Giving Day could be profitable for nonprofit

The Fairfield County Community Foundation and Bank of America are launching a new way to help Fairfield County residents support the work of local nonprofits. Fairfield County Giving Day — an online 24-hour day of giving — set for Friday, March 7 — hopes to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region.

During the 24-hour period, donors are encouraged to make online donations to organizations doing work in areas critical to the community — from housing to education to the arts and more. Twenty-five thousand dollars will be awarded to the nonprofit receiving the most individual donations. Other incentives and matching gifts will also be awarded.

Fairfield County Giving Day is open to all eligible nonprofit organizations in the county. Information on how to register your nonprofit, or how you can support this community event is available online at fccfoundation.org.

During its recent giving day, The Great Give 2013, the New Haven Community Foundation helped raise over $750,000 for its local nonprofits in a 36-hour period.