February 23, 2017

Brackets For Good: Score Points For Historic Preservation!

  • By: Julia Rocchi

Great news, National Trust fans! We’ve been selected to participate in Brackets for Good 2017, a competitive giving tournament designed exclusively for nonprofits.

Inspired by college basketball brackets, Brackets for Good is a charitable, online fundraising tournament where up to 64 hand-selected nonprofits compete for donations in single-elimination rounds—and get out the word about their important missions along the way. During each week-long round, donors visit BFG.org, select the nonprofits they wish to support, and donate money to help them advance to the next round ($1 = 1 Point). At the end of each round, the nonprofit with more points advances and the points reset.

The action tips off at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, February 24, and we're eager to bring our A game to the first round. Here's where you, our loyal fans, come in. Not only do you help us score points when you donate, but your contributions also move us closer to the championship victory: a $100,000 grand prize.

Here's how you can help the National Trust win philanthropy’s Big Dance and continue the invaluable work of saving places:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news, tournament highlights, and score updates.
  • Help us advance by putting your points on the board! View our matchup at Brackets for Good and vie to become our Most Valuable Donor (MVD).
  • Share our participation in the tournament with your network to help grow our bench. Here are some sample posts to get you started:


    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is once again up against stiff competition in Brackets For Good! Donate now to help score points for historic places -- $1 = one point! http://bit.ly/2lPJ02i

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation is competing to win $100,000 in Brackets For Good. Every dollar scores another point for saving places and will help them advance to the next round. Donate now! http://bit.ly/2lPJ02i


    Help @SavingPlaces compete for $100k in #BFGUSA from @BracketsForGood. $1 = one point in the game! http://bit.ly/2lwCpsY #BFG17

    Donate to score points for #preservation in @Bracketsforgood! @SavingPlaces is trying to win $100k! http://bit.ly/2lwCpsY #BFGUSA

Ready to win this thing? Let's go!

Julia Rocchi is the director of content marketing at the National Trust. By day she wrangles content; by night (and weekends), she shops local, travels to story-rich places, and gawks at buildings.


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