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DENVER: National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Denver nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rachel Purviance

Brackets For Good 2017 Denver presented by mGive

National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Denver nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Presenting sponsor mGive brings fundraising contest to Denver nonprofits

Calling all Denver nonprofits: Charitable organization, Brackets For Good, challenges your organization to friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in communities around the United States. Participating nonprofits rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance. These organizations Nonprofits gain exposure, access to free fundraising tools and potential new donors through Brackets for Good’s localized marketing and corporate involvement.

Since Brackets For Good’s kickoff contest in 2012, it has raised more than $2.75 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournament originally expanded from Indianapolis to Louisville, followed by Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Twin Cities. Brackets For Good is pleased to announce it will break into several other markets in 2017, including Denver, Cincinnati, Miami, Hartford, Nashville and Baltimore.

To participate, charities should register free at https://denver.bfg.org/city by Oct. 28, 2016. Denver nonprofits must be registered to be considered to play in the 2017 tournament starting Feb. 24.

The positive impact of the Brackets For Good tournament on the Denver-area is only made possible due to the support of local businesses dedicated to the community.

“At mGive, our mission is to power social good,” said Frank Richards, CEO of mGive. “By aligning with Brackets For Good to help bring fundraising madness to Denver, we’re creating social good that will have a long term impact on 64 local nonprofits and the community as a whole.”

Brackets For Good 2017 Denver sponsors include: mGive, Simploy, Jet Linx, Bloomerang and Lids.

“Brackets For Good exists because we believe that communities are strengthened when more people learn about and support local organizations that operate in service to the community,” said Matt McIntyre, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Brackets For Good. “In both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, it’s clear that Denver organizations are dedicated to the strength and health of their community. This dedication to the community is what drove us to expand to Denver. I’m looking forward to a fun and impactful March.”

For more information, visit https://denver.bfg.org/city.

About BRACKETS FOR GOOD

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

Media contact:
Jaymie Shook
317.602.7137 ext. 2066
jshook(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

Posted in Brackets For Good | Tagged 2017, Denver, Media, press release


NASHVILLE: National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Nashville nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rachel Purviance

Brackets For Good 2017 Nashville presented by Buckingham Foundation

National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Nashville nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Presenting sponsor Buckingham Foundation brings fundraising opportunity to Nashville nonprofits

Calling all Nashville nonprofits: Charitable organization Brackets For Good challenges your organization to friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in communities around the United States. Participating nonprofits rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance. These organizations gain exposure, access to free fundraising tools and potential new donors through Brackets for Good’s localized marketing and corporate involvement.

Since Brackets For Good’s kickoff contest in 2012, it has raised more than $2.75 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournament originally expanded from Indianapolis to  Louisville, followed by Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Twin Cities. Brackets For Good is pleased to announce it will break into several other markets in 2017, including Nashville, Denver, Cincinnati, Miami, Hartford and Baltimore.

To participate, charities should register free at https://nashville.bfg.org/city by Oct. 28, 2016. Nashville nonprofits must be registered by this date to be considered to play in the 2017 tournament starting Feb. 24.

The positive impact of the Brackets For Good tournament on the Nashville area is only made possible due to the support of local businesses dedicated to the community. Buckingham Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies, is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Brackets For Good tournament in the Nashville area. Additional sponsors include Aertson Midtown and Lids.

“Buckingham Foundation initiates and implements positive change in the communities in which we do business,” said Theresa Rhodes, Executive Director, Buckingham Foundation. “Brackets For Good Nashville allows us to impact and strengthen local civic and nonprofit organizations.”

“We’re thrilled to be invited into such a philanthropic community,” Brackets For Good co-founder Matt McIntyre said. “Nashville’s dedication to its community and proximity to our headquarters in Indianapolis has made it an ideal expansion city. We’re excited to use the power of sport to get more people in Nashville aware of and supporting the local nonprofits that do so much to make the city great.”

For more information, visit https://nashville.bfg.org/city.

About BRACKETS FOR GOOD

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

About BUCKINGHAM FOUNDATION

Buckingham Foundation invests in organizations through meaningful grants, volunteers thousands of hours to hundreds of nonprofit and civic organizations, and goes beyond typical philanthropy to open doors that create positive change.

Media contact:
Jaymie Shook
317.602.7137 ext. 2066
jshook(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

Posted in Brackets For Good | Tagged 2017, Media, Nashville, press release


CINNCINNATI: National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Cincinnati nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rachel Purviance

Brackets For Good 2017 Cincinnati presented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll

National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Cincinnati nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Presenting sponsor Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP brings fundraising contest to Cincinnati nonprofits

Calling all Cincinnati nonprofits: Charitable organization, Brackets For Good, challenges your organization to friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in communities around the United States. Participating nonprofits rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance. These organizations gain exposure, access to free fundraising tools and potential new donors through Brackets for Good’s localized marketing and corporate involvement.

