Join the 8th Annual Colorado Gives Day
- December 5, 2017
The 8th annual Colorado Gives Day is here! Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour event encouraging charitable giving by providing information about and raising awareness for nonprofits in Colorado. The event offers an easy and accessible way for donors to support their favorite organizations online.
The event is hosted by Community First Foundation, and is one of the largest online giving events in the world. This year, Colorado Gives Day is supporting 2,343 Colorado nonprofit organizations, which is an increase of nearly 10% from last year! In 2016, Colorado Gives Day raised $33.8 million through more than 145,000 donations, setting a new fundraising record for the event. Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised over $145 million for nonprofit organizations.
FirstBank Corporation has been a deep-rooted corporate sponsor of the event and continues to support the event in 2017. According to Colorado Business Journal, Jim Reuter, CEO of First Bank, is optimistic about this year’s event. “It’s astounding to think in 2010 we were hoping Colorado Gives Day would raise $1 million for local nonprofits, and last year alone, it raised over $33 million,” said Reuter. “As a longtime corporate partner, it’s been an honor to witness this statewide movement not only grow exponentially, but strengthen our nonprofit community year-after-year. We’re optimistic that momentum will continue on December 5.”
Kids for Colorado Gives
Community First Foundation is paving the way for the next generation of philanthropists by providing a giving platform designed specifically for kids. The Kids For ColoradoGives site launched in September 2016 and is a great tool for parents and guardians to introduce youth to the joy of giving. Kids for ColoradoGives empowers youth to experience the benefits and take ownership of charitable giving, lending a much needed voice to the conversation and inspiring a new generation of lifelong donors. Head over to the Kids for ColoradoGives site to learn more about this innovative initiative!
How to give
Donors can now visit https://www.coloradogives.org to donate to their favorite nonprofits. You can also visit the Colorado Gives FAQs for more information on how to give. In addition to the 24-hour Giving Day event, the website allows year-round donations and scheduled donations that donors can take advantage of today, or any day of the year! CiviCore is pleased to once again power the Colorado Gives Day website.
If you have questions about the 2017 Colorado Gives Day and how you can get involved, or you want to learn more about CiviCore’s Giving Platform, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.