<aside> 🏀 Thinking of running Giving Madness to bring your employees together? We’re here to be your cheerleaders! This comprehensive resource provides you with the play-by-play to successfully run Giving Madness at your company, from pitching executives to impacting nonprofits after the championship game.
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Giving Madness is a one or four-week bracket-style giving tournament. Structured like the most famous college basketball tournament, your company starts with 16 nonprofits in the giving bracket. Companies contribute to a donation pool and employees vote to advance their favorite nonprofits through four rounds of “games." After the championship game, the pool gets divided up and donated proportionately.
Our mission is to create a new moment of giving in March—one focused on corporate giving and the impact companies can have when they include their people. Our hope is twofold: employees feel more connected to their teams, and nonprofits fill the gap in funding that has existed for too long.
Step 1: Create a Company Bracket
Kick off the tournament by building a bracket with your company’s 16 favorite nonprofits. Set a start date and add company contributions. We recommend that company’s contribute $5-$15 per employee to the donation pool.
Step 2: Employees vote for nonprofits
Employees vote to advance nonprofits they love through the brackets, with 4 rounds of "games" over the course of one or four weeks.
Step 3: The pool gets donated
After the championship game, the donation pool is proportionately divided up among the nonprofits, based on where they land in the bracket.
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Pitching Giving Madness