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Get Ready to Give on April 6!

Donors can plan for online gifts to the causes they care about at ArkansasGives.org
 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 20, 2017) – Arkansans can begin to make smart giving decisions by visiting ArkansasGives.org and making a list of causes they want to support on April 6. More than 900 nonprofits have registered to participate in ArkansasGives, a one-day only online giving event presented by Arkansas Community Foundation.

“The ArkansasGives.org website makes it easy for generous people to research and give to nonprofits that improve our state’s communities,” said Heather Larkin, Community Foundation President and CEO. “We’ve made it simple for Arkansans to help us reach our $5 million goal online in just one day.”

Though gifts cannot be made until 8 a.m. April 6, there are three steps the public can take to prepare. They can text ARGIVES to 24587 to get a text reminder to give on April 6 and sign up for email updates at ArkansasGives.org. Since information about each nonprofit is currently listed on the site, they can go to ArkansasGives.org to search nonprofits by location, service area and service category.

Below is a step-by-step guide to making gifts easily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 6:

1. Go to ArkansasGives.org/search to locate favorite nonprofits.

2. Add all the nonprofits to an online giving cart and click checkout.

3. Input payment information using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card.

4. “Grow the Love!” for Arkansas nonprofits.

Arkansas Community Foundation provides a $400,000 bonus pool to help Arkansas nonprofits raise funds for their organizations through ArkansasGives. The more money supporters donate through ArkansasGives.org, the more bonus dollars the nonprofits receive. For example, if a nonprofit receives one percent of the total amount given online April 6, it will receive one percent of the $400,000 bonus pool or $4,000 extra, with a chance for additional prizes linked to most dollars and most donors by size and most dollars by service category.

In addition to bonus pool funds, nonprofits will compete for $60,000 in prizes from First Security Bank for nonprofits in small, medium and large categories earning the most dollars and having the highest number of individual donors. Jane Hunt Meade will provide $10,000 in prizes for most dollars in 10 service categories.

ArkansasGives media partners include the Arkansas Press Association, iHeart Media, THV 11 in Little Rock, KAIT 8 in Jonesboro, KFSM TV 5 in Fort-Smith-Fayetteville and Soiree Magazine.

The Foundation’s non-monetary aims for ArkansasGives are to get people excited about giving to nonprofits at a time other than the traditional year-end and reach out to new givers; to expand marketing and fundraising capabilities for Arkansas nonprofits so that they can take advantage of social media and online giving to achieve their missions; and to increase awareness of the impact of nonprofits statewide.

Arkansas Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.






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