CiviCore Powers Historic Colorado Gives Day
- December 9, 2010
- giving platform
CiviCore was proud to partner with Community First Foundation and FirstBank as a sponsor and technology provider for Colorado Gives Day. Based on the hundreds of emails CiviCore received, many of our Colorado-based clients took advantage of this end-of-year opportunity to promote their agencies with donors.
On Wednesday December 8th, over $8 million was raised through the Giving First website for non-profits in Colorado, with our system processing as many as six donations per second and tens of thousands of users over the course of the day. First Bank of Colorado made a lead gift of $250,000 to the incentive fund that helped agencies motivate their donors and increase the amount contributed on Colorado Gives Day. Many of CiviCore’s clients were able to find their own matching donors that further increased the impact of this unique day of giving.
We are proud to be a part of the GivingFirst effort that has made online fundraising so affordable and easy for nonprofits in our state. Adding a donate button to your website is easy and creating custom fundraising campaigns takes just a few minutes. The Giving First system is a great way for non-profits to promote their work with donors and other supporters, take donations on-line without any fees, and be part of this annual Colorado Gives Day.
For our clients who are not using the system, we encourage you to check it out at www.givingfirst.org. For those of our clients who have been using the system, we encourage you to check out the new features, including the individual fundraising campaign page that gives your supporters the ability to set their own goals and track their efforts in raising money for your agency.
Here is a note we received from the Development Director of the Women’s Bean Project, a local non-profit, regarding their experience with the Giving Platform yesterday: “Just wanted to shoot you a little note of congratulations. I know CiviCore developed the web technology for Giving First. Everything worked super-smoothly on our end yesterday, so I’m sure you all put a ton of work in on your end! In addition, we noticed that nearly half of our donations came from first-time donors, which is incredibly valuable for us. Thanks!“
For more information on the Giving First system or any of CiviCore’s other technology solutions, please give us a call at 303-477-0900 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season,
The CiviCore Team