#NYGivesDay, the First Statewide Giving Day for New York State, Announces Goal of $10 Million to be Raised on #GivingTuesday 2016
Albany, NY, September 23, 2016 (Newswire.com) - The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON), in partnership with United Way of New York State (UWNYS), has announced a fundraising goal of $10 Million for New York Gives Day, a 24-hour giving challenge for New York nonprofits happening on 11/29/16, this year’s #GivingTuesday.
Building on the momentum of the #GivingTuesday movement, #NYGivesDay aims to energize New York’s nonprofit community and inspire heightened giving from their supporters. Organizations who wish to participate will be able to do so at no cost. GiveGab, the technology platform powering New York Gives Day, will be waiving their 5% platform fee for all nonprofit participants on November 29, 2016.
In preparation for the day, NYCON, UWNYS and GiveGab, along with the organizers of #GivingTuesday have provided nonprofits with capacity-building educational resources, including webinars, tutorials, and complete access to GiveGab's suite of fundraising and volunteer management tools, all available at www.nygivesday.org.
“Nonprofits provide critical services in every community in New York. United Way helps to connect donors and nonprofits year-round. A dedicated day of giving brings focus on how communities help themselves and neighbors help neighbors,” said Reg Foster, President and CEO of United Way of New York State.
Beyond New York Gives Day, participating nonprofits have the benefit of utilizing GiveGab's fundraising and supporter engagement tools year-round. Get announcements about free resources and webinars, along with general updates about the day, by following @NYGivesDay and @NYCouncilNPs on Twitter and Facebook.
Valerie Venezia, VP of Membership & Marketing, NYCON; 1 (800) 515-5012 ext. 121; email@example.com
Reg Foster, President & CEO, United Way of New York State; (518) 608-6456; firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Mulligan, CEO & Co-Founder, GiveGab; (570) 313-6724; email@example.com
About the New York Council of Nonprofits: NYCON, the Soapbox and Toolbox for New York’s nonprofits, works to develop and promote an effective, vibrant charitable community in New York State. With close to 3,000 nonprofit members, NYCON strengthens the business and organizational capacity of nonprofits, acts as an advocate and unifying voice, helps to inform philanthropic giving, and conducts research to demonstrate the relevance and impact of nonprofits. Visit www.nycon.org to learn more.
About United Way of New York State: The United Way of New York State’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of United Ways to be leaders in achieving results that improve the lives of all New Yorkers. United Way brings donors, organizations, and experts together to advance initiatives that tackle problems at their root. Visit www.uwnys.org to learn more.
About GiveGab: GiveGab’s mission is to help nonprofit leaders feel like the champions they are. GiveGab is an online fundraising and supporter engagement tool designed exclusively for nonprofit leaders. GiveGab aims to help nonprofit administrators, feel successful on the job by providing a simple, easy-to-use platform for nonprofit leaders to better engage their supporters and raise funds online. Visit www.givegab.com to learn more.