2 ways to help GOD Int'l. through The Big Payback!


Every Light Shine Candle is poured with purpose:

to support the programs and projects in which we serve with Global Outreach Developments International. (If you haven’t read up on our work in Nashville and El Salvador, take a moment and read our story.)

You too can help GOD Int’l. in a couple of ways through The Big Payback, an annual event of giving here in middle Tennessee. (Not in Middle Tennessee? You can still help! Read on.)

Help GOD Int’l. with a picture on Instagram! #MyPaybackPic Instagram Contest

Post by 11:59pm on 4/29

Post your #mypaybackpic on Instagram by 11:59pm on 4/29. Use the printable below and follow contest guidelines in this blog. Thanks for your support!

Post your #mypaybackpic on Instagram by 11:59pm on 4/29. Use the printable below and follow contest guidelines in this blog. Thanks for your support!

Did you see my snazzy pic in my shop with #mypaybackpic for GOD Int’l.? Well, today is the last day to show support for Global Outreach Developments International The Big Payback participant by taking a picture, tagging it #MyPaybackPic, and sharing it on Instagram! The participating nonprofit with the most unique mentions as of 4/29 at 11:59 p.m. CDT will win a $1,000 grant check.

#MyPaybackPic runs through 11:59pm CDT on Monday, April 29. The benefiting organization will be announced by noon on Tuesday, April 30. The #MyPaybackPic contest is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram.


  • Print the #mypaybackpic template below or create your own.

  • Identify GOD Intl. and why you choose to support them for The Big Payback.

  • Take a photo holding your sign, caption it with #MyPaybackPic.

  • Tag 3-5 of your friends, asking them to join in on the fun by supporting their favorite participating nonprofit.

  • Be creative, but write your message loud and clear so it can be seen in the photo.


  • This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

  • The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will award a $1,000 grant check to the participating organization receiving the most mentions by unique users uploaded to Instagram and tagged with #MyPaybackPic.

  • The winning nonprofit organization must be registered for The Big Payback on May 2, 2019.

  • Only one entry per Instagram username.

  • Submissions must be made from a public Instagram profile. If your account is set to private, please change it for the duration of the contest in order for your #MyPayBackPic to count.

  • By entering, entrants confirm they are 13 years of age or older, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.

  • All entries will be reviewed and may be shared or republished by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. 

Print and use this template for the #mypaybackpic Instagram competition.  Ends 4/29 at 11:59pm!

Print and use this template for the #mypaybackpic Instagram competition.

Ends 4/29 at 11:59pm!

Donate through The Big Payback on May 2nd

The Big Payback is an online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, on Thursday, May 2nd.

Targeted at local nonprofits, this event aims to "pay them back" for the ways they give to their community year round. In five years, the event has raised $12.5 million for nearly 1,000 organizations.

Starting at midnight on Thursday, May 2, donors can give online to any nonprofits listed in The Big Payback directory. Nonprofits who rally the most participation, in the number of funds raised or numbers of unique donors, receive cash prizes ranging from $250 - $5,000! You do not have to be from TN to participate.

The funds raised through this effort will be used to continue serving the poor and marginalized in Nashville and around the world. Help multiply resources through this community fundraising campaign!

You can pre-schedule your giving now so you don’t miss The Big Payback event!

Grants are for largest number of unique donors and total funds raised. So consider dividing your giving among members of your household. Each gift helps — starting at $10!

What Can You Do?

Contribute to G.O.D. Int'l: 

  • Visit G.O.D.'s profile page on The Big Payback website and donate on May 2nd (or pre-schedule a donation now). 

  • Prizes are only available for donations given on that day, so while we appreciate your support any time, it will multiply on the day of #TheBigPayback.

Share G.O.D.'s involvement in The Big Payback with your friends, and encourage others to make gifts during Middle Tennessee’s largest online giving day.

Thanks so much for helping us give back even more!