Nonprofit fundraising blitz returns


CASPER (WNE) —WyoGives, the state’s annual 24- hour online fundraising campaign, returns Wednesday. 

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network launched WyoGives in 2019 as a way to help publicize and raise money for Wyoming nonprofits in one centralized, accessible location. This time around, over 250 nonprofits are participating. 

Each group gets a page on WyoGives’s website, wyogives.org, where it can post information about its mission and goals. 

Buttons on the pages enable visitors to donate or sign up to become fundraisers. 

Visitors can search through participating organizations by keyword, by county and by 26 different causes. They can search for organizations for seniors in Park County, for example, or emergency response services in Lincoln County or arts and culture groups in Laramie County. 

Some of WyoGives’ sponsors will be matching donations. 

The Hughes Charitable Foundation, based in Jackson, will add $2 for every $1 added to Albany, Washakie, Platte, Carbon, Weston, Big Horn, Niobrara, Goshen, Fremont and Hot Springs counties. They’ll meet one-to-one donations made to Natrona, Laramie, Sublette, Lincoln, Campbell, Crook, Sweetwater, Converse, Park, Uinta, Johnson and Sheridan counties. 

Wells Fargo, one of WyoGives’ sponsors, set aside additional money aside for nonprofits that focus on addressing housing issues and homelessness. 

WyoGives is expected to give nonprofits an extra boost this year — especially at a time where demand for many of their services is high. 

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have found it harder to stay afloat on their own — putting increased pressure on the nonprofit sector. 

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