Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide day of giving that invited Arizonans to donate to their favorite causes during a 24-hour period on April 4, 2017. This year’s Gives Day raised over $2.5 million for nonprofits across our state. And the total is still being tallied to include matching grants and other offline donations.
Hosted by The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day has raised nearly $10 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013.
Arizonans from across our state donated on April 4, helping a variety of nonprofits of every size win additional prize money. Participating nonprofits included large and small organizations focused on animal welfare, the arts, child welfare, human rights and more.
During the 24-hour day of giving, nonprofits encouraged their supporters to donate on azgives.org to help them win prize money based on fundraising success. During 12 “Power Hours,” nonprofits jockeyed for the largest number of total donors giving at or above various dollar amounts. And random drawings were held for nonprofits each time the Arizona Gives Day total amount raised reached a milestone.
Thanks to enthusiastic participation among nonprofits and donors across our state, Arizona Gives Day was a resounding success not only in the amount raised, but by providing much-needed funding and introducing new donors to nonprofits statewide.
Jennifer Purcell is the director of community engagement at Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
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