The third annual Colorado Gives Day will take place during a 24-hour period on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The initiative, hosted by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, helped Colorado non-profits record $12.8 million in gifts in 2011. The online initiative encourages Coloradans to “Give Where You Live,” and helps raise awareness of the state’s nonprofit sector and educate communities on the benefits of online giving. All credit card and processing fees are covered by Community First Foundation, First Bank and sponsors so that 100 percent of Colorado Gives Day donations go directly to nonprofit organizations. Learn more at: www.givingfirst.org
BikeDenver Executive Director Piep van Heuven says: “We are asking our supporters to make a donation to support our work – these contributions give us so much more than just financial support, it also increases our power to advocate for a bike-friendly Denver.” BikeDenver has set a year-end goal to raise over $8,000 to help fund bicycle advocacy in Denver.
There are three easy ways to give to BikeDenver:
1. Logon to www.givingfirst.org and select BikeDenver. Donations made on December 4th will be “fee-free” to BikeDenver. Donations via the site can be pre-scheduled for the 4th, or made at any time throughout the year: www.givingfirst.org/BikeDenver
2. Give via the BikeDenver website on our GIVE NOW page: www.bikedenver.org/give-now
3. Send us some “in-kind” love! Our holiday wish list includes a comfy armchair for the office, 1-2 laptops and 1-2 web-enabled iPads. Just send us an email at info(at)bikedenver.org if you have items to contribute!
ICOSA’s mission it to facilitate dynamic cooperation, partnerships and assistance among individuals, businesses, communities, governmental bodies and educational organizations to help foster growth and change. On Colorado Gives Day they will hosting a livestream to feature select local non-profits, including BikeDenver! Tune in on December 4th at 3:15pm to hear from BikeDenver Executive Director Piep van Heuven and Board Member Eliza Lanman at : http://www.icosa.co/
Here is the full ICOSA livestream lineup for Dec. 4th:
10:45 Adaptive Sports
There will also be a celebration event at the studio following the Live stream that will start at 5pm. Barefoot Wine, Footer’s Catering and the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association will be generously providing drinks and snacks. Representatives from the non-profits are invited to attend and come to talk about their organizations and network with others. Please RSVP to cogivesday.eventbrite.com.
More about ICOSA: http://www.icosa.co/about/