Sunday, June 5, 2016

New York Council of Nonprofits and United Way to Launch First-Ever Day of Giving, New York Gives Day

The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and the United Way of New York State are proud to announce a partnership to launch New York's first-ever statewide day of giving, New York Gives Day.

New York Gives Day will be held on #GivingTuesday (November 29th, 2016) and will involve thousands of nonprofits across the state working together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy and community. #GivingTuesday is a movement to add a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. November 29th, 2016 marks the 5th Anniversary of #GivingTuesday. This year, nonprofits throughout New York state will come together to create a movement for their local communities, raising awareness and funds for the much-needed services right here in our state.

"We know the spirit of generosity of the people of New York, and we know that we take care of each other," said Valerie Venezia, VP of Membership and Marketing at NYCON. "We are so excited about this project because it's going to put a spotlight on - and generate resources for - the amazing services nonprofit organizations provide in every community across the state… and it's going to showcase that giving spirit of New Yorkers."

"Nonprofits provide critical services in every community in New York. United Way helps to connect donors and nonprofits year-round. A dedicated day of giving brings focus on how communities help themselves and neighbors help neighbors," said Reg Foster, President and CEO of United Way of New York State.

New York Gives Day will be joining forces with the #GivingTuesday movement to help bring a sense of camaraderie and heightened participation amongst our nonprofit community. Nonprofits who wish to participate will be able to do so at no cost. GiveGab, the platform provider for New York Gives Day, will be waiving their 5% platform fee for all nonprofit participants on November 29, 2016.

In preparation for the day, GiveGab will provide nonprofits with free resources, webinars, tutorials, and complete access to GiveGab's suite of fundraising and volunteer management tools.

"As a company that is based in New York state, we are especially proud to be part of this giving day.  We're pleased to be working with our friends at NYCON, the United Way, and our Advisory Committee members to provide this fantastic opportunity for nonprofits to fundraise and promote all the great work they do," said Charlie Mulligan, GiveGab's CEO & Co-Founder. "We are proud of our company's commitment to help nonprofits do great work. We know that New York Gives Day has the potential to have a real, lasting impact on communities all across our state."

Beyond New York Gives Day, participating nonprofits have the benefit of utilizing GiveGab's fundraising and supporter engagement tools year-round. Free resources and webinars will be announced soon on the NYCON and UWNYS websites.

Press Contacts:

Valerie Venezia, VP of Membership & Marketing, NYCON; 1 (800) 515-5012 ext. 121;

Reg Foster, President & CEO, United Way of New York State; (518) 608-6456;

Charlie Mulligan, CEO & Co-Founder, GiveGab; (570) 313-6724;

About the New York Council of Nonprofits:  NYCON, the Soapbox and Toolbox for New York's nonprofits, works to develop and promote an effective, vibrant charitable community in New York State. With close to 3,000 nonprofit members, NYCON strengthens the business and organizational capacity of nonprofits, acts as an advocate and unifying voice, helps to inform philanthropic giving,  and conducts research to demonstrate the relevance and impact of nonprofits.  Visit to learn more.

About The United Way of New York State:  The United Way of New York State's mission is to strengthen the capacity of United Ways to be leaders in achieving results that improve the lives of all New Yorkers. United Way brings donors, organizations and experts together to advance initiatives that tackle problems at their root. Visit to learn more.

About GiveGab:  GiveGab's mission is to help nonprofit leaders feel like the champions they are. GiveGab is an online fundraising and supporter engagement tool designed exclusively for nonprofit leaders. GiveGab aims to help nonprofit administrators, feel successful on the job by providing a simple, easy-to-use platform for nonprofit leaders to better engage their supporters and raise funds online. Visit to learn more.

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