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July 18, 2016

#NYGivesDay 2016 Webinar Series Kicks Off in August


Make the most of #NYGivesDay. Join Us for a series of educational webinars this summer and fall. Be ready to roll out your campaign in November! (More webinars to be added.)

New York Gives Day 2016 (#NYGivesDay) is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the state of New York. Thousands of nonprofits across the Empire State will work together on November 29, 2016, to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout their local communities. This day will also coincide with #GivingTuesday, a movement to add a national day of giving on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Nov. 29, 2016marks 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 their worthy causes. 

Upcoming Webinars

New York's first-ever statewide Day of Giving, #NYGivesDay, was established by The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and United Way of New York State. Learn More.

Information About Regional Giving Days 


For Nonprofit Organizations located in the Rochester area ROC The Day
ROC the Day is the Greater Rochester region’s 24-hour online giving event. This year, ROC the Day falls on November 29 to coincide with the national Giving Tuesday event. More than 600 organizations join the event each year to connect with thousands of donors who give an end-of-year boost to their favorite causes. ROC the Day is free to participate and open to 501(c)3 organizations that serve Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wyoming, Wayne and Yates counties. Donors can make a real difference by giving to one or multiple organizations to support their personal philanthropic passions. It’s an easy, one-stop way for them to fill their “cart” with causes that matter most to them. ROC the Day has raised more than $4 million for the Greater Rochester community in just five 24-hour events. It’s a great way to rally non-profits, donors and the Greater Rochester community to make a difference together.



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NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.