GiveNOLA Day, the 24-hour online giving campaign that generated more than $2 million for local nonprofits this spring, will be repeated in 2015.
GiveNOLA Day 2015 will be held from midnight to midnight May 5.
The inaugural GiveNOLA Day, presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, was held in May and resulted in more than 19,000 donations made to more than 300 nonprofit organizations for a total of $2,256,152.
New Orleans was one of 47 cities that participated in a national day of giving called Give Local America held each year on May 6. New Orleans came in fourth place nationally for the most amount of money raised, behind Sarasota, Florida, Sacramento, California, and the coastal communities of South Carolina. New Orleans came in second for the total number of gifts, slightly behind San Antonio.
“Next year, we’ll have the opportunity again to prove our record-breaking generosity,” said Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the 13-parish greater New Orleans region are invited to participate. To receive information on registration dates for GiveNOLA Day 2015, sign up for the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s e-newsletter at www.gnof.org.