Update Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

March 27, 2020

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

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Donor Group Provides Funds To Waive Payment Processing Fees For Arizona Gives Day, Putting More Money In Nonprofit Coffers


Nonprofit Payment Processing Fees Covered Up To $3 Million Raised on AZGives.org


A group of donors has provided separate funding to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to waive payment processing fees normally paid by nonprofits participating in the Arizona Gives Day 24-hour online fundraising event, scheduled this year on Tuesday, April 7.  Arizona Gives Day, a collaboration with the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, is presented by FirstBank.

“What this means is more money goes directly to the nonprofits at a time that has never been more critical because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits CEO Kristen Merrifield.  “Nonprofits have always had to cover the 2.1 percent fee charged by the payment processor.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to waive that fee.”

Historically, 80 percent of donors…

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Impact of Coronavirus-Caused Cancellations, Restrictions Hits Nonprofits Hard


Total Loss of Revenue at $36 Million (and Growing)

An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey of nonprofit organizations statewide showed that nearly 90% of the 423 respondents have been or expect to be significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus with the total loss of reported revenue at $36,797,850 as of March 23.

“It’s incredibly difficult to watch this happening and we’re certainly much too early in the process to even try to determine an overall dollar impact, but we do know that organizations reporting revenue impact expect to lose an average of 31% of their revenue with reported ranges up to $10 million,” said Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits CEO Kristen Merrifield.

Merrifield said that additional steps have been taken to provide expanded support through the upcoming Arizona Gives Day 24-hour online fundraising campaign, a collaboration with Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by First Bank, on April 7, including:

  • Re-opening registration to allow organizations that had to cancel fundraisers, programs and other events that originally chose not to participate to be able to benefit from the fundraiser.  The new registration deadline for Arizona Gives Day is March 27.

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We are encouraging nonprofits, board members, volunteers and supporters to share our curent social media campaign utilizing the following images.  You can share this from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and help get this important message out to your friends and followers. The nonprofit sector, along with our colleagues in the restaurant, small business, hospitality and other important industries, need your support now more than ever!

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