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Statewide Nonprofit Fundraiser Kicks Off

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An annual fundraising event provides small nonprofits the opportunity to reach a larger audience.

A 24-hour donation drive for New Hampshire’s nonprofits kicks off tonight. More than 350 nonprofits are taking part in the day-long event, called NH Gives.

The very first NH Gives took place last year, raising $188,000. Much of that went to small organizations that lack the infrastructure to launch large-scale fundraising efforts of their own.

Main Street Art is a nonprofit arts center in Newfields. Its coordinator, Gina Bowker, says that during NH Gives last year, the art center raised half of its annual funding.

“The reach that NH Gives as an organization has is helpful for us, because it sort of goes out a little wider and a little broader than we’re able to do ourselves,” Bowker says.

A list of this year's participating nonprofits can be found at the NH Gives website

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