Monday, August 8, 2011

Get Lucky with Bonus Bucks


By Angela Bevacqua, Communications Specialist

Who doesn't like prizes--especially when they're cash?

For the second annual Colorado Gives Day—Tuesday, December 6—we’re sweetening the pie. Not only will we continue the Incentive Fund ($300,000 fully funded by FirstBank), but we’re adding lots of $1,000 and $5,000 cash prizes to help Colorado nonprofits.

Some of these prizes are earned and some are the luck of the draw. Here’s what you need to know about the “lucky” prizes:

Bonus Bucks
Bonus Bucks are $1,000 cash prizes that give donors a chance to win money for the nonprofits they love. At least once per hour over the 24-hour course of Colorado Gives Day we will randomly draw a donor’s name. The nonprofit this person donated to in that hour will receive the cash prize. Our goal is to award at least 24 of these $1,000 prizes.

What if a donor supports multiple organizations in one transaction? We can isolate each donation for the drawing.

How can a donor win? If she’s up at odd times of the night, like we’ll be, her chances may increase if she makes her donation then.

A Few Fine Points
  •  A donor can only win once, so it won’t help to donate multiple times to a favorite organization. But nonprofits can be the recipients more than once, so lots of different supporters throughout the day are a good thing.
  •  Winners will be announced on GivingFirst's Facebook and Twitter  pages shortly after the drawing. All results will be compiled and posted in Colorado Gives Day’s Prize Room.
Seeking Bonus Bucks Sponsors!
Colorado businesses who wish to support Colorado nonprofits will be sponsoring one or more of these prizes. Our goal is to award at least 24 prizes for each hour of the day, but we’d love to offer more. If you know a local Colorado business that would like to be a part of Colorado Gives Day, ask them to contact abevacqua@CommunityFirstFoundation.org for sponsorship details.

Tune in next time when we’ll talk about the kind of prizes you can earn—called High Five prizes, and valued at $5,000 each.

Learn more:  FAQs

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