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The Match


This year, The Patterson Foundation is incentivizing donations from all donors to your organization. This opportunity encourages organizations to engage new online donors as well as loyal returning supporters during this year’s event. The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization. There is no limit to the number of individual matches from unique donors a nonprofit can receive during the 2018 Giving Challenge. 


The Patterson Foundation will also award $51,000 in prizes to organizations that cultivate the highest number of unique donors during the 2018 Giving Challenge. Nonprofits must have an approved fundraising plan uploaded to The Giving Partner in order to be eligible for these prizes. Prizes will be awarded across three categories based on the size of each organization:

 

Small: Organizations with budgets less than $100,000

Medium: Organizations with budgets between $100,000 and $750,000

Large: Organizations with budgets greater than $750,000


Prizes in each size category will be distributed as follows:


# of Total Unique DonorsSmall OrganizationMedium OrganizationLarge Organization
1st Place$7,000$7,000$7,000
2nd Place$5,000$5,000$5,000
3rd Place$2,500$2,500$2,500
4th Place$1,500$1,500$1,500
5th Place$1,000$1,000$1,000


Winners for this category will be announced on May 11, 2018 to allow time for all gifts to finalize and catch any errors. Standings on the live Leaderboard during the Giving Challenge may be subject to change after the Challenge.



Other Prizes


Qualification for all of the below prizes is restricted to organizations who have an approved Fundraising Plan in their Giving Partner profile that was submitted before the Jan. 15th, 2018 deadline.


BEST GIVING CHALLENGE 2016 STORY

HTSponsored by: Herald-Tribune Media Group

20 Grant Awards: $500

$500 grant each to the 20 nonprofits with the top blog post, newsletter block, or email campaign published between now and April 9ththat tells your 2016 Giving Challenge story. How did your donors make a difference last year? Why is it important for donors to support your organization again this year during the Giving Challenge? Must submit by 4/9/18. Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



THE FAST 50

50 Grant Awards: $500

$500 grant each to the 50 nonprofits that are the first to get 50 donors to give online at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org. Automatically awarded during Challenge.



DONOR SHOUT OUT - SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS

Facebook - 24 Grant Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random organization that creates a Facebook Post using #GivingChallenge18 and recognizes a donor. Automatically awarded during Challenge.

Twitter - 24 Grant Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random organization that Tweets using #GivingChallenge18 and recognizes a donor. Automatically awarded during Challenge.

Instagram - 24 Grant Awards: $100

$100 hourly prize made to a random organization that creates an Instagram Post using #GivingChallenge18 and recognizes a donor. Automatically awarded during Challenge.



BEST GIVING CHALLENGE COMMUNITY EVENT

9 Grant Awards: $2,000 to three winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 grants awarded to three winners of each category (small, medium, and large) who host the best Giving Challenge community event. Judges are looking for how well your event engages the community in your mission and the Challenge; how unique your event is; how did it inspire giving to your organization; and how your event incorporated the “Be The One” concept. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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6 Grant Awards: $2,000 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 grants awarded to two winners in each category (small, medium, and large) who utilize social media the best during their Giving Challenge campaign. Judges are looking for how clear, intentional, and unique your campaign is, and how well did it incorporate the “Be The One” concept. Judges will also consider how much reach, interaction, and engagement your campaign generates. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge. Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP

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Sponsored by: William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

$4,000 to three winning partnerships. $4,000 is split between partners. 3 pairs will be chosen.

$4,000 grant split between nonprofit partners in a collaboration. Judges are looking for each partner to bring something unique or creative to the table; each partner achieves more than it would achieve alone; partnership incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the partnership has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge. Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

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Sponsored by: William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

6 Grant Awards: $2,000 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 to two winners in each category with the best business partnership. Judges are looking for the nonprofit/ business relationship to be something creative or unique; by working with the business, the nonprofit achieves more than it would achieve alone; the partnership incorporates the concept of “Be The One;” and the partnership has the potential to extend beyond the Giving Challenge. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST BOARD MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

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Sponsored by: William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

3 Grant Awards: $2,000 to the winners of each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 grant will be awarded to the winners of each category. Judges will be looking for 100% giving by board members during the Giving Challenge and for creative ways the board and individual board members contribute to the success of your campaign. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.


                             

BEST GIVING CHALLENGE VIDEO

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Sponsored by: Suncoast News Network

6 Grant Awards: $2,500 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,500 grant to the winners of each category with the best video. Judges are looking for videos either produced in- house or produced professionally; videos telling compelling stories about what organizations achieve for their clients or for the community; using data and stories from The Giving Partner profiles; does the video incorporate the “Be The One” concept; and ways the video was shared to achieve Giving Challenge goals. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN

9 Grant Awards: $6,000 to first place, $5,000 to second place, and $4,000 to third place in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$6,000 to first place winners, $5,000 to second place winners, and $4,000 to third place winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations) with the best overall campaigns. Judges will be looking for pre-determined goals and strategies before the Challenge; a variety of communication tools are used in a campaign with integrated messaging; how well your campaign incorporated the “Be The One” concept; and inclusion of references to your Giving Partner profile. Remember, this isn’t about spending money! Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.

                                


KNIGHT FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES

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Sponsored by: The Knight Donor Advised Fund at Manatee Community Foundation

5 Grant Awards: $5,000 to five winning organizations

$5,000 grant to five winning organizations.  Judges are looking for organizations with Giving Challenge campaigns that: support and network diverse people from various sectors, showcase how the organization builds inclusive pathways to economic prosperity, and enables people to contribute to – and take an active part in – the life of the larger community. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST GIVING CHALLENGE NEWBIE

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6 Grant Awards: $2,000 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 to two winners in each category with the best overall campaigns as first time Giving Challenge participants. Judges are looking for how the organization made the most out of their first year in the Giving Challenge; creativity of the campaign; and whether the campaign incorporates the concept of “Be The One”. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST GIVING CHALLENGE ORIGINAL

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Sponsored by: Manatee Community Foundation

6 Grant Awards: $2,000 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 to two winners in each category with the best overall campaigns as six-year Giving Challenge participants. Judges are looking for how the organization has leveraged the Giving Challenge over the years; how the organization’s campaigns have grown over time (going beyond an increase in dollars raised); and whether the campaign incorporates the concept of “Be The One”. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.

                                     


BEST GIVING CHALLENGE TURNAROUND

6 Grant Awards: $2,000 to two winners in each category (Small, Medium, Large Organizations)

$2,000 to two winners in each category with the best turnaround performance from the 2016 Giving Challenge. Judges are looking for how the organization changed their strategy from 2016 Giving Challenge to 2018 Challenge; the involvement of Board, volunteers/staff, and other stakeholders; improvement in overall quality of campaign (this prize is not just about biggest jump in dollars raised); and whether the campaign incorporates the concept of “Be The One”. Must register intent to participate by 3/30/18. Judged after Challenge.  Details on how to submit an application for this prize will be provided to Team Leaders via email.



BEST GIVING CHALLENGE PHOTO

20 Grant Awards: $500

$500 grant each to the 20 nonprofits with the top Giving Challenge photos that tell your 2018 Giving Challenge story. Photos will be submitted to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Facebook page and will be judged by online voting after the Giving Challenge. Details on how to submit photos will be provided to Team Leaders via email.


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