Valley Gives

Amount Given: $2,012,089
Unique Donors: 11436
Total Donations: 20640

Nonprofit Toolkit

This toolkit provides essential information you will need to make Valley Gives successful for your nonprofit – from logos, to how to set up a Facebook page and Twitter account to other tips on fundraising. For more information, subscribe to our blog, check out our FAQs, or email valleygives[at]communityfoundation.org.

Step 1: Get Started

Step 2: Complete the required Valley Gives Entry Survey and sign up for required training(s) online or in person.

More information about the survey and training sessions is provided on the Valley Gives blog and after registration.

Step 3: Build Your Organization's Razoo Valley Gives Page

  • Create a compelling Valley Gives Razoo page for your nonprofit. There are four parts: Tell Your Story, Illustrate Your Story, Customize Donor Thank Yous, and Share It with Others.
  • Need help with this? Follow these Step-by-Step instructions on Creating your Profile on Razoo.
  • Watch these helpful How-to videos to ensure an effective campaign.

Step 4: Set Yourself Up On Social Media

Step 5: Get the Word Out

How it Worked

On 12.12.13 from 12 am until 11:59 pm people who love Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties of western Massachusetts came together to support nonprofits in our region. Donors went online, connected with causes they care about, and made tax-deductible gifts. The nonprofits received mission–critical funds and many won cash awards. Thanks for making our second Valley Gives such a great success!

Thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors who made Valley Gives possible. You have set a shining example for our region and have made this a better place to live and work. Special thanks are dedicated to Paul Doherty and Al Griggs who have inspired us all to live more generous lives.

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Golden Ticket

Time Donor Winning Cause Prize
11:00pm M morales wolk FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARIES INC
Donation by Michele Morales
$1200.00
10:00pm phyllis nahman MUSEUM OF OUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
Donation by phyllis nahman
$1200.00
09:00pm Michelle Burgess SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center
Donation by Michelle Burgess
$1200.00
08:00pm sheila j. blum American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter
Donation by sheila j
$1200.00
07:00pm Laurie Sanders HILLTOWN LAND TRUST INC
Donation by Laurie Sanders
$1200.00
06:00pm Julie Bermant THE LITERACY PROJECT INC
Donation by Julie Bermant
$1200.00
05:00pm Keith Desroches RIVER VALLEY COUNSELING CENTER INC
Donation by Keith Desroches
$1200.00
04:00pm Karen Stefanelli CHICOPEE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION INC
Donation by Karen Stefanelli
$1200.00
03:00pm Robert J Perry Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
Donation by Robert J Perry
$1200.00
02:00pm Ellen Grobman Family Outreach of Amherst
Donation by Ellen Grobman
$1200.00
01:00pm justin m pelis STAVROS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING INC
Donation by justin m pelis
$1200.00
12:00pm Sylvia Abar BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER WESTFIELD
Donation by Sylvia Abar
$1200.00
11:00am Margot E Glass Northampton Community Rowing
Donation by Margot E
$1200.00
10:00am Cynthia G. Simison THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC
Donation by Cynthia Simison
$1200.00

For Power Hour Winners go to the Valley Gives Blog Here

In Partnership with

The Community Foundation has been joined by the leading funding organizations in western Massachusetts to create Valley Gives and support our mutual goals of promoting philanthropy and increasing support for the important work the nonprofits of the region undertake each day.

About My Donation

All donations made on valleygives.razoo.com are made to the Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which permits donors to advise a regranting of their donations to qualified charitable organizations. It is Razoo Foundation’s normal practice to regrant 95.1% of its contribution to the qualifying organization as advised by the donor, retaining 4.9% for Razoo Foundation’s expenses (including credit card transaction costs). 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted as a charitable contribution to Razoo Foundation, advised for regrant to your chosen charity.


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