About Colorado Gives Day - Dec. 4, 2018
A Great way to Support Galloping Goose #5 in Dolores, Colorado
This year, the Galloping Goose Historical Society is participating in Colorado Gives Day. The Community First Foundation and FirstBank in Denver has organized a statewide movement to increase online giving. They created a website to accept on-line contributions for registered Colorado non-profits. Their signature event is Colorado Gives Day, a one day charitable campaign in Colorado to encourage charitable giving Based on amounts contributed on December 4th through their website, one million dollars will be distributed on a pro-rata basis to participating non-profits. $100,000 in additional prizes will also be distributed to organizations that receive at least 10 contributions on December 4th. This is a great monetary incentive to contribute to your favorite non-profit using their website! Contributions can be scheduled ahead of time to be made on December 4th. You do not need to be a Colorado resident to participate. The ColoradoGives website is a great repository of information about Colorado non-profits. Only Colorado non-profits in “good standing” are allowed to participate. GGHS had to submit valid and up to date registrations, tax documents, state filings, financials etc. We also had to fill out templates summarizing our mission and programs. Information is reviewed by ColoradoGives before being posted on their website. It’s quite the chore! It is presented in a standardized format online, making it easy for donors to make comparisons and informed choices before making non-profit donations. Even if you are not making a donation, it’s a great place to get information about GGHS and other Colorado non-profits.