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Registration begins for "Idaho Gives" Day

Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 14:45:53-05

The Idaho Nonprofit Center will once again shine the spotlight on Idaho’s nonprofit organizations and help raise needed funds for them by hosting the 4th Annual “Idaho Gives Day” -- a day of statewide charitable giving, on May 5.

Registration for nonprofits wishing to participate in this year’s event is now open. The deadline to register is April 1, 2016.

Last year, more than $1.1 million was raised for more than 660 different charitable causes. Nonprofits that are new to the event must register with the Idaho Nonprofit Center to be eligible to raise money as part of the Idaho Gives event. Nonprofits should visit www.idahononprofits.org to start the process.

“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,” said Idaho Gives spokesperson Casey Bender.

“Award pool sponsors contribute extra prize money, which will be distributed to nonprofits through random drawings and daylong contests, allowing organizations and donors to multiply their donations,” Bender added.

The Idaho Nonprofit Center encourages any nonprofit with an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) designation to participate in the event. 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.

Six On Your Side and Fox 9 are exclusive TV partners of “Idaho Gives” Day.