San Bernardino-Cal.,-Third District Supervisor James Ramos was the recent guest on the local radio show last Friday to promote the 24-hour fundraiser to taking on May 8, 2014 to benefit our Morongo Basin non-profits and others located in San Bernardino County.
Ramos answered some questions from citizens who called in with their concerns. I was disappointed with his answer to “Herb” who called in asking for his support for the important sewer project. Ramos stated it was a “local issue” and it would be up to the citizens to vote on assessing their properties to pay for the sewer project.
The Give BIG Fundraiser will be coordinated locally by the recently “retired” Community Services Director, Jim Schooler, to raise donations for many non-profits in San Bernardino County.
Here is some background on Supervisor Ramos’ direct involvement with launching this project back on September 12, 2013:
PE.com-The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has approved the county’s participation in Give BIG San Bernardino County, a one-day online giving campaign intended to benefit 150 non-profit organizations that serve county residents.
The county, in partnership with The Community Foundation, will encourage businesses, community leaders and volunteers to help reach a goal of $300,000 in new donations for nonprofits during a 24-hour Web-a-thon in early May 2014.
Last year, The Community Foundation conducted the first major online giving campaign in the Inland Empire for Riverside, generating more than $200,000 for nonprofits in that city.
The Give BIG campaign follows a growing trend of 24-hour online and technology-based fundraising efforts. Nonprofits and charitable organizations like the American Red Cross have seen success with text-based donation drives. Other organizations are using websites like Kickstarter.com and gofundme.com to help raise money for projects.
The purpose of the Give BIG campaign is not only to raise money for nonprofits but to provide training and structure to help nonprofits continue to market their causes and raise funds in the future — particularly through the use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
“We hope that Give BIG will not only attract donors who regularly contribute to our local organizations, but will inspire young, new donors to get involved and promote civic engagement in their community,” said San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, who spearheaded the county’s involvement in Give BIG.
During the campaign, nonprofit organizations will work together to help meet the overall fundraising goals of Give BIG and will engage in friendly competition to raise the most money and win prizes and matching grants.
Already, more than 80 volunteers throughout the county have formed regional subcommittees to help raise awareness about Give BIG. For the rest of this story>link
Here is the link to the Facebook page>Give Big San Bernardino>link
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