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Schedule Your Donations on #GivingTuesday

By Angela Bevacqua, Senior Communications Specialist, Community First Foundation

#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a global day of service and charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. It’s a response to consumer-driven days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This year #GivingTuesday takes place on December 2—one week before Colorado Gives Day. And although #GivingTuesday encourages acts of service, it does not accept or distribute donations. What a perfect time to plan your Colorado Gives Day donations or schedule them in advance!

If you’re a nonprofit on, here are some suggested social media posts to share on Dec. 2:


#GivingTuesday, a movement to create a global day of service & giving, is Dec. 2. This is a perfect time to schedule your donations for #CoGivesDay on many great local nonprofits! Get ready for #COGivesDay by delving deep on #GivingTuesday. Learn about the programs, goals, and needs of your favorite…

Rally at the Capitol – Six Tips for Success

By Kayla Arnesen, Director of Strategic Communications, Community First Foundation

In less than a week, hundreds of individuals representing Colorado’s nonprofits will descend on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver and rally in support of Colorado Gives Day.

The Colorado Gives Day Rally happens Monday, December 8 at 11 a.m. (rain, snow or shine) on the Capitol’s West steps. The Rally celebrates Colorado’s nonprofits and the great work they do in our communities. It is also the “last hurrah” before Colorado Gives Day.

If you are a participating ColoradoGives nonprofit and can get to the Capitol building on the second Monday in December, read on! Here are six things to know to make the most of the event:

Date: Monday, December 8 on the West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol (Lincoln and Colfax). Parking is challenging so arrive early.Time: Try to be there by 10:30 a.m. We begin with remarks promptly at 11 and finish by 11:30. Governor Hickenlooper is joining us in person …