Bolder Giving, in partnership with the Kevin J. Mossier Foundation and Forward Motion Group, today announced the launch of Give OUT Day supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) community through a new national giving campaign.
Give OUT Day is the first nationwide Giving Day for the LGBTQ community. Anyone in the U.S. states and territories can donate online through GiveOutDay.org, powered by Razoo. In addition to the Razoo crowdfunding platform, tools and resources, LGBTQ organizations are utilizing social media outreach, live events, phone banks and more to motivate their entire U.S. community to participate in this unified day of giving.
“Less than 5 percent of the LGBTQ community currently gives to LGBTQ causes, according to research from the Horizons Foundation and the Movement Advancement Project,” said Bolder Giving’s Executive Director Jason Franklin. “Give OUT Day promotes a new way of giving by harnessing the power of social media and Razoo’s crowdfunding platform to inspire thousands to contribute within a 24-hour giving challenge. Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy.”
Partners and private donors have already contributed over $60,000 in cash and prizes to spur healthy competition and increase giving levels. The top three LGBTQ organizations in five distinct categories with the greatest number of unique donors will receive additional cash prizes of up to $5,000. The cash prizes will be awarded across two national leaderboards, two in the Bay Area, and one in New York City.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 9th and running for 24 hours straight, Give OUT Day will mobilize thousands of donors across the U.S. to contribute to 400 participating LGBTQ causes.
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