Since Brackets For Good’s kickoff contest in 2012, it has raised more than $2.75 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournament originally expanded from Indianapolis to  Louisville, followed by Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Twin Cities. Brackets For Good is pleased to announce it will break into several other markets in 2017, including Cincinnati, Denver, Miami, Hartford, Nashville and Baltimore.

To participate, charities should register free at https://cincinnati.bfg.org/city by Oct. 28, 2016. Twenty-eight Cincinnati nonprofits have already registered to be considered to play in the 2017 tournament starting Feb. 24.

The positive impact of the Brackets For Good tournament on the Cincinnati-area is only made possible due to the support of local businesses dedicated to the community.

“The combined efforts of our attorneys help more than 100 nonprofit organizations across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio,” said Robyn Radomski, Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. “Supporting Brackets For Good amplifies our impact on nonprofit organizations, allows us to empower numerous organizations with one investment, and is a fun way to create social good. We’ve been longtime partners of Brackets For Good and are excited about the impact we’ll make in the communities in which we collaborate.”

Brackets For Good 2017 Cincinnati sponsors include: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Dewey’s Pizza, Topic Design, Citimark, AT&T, ReSource and Lids.

“Due to the collaborative spirit of the Cincinnati nonprofit community and the city’s proximity to our home base in Indianapolis, Cincinnati has been on our short list for expansion cities,” said Reid McDowell, Brackets For Good Marketing and Partnerships Director. “We’re really excited about the inaugural Cincinnati Brackets For Good tournament and for all the good that will come from raising awareness and funds for organizations that are serving the local community.”

For more information, visit https://cincinnati.bfg.org/city.

About BRACKETS FOR GOOD

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

Media contact:
Jaymie Shook
317.602.7137 ext. 2066
jshook(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

Posted in Brackets For Good | Tagged 2017, Cinncinnati, Media, press release


ANN ARBOR: National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Ann Arbor area nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rachel Purviance

Brackets For Good 2017 Ann Arbor Area presented by Valeo Financial Advisors

National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Ann Arbor area nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Presenting sponsor Valeo Financial Advisors, LLC brings fundraising contest back to Ann Arbor area nonprofits

Calling all Ann Arbor area nonprofits: Charitable organization Brackets For Good challenges your organization to friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in communities around the United States. Participating nonprofits rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance. These organizations gain exposure, access to free fundraising tools and potential new donors through Brackets for Good’s localized marketing and corporate involvement.

The 2016 tournament in the Ann Arbor area garnered 1,809 donations, 46 percent of which were first-time donations. Donors gave $228,687 total, and tournament champion Ecology Center brought in $47,359, on top of the $10,000 prize awarded by corporate sponsor Valeo Financial.

Since Brackets For Good’s kickoff contest in 2012, it has raised more than $2.75 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournament originally since expanded from Indianapolis to Louisville, followed by Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Twin Cities. Brackets For Good is pleased to announce it will break into several other markets in 2017, including Denver, Cincinnati, Miami, Hartford, Nashville and Baltimore.

To participate, charities should register free at https://annarborarea.bfg.org/city by Oct. 28, 2016. Ninety-nine Ann Arbor area nonprofits have already registered to be considered to play in the 2017 tournament starting Feb. 24.

Additionally, Ann Arbor is one of just a few cities in which Brackets For Good is introducing Community Teammates. As a Brackets For Good Community Teammate, a local business will be systematically paired with a local nonprofit to help the participant – however the company thinks best – advance in the 2017 Brackets For Good tournament. The selection process is dependent on the pool of nonprofits that register as well as the company’s geographic and cause preferences.

In exchange for joining the team, local businesses are asked for a small charitable contribution to Brackets For Good. This tax-deductible donation allows Brackets For Good to lower transaction fees for participating Ann Arbor area nonprofits during the fundraising madness, and offers the local business several employee-engaging, brand-building benefits that highlight the organization as an active, socially responsible company in the Ann Arbor area. For more information about Community Teammates, visit https://annarborarea.bfg.org/community_teammates.

Corporate sponsors are key to making Brackets For Good tournaments and related initiatives possible each year.

“Valeo Financial and its employees are committed to improving the lives of others,” said Fernando Ortiz of Valeo Financial Advisors. “We were excited to help introduce Brackets For Good to the Ann Arbor area last March and are thrilled to be helping bring the tournament back. We enjoy supporting the community in such an innovative and fun way.”

