The Big Share

February 27, 2018

Community Shares of Wisconsin invites you to take part in The Big Share today! For one day, 70 local nonprofits will be raising money to shape our community’s future for the better. Every day these groups work tirelessly to protect our environment and create a just and fair community.

You can help make The Big Share a success and ensure a just and sustainable community for all.

So what exactly is The Big Share?:
The Big Share is an online day of giving hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin for nearly 70 local nonprofit organizations. The Big Share takes place on March 6 and is a fun, easy way for people to support local organizations working to build a better community for all. It's also a day to celebrate the generosity and innovation that makes our community so great.

How to take part in The Big Share:
Anyone can take part in The Big Share. The minimum donation is just $5 and people can also make a big impact by sharing their support for The Big Share to encourage others to get involved. Sharing information about The Big Share on social media will help to spread the word and build the movement.

  • Go to and donate and learn about participating nonprofits.
  • Create your own fundraising page on to encourage donations for your favorite charity!
  • Take part in events leading up to The Big Share:
    • Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Charity night at Culver’s Middleton supporting The Big Share. A percentage of sales will be donated to Community Shares of Wisconsin
    • Thursday, March 1, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Social Change Forum free post-event at City Bar. Silent auction proceeds benefit Community Shares of Wisconsin and The Big Share.
    • Monday, March 5, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. : Free morning coffee with a donation at Java Cat, 3918 Monona Drive, Madison
    • Tuesday, March 6 with free coffee at Cargo Coffee on East Washington at 6 am. Come out and celebrate at One Barrel Brewing Company starting at 6:00 p.m.  There’ll be entertainment and great food.
  • Follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and at hashtag #CSWBigShare

Who is behind The Big Share?
The Big Share is hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin for nearly 70 nonprofit that are working to build a just and sustainable Wisconsin. The Big Share is made possible through generous support from Partnering Sponsor, Madison Community Foundation. Additional support comes from generous sponsorship from MG&E, the Evjue Foundation, and many generous sponsors providing cash prizes and matching gifts throughout the day. The Big Share media sponsors include 105.5 Triple M, Isthmus, and WKOW TV.