Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. In 13 years, G!G has raised over $20 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, WW readers gave $4.25 million to 141 Portland organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
G!G also honors four Portlanders 35 and under who do fabulous work for local nonprofits by awarding them the Skidmore Prize. Winners must work at a local nonprofit, be 35 or under and work 32 hours a week or more. If your nonprofit nominates a Skidmore Prize winner and that person receives the award, your nonprofit will be automatically included in the Give!Guide at no charge. If you know someone who is deserving of a Skidmore Prize, you may nominate them on giveguide.org now through June 30.
1. Google Forms will NOT save your work, so make sure to produce your application on a separate document. Then, copy and paste it into this application form.
2. Please pay special attention to word-length requirements. Answers that exceed the requirements will be cut off. In addition, overlong responses will reduce your chances of participating in this year's G!G.
3. If you are invited to participate in the Give!Guide and you accept, there will be a $650 fee. Following the conclusion of the G!G, 2.8% of your total amount raised will go towards covering credit card transaction fees and administrative costs. PLEASE NOTE: There is no application fee, and Willamette Week's G!G guarantees the donations you receive will equal or exceed the $650 participation fee – or we'll make up the difference.
4. The Give!Guide campaign is time-intensive for the nonprofits involved. You can expect to spend 5-10 hours each week on Give!Guide, October through January. Please make sure you and your organization are prepared to make the requisite commitment.
5. It’s important that, once you are invited to participate and accept, your development director or primary G!G point of contact remain the same through January of 2018. The value of this cannot be stressed enough, for overall campaign efficiency as well as for the success of your nonprofit's Give!Guide campaign.
6. When filling out the essay questions below, please be as specific as you can about what tactics you will implement during the G!G campaign to be successful.
7. Nonprofits will be notified about the status of their application at the end of July or in early August.
8. Give!Guide will go live on November 1 at giveguide.org, and the magazine will be distributed city-wide soon thereafter.
9. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Give!Guide's Executive Director, Mahala Ray, at email@example.com.