Sunday, April 14, 2013

Give OUT Day, the first National Giving Day Campaign aimed at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer community

Bolder Giving in partnership with the Kevin Mossier Foundation and Forward Motion is excited to announce the launch of Give OUT Day, a new national initiative that aims to mobilize thousands of individual donors on May 9th, 2013, across the country to give in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit community.

Less than 5% of the LGBTQ community gives to an LGBTQ cause, according to research from the Horizons Foundation and Movement Advancement Project,” says Bolder Giving’s Executive Director Jason Franklin. “Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy.”

We expect to have over 500 or more LGBTQ organizations from all over the country participate in this first Give OUT Day,” says Noris Chavarría, Give OUT Day Coordinator.

We are excited to be part of history in the making through the 1st Give OUT Day and for it be launched here at Creating Change 2013,” says Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce. “This effort is particularly timely now as LGBTQ rights are gaining support and attention. There is a large untapped potential donor base, both within the LGBTQ community and among straight allies that Give OUT Day will engage.”

The timing is right for Give OUT Day. As fundraising and budget pressures are making LGBTQ nonprofits more eager than ever to try new strategies to compliment traditional fundraising efforts, Give OUT Day is tailor made to offer an exciting new venue for online giving for our community,” says Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Give OUT Day will be breaking new ground as it adapts a fundraising model that has proven successful for local multi-issue fundraising to a national single-issue focus. Give OUT Day will engage and unite thousands of donors and organizations across the country that believe in the power and impact of LGBTQ nonprofits in daily life.

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