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Arizona Gives Day 2014 announced

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) have announced the return of Arizona’s statewide day of giving. Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day is scheduled for April 9, 2014. The 24-hour online giving initiative encourages Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from across the state. In addition to fundraising, Arizona Gives Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the state’s nonprofit sector and educate communities on the benefits of online giving.

Beginning at midnight on April 9 and continuing until 11:59 p.m., Arizonans can go online at www.azgives.org and pledge their financial support to the nonprofit of their choice.  Donors will select the recipient of their online donation and the donation will go directly to their chosen organization.

The Alliance and AGF representatives have been hosting informational meetings across the state with nonprofit organizations. Any 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization in Arizona is eligible to participate in the program.  Guidelines and registration information is available at www.azgives.org.

“After seeing the success of this event last year we are excited to have this event return in Arizona, and raise more than before,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. “We hope to have as many as 10,000 Arizonans support our nonprofit community that day, raising much-needed dollars for these worthwhile organizations.”

According to Marissa Theisen, president and CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the impact of individual donors on the state’s many nonprofit organizations will be felt for years to come. “These funds will help organizations change lives, build leaders and champion so many good causes.”

More information on Arizona Gives Day 2014 will be made available online over the next few months at www.azgives.org.

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