The Giving Hearts Day online fundraising event held Thursday raised a preliminary figure of $10,614,115 through 50,908 donations at givingheartsday.org. Official giving statistics and details will be released after all data is verified.
Contributions to 360 charitable causes participating in this year’s event surpassed last year’s $8.3 million.
The top three large budget charity fundraisers are, in projected order:
Giving Hearts Day is hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), Impact Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation.
Unaudited figures indicate 21,800 individual donors participated, 7,262 more than in 2016.
Giving Hearts Day has now brought over $41 million to charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Organizations in Giving Hearts Day meet eligibility requirements, including participating in high impact fundraising training provided through Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation.
We’ve taught thousands of people from over 350 area charities how to better tell their mission stories, promote online giving and lead conversations with donors—prepping them for a one-day home run and giving them a fundraising system they can use all year long. They’ve learned a whole system for attracting donors, building a sustaining donor base and raising major gifts.
Giving Hearts Day is powerful because it inspires so many to give for the first time or contribute to newly-discovered charities. Organizations typically find that 30% of donations come from new givers. It’s the start of a fulfilling relationship: new donors learn about great causes, and organizations learn about people who’ve signaled their support for their important missions.
More than $41 million has been raised through 10 consecutive Giving Hearts Day events. It’s an amazing accomplishment by the charities of this region, and we invite you to learn more.