Statewide Day of Online Giving Brings Kentuckians Together on May 22

Statewide Day of Online Giving Brings Kentuckians Together on May 22

March 29, 2018 – Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns to our region for a third year on May 22.

Kentucky Gives Day is an online annual fundraising event hosted by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, bringing nonprofits and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. Central Kentucky Community Foundation is proud to once again be the regional sponsor and invites all nonprofit organizations interested in boosting or launching their online fundraising efforts to participate.

“Last year through Kentucky Gives Day, local nonprofits raised over $19,000 in only 24 hours,” said Davette B. Swiney, President and CEO of CKCF. “We look forward to continuing to help those in our region connect with the causes they care about in 2018. Kentucky Nonprofit Network does a wonderful job facilitating this event, and we are proud to be a part of helping our local nonprofit community raise funds.”

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 designation operating in Kentucky may register through April 23 at kygives.org. Kentucky Gives Day registration is free for Kentucky Nonprofit Network members; charities that are not yet members may either join KNN at the time of registration or pay a one-time fee.  A free, introductory webinar to share information about the event, is available at kygivesday.org. Free training for participating organizations will be provided by KNN’s online partner, GiveGab. Nonprofits should register as soon as possible to take advantage of the KNN resources, which include webinars on topics such storytelling, marketing and online fundraising strategies.

CKCF will also be hosting an informational workshop on April 12, at 10:00 a.m. (EST) at Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. Any non-profit interested in participating in KY Gives Day is encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide detailed information about the event and how to make it a successful giving day for your nonprofit.

The 24-hour KY Gives Day event begins at midnight (EST) on May 22 and continues until 11:59 p.m. (EST). Donors will go online to kygives.org, connect with the Kentucky charities and causes they care about and make contributions.

With support from event sponsors, KNN will award prizes throughout the day as an additional incentive for donors to keep giving. CKCF will sweeten the prize pool by awarding other prize opportunities to organizations serving the 9-county region: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. Some participating organizations secure matching gifts that will double the impact of donations.

“Kentucky Gives Day brings communities from across Kentucky together through the power of philanthropy. KNN is proud to partner with nonprofits organizations, our sponsors, regional partners, media partners and donors to make May 22 another powerful day of action in the Commonwealth,” said Danielle Clore, Executive Director of KNN.

For more information, visit kygives.org.

About Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF visit ckcf4people.org.

 

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