Community First Foundation announced winners, large and small, of the annual event on Thursday, Feb. 7 in a release.
The lion’s share of participation belonged to small and mid-sized charities. Eighty-eight percent of participating charities had revenues of less than $5 million.
The largest nonprofits prevailed overall. Denver Rescue Mission earned the most dollars and received the most donations. It raised $254,185 during the 24-hour online fundraising event, and tallied 1,193 donations.
Other top charities were: Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home, $235,993, and Advocates for Children, $235,055. Denver Dumb Friends League received 1,000 donations, and Food Bank of the Rockies, 953.
Angela Bevacqua, Senior Communications Specialist with Community First Foundation, found several statistics critical for nonprofits:
- Ninety-one percent of participants reported at least one new donor.
- Forty-seven percent of the participants raised $5,000 or more.
The challenge goes beyond drawing in new donors. It extends to keeping them, Bevacqua said. She pointed to the Giving First website and blog as a way to keep donors beyond Colorado Gives Day.