"Kentucky Gives Day" returns April 9

April 8, 2014 

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state's association of charities, said Tuesday that its second Kentucky Gives Day will be held April 9.

The 24-hour giving event supports nonprofits across the state.

Donors can go online to Kygives.org to identify causes they care about and make tax-deductible donations to support the work of Kentucky charities. Leaderboards on the site will track organizations raising the most money; The top five on each leaderboard at the end of the 24-hour period will win additional cash prizes.

Golden tickets, or mini-grants, will also be awarded to organizations throughout the day as incentives.

"Thanks to generous Kentuckians and the hard work of Kentucky's nonprofits, we raised over $330,000 in our inaugural year," said Danielle Clore, executive director of the nonprofit network. "Online giving is an important fundraising tool for nonprofits — affordable, efficient and growing. We look forward to continuing our momentum into 2014 and helping even more charities use this tool to raise funds to serve their communities."

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