Online Initiative Gives Boost To Nonprofits

Arizona GivesBy Kathryn M. Miller ~ Wednesday, April 9, is a day for raising awareness…and a day for raising funds. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum have announced the return of Arizona’s statewide day of giving – Arizona Gives Day 2014.

“After seeing the success of this event last year, we are excited to have this event return in Arizona, and raise more than before,” says Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance. “We hope to have as many as 10,000 Arizonans support our nonprofit community that day, raising much-needed dollars for these worthwhile organizations.”

This one day provides an inspiring way for Arizonans to join forces to help their communities. Supporters can search for participating nonprofits by ZIP code or by cause, and simply click to donate. The donation stays local and helps area nonprofits provide much needed services and support for residents. In addition to fundraising, Arizona Gives Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the state’s nonprofits – an assist that is beneficial all year round. Online donors can spread the word about a favorite charity through their social media networks to not only help boost the giving, but perhaps help some of the lesser-known nonprofits gain some much needed exposure.

Beginning at midnight April 9 and continuing until 1:59pm Arizonans can go online at and pledge their financial support to the nonprofit of their choice.

From land preservation to arts initiatives; from early childhood education to elder care, participating organizations cover a broad range of interests. Visit and pledge a donation to a favorite charity, or discover a new cause – and then spread the word and help area nonprofits thrive year-round. |CST

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