Get ready. May 6, 2014
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of community foundations, the Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico, made up of the Albuquerque, Taos, Southern New Mexico, New Mexico and Santa Fe Community Foundations, will be taking part in a national day of community giving. This event, called Give Grande New Mexico, will be part of a larger nationwide initiative, Give Local America, where over 100 communities across the US, with the help of their own community foundations, will host local giving events to support local causes and organizations.
Giving Days are powerful 24-hour online fundraising competitions that unite communities around local causes. They are usually hosted by the area’s community foundation, and the Giving Day raises money through a single online donation platform. Past events like this have raised millions of dollars, generated considerable buzz throughout communities, while connecting new donors with nonprofits that address the causes they care about. In the past year, Texas raised $25 million, Colorado $15.4 million and Arizona over $1 million.
Each gift to nonprofits next year will be amplified with dollars from a national incentive pool of funds, plus New Mexico will also have its own additional incentive prizes that will add to the amount of money raised that day. Eligible nonprofits, which must have their 501(c)(3) exemptions, are encouraged to participate. The event will include some webinars and capacity-building training for nonprofits on donor development and creative ways for nonprofits to communicate to their communities and donors the impact they are having in their areas.
Early-bird registration for nonprofits is happening now at http://www.kimbiamatchday.com/?f=newmexico. The event’s website will be live on Jan. 1, 2014 at www.givegrandenm.org. For more information, contact Denise Gonzales, Give Grande NM coordinator: 505.699.2493, firstname.lastname@example.org.