‘A powerful way for Granite Staters to come together’: NH Gives returns for another 24-hour online fundraiser
Nearly 600 nonprofits from across the state are participating
NHGives.org is an easy-to-use, secure platform on which people can learn about the nonprofits and donate to them directly.
Last year, more than 14,000 donors gave $3.8 million to 584 nonprofit organizations in those 24 hours. This year, close to 600 nonprofits will participate, sharing their stories of impact and asking Granite Staters to once again dig deep to help fund critical work in communities across the state.
For 24 hours between 5 p.m. on June 7 and 5 p.m. on June 8, donations are tallied as participating nonprofit organizations compete for additional cash prizes, with leaderboards displaying progress. People can choose from nearly 600 nonprofits to support — and take advantage of nearly $900,000 in bonus pool funds and matching gifts to increase the impact of their contributions.
“NH Gives is a powerful way for Granite Staters to come together to show our support for the nonprofits that are there for us when we need them the most,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits. “Every donation can make a difference.”
A $240,000 bonus pool made possible by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its donors, will stretch every dollar donated during NH Gives. The bonus pool is awarded to all participating nonprofits based on the percentage of the overall NH Gives total they raise.
Essentially, the bonus pool ensures that donations go a little bit further. For example, if a nonprofit raises 2 percent of the grand total, it will receive 2 percent of the bonus pool.
In addition, donors have offered more than $650,000 to match donations to specific nonprofits.
Two live stream periods on NHGives.org and Facebook will feature participating nonprofits, New Hampshire notables and prize announcements. Greg Kretschmar, the host of Greg & the Morning Buzz on 100.3 WHEB, Rock 101-FM, The Hawk 104.9, Q-106, and Frank-FM 107.1, and Scott Spradling, an Emmy Award-winning former reporter, anchor, and political director for WMUR-TV, will host the live stream from 4:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 7 and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on June 8.
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is leading efforts behind NH Gives with support from the program’s lead sponsor, the NH Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsors include Comcast NBCUniversal, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Chase Bank, Fidium, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Eversource, People’s United Bank, RiverWoods, Century 21 Circa 72, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Loft Light Media, Beth Saunders Associates and Harvest Development Group, as well as media sponsors Circle Signworx, the Union Leader, NH Business Review, WMUR, The Keene Sentinel, The Spradling Group, Montagne Powers, Grappone Automotive, InDepth NH, Spectrum Marketing, the Granite State News Collaborative and the NH Fisher Cats. Additional support was provided by Brown & Company Design, NH Strategic Marketing and Heartwood Media.