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The Colorado Gives Day Nonprofit Toolkit

By Angela Bevacqua, Sr. Communications Specialist

Colorado Gives Day is approaching. Don’t know where to start? Want to make a great impression? Need a helping hand?

These are some of the reasons every nonprofit participating in Colorado Gives Day should check out the Nonprofit Toolkit.

Linked through the Colorado Gives Day landing page, the Toolkit has great resources to get your nonprofit up and running for the big day on December 10. Anyone can access the page—such as staff, volunteers, board members, vendors—who is working on the event. Make sure they know about it!

Here are highlights of tools you should know about.

Learn the Basics
  • Intro Videos
    • Everyone working on this event should watch the short Colorado Gives Day Key Facts video and read the FAQs for Nonprofits. Share with staff and board so they have a solid overview of Colorado Gives Day. Coming soon are videos on Best Practices and Fundraising Pages.
  • FAQs for Nonprofits
    • The FAQs provide in-depth details about Colorado Gives Day. A great resource.
  • Key Messages
    • Do you know the tagline for Colorado Gives Day? Do you know how to talk about the Incentive Fund? Learn here.

Take it to the Next Level
  • Webinars
    • Our hour-long webinars help you be more strategic and reach your goals. Topics this year include Social Media for Social Good and Countdown to Colorado Gives Day. Sign up on the Toolkit page.

Make a Plan
  • Planning Timeline
    • This is a great guide to help you meet key deadlines and think about what should be done and when. Review Timeline.

Get the Word Out

Look Sharp
These ads and images were professionally designed to help everyone look sharp and promote a consistent look and feel for the day.


Share ResourcesCollaborations are groups of nonprofits that join forces to share resources for Colorado Gives Day and promote themselves as a group. Check the Collaborations List on the Nonprofit Toolkit page regularly for new groups or start your own.



Have we missed something you need? Let us know at cogives@communityfirstfoundation.org.

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