Thursday, November 13, 2014

Business Join Colorado Gives Day Movement

By Kayla Arnesen, Director of Strategic Communications


Six community-minded organizations are participating in the first-ever Colorado Gives Day Corporate Challenge

This new program challenges Colorado businesses, and their employees, to take an active, public role in supporting local nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day. Here’s how it works: businesses sign up and determine an employee participation goal. This tells us the number of employees they expect to donate for Colorado Gives Day. Employers receive a unique code for their employees to enter when making donations online at ColoradoGives.org. That’s how we track participation. Then, each business gets to work promoting Colorado Gives Day internally using a turnkey toolkit provided by the ColoradoGives team. It’s that simple and straightforward.

On Colorado Gives Day, business names, and their progress toward reaching 100 percent participation, are listed on the Corporate Challenge web page, part of ColoradoGives.org. This makes it easy for the business and their employees to monitor their progress.  It might even generate some internal giving challenges! After Colorado Gives Day, every business will receive a participation trophy from Community First Foundation.

Joining the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses to align with other charitable companies, encourage a philanthropic culture and demonstrate good corporate citizenship. We applaud these companies for their leadership and for stepping up and joining the Colorado Gives Day movement:

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