Join us for GiveBIG 2017!

Written by Jenn Schooley, GeekGirlCon Individual Sponsorship Manager

We’re excited to participate for a second year in Seattle’s GiveBIG and now, more than ever, we need your help!

Just what is GiveBIG?

GiveBIG, sponsored by the Seattle Foundation, is an online fundraising event designed to help Seattle area nonprofits create momentum and excitement about community philanthropy. Now in its seventh year, the program has helped participating nonprofits raise more than $75 million.

How does it work?

This 24-hour giving marathon takes place on May 10 from 12:00am to 11:59pm. Starting now, donors can pre-schedule gifts to their favorite participating nonprofits (including GeekGirlCon). Gifts won’t be charged until the morning of May 10, but it’s a great way to get your donations scheduled in advance without having to worry about it later!

Why support GeekGirlCon?

GeekGirlCon believes in celebrating the female geek and empowering women and girls to achieve greatness in a variety of disciplines. With an annual convention and year-round outreach programming, there is something for every geek,from panel discussions and gaming tournaments to exhibitors and special events. Our goal is to make attendance accessible and affordable for every geek, everybody. That’s why we also partner with other organizations to provide free passes to those who may not otherwise have the resources to attend.

Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 to make our convention even bigger and better for our attendees and continue our year-round community engagement.

Plus, this year If you donate to us, your donation might be randomly selected for GeekGirlCon to receive an extra $2,500! Huzzah!

How can you help?

  1. Visit our GiveBIG page to schedule your donation starting April 27 or mark your calendar to go on May 10 and donate.
  2. Spread the word! During GiveBIG, we’ll have posts you can share with all your friends and networks. Tag your posts with #GiveBIG and #GeekGirlCon so we can see them as well.

What happens after I give?

  1. You’ll get a tax receipt directly from the Seattle Foundation as well as a “thank you” note from GeekGirlCon, should you choose to provide your contact information.
  2. Gifts of $50 or more are eligible for sponsorship benefits. Look for more information about redeeming your benefits as we get closer to the convention!

Have additional questions about GiveBIG?

Check out GiveBIG’s FAQ page for any other questions you may have pertaining to the platform. For questions about GeekGirlCon, send us a tweet @GeekGirlCon or email at

Thanks for all of your support! We really couldn’t do it without you.


Jenn is a fundraising and events professional. She loves baking, bourbon, and geeking out over Antiques Roadshow re-runs.

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