Early bird registration for “Midlands Gives 2016” is Monday, Nov. 30

November 29, 2015

Nonprofits That Register Early Can Win One of Four $250 Prizes

The 24-hour online giving challenge presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation raised more than $1.5 million in one day last May

COLUMBIA, SC –  You may remember when more than $1.5 million was raised in one day for 250+ local charities on Midlands Gives Day last spring. Now, nonprofits that register for Midlands Gives 2016 by November 30 will be eligible for one of four $250 prizes via the Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy.


Charities are experiencing a decline in year-end donations due to the response to October’s historic flooding. Participation in Midlands Gives will bring the community together in the spring. Donors can amplify giving to hundreds of local causes, helping them bridge the flood’s effect on giving. Last year, nonprofit participants raised an average of $3000.


The public is encouraged to contact their favorite charities to make sure that they know about Midlands Gives and the $250 prizes for early bird registration by the Nov. 30 deadline. There is no fee for charities to register for Midlands Gives. Final deadline is Feb. 29, 2015.


Although the regular registration deadline is Feb. 29, 2016, organizations are encouraged to register by Nov. 30, 2015 to be eligible for one of four randomly drawn $250 “early bird” prizes. To qualify for an early bird prize, nonprofits must (1) register for Midlands Gives and (2) register for South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) Training Webinars before November 30, 2015. The Foundation’s partners at SCANPO will once again offer extensive, comprehensive marketing and social media training packages for participating nonprofits.

Any 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS, and a local office in one of the 11 Midlands counties the Foundation serves, is eligible to participate.
Nonprofit organizations can register for Midlands Gives at http://midlandsgives.org from Sept. 14, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. To learn more about Midlands Gives and the registration process, visit http://midlandsgives.org or contact the Midlands Gives Coordinator at [email protected] or 803.254.5601.

The Midlands Gives official Twitter hashtag is #MidlandsGives; Central Carolina Community Foundation can be tagged on Twitter as @CCCFTweets.


About Midlands Gives

Midlands Gives is an annual 24-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits, presented by Central Carolina Community Foundation. This year’s event will take place on May 3, 2016. For more information about Midlands Gives, visit www.midlandsgives.org or call 803-254-5601.


About Central Carolina Community Foundation

Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.