Your Business and Arizona Gives Day

by Robin Hanson

Arizona is home to more than 20,000 nonprofits that provide services we rely on every day. Our nonprofits create safe places to learn, live, and fulfill dreams. They enrich our lives through art and culture, and protect our natural wonders, cultural heritage and human dignity.

In order to strengthen Arizona’s nonprofit community, Arizona Gives Day was created as a way to create awareness, connect the public and businesses, and increase financial support for these important, and often critical, organizations. More than 72 percent of Arizona’s nonprofit revenue is generated from earned revenue, fees for services and government contracts — NOT from philanthropic contributions. This is why your involvement is so important in making the nonprofit sector stronger!

It’s also important to remember nonprofits are more than “charity.” Collectively, Arizona’s nonprofits are a powerful economic engine employing more than 150,000 workers and generating more than $27 billion in revenues annually, which is on par with the annual revenue generated by the construction industry.

How can your business ensure a successful Arizona Gives Day 2018 for the more than 1,000 participating nonprofits? Pick one or as many of the following options that make sense for your business.

Social Media

Like or follow us on Facebook (Arizona Gives Day) and Twitter (@azgives) and share our posts and tweet about Arizona Gives Day 2018 before and on April 3.

Communication

Encourage your employees and customers to participate, through your e-newsletter, website, social media, and email marketing. Donors can schedule their donations in advance, too.

Fundraising Page

Adopt a participating nonprofit for your organization to give to and create a group fundraising page on AZGives.org.

Matching Gifts

Provide a “matching” campaign gift for a participating nonprofit. The full list can be found at AZGives.org.

Discounts & Donations

Offer a discount on your products or services to customers who show a receipt confirming they gave to Arizona Gives Day.

Host a party or event and encourage your attendees to give. Donors can schedule their donations in advance, too.

In-Kind Advertising

Donate your advertising (digital, print, radio, tv, outdoor) or specify an ad for Arizona Gives Day.

Prominently display Arizona Gives Day on your outdoor reader or public space up to two weeks prior to April 3. Download a logo from AZGives.org under For Businesses.

Sponsorship

Partner with Arizona Gives Day to assist with critical operating and administrative costs. Go to AZGives.org/Sponsors for a list of opportunities starting at $1,000.

Join the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum for Arizona Gives Day 2018 to strengthen the Arizona nonprofit community. It’s easy and fun! Questions? Email us at AZGives@arizonanonprofits.org.

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