CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) – Following the challenges of the pandemic and on the heels of one of the nation’s most successful online fundraising efforts in 2020, the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is hitting the web again next week and encouraging Granite Staters to rally behind hundreds of important causes during NH Gives, a 24-hour online giving event on June 8 and 9. This is the public’s chance to come together to help fund the nonprofit organizations doing great work in New Hampshire communities.
NHGives.org is an easy-to-use, secure platform where people can learn about nonprofits doing amazing things in the Granite State and donate directly. Participating nonprofits are helping to feed people who are hungry, mentor children, protect the environment, enrich our communities through the arts — and so much more. For 24 hours between 5 p.m. on June 8 and 5 p.m. on June 9, 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 more than $1 million in matching gifts to increase the impact of their contributions.
“Granite Staters showed up big for nonprofits in 2020 and we are inviting them to join us again,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. “Together, we can make a huge impact by showing our support for the nonprofit organizations that are enriching our lives and keeping our communities strong.”
In June 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, NH Gives shattered all previous records, raising more for New Hampshire nonprofits than it had in the previous four years combined. An unprecedented 14,000 people gave $3.4 million to nearly 500 nonprofits in just 24 hours — including $1 million in the first eight minutes of the event.
Since the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits launched NH Gives in 2016, the event has raised more than $4.8 million from thousands of donors to support hundreds of nonprofits across New Hampshire.
NH Gives is an opportunity for people to come together to support organizations that have done heroic work to support New Hampshire communities.
“Nonprofits have been a real bright spot in our communities through an incredibly challenging time,” said Richard Ober, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “They did not falter when they were most needed. Nonprofits will be essential in helping rebuild — and in improving quality of life for everyone who calls New Hampshire home. New Hampshire Gives is a moment for us to come together as one community and show nonprofits that we are behind them.”
There will be multiple opportunities for people to double their donations. Almost $320,000 in matching funds, made possible by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its donors, will be offered at intervals during the 24-hour event to help encourage people to give. In addition, donors have offered more than $700,000 to match donations to specific nonprofits.
A 24-hour live stream on NHGives.org and Facebook will feature participating nonprofits, New Hampshire notables and entertainment. 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 to 9:30 pm on June 8 and from 3 to 5:30 pm on June 9 from the NH PBS studios in Durham, NH.
“New Hampshire PBS is proud that NH Gives will be streaming LIVE from the NHPBS studios. We’re honored to highlight the critical role nonprofits play in the Granite State. We encourage everyone to support these vitally important organizations,” says Peter Frid, NHPBS president and CEO.
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is leading efforts behind NH Gives with support from the program’s lead sponsor, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsors include Brown and Company Design, Franklin Pierce University, NH PBS, Switcher Studio, Montagne Powers, Comcast NBC Universal, Eversource, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Chase for Business, Consolidated Communications, People’s United Bank, Century 21 Circa 72 & Thompson Real Estate, First Seacoast Bank, as well as media sponsors WMUR-TV, the Union Leader, NH Business Review, Grappone Automotive Group, and the Granite State News Collaborative.
About the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is a statewide nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector and supporting the growth of nonprofits to reach their mission. Its services include leadership development programs, organizational consultation and assessment, online resource-sharing and advocacy. To find out more about the Center, visit www.nhnonprofits.org or call 603-225-1947.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $50 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.