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The Big Share

The Big Share

The Big Share is a fun, easy, and flexible way to donate to organizations making a difference in our community. The Big Share is hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin for 71 local nonprofits dedicated to building an equitable and just community and protecting our environment. 
The Big Share is an annual event, with the next one scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2022. On this day donors and supporters work in tandem to help their favorite Community Shares nonprofit member organizations earn matching funds and hourly bonus awards. Everyone is encouraged to follow the action on social media on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. 
Madison Community Foundation and CSW photo

The Big Share 2021

Thank you to everyone who gave to and supported The Big Share, 2021! You showed that when the community comes together, we truly can change the world.

Outcomes and Results:

Raised: $724,659

Donors: 4,984

Organizations: 71

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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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CSW Announces: 2016 Big Share on March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Contact: Moira Urich, Communications Director 608-256-1066, muric[email protected] MADISON — Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced it will host the  2016 Big Share™ on Tuesday, March 1, to benefit 70...

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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