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"Idaho Gives" deadline is this Friday

Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 19:33:40-04

The registration period for nonprofits wishing to participate in this year’s Idaho Gives fundraising event is drawing to a close. There are just a few days left for organizations to sign up with the Idaho Nonprofit Center; the deadline is Friday, April 8, 2016 at 5 pm.

Six On Your Side is the proud media sponsor of the Idaho Gives project.

Last year, more than $1 million was raised for some 660 different charitable causes.

All nonprofits must register with the Idaho Nonprofit Center again this year to be eligible to raise money as part of the Idaho Gives event. Nonprofits should log on to www.idahononprofits.org to start the process.

Idaho Gives is modeled after highly-successful “giving days” in states and cities across the country. In larger states, millions of dollars have been raised in a single day.

Idahoans throughout the state will be engaged using a combination of traditional and new media. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are critical tools in getting people -- even those who don’t regularly contribute to nonprofits -- to quickly and easily make a donation to their favorite organization(s).

The event takes place online, driven by a central idahogives.org web site, where donors can learn about and designate funds for nonprofits in a number of categories, including arts and culture, children and youth, environment, humanitarian aid, education, animals, and religious organizations.

Award pool sponsors have contributed $55,000 so far in prize money, which will be distributed to nonprofits through random drawings and daylong contests, allowing organizations and donors to multiply their donations.

The Idaho Nonprofit Center encourages any nonprofit with an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) designation to participate in the day. Idaho Gives allow nonprofits to elevate their profile, expand their online and social media presence, call attention to the work they’re doing, and raise critical funds. Interested nonprofits can find more information and register at the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s web site.

Idaho Gives is being sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, PacificSource Health Plans, and the Idaho National Laboratory.

For more information, go to www.idahogives.org, or look for Idaho Gives on Facebook and Twitter.