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Give 716 is our community’s day of online giving. The 36-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to unite in support of local nonprofits. Give 716 day was created as a joint effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation in response to the urgent needs our nonprofit community is facing as a whole.
Give 716 day will take place starting July 16, 2023 at 7:16pm and culminate on, July 18, 2023 at 7:16am.
Western New York is widely known to be a generous community, and area nonprofits need our support more than ever right now. Give 716 is an effort to harness the generosity of our community and build a more united and prosperous Western New York for all by providing an outlet to come together on one day, our day.
Our goal is simple, raise money and awareness for local nonprofits in one epic day!
Give 716 was conceived by the Buffalo Bills Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation in order to address the urgent needs of the nonprofit community as a whole. The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres organizations are dedicating a tremendous amount of resources in an effort to help as many nonprofits as possible.
To be eligible to participate in Give 716, nonprofit organizations must be qualified as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity located within one of the following counties, Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans or Allegany county.If you are a nonprofit or know of a nonprofit that should get involved, please visit or share this link here.
In order to participate, your organization must register and complete all the necessary steps for verification no later than Friday June 30th, 2023.
Additional information you will need to verify your nonprofit status will include:
- A copy of our organization’s 501(c)(3) determination letter
- A copy of your organization’s most recent Form 990
The Buffalo Bills and Sabres organizations will work together to ensure extensive publicity of Give 716, as well as provide and secure extra funding in the form of incentive and prize pools. What that means is your organization could receive additional funds above and beyond what you raise on Give 716.
Our teams have been working hard to secure these additional opportunities for Give 716 to encourage our community to give. This inaugural day of giving presents an exciting opportunity for your organization to leverage the marketing power of the Bills and Sabres and capitalize on the energy, publicity, and branding of a regional campaign.
We want everyone to be successful on Give 716! We will host relevant live and recorded training sessions and provide useful resource materials and opportunities to help your organization build capacity, grow donations, and reach new donors.
Our community has consistently come together to give and support local nonprofits. Residual giving continues after the big day because of the good spirits this community movement hopes to foster.
Our goal is to help increase awareness and bring in new donors for your organization. Beyond the immediate goal of helping your organization raise funds and awareness, our hope is that the benefits go beyond one day of giving.
Our hope is to foster a community of nonprofits that become more interconnected by connections and builds capacity beyond just one day that will help your organization for the other 364 days in the year that you operate.
Leading up to Give 716, email communication to nonprofits will increase and will be filled with critical information regarding campaign updates, important deadlines, and training opportunities for Give 716.
Additionally, once you have onboarded with our platform, you can visit your resource center as it updates on a consistent basis with important marketing materials, toolkits, and resources.
We will have several training opportunities available in the months leading up to Give 716. Once registered, you will be notified of each date and will have access to various training tools.
No! The Buffalo Bills and Sabres Foundations are providing a tremendous amount of resources in the form of sponsorship dollars, promotion and staff resources free of charge so no registration fees will be charged
We want you to be successful! With that said, you can expect to be provided everything you need to have a successful Give 716 from training materials, webinars, toolkits, email templates, social media resources, and other tools necessary.
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