WISC-TV Editorial Urges Big Share Giving

Crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding are all the rage these days, and when they harness the ability of communities to support important causes they can be powerful forces.

This Tuesday, March 3rd, Community Shares of Wisconsin is hosting The Big Share, the Madison area’s first online giving day. With help from partnering sponsor the Madison Community Foundation, the Big Share is a 24-hour opportunity to help 70 local nonprofits do their invaluable work. These nonprofit groups help form the back-bone of a fair and just community as well as protecting our environment. Best of all, gifts will go for operating funds for these organizations, the hardest kind of money for many to raise.

There are at least $20,000 in matching and challenge gifts pledged, making your gift even more valuable. And if you need added incentive, Community Shares has raised another $10,000 in cash prizes.

More information and a full listing of events can be found at www.thebigshare.org. Hundreds of people have already pledged online and you can too. Help build our community by joining in The Big Share.

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