GETTING INTO BDOG2019!
We've enjoyed seeing so many faces -- new and familiar! -- at the six BDOG2019 orientations we've had so far that hundreds of nonprofit representatives have attended, and we're looking forward to seeing more of you at the remaining four!

Remember that attending an orientation is the first of four required steps to register your organization for next year's Big Day of Giving , so if you've already attended one, or if you're planning to attend in the future, keep an eye on other important deadlines...listed below!
REMEMBER THESE UPCOMING DEADLINES!
As the holidays approach, remember to keep BDOG deadlines in mind! Below are important dates and deadlines you'll need to meet to ensure your nonprofit is set to participate in Big Day of Giving on May 2, 2019!
Last in-person orientation
Sign up to attend an in-person orientation on the BDOG website or using the links below. We are excited to meet you and share all that we have planned for next year's Big Day of Giving!
Deadline to complete an orientation AND to be eligible for our new prize!
You must complete an orientation by December 31 to participate in BDOG2019, and if you submit your initial GivingEdge profile by December 31, you'll be eligible for the new "Early Dog Gets the Bone" prize! (You can read all about that in the User Guide !)
Deadline to register online AND to pay your nonprofit's registration fee
So you've attended an orientation, but now what? You must register your organization through GivingEdge and pay the annual participation fee.
Deadline to submit your nonprofit's initial GivingEdge profile edits
Big Day of Giving donors report that they rely on the information presented in GivingEdge profiles when they give, so it's worth your while to show off your organization's story with a robust GivingEdge profile!
THERE'S STILL TIME TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION!
During orientation, you'll meet the BDOG team from the  Sacramento Region Community Foundation , learn about the purpose of our region's annual giving day, hear what's new for the coming year, get the low-down on important requirements, and connect with others from the nonprofit community!

Once you complete a Big Day of Giving orientation, you'll be prepared to finish the final three steps to #BDOG2019 participation: register online, pay the registration fee, and submit your nonprofit's GivingEdge profile!

Please remember that every organization must attend an orientation this year, regardless of its past BDOG participation. Sign up for the in-person orientation that best suits your schedule below. Remember that all in-person orientations are hosted at KVIE, 2030 West El Camino Avenue in Sacramento.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
ONLINE ORIENTATION AVAILABLE!
We highly recommend that new organizations and new Team Captains attend one of the in-person orientations listed above. Not only do we want to meet you, but in-person orientations provide the best opportunities for you to meet and begin collaborating with your nonprofit peers! If you are unable to attend an in-person orientation, you can complete the online orientation it in the BDOG Toolkit .

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ORIENTATION?
Shoot us an email at bdog@sacregcf.org !

WANT COMPLETE REGISTRATION DETAILS?
Find more information about BDOG2019 eligibility and the four required steps to participate on the Big Day of Giving website !
CHECK OUT THESE HANDY RESOURCES
BDOG2019 USER GUIDE
Get help filling out your nonprofit's GivingEdge profile with our super handy new User Guide!

TOP 5 TIPS FROM PROFILE REVIEWERS
Our BDOG profile review team works hard to make sure your organization's profile is the best it can be.

ENGAGE WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Sometimes emails get lost in transit, so following us on Facebook is a good way to stay abreast of the latest, ensuring you never miss a key date!
Or maybe Instagram is more your style? We're growing our presence there, too! You can also follow us on Twitter, if a 280 character-limit is your cup of tea.
JOIN THE LEARNING COMMUNITY
The Facebook Learning Community is a space for you to ask questions, and get tips and updates, about BDOG from others who are participating!

ABOUT BIG DAY OF GIVING
Mark your calendars: next year's Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 2, 2019! Big Day of Giving  is powered by  GivingEdge  and both are brought to the capital area by the  Sacramento Region Community Foundation , as part of our Strategic Initiative to expand charitable giving in our community and to strengthen our local nonprofit sector. For more information about the Foundation and its philanthropic services, please visit  www.sacregcf.org , and follow it on  Facebook  and  Twitter  to stay abreast of the latest in local philanthropy.
STAY CONNECTED TO BIG DAY OF GIVING:

ABOUT THE SACRAMENTO REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The center of philanthropy in the Sacramento region for 35 years, the Foundation's mission is to transform the capital area through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving. Learn more about the Foundation and its philanthropic services on its website , register to receive its newsletter , and follow its Facebook and Twitter pages to stay informed about philanthropic efforts in the capital area.