Arizona Gives Day Raised Record $7.1 Million for Local Nonprofits In 2021
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 26, 2021) – Coming off a record-breaking outcome in 2021 when Arizona Gives Day raised $7.1 million for nonprofits across the state, registration, and re-enrollment opens Nov. 1 for Arizona nonprofits interested in participating in the 24-hour online fundraising event, from noon on April 5 until noon on April 6, 2022. Since 2013, Arizona Gives Day has raised more than $30 million for nonprofits statewide.
Presented by FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” Arizona Gives Day is hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
Arizona Gives Day unites nonprofits, big and small, new and established, to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona through online giving. Arizona Gives Day helps raise awareness about the critical role Arizona nonprofits play in our communities and inspires people to give generously to create a thriving and stronger Arizona for all.
Re-enrollment and payment of a refundable registration fee are required annually and can be completed at www.AZGives.org. “Early bird” registration, through January 31, 2022, is the best value for new or re-enrolling organizations. The registration deadline for all nonprofits is February 28, 2022. Registrants receive access to workshops and training, the Giving Day toolkit and have the ability to fundraise all year on AZGives.org.
Features rolled out in the past year include peer-to-peer fundraising, an early giving leaderboard, and a collective listing of events and volunteer opportunities for viewing in one place. These features were created to encourage year-round use of the website and assist with connecting the community with nonprofit organizations of interest.
“Arizonans from every community in every corner of the state stepped up last year like never before,” said Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits Chief Executive Officer Kristen Merrifield. “That incredible generosity clearly showed that the people of Arizona can look beyond their own circumstances to ensure that those who may be in need have access to vital services and resources.”
Information required for registration and re-enrollment includes general information about the nonprofit; IRS Determination Letter; the most-current completed financials through Form 990 or the organization’s operating budget; and a bank account and routing number for electronic distribution of donations.
Arizona Gives virtual workshops to assist in making each participant’s fundraising experience successful will take place at several intervals before Arizona Gives Day. Registrants can participate in real-time or view the recording at a later date.
“Arizona Gives Day offers a number of significant options for both nonprofits and donors including the ability for year-round giving and for donors to create personal fundraising campaigns,” Merrifield said.
New 2022 campaign features for nonprofits include:
- New ways for nonprofits to direct traffic to their Arizona Gives Day profiles including options for an embeddable donation button and QR code
- Ability to send thank-you emails directly from the Arizona Gives Day platform
- An option for the Peer Fundraiser page “hero image” to be either static or as a video
- Ability for nonprofits to link to their Vimeo videos in addition to YouTube
- A new Repeat Your Donation feature which enables donors to review previous donations and allow them to make that specific donation again or add to it with a click of a button
For interested donors, AzGives.org offers an advanced search filter to find nonprofits by specific criteria, area of focus, and which donations may qualify as an Arizona tax credit. In addition to creating a fundraising page, donors also can create a donor account to set up recurring donations, track their giving throughout the year. or they may simply check out as a guest.
Complete information including answers to important questions about Arizona Gives Day can be found at www.AZGives.org.
Contacts:• Jennifer Purcell, [email protected], (602) 279-9166 • Kate Crowley, Crowley Communications, (480) 277-4178 • Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., (602) 317-3040
About the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits: The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a statewide trusted resource and advocate for the nonprofit community. The Alliance’s mission is to unite, strengthen and advance Arizona’s nonprofit sector and is comprised of more than 1,000 members – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – across the state. Since 2004, the organization has been dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofit community and envisions an Arizona where all nonprofits are valued, empowered, and thriving, with support from grassroots efforts like Arizona Gives Day. For more information, visit www.arizonanonprofits.org, or email [email protected]
About the Arizona Grantmakers Forum: Arizona Grantmakers Forum is the statewide network that connects, educates, and advocates for Arizona philanthropy. Its mission is to empower members to transform Arizona through leadership and meaningful philanthropy. Member organizations make financial grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state and represent the interests of private foundations, trusts, endowed community foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals with organized charitable gift programs. About FirstBank: FirstBank began providing banking services in Colorado in 1963. Today, the bank maintains more than $18 billion in assets and operates more than 115 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona, and California. FirstBank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, and a full range of commercial banking services, including financing, treasury management, and deposit accounts. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy, contributing more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com.