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Why Do Nonprofits Participate In Giving Days?

Giving Days are 24-hour online fundraising events, typically established by community foundations, united ways, universities, or other agencies.

These days of giving highlight the importance of the incredible work nonprofits are doing within their communities, helping to increase awareness and bring in more donors and donations.

What’s in it for nonprofits?

A nonprofit’s participation in a Giving Day means that their organization is able to promote their cause and collect online donations through the official Giving Day website.

This allows for a much broader community outreach due to the various organizations that sign up for the day and all the traffic coming in from each of them.  Not to mention the added outreach provided by the foundation running the event.

Straight from the source:

GiveGab’s customer success team sent a survey to various nonprofit organizations who will be participating in New Hampshire’s Giving Day, NH Gives Day 2016, requesting they share why they’re participating in a Giving Day.

These are just some of the many responses we received!…

Giving DaysUnited Way of Greater Nashua is excited to be a partner in NH Gives Day 2016. We feel that this is an excellent way to encourage businesses and individuals from across the state to consider the impact that our state’s nonprofit community collectively has. While we are all different, with differing missions and clients, we are also all the same, with the Common Good of New Hampshire in our hearts. What could be a better way of LIVING UNITED than that?”

– Mike Apfelberg, President

Giving DaysThe New Hampshire Rivers Council signed up for NH Gives Day because it believes that we should work together—across all sectors—to build an active culture of giving in New Hampshire. We are up to the challenge to help younger generations to learn about the work of nonprofits and to inspire them to give and participate.

-Michele Tremblay

Giving DaysWe could not be more grateful for this platform from New Hampshire Center for Non-Profits to put Great Bay Kids’ Company out there and raise funds for our new infant & young toddler expansion in Newmarket! It’s an extraordinary opportunity and we are counting down the days until it’s here!

– Stephanie Canty, Marketing & Community Relations


Giving DaysFellowship Housing Opportunities is thrilled to be an active participant in the first ever NH Gives Day!  We see it as a unique new way to engage with donors across the state and connect them to the amazing work being done by our organization and other worthy NH nonprofits.  NH Gives Day has inspired us to improve Fellowship Housing’s visibility through social media networking, which is something we had not focused on in the past.

– Natalie Moser, Business Operations Assistant

Giving DaysAt the Partnership for a Drug-Free NH we are always looking for resources to improve collaboration and messaging around prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use.  This day gives us an organized approach to reach out to the caring communities of NH, the same people that make what we do everyday successful.   The money from this day will be used for a statewide messaging campaign.

– Devin Rowe, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free NH.

Giving DaysMonadnock Humane Society is so excited to participate in this event.  New Hampshire is a place known for being a fantastic place to live, and this fundraising event brings awareness to the organizations that contribute to that quality of life. We are also excited about the additional awareness this event will bring to the mutually beneficial relationship between people and their pets, and how that relationship can help foster compassion in our community.

– Carol Laughner, Director of Marketing & Development

Giving Days“We are very excited to participate in NH Gives. This is a great opportunity to support the important work being done across the state in the nonprofit sector. In particular, we are hoping to spread the word not only about the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence – but also the 13 member programs located in all the different corners of the state who are on the frontlines working to make sure every person has a place where they can feel safe.”

– Maureen McDonald, Community Relations Director

Giving DaysNew Hampshire Gives is a great way to celebrate – and support – the nonprofits that make New Hampshire a better place to live. From cleaning up the environment to making communities more vibrant, nonprofits are vital to our communities. Let’s come together and make this a fun day to give back to our unsung heroes.”

– Dana Gillette, Development Director, Connecticut River Watershed Council

Giving DaysWe are so excited to participate in the first #NHGives Day because (1) it’s a great platform to give to organizations that serve those who live in the Granite State, (2) it is a fabulous opportunity to grow the public’s awareness of our organization as well as learn about other nonprofits in New Hampshire, and (3) we love the feeling that we’re a part of a larger nonprofit family who cares deeply about New Hampshire’s residents!”

– Loralie Crabtree, Community Liaison, New Creation Healing Center

Giving DaysWe’re excited to participate in NH Gives Day because we believe that the best investment that New Hampshire citizens can make is an investment in the future, an investment in kids!

– MacKenzie Nicholson, Field Director, Every Child Matters New Hampshire