How can your company participate in Colorado Gives Day?
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the tenth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank encourage Coloradans to “Give Where You Live” on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, by donating to local nonprofits on ColoradoGives.org.
Community First Foundation invites Colorado businesses join the movement and encourage your employees to take an active role in supporting local nonprofits. Participate in Colorado Gives Day to demonstrate your corporate citizenship, build community with local nonprofits and engage your employees in a meaningful way.
Here are some ways your business can participate:
Place signage in your business to announce Colorado Gives Day.
Bring snacks and set aside a time on December 10 (Colorado Gives Day) for staff to donate online together. Set up laptops or iPads in the lunchroom for a donation party.
Match your employees’ donations.
Offer a jeans or casual day for those who plan to donate.
Ask employees to circulate the “I Gave Early” (if they schedule donations in advance) or the "I Gave" (if they donated on December 10) badges on their own Facebook pages.
Create a goal around dollars donated, number of employees giving or number of nonprofits supported. Ask employees to propose an award or special employee benefit for reaching the goal.
Create a challenge between departments for reaching the largest number of nonprofits supported (minimum donation is $10) or largest dollar amount donated. The winning department is treated to a free lunch from your business.
Ask employees to guess what the total dollars raised for Colorado Gives Day will be. To participate, employees contribute to the pool; winner takes all.