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 3, 2018. This year’s Gives Day raised more than $2.5 million for nonprofits across our state. This amount is likely to grow, as the total is still being tallied at the time of this writing, 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 more than $12.6 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013. We had a record-breaking number of nonprofits participate this year, with more than 1,050 organizations registered.
Arizonans from across our state donated on April 3, helping a variety of nonprofits of every size to win additional prize money. We have now given away more than $1 million dollars in prizes since 2013. Participating nonprofits included large and small organizations focused on animal welfare, the arts, child welfare, human rights and more. This year, there were 17,640 total donations to 902 organizations.
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 eight “Power Hours,” nonprofits competed for the largest number of total donors giving at or above various dollar amounts. A total of 74 prizes were given away for accomplishments such as most dollars raised and most unique donors, as well several random prize drawings. You can view all the winners at azgives.org/leaderboards.
Thanks to higher participation among nonprofits and donors across our state, Arizona Gives Day was a resounding success not only in the amount raised, but in providing much-needed funding and introducing new donors to nonprofits statewide. Registration is now open for the 2019 Arizona Gives day at azgives.org.
Jennifer Purcell is Director of Community Engagement at Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits