Share the Love: Today is GiveBIG!

GiveBIG is a big deal. Last year, community members like you raised more than $12 million for 13,000 Seattle nonprofits during the Seattle Foundation’s one-day online philanthropy extravaganza. And thanks to the GiveBIG “stretch” pool, which augments individual donations with additional funds, every gift grew a little bigger.

Well today’s the day! If you’re anything like me, GiveBIG 2014 reminders from Seattle-area non-profits have flooded your email In Box during the past weeks. So many deserving causes! Which ones should you choose? Well … what do your friends think?

I’ll be honored when you contribute to listener-powered KEXP today through GiveBIG. But if you’re already a KEXP donor, you can help out, too—without spending another dime. Let your friends on Facebook or Twitter know that the great music of KEXP adds value to your life and that you hope they’ll join you in supporting us and that GiveBIG is a perfect opportunity.

I’m serious. A quick tweet like “I power @KEXP and encourage you to support them during #GiveBIG today!” carries a lot of weight with the people who care about you, while also upholding an organization you’re proud to be a part of.

When I’m trying to decide what new music to listen to first, bands my friends are already talking about go to the front of the line. A few weeks ago my buddy Ann from Birmingham tipped me off to a Louisiana band called Moon Honey. Not only can I not stop listening to their record, Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, I can’t stop telling other people to check them out. That same kind of enthusiasm works wonders for nonprofits with tiny marketing budgets, too.

Donate to KEXP thru GiveBIG today and you’ll have my deepest gratitude. But telling other people you financially support KEXP is a gift in itself, and also I’m appreciative for that. Either way, thank you for keeping KEXP listener-powered and making Seattle a better place to live by participating in GiveBIG 2014!

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