By Dana Rinderknecht, Director of Online Giving
Last year, Community First Foundation expanded our online giving platform to include a site especially for Kids – KidsforColoradoGives.org. All donations through this site are made with ColoradoGives Giving eCards. These are electronic gift cards that can be purchased on ColoradoGives.org and used to donate to nonprofits featured on either ColoradoGives.org or KidsforColoradoGives.org. We especially recommend purchasing several eCards and sending them to your favorite kid or kids. The kids can then go to KidsforColoradoGives.org and check out kid-friendly profiles to choose nonprofits to support.
Along with introducing the new ColoradoGives website this year, we asked nonprofit to create kid-friendly profiles on KidsforColoradoGives.org to forward our goal of introducing the younger generation to giving. Each participating nonprofit answered four key questions and added at least one photo and one video to help kids understand how their organization make a difference in our community.
I have really enjoyed reviewing the kid-friendly profiles and learning more about what these amazing nonprofits do. It’s especially fun to see all the videos, several of which were created just for kids. I also love looking at the photos on the profiles because I like to see the work that is being done. If I can’t visit first hand, I like to see photos and learn through the videos.
We also launched a fun new quiz on KidsforColoradoGives.org. After you answer a set of questions, the quiz identifies what type giver you are, and then links to giving categories with a hand-drawn illustration to color and display. I can’t stop taking the quiz and responding to the questions with different answers each time so I can see the fun drawings, color them and put them on my office door. I see them all over the Community First Foundation’s office and I love that we have givers in every category.
So please check out what’s new this year, and include kids in the giving process!