

How do I run a successful fundraiser for my business?

The number one recommendation for running a successful fundraiser for the Fremont Area Big Give is that you are truly celebrating and encouraging the act of philanthropy - big and small! Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas on how to encourage you employees and your customers to rally around philanthropy, and the single largest fundraiser in the your community community!

Share the Fremont Area Big Give site with your employees and encourage them to find a nonprofit or two that speaks to the causes they care about! You can share www.fremontareabiggive.org with customers on your receipt, or hand out info cards with each purchase with your and Fremont Area Big Give information on it (check out some great graphics to use, here). With so many participating nonprofits, there's a nonprofit or cause for everyone!
Your business fundraiser page can report on employee participation rates, number of donors, and dollars raised! Pick a stat and set a goal and share that out. Throughout the day (on May 10th), share the progress with your employees and customers and celebrate those milestones. You can also offer incentives to employees and customers as your hit those milestones! See some ideas below.
Decide if your business will offer a match to all employees or customers gifts, or to a specific nonprofit. We've found matching gifts can amplify giving by 3 or 4 times!
Communicate your participation in Fremont Area Big Give through email messages, social media posts, and word of mouth.

What incentives can I offer or celebrations can I plan for my employees or customers?

As you hit your giving day milestones or to just celebrate the giving spirit of Fremont Area Big Give, plan some fun and excitement in at your business or office on May 10th. We have some ideas below, but the sky's the limit in how you can engage your employees and customers, and encourage philanthropy on Fremont Area Big Give!

Encourage your employees or customers to participate in the many events happening around the Fremont area! You can see a full listing of events here. You can also host your own event to encourage participation in Fremont Area Big Give!