For those who spend a great deal of time online, you’ve no doubt already received a notice from your favorite local or statewide charity about it. Your friends may have changed their profile images on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ (where, incidentally, we have a page) in recent days to what could become a familiar logo.
The Alabama Association for Nonprofits is joining forces with the Alabama Association of Broadcasters and Razoo to present the first ever Alabama Gives Day. As of this posting, there were 1,427 organizations taking part in this 24 hour fundraising event that helps to highlight what nonprofits across the state of Alabama are doing. Some of the local organizations have taken to some rather creative online campaigns, like the video being used by Vulcan Park featuring their lovable mascot “V”.
Be aware that you’ve got to make your donations on February 2 (read: not this evening or this weekend) in order for it to count towards what could be the largest single day of fundraising in the history of the state. If the numbers included in the event’s press release from December are any indication, it could be a big day for many organizations.
Just in case you’re still wondering what the event’s all about, check out the commercial created to help publicize the event on television and online. The fun starts at midnight.