NevadaGIVES announces Nevada’s Big Give event on April 25

One day of online giving will benefit nonprofit organizations across Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and NevadaGIVES representatives announced the second Nevada’s Big Give statewide online giving initiative at Las Vegas City Hall. Scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2013, Nevada’s Big Give is one day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. The innovative effort was developed by the nonprofit NevadaGIVES organization as a high-visibility promotion of personal giving to bring new donors and dollars to Nevada nonprofit organizations.

According to Stacey Wedding of NevadaGIVES, Nevada’s Big Give is unlike any other philanthropic event. “It is an opportunity to benefit all Nevada nonprofits by activating donations online. It’s as simple as: Point. Click. Give.,” she said.

Through the www.NVBigGive.org website, every registered 501(c)(3) organization in Nevada is eligible to participate and receive donations on April 25. Charities that participated last year will automatically be signed up.

After more than $400,000 was raised in 2011, Wedding said this campaign’s goal is to raise double the amount in one 24-hour period for Nevada nonprofits by encouraging residents to “give where they live.”

Following the announcement, NevadaGIVES provided a training session for nonprofit organizations to learn about the campaign and how to maximize their own fundraising efforts leading up to Nevada’s Big Give. Additionally, attendees got a sneak preview of a public service announcement starring local celebrity Holly Madison that will air to promote the campaign. In the PSA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgDZTQKplyg&feature=plcp), Madison encourages Nevadans to support their favorite nonprofits on April 25 and says she will be supporting her favorite charity, the Animal Foundation, on that day.

Wedding said Cirque du Soleil and Terry Fator also have committed to doing Nevada’s Big Give public service announcements.

For charities wishing to register their organization or for more information, visit www.NVBigGive.org. For companies interested in participating or for general information, call 702-269-9111.

About NevadaGIVES

Established in 2003, NevadaGIVES is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to increase awareness of philanthropy so more people give back in a way that is meaningful to them. The goal is to build a vibrant, effective and growing philanthropic community that improves the quality of life for all Nevadans, as well as to support volunteerism by serving as an informational resource.