Arkansans can begin to make a list of causes they want to support during ArkansasGives, a one-day only online giving event presented by Arkansas Community Foundation, according to a news release.


More than 900 nonprofits have registered to participate in the effort slated Thursