Thursday, November 14, 2013

FirstBank sets $100,000 aside for Nonprofit Prizes: CO Gives Day "Ups" its Giving Game

Jamie Tafoya
By Jamie Tafoya, FirstBank

FirstBank has been a major sponsor of Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour online fundraising initiative created by Community First Foundation, since its inception. It’s an important program and it’s raised more than $37 million ($37 MILLION!) for thousands of nonprofits in Colorado since 2010. But even though Colorado Gives Day is about increasing philanthropy and giving back, we recognize that people want to give to causes they’re passionate about. That’s why we need as many nonprofits, across many different categories and industries, to participate.
                                                                                             
As a special incentive for nonprofits to get involved and become a part of the Colorado Gives Day festivities, FirstBank has included—in its $600,000 sponsorship— a $100,000 in cash prizes to be awarded to nonprofit organizations. Pretty cool, huh?

The prizes will consist of ten $1,000 prizes and 18 prizes worth $5,000 each.

Here’s the fun part: The $1,000 prizes will be awarded via online trivia questions on FirstBank’s Facebook page. The trivia questions will be posted starting Dec. 2 – Dec. 6 and out of all the correct respondents, one randomly selected trivia winner will get to choose a nonprofit profiled on  ColoradoGives.org to receive the money. The nonprofit winners will then be announced on FirstBank’s social media pages and Colorado Gives Facebook and Twitter pages. 

What about the $5,000 prizes, you ask? Well, to be eligible, nonprofits must receive at least 30 donations on Colorado Gives Day. The nonprofits that achieve 30+ donations will be pulled together and randomly selected. The winners will be announced in January.

For more information about the prizes and eligibility, check out https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday/prizes.