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All prizes are based on unduplicated, online donors only. Prizes are awarded at the discretion of The Nonprofit Council. Prize winners will be announced during the Big Give event but will not be considered finalized until after The Nonprofit Council performs an audit of an agency and donor information. See and download the prize timetable here.


The Nonprofit Council reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify an organization’s tax exempt status or eligibility.

Prizes are offered to increase the engagement and excitement of the day, but should NOT be the sole reason for an agency to participate in the Big Give. Prize monies offered are contingent upon the generosity of our sponsors and are not guaranteed from year to year.

Miscategorization of an organization's size (based on its total revenue), will result in forfeiture of any prize funds connected with size. Total revenue is defined as the amount shown on line 12 of an agency’s most recent form 990.

Only donations made through the Big Give portal will count toward any prizes offered as part of the 24 hour event. Please note: offline gifts (cash and checks) count toward overall dollars raised but are not eligible for any prizes.

All prize winners will undergo an audit by the Big Give team within 10 business days following the event. If an agency is found to have manipulated donor data in any way, the agency shall forfeit their prize. Please refer to Prize Rules for more information.

A unique donor is identified by donor NAME, last 4-digits of donor’s credit card & donor email.

All cash prize winners will be subject to providing their most recent 990 filing and/or previous year’s financials. This will be required to verify all prize winners’ budget size.

Agencies are limited to winning ONE prize block and ONE end-of-day