Thanks to sponsors including Valeo Financial Advisors, LLC, and Lids, not only will the tournament bring in money for local charities but residents of the Ann Arbor area will be introduced to nonprofits in their own backyards.

We’re fired-up to be hosting the second Ann Arbor Brackets For Good tournament,” co-founder Matt McIntyre said. “This past March, $228,687 was raised for nonprofits in the Ann Arbor area. We’re confident this year’s tournament will be even more successful at raising awareness and funds for local nonprofits. Beyond raising funds for nonprofits, we’re excited about the longterm impact of getting more and new people in the Ann Arbor community involved in philanthropy.”

For more information about the tournament, visit https://annarborarea.bfg.org/city.

About BRACKETS FOR GOOD

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

Media contact:
Jaymie Shook
317.602.7137 ext. 2066
jshook(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

Posted in Ann Arbor Area, Brackets For Good | Tagged 2017, Ann Arbor, Media, press release


LOUISVILLE: National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Louisville nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Rachel Purviance

Brackets For Good 2017 Louisville presented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll

National fundraising organization activates new local donors, offers $10,000 grand prize to top Louisville nonprofit competitor in bracket-based tournament

Presenting sponsor Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP brings fundraising contest back to Louisville nonprofits

Calling all Louisville nonprofits: Charitable organization Brackets For Good challenges your organization to friendly competition and a chance to win $10,000!

Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March in communities around the United States. Participating nonprofits rally enthusiastic donors to out-fundraise their opponents in order to advance. These organizations  gain exposure, access to free fundraising tools and potential new donors through Brackets for Good’s localized marketing and corporate involvement.

The 2016 tournament in the Louisville area garnered 1,998 donations, 36 percent of which were first-time donations. Donors gave $267,759 total, and tournament champion Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) brought in $26,093, on top of the $10,000 awarded by corporate sponsor Bingham Greenebaum Doll.

Since Brackets For Good’s kickoff contest in 2012, it has raised more than $2.75 million for local charities. Due to the overwhelming success, the tournament originally expanded from Indianapolis to  Louisville, followed by Ann Arbor, St. Louis and Twin Cities. Brackets For Good is pleased to announce it will break into several other markets in 2017, including Denver, Cincinnati, Miami, Hartford, Nashville and Baltimore.

To participate, charities should register free at https://louisville.bfg.org/city by Oct. 28, 2016. One-hundred-fifty-four Louisville nonprofits have already registered to be considered to play in the 2017 tournament starting Feb. 24.

Additionally, Louisville is one of just a few cities in which Brackets For Good is introducing Community Teammates. As a Brackets For Good Community Teammate, local business will be systematically paired with a local nonprofit to help them – however they think best – advance in the 2017 Brackets For Good tournament. The selection process is dependent on the pool of nonprofits that register as well as the company’s geographic and cause preferences.

Being a Community Teammate offers participating local business several employee-engaging, brand-building benefits that highlight their organization as an active, socially responsible company in the Louisville-area. For more information about Community Teammates, visit https://louisville.bfg.org/community_teammates.

The positive impact of the Brackets For Good tournament on the Louisville-area is only made possible due to the support of local businesses dedicated to the community.

“The combined efforts of our attorneys help more than 100 nonprofit organizations across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio,” said Robyn Radomski, Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. “Supporting Brackets For Good amplifies our impact on nonprofit organizations, allows us to empower numerous organizations with one investment, and is a fun way to create social good. We’ve been longtime partners of Brackets For Good and are excited about the impact we’ll make in the communities in which we collaborate.”

Brackets For Good 2017 Louisville sponsors include: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Valeo Financial, Kentucky Select, Harding Shymanski and Lids.

“We’re excited to be returning to host a Louisville Brackets For Good tournament,” said Reid McDowell Brackets For Good Partnerships & Marketing Director. “This past March, $267,759 was raised for nonprofits in the Louisville area. We’re confident this year’s tournament will be even more successful at raising awareness and funds for local nonprofits. Beyond raising funds for nonprofits, we’re excited about the longterm impact of getting more and new people in the Louisville community involved in philanthropy.”

For more information, visit https://louisville.bfg.org/city.

About BRACKETS FOR GOOD

Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis, IN based 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on activating new donors, and increasing awareness for other nonprofit organizations through competitive, online fundraising at no cost.

Media contact:
Jaymie Shook
317.602.7137 ext. 2066
jshook(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

 

Posted in Brackets For Good, Louisville | Tagged 2017, Louisville, Media, press release


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