Application Instructions

Welcome to this year's Give!Guide application process! To be considered, your application must be submitted by 11:59 PM on April 30, 2019, and your organization must be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to year-end giving. In 15 years, G!G has raised over $28 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. Last year, WW readers gave $4.13 million to 150 local Portland organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.


1. Survey Monkey will NOT save your work, so make sure to produce your application on a separate document.

2. Please pay special attention to word-length requirements. Applications that exceed the word-length requirements will be disqualified.

3. When filling out the essay questions below, be as specific as you can about what strategies you will implement during the G!G campaign to be successful. 

4. If you are invited to participate in the Give!Guide and you accept, there will be a participation fee based on the size of your nonprofit:

$650 fee – Small Nonprofits (Budget of up to $999,999)
$800 fee – Medium Nonprofits (Budget of $1,000,000 to $4,999,999)
$1,000 fee – Large Nonprofits (Budget of $5,000,000+)

You can learn more about the new participation fee structure in the nonprofit manual. Following the conclusion of the G!G, 3.1% will be deducted from your total amount raised in order to cover credit card transaction fees and administrative costs. Please Note: There is no application fee, and Willamette Week's G!G guarantees the donations you receive will equal or exceed the participation fee – or we'll make up the difference.

5. The Give!Guide campaign is time-intensive for the nonprofits involved. If accepted, you should plan to spend 5-10 hours each week on Give!Guide, starting in July and lasting through mid-January. Please read through the 2019 Nonprofit Manual make sure you and your organization are prepared to make the requisite commitment.

6. Nonprofits will be notified about the status of their application by June 20, 2019.

7. Please read through the 2019 Nonprofit Manual and 2019 Selection Criteria. If you have any questions that these documents don't answer, feel free to email Give!Guide's Executive Assistant, Ben Stone, at

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