Key Idaho Gives Dates


With all of the excitement leading up to Idaho Gives on May 1st - 4th, here are a few important dates you'll want to remember:

Registration begins:Jan. 17th

Pave Your Way to a Successful Idaho Gives​ (webinar): Feb. 21st

Early Bird Pricing Ends: March 14th

Expanding Your Reach for Idaho Gives​ (webinar): March 30th

Expanding Your Reach for Idaho Gives (webinar): April 6th

Registration ends: April 18th

Profile completion date: April 19th

Early donations accepted: TBD

Donations end: May 5th, 12 AM

Idaho Gives: May 1st - 4th

Idaho Gives Events: TBD


Questions about the dates above? Contact info@idahogives.org or chat with the GiveGab Customer Success team using the Blue Chat Bubble to learn more!


Major Milestones

Month 1

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Encourage nonprofits to sign up for Idaho Gives
  • Network with and recruit local community nonprofit leaders to expand and amplify Idaho Gives’s message to nonprofits, donors, and other general supporters

You should:


Month 2

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Work with local newspapers, radio stations, and other media outlets to continue spreading the word to a wider audience about Idaho Gives
  • Continue offering trainings to nonprofits participating in Idaho Gives, and those interested in the opportunity, on giving day best practices.
  • Develop content for nonprofits participating in Idaho Gives to use, and for use on idahogives social media pages, Facebook and Twitter.

You should:

  • Craft your campaign story. How are you celebrating Idaho Gives? How will you use the funds raised during Idaho Gives? Why should donors give to you on Idaho Gives? Watch our Storytelling Training Video to learn more!
  • Recruit fundraising champions for your campaign. You can use your Board, volunteers, or staff!
  • Let your volunteers know you’re participating in Idaho Gives and you need their help in extra special ways! Give them meaningful assignments to fully engage them.
  • Develop your messaging plan for the next 2 months to ensure your donors know you are participating in Idaho Gives on May 1st - 4th. Download the email and social media timelines in the Nonprofit Toolkit to get a head start!

Month 3

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Provide more resources to local community nonprofit leaders to expand and amplify Idaho Gives’s message to nonprofits, donors, and other general supporters
  • Continue promoting Idaho Gives to nonprofits across the region

You should:

  • Send out a save the date email and social media post to all of your supporters! Download the Idaho Gives “Save the Date” graphic from the Nonprofit Toolkit to make sure your messages stand out!
  • Host a fundraising champion kick-off party to teach your fundraising champions best practices on fundraising!

Month 4

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Heavily promote Idaho Gives to all media outlets across the region
  • Finalize partnerships with local businesses to benefit every nonprofit participating in Idaho Gives

You should:

  • Post on social media regularly about Idaho Gives, using the hashtag idahogives
  • Email your supporters with additional details about Idaho Gives. How do they give? Why should they give? When should they give?
  • Ensure your campaign story and messaging are ready to go. Make a test donation to make sure you understand the process.

Week of

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Heavily promote Idaho Gives to all media outlets across the region
  • Provide 24-hour support to all nonprofits and their supporters

You should:

  • Post on social media regularly about Idaho Gives, using the hashtag idahogives
  • Email your supporters with updates and how they can help your Idaho Gives campaign
  • Thank your supporters in real-time on social media, in emails, or give them a call!
  • Celebrate!

Beyond

The Idaho Gives Team will:

  • Share statistics from Idaho Gives, including nonprofit success stories, and describe the powerful change that will happen as a result of the generous donations to local nonprofits.

You should:

  • Share the results from your Idaho Gives participation and what those results mean.
  • Thank your donors and let them know exactly what their donations mean for your program.
  • Send handwritten notes to your fundraising champions and your Board for their assistance.
  • Send periodic updates on how the donations you received are being used. Keep your donors engaged by letting them know how their money is benefiting your organization and your cause.
  • Engage with your donors on GiveGab after Idaho Gives by posting volunteer opportunities, fundraising, and hosting events!