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Forty Local Nonprofits Join Fund Raising Forces in Launch of OPNA

This November 27th more than 40 local nonprofits, united as the Olympic Peninsula Nonprofit Alliance (OPNA), will fundraise together for one day marking the first local #ClallamGives on #GivingTuesday 2018. Celebrated nationally each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the local holiday giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

The year-end giving season can be the lifeblood for many nonprofit organizations. People are generally in a giving mood this time of year. With nearly one third (31%) of all annual charitable contributions occurring in the final month of the year – and 12% on the last three days of the year – it’s imperative for nonprofits to make the most of this peak giving season. This is especially true since 50% of nonprofits receive a majority of their annual budget from October through December each year!

In addition to individual donations, local business donors are being recruited for matching gifts that challenge and inspire others to give, so that every donation made to #ClallamGives on #GivingTuesday in qualifies for a match.

Harnessing the Power of a Generous Community

“Our community has a reputation for people coming to the table for the common good. We’re all in this together, working to build a brighter future, and a stronger Clallam County,” said Leslie Lauren, Executive Director of Olympic View Community Foundation. Our Alliance hopes to harness the power of our generous community to give back in smarter ways to the causes that matter and help create an even better place to live. We’re inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday movement demonstrates how every act of generosity counts and how much more it means when we give together.

“We’re incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday embraces this worldwide movement for philanthropy,” said Sara Nicholls, Administrative Director of the Sequim Free Clinic.
“As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.” said Melissa Williams, Executive Director of Feiro Marine Life Center.

Encouraging Philanthropy and Celebrating Generosity

Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday is now a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday has grown each year as more organizations capitalize on the power of collective giving fueled by this international day of philanthropy. Last year, over $300 million was raised nationally online—a number that’s expected to increase again this year.

To join the matching fund challenge, contact Olympic View Community Foundation at 360-797-1338. To make a charitable donation on Nov. 27th to participating nonprofit(s), visit https://nonprofits.ov-cf.org/clallam-gives/

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