Part of the national movement Give Local America, the Big Give S.A. takes shape in a 24-hour online fundraiser “fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you.” Since its launch in 2014, the initiative has raised more than $10 million for 1,600-plus nonprofits dedicated to myriad causes. Following a massive server crash last year that frustrated donors and nonprofits across the country, the Big Give assembled an “expert technology advisory team” that selected GiveGab as a solid new platform. Besides environmental conservation, animal welfare, veteran outreach and health/wellness charities, the sprawling list (spread across 26 web pages) of participating organizations includes a wide range of nonprofits that regularly appear in the pages of the Current
, including ARTS San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Ballet San Antonio, Carver Community Cultural Center, Conjunto Heritage Taller, Gemini Ink, Green Spaces Alliance, Hot Wells Conservancy, Jump-Start Performance Co., Mind Science Foundation, Martinez Street Women’s Center, Luminaria, SOLI Chamber Ensemble and The Playhouse San Antonio. Another notable development in the new-and-improved program allows donors to give in advance (starting April 27) or schedule recurring gifts benefiting their chosen endeavors. $5 minimum donation, midnight-midnight Thu, May 4, visit thebiggivesa.org for details.