Give!Guide includes three bike non-profits

The CCC’s Neal Armstrong
featured on WWeek.com.

The Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide issue has hit the streets, and this year you’ll find three bikey non-profits have been included.

The Community Cycling Center, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and Bikes to Rwanda are among the 50 local non-profits chosen to participate in this special fundraising program.

Being in the Give!Guide not only means the work of these groups will get noticed by Willamette Week readers, but they’re also part of a “contest” to see which group can raise the most money.

Also, as part of this program, the Willamette Week will give cash prizes (from $200 to $1,000) for the top money-getters and to the organization that raises the most donations from people 35 and under.

This year you can see live results of where each non-profit stands. Right now, it looks like the BTA is placed 10th in donations from the 35 and under crowd.

Let’s make sure these bikey non-profits make a good showing! Head on over to the Give!Guide’s handy donation page and let your end-of-year giving commence.

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Alison
Alison
14 years ago

This is really exciting. There are so many great non-profits in town, but with these three it shows how much a part of the culture bikes are.

The website is really fun, too. Check it out!

erin g.
erin g.
14 years ago

I\’m glad to hear about the positive promotion of the three bike non-profits; Great news!

…but I am highly disappointed to have recently heard that non-profits have to *pay* to participate or appear in the WW Give Guide. Is this accurate? I hope not. I encourage the WW to support Portland non-profits as strongly as possible, whether by running the plethora of positive or urgent news that the groups often attempt to share – the sort of news that does not often make it into print- or by making fundraising as easy on these hard-working, under-funded groups as possible.

Alison
Alison
14 years ago

I\’m not aware at all of any payment required to appear. I think that\’s inaccurate.

I give the WW HUGE props for organizing this campaign, which is no small feat and a major help to dozens of non-profits.

Richard Meeker explained to the organizations in a planning meeting that he and Mark Zusman started the Give!Guide in order to encourage philanthropy among 18-35 year-olds. I think it\’s a bold step by the WW and one that I, as a staff member of a beneficiary non-profit, appreciate deeply.

To encourage leadership among the same age group they started the Skidmore Prize. Winners are highlighted along with the other non-profits in the guide. Another great idea.

Alison
Community Cycling Center

Meghan
Meghan
14 years ago

Nonprofits have to pay to be featured in the Portland Business Journal\’s Giving Guide, which came out last week. I don\’t believe Willamette Week\’s Give!Guide works that way.

erin g.
erin g.
14 years ago

I\’m glad to hear that, as I\’d heard different perspectives. Thank you very much for clarifying!

Rachel
Rachel
14 years ago

$500 is the price for nonprofits. There are 48 organazations participating this year, which equals $24,000 in revenue for WW. Sponsors pay for the skidmore prize money and build the site for WW. Some of the incentives are donated too.

There are some fantastic nonprofit organzations. It is always ideal to support them directly!

BURR
BURR
14 years ago

this is a great idea!