The “morning after” can be tough if you’ve had a little too much fun the night before. In this case, the dawn of Feb. 3, 2012, means another great day of inspiration for the Community Foundation after the first-ever Alabama Gives Day.
During the 24-hour push by almost 1,000 nonprofits across the state, we heard so many great stories about how organizations like the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (top donor-getter) and Restoration Academy (top gift-getter) make our lives better. We won’t soon forget the great Vulcan video or the special appeal by the Special Equestrians pony on Facebook — and neither will the nonprofits who were inspired to stretch their creativity to do something special for Alabama Gives Day.
We are grateful too for the work of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, the organization that is out there every day helping nonprofit leaders improve their operations, their board effectiveness and their outreach to the people who are just waiting for a chance to connect with the causes they care about. AAN reminds us all year long about the important role nonprofits play in making our state a better place.
What can we say but thank you to the 34 on-line donors to the Community Foundation’s tornado recovery efforts and to the other donors who gave through text by phone, by check or through a grant from Advised Funds. Alabama Gives Day is a great example of what we do every day, bringing people together to accomplish what no one can do as effectively on their own. THANK YOU!
Can you still give? Of course. Use our on-line connection by clicking on the Donate Now button or contact Erin Stephenson at 327-3805 to learn more about all the things your Community Foundation does to make life better in greater Birmingham.