The Amazing Raise is a giving challenge that brings together the region to help raise needed funds, shining a spotlight on the work of nonprofits in the Tri-County Area (Montgomery County, Eastern Berks County, Northern Chester County).

For every dollar raised by a participating nonprofit on October 17, 2017, a funding match will be provided.

FAQs

We expect to have 50-100 local nonprofit organizations benefit from this opportunity.

Several area Foundations have already pledged or provided funds for the match pool. Corporations and individuals are also contributing!

1. Become a TCN member (if applicable). www.tcnetwork.org
2. Sign up to participate at https://givetcn.civicore.com/inquiry
3. Participate in the registration webinar (if needed) on May 23rd at 1 pm
4. You will receive a confirmation email when your participation is accepted. The email will tell you how to customize your profile page to attract maximum donations.
5. We will have training sessions to assist you with marketing this event to your current and potential donors and will provide information that can help you maximize the benefits of the Amazing Raise.

Your organization will reap benefits from participation. The Amazing Raise provides you with the opportunity to increase your funding through the match pool, raise the profile of your organization in the community, engage current and new donors/supporters of your organization and the opportunity to use the Amazing Raise giving platform to raise funds for your organization throughout the year. If you do not have a donor database or other donor engagement software participating in the Amazing Raise will provide you with that functionality for NO COST!

You will mobilize your donors (new and current), encouraging them to give to your organization on the day of the Amazing Raise (October 17, 2017). They can give through the online system (you will have your own profile page on the site) or can give to you directly via mail/in person. The software will record your donations given through your profile page. Any donations received by your organization via mail or in person can be recorded by entering the information on your profile page so that you can get credit for that donation and receive the funding match. Your donors can also pledge or schedule a donation for the day of the Amazing Raise through your profile page, so if you have an annual appeal at a different time of year you can encourage your donors to direct their gifts via pledge or scheduled donation through your Amazing Raise donation page. Donations will be tabulated for each organization and sent to TCN for calculation of the match. A post-event check will be sent to each participating organization and will include the funding match. Organizations may use their profile page throughout the year to connect with their donors.

You may customize your profile page in any way you wish. Donors and others will have access to your profile page, however only you and TCN administrators will be able to access the background donation processes and donor list. Your donor information will be available to you through the secure portal and will not be shared with other organizations or the general public.

A funding match will be provided that is proportional to your donations on October 17, 2017. A match formula will be provided for your reference. The more you raise on October 17, 2017 the greater your match!