It’s that time again – Kentucky Gives Day 2014! Beginning at midnight, Kentuckians from near and far will come together online to see how much money we can raise in just 24 hours for the causes we care about – causes that make us proud to call Kentucky our home and causes working to ensure we live in a Kentucky we are proud to call home for years to come.
Last year, we referred to our inaugural KY Gives Day as a “nonprofit prom.” This year, I’d like to think of this as our “senior prom.” We haven’t quite graduated with our giving day yet, but we’re getting there and we’re still having a great time!
I’m excited to report that over 400 nonprofits from across Kentucky have again partnered with KNN to participate in tomorrow’s second annual Kentucky Gives Day. Even if your nonprofit isn’t one of them, I hope you will log on to www.kygives.org to donate and use social media to encourage others to do so as well. Why?
- To see just how generous Kentucky can be. Imagine the amazing things that could happen if every Kentuckian logged on to www.kygives.org and made a donation to causes they care about. Encouraging philanthropy in Kentucky is a good thing – for all nonprofits.
- To help your favorite nonprofits win prize money. Thanks to our generous KY Gives Day sponsors, KNN, Inc. will be offering overall prizes for the top fundraising nonprofits, as well as “golden tickets” throughout the day to help participating nonprofits raise needed dollars for their mission.
- To help participating charities take advantage of matching dollars. Many of the participating nonprofits have secured matching grants, so donations have twice the impact on Wednesday and that’s a very cool thing.
You know how important nonprofits are to Kentucky and our future. The needs of our communities are great, and Kentucky Gives Day is an opportunity for every nonprofit and every Kentuckian to make a difference. It’s big. It’s special. We’re making history.
I sincerely hope you will join me in logging on to give and give and give again. The Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc., Kentucky’s resource for the nonprofits serving you, your neighbors and your communities, would be honored to accept your donation to support our mission and over 400 nonprofits would too. It’s going to be a great day for our Commonwealth and you’ll want to be part of it!
So, please join me in getting your give on at this year’s “nonprofit senior prom!” It’s going to be even more fun than last year. See you online at www.kygives.org!