North Texas Giving Day – Sept. 17 – is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to tell their story and find new donors for their nonprofits.
In six years, North Texas Giving Day has contributed more than $86 million into the North Texas community.
According to the Communities Foundation of Texas which puts on the event, last year 27 percent of donations were first-time givers to the nonprofit where they donated their funds.
We asked Communities Foundation of Texas a few questions about the event:
How many nonprofits benefited from the event last year? 1,580 nonprofits
How many nonprofit organizations are expected to benefit from North Texas Giving Day this year? 2,100+ nonprofits are registered to participate!
How much money was raised last year thanks to North Texas Giving Day? $26.3 million
How much money is the event expected to raise this year? Or, is there a target goal? We hope to beat last year’s number of donations and dollars raised.
Approximately how many people donated to North Texas Giving Day last year? 98,000 donations from 59,000 donors. They gave on average 1.6 gifts per donor. (Most gifts by one individual was 91 gifts! He was matching several of his employees that gave.) 27% of donors gave more than one gift.
Approximately how many are expected to donate this year? We hope to increase the number of donations over 100,000!
Which nonprofit benefited the most from the event last year? How much money did they raise?
As far as number of donations go…
1. KERA TV Channel 13, KERA 90.1, KXT 91.7 and ArtandSeek.org
2,287 total gifts
2. North Texas Food Bank
2,082 total gifts
3. Operation Kindness
1,448 total gifts
As far as dollars go, the schools take the lead:
1. Westlake Academy Foundation
228 total gifts
2. Ursuline Academy of Dallas Foundation Inc
229 total gifts
3. North Texas Food Bank
2,082 total gifts
Giving Day 2015 – Thursday, September 17
From 6 AM Central – Midnight
Donations of $25 or more can be made to more than 2,100 certified nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Those donations will be amplified by more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes.
News and updates will be posted to social media sites: Facebook: North Texas Giving Day and Twitter: @NTXGivingDay
But there will be an event site:
Locally, check out the Fort Worth Donation Station
Where: West Loop Auto Group
3300 Alta Mere Drive
Fort Worth 76116
When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
There will be live bands, food trucks and animal adoptions.