Our Programs

The Big Share

The Big Share

The Big Share® is an online day of giving hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin that supports our nearly 70 member nonprofits. These local nonprofits are working on the causes you care about most including voting rights, healthy food systems, criminal justice reform, housing advocacy, environmental protection, and much more.

The Big Share is an annual event, with the next one scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2025.

Visit thebigshare.org for more information.

Madison Community Foundation and CSW photo

THE BIG SHARE 2024

Thank you to everyone who gave during The Big Share 2024! Your donations are helping make change happen.

Outcomes and Results:

The Big Share 2024 raised over $705,000 from more than 3,600 donors. Thank you!

Save the Date: The Big Share is March 5

Save the Date: The Big Share is March 5

An online day of giving focused on social and environmental justice. Madison, WI – On Tuesday, March 5, Community Shares of Wisconsin and its nearly 70 nonprofit members will host The Big Share®, an online day of giving focused on social and environmental justice. Now...

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Save the Date: The Big Share is March 7

Save the Date: The Big Share is March 7

Save the Date: The Big Share is March 7 An online day of giving focused on social and environmental justice Madison, WI – On Tuesday, March 7, Community Shares of Wisconsin and its nearly 70 nonprofit members will host The Big Share®, an online day of giving focused...

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Community Shares Announces its Sixth Annual Giving Day!

Community Shares Announces its Sixth Annual Giving Day!

  The Big Share is back with many ways for generous community members to share! Madison, WI – Over seventy Madison-based nonprofit groups will be holding a community-wide fundraising day on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 during Community Shares of Wisconsin’s The Big...

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Thank You! The 2018 Big Share Raised over $430,000!

Thank You! The 2018 Big Share Raised over $430,000!

A BIG Thank You to everyone who donated and supported The Big Share on Tuesday, March 6! Thanks to thousands of generous donors throughout Wisconsin (and across the country), The 2018 Big Share raised over $430,000 for social justice causes in Wisconsin. Thank you to...

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CSW Announces 2018 Big Share to Take Place March 6!

CSW Announces 2018 Big Share to Take Place March 6!

  We're thrilled to announce The 2018 Big Share® will take place on Tuesday, March 6 to benefit local nonprofits working to advance social justice, defend civil rights, and protect the environment in Dane County and across Wisconsin. Now in its fourth year, The...

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What Our Supporters Say

“The Big Share (TBS) and the trainings offered as part of the program have been a tremendous asset to Wisconsin Literacy. […] We’ve also seen large growth in our social media following thanks in part to trainings offered through TBS that teach us how to effectively use social media, tell our stories, and best leverage edited and live video. Our Facebook followers have doubled since the first Big Share!” 

Michele Erikson

Wisconsin Literacy

“It’s time we put a priority on people and preserving our planet. Community Shares of Wisconsin is doing just that, and is supporting many organizations that are working to create a just future for all.” 

Don Ferber