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.

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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!

Help Make History on March 7!

Help Make History on March 7!

Ready to be part of the excitement of The Big Share and make a BIG impact?  Here are 4 easy ways to take part of in The Big Share and advance lasting change in our community: 1) Give: Whether you can give $5 or $500, making a donation is one of the biggest ways to...

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CSW Announces Big Share Prizes and Events

CSW Announces Big Share Prizes and Events

With a week left to go, Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is pleased to share our full prize and event schedule for The Big Share on Tuesday, March 7! The Big Share is a day of giving to CSW’s member organizations—groups at the forefront off the social and...

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CSW Announces: 2017 Big Share on March 7

CSW Announces: 2017 Big Share on March 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 12, 2017 MADISON—Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced the 2017 Big Share will take place Tuesday, March 7, 2017, to benefit over 60 local nonprofit organizations working to build a just, equitable community and to...

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The Big Share Raises Over $260,000 in 24 Hours

The Big Share Raises Over $260,000 in 24 Hours

The second annual Big Share™—the area's local online giving day—raised over $263,000 from more than 2,000 donors in 24 hours on March 1. A total of 70 nonprofits were part of the collaborative fundraiser, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) for its member...

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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