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Colorado Businesses: Tooting their Horns!

By Mike Jackson


I love Colorado! I’ve lived in this state more than 30 years and appreciate the gift we all share of living in this beautiful place.
As the director of nonprofit relations and services, I help nonprofit organizations look for funding, invest for their future, and prepare for tomorrow. I regularly meet with nonprofit professionals who work day-in-and-day-out to tell their organization’s story and recruit charitable support from the public.

What always stands out to me is both the good work being done and the amount of work there is to do. From feeding the hungry to protecting the environment, the need is out there. But the resources just aren’t keeping up.

With the launch of Colorado Gives Day—our initiative to help Colorado nonprofits through online giving—we are reaching out to local businesses for support. I’m especially impressed with FirstBank, our presenting partner.
FirstBank is a local Colorado company. Their investment in the nonprofit sector over the years has …