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The Big Give

Part of the national movement Give Local America, the Big Give takes shape in a 24-hour online fundraiser “fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you.” Since its launch in 2014, the initiative has raised more than $10 million for 1,600-plus nonprofits dedicated to myriad causes. Following a massive server crash last year that frustrated donors and nonprofits across the country, the Big Give assembled an “expert technology advisory team” that selected GiveGab as a solid new platform. Besides environmental conservation, animal welfare, veteran outreach and health/wellness charities, the sprawling list of participating organizations includes a wide range of nonprofits that regularly appear in the pages of the Current, including ARTS San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Ballet San Antonio, the Carver Community Cultural Center, Conjunto Heritage Taller, Gemini Ink, Green Spaces Alliance, Hot Wells Conservancy, Jump-Start Performance Co., Mind Science Foundation, Martinez Street Women’s Center, Luminaria, SOLI Chamber Ensemble and The Playhouse San Antonio. Another notable development in the new-and-improved program allows donors to give in advance (starting April 27) or schedule recurring gifts to their chosen endeavors. $5 minimum donation, midnight-midnight Thu, visit thebiggivesa.org for details. — BR
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