DALLAS — North Texas came together for an 18-hour giving event — North Texas Giving Day — and helped raise more than $66 million!
2021 marked the 13th year of this event, which has helped raise more than $290 million in 11 years. And each year, the donations and participants increase. In 2020, 100,000 donors gave nearly $80 million that helped 3,200 local nonprofits.
This year, organizers had hoped to make this day of giving even bigger -- with more donors raising more money for even more nonprofits.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, North Texas Giving Day opened at 6 a.m. with more than $18.6 million raised during early giving, which started on Sept. 1. By the end of the day, more than $66 million had been raised!
Nonprofit Leaderboard: View nonprofit leaderboard shares how much each nonprofit has raised
Live ticker: See the live by-the-minute updates on the total raised
For charitable organizations, this event is crucial for bringing in the support needed to achieve their mission.
Here are a few things to know about the annual event:
What is North Texas Giving Day?
It's is our region’s annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza benefitting the 20 counties of North Texas. The day is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area-wide collaboration, and of course, you! North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to make giving easy for donors while helping build awareness and support for local nonprofits.
When is North Texas Giving Day?
The 18-hour online fundraising campaign takes place starting at 6 a.m. Sept. 23 and ends at midnight.
How many charities are part of North Texas Giving Day?
There are 3,350 charities are registered to take part. The deadline has passed for nonprofits to sign up.
How can I find a nonprofit?
The search page is a great resource. There you can search by type of cause, zip code, letter of the alphabet, as well as by organization name.
How can I do more for my favorite charity?
If you want to do more than donate, creating a fundraising page is a great option. This allows you to solicit donations from family and friends.
According to North Texas Giving Day's website, here's how you create a fundraising page:
- Find your nonprofit on our search page. On the organization’s page, click ‘FUNdraise”.
- If you already have a donor account, sign in. If you do not have a donor account, you can create a new one by simply clicking the green “Create Profile” button.
- Fill out the required information to create a page, and submit your campaign for approval.
- Start planning how you will promote your page
- On Sept. 9, begin accepting donations!
For tips and tricks on how to encourage others to donate, check out this guide.
Looking for more info? Visit northtexasgivingday.org.