Omaha Gives!

This year generous supporters of The Backwaters Press will match YOUR donation dollar for dollar. So your $20 donation becomes $40. Your $50 donation will automatically become $100. Reminder: BWP is a nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible.

You can schedule your Omaha Gives! donations to The Backwaters Press early. Go to anytime and click Donate. It’s quick and convenient and ensures you won’t forget. The only catch is that donations need be in by 11:59pm on 5/24/17.

What it is:

Omaha Gives! is a one-day online fundraising event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation and held on May 24th to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. It’s a community-wide event to show off the area’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. This is our fourth year participating and this is our 20th anniversary as a press, so we hope you will come along side The Backwaters Press to help us reach our goal and help us celebrate two decades in Omaha.

Please go to The Backwaters Press on the Omaha Gives! site.

Special this year: 

We have sponsors who have committed to matching our Omaha Gives! donations up to $1,000. That means your donation of $10 becomes $20. Your donation of $50 becomes $100. This year please remember The Backwaters Press and help us reach our goal! Thank you! #BWPgives20
Q: Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
A: Yes, you will automatically receive an on-screen acknowledgment and an e-mailed receipt from the Omaha Community Foundation for your 100% tax deductible credit card or electronic funds donation. Every charity profiled on the Omaha Gives! site is recognized by and is in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Q: Can I give anonymously?
A: Yes, that is an option on the Omaha Gives! website.

Q: What’s the minimum donation I can give through the Omaha Gives! site?
A: $10. The good news for Backwaters Press donors is that every donation made during our Omaha Gives! 2017 campaign will be matched, so that $10 donation becomes $20 automatically. Every dollar counts!

Q: What does my donation do for BWP?
A: Your support means we publish more books, host our quarterly reading series, run our Backwaters Prize in poetry, and NEW in 2017: We will have a monthly FREE workshop and poetry salon. More details about both of these new opportunities will be posted soon.

More information about Omaha Gives! can be found here:

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