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Colorado...You've Blown Us Away Again!

Colorado…you’ve blown us away again!

For the fifth consecutive year, citizens across our great state united in a common goal to support Colorado nonprofits. Together, you have made Colorado Gives Day another record-breaking success and we thank you for opening your hearts to give like never before.

Colorado Gives Day raised $26.2 million for 1,677 nonprofits. This amazing  support materialized in just 24 hours. During that time, ColoradoGives.org, the website that powers Colorado Gives Day, processed 107,862 donations. Every single donation is powerful, meaningful and sincerely appreciated. Your gifts will provide much-needed resources to the nonprofits working to improve the quality of life in our local communities.

These amazing results underscore that Colorado Gives Day and ColoradoGives.org is an easy way for donors to give and a great way for nonprofits to increase awareness and fundraise online. We are pleased to be able to offer this program statewide to donors and nonprofits …

Digging Through the Data: What to Look for in a Nonprofit Profile

By Lisa Lujan, Online Giving Coordinator, Community First Foundation
With over 1,600 nonprofits on our site, the process of deciding where to donate your money on Colorado Gives Day can be both daunting and exciting. This is especially difficult if you don’t know who you want to support.
The first place to start is to search for something of interest to you. Perhaps you've heard the name of a nonprofit or a cause you’re passionate about. Let’s say, for example, that I heard about “Community First Foundation” and was interested in learning more about them. I simply type in the term “Community First Foundation” on the main page of ColoradoGives.org and click “go.”

After entering in my query, I see they’re one of the first nonprofits listed. Next to their name and logo, I can read the appeal. Think of the appeal as their "sound bite" or "elevator speech." 
If I’m interested in learning more, I click on the “learn more” link, which takes me to the nonprofit's …