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Rally at the Capitol - Six Tips for Making the Most of the Event

By Samantha Barlow, Communications Coordinator at Community First Foundation

At the end of the month, hundreds of individuals will celebrate Colorado’s thriving nonprofit sector and rally in support of Colorado Gives Day.
The Colorado Gives Day Rally happens Tuesday, November 29 at 11 a.m. (rain, snow or shine) on the Capitol’s West Steps.
This year’s rally is taking place a full week before Colorado Gives Day. We want to capitalize on the charitable momentum of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by social media, to encourage Coloradans to donate locally through InColorado, the way we participate in #GivingTuesday is by scheduling our Colorado Gives Day donations.
The Rally is the last “big hurrah” before Colorado Gives Day (December 6). If you are a participating ColoradoGives nonprofit and can get to the Capitol building on November 29, read on! 
Here are six tips to help you make the most of the event:  Date: Tuesday, November 29 on the West Steps of the C…

It’s Time – Schedule Your Colorado Gives Day Donations!

By Samantha Barlow, Communications Coordinator at Community First Foundation
Q. Would you say you’re more of a planner or a procrastinator?
A. Planner. You're going to be thrilled. Do we ever have the tool for you! Starting today, November 1, you can schedule all of your Colorado GivesDay donations. These donations will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, and still qualify for the giving day perks like the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
A. Procrastinator. You're in good company. As a fellow procrastinator, ColoradoGives has just the tool to help us kick the habit. Starting today, November 1, we can schedule our Colorado Gives Day donations to make sure we don’t miss our chance to support nonprofits working to make our communities better. Scheduled donations will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, and will receive a boost from the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
How Scheduling Your Donations Works Take your time, explore the variety of nonprofits serving your community and…

FirstBank Prizes: Who Doesn’t Like a Little Extra?

By Angela Bevacqua, Senior Communications Specialist, Community First Foundation

FirstBank, corporate partner for Colorado Gives Day, is giving nonprofits participating in the 24 giving blitz a chance to add even more to their coffers. Like previous years, FirstBank is contributing $500,000 towards the $1 Million Incentive Fund plus $100,000 in cash prizes. The cash prizes are a fun way to bring in a little extra. 
$100,000 in Cash Prizes
Here’s the breakdown of this year’s prizes. Our tried and true prize categories have returned, along with one that is new and different:

Facebook Trivia Prizes – 15 prizes at $1,000 eachRally Prizes – 10 prizes at $1,000 eachLuck-of-the-Draw Prizes – 13 prizes at $5,000 eachKids for ColoradoGives Prizes – 1,000 prizes at $10 each
Something New for Kids
This year we’re allocating $10,000 for nonprofits receiving donations through, our new website for young givers. As a kid-friendly component of, this site makes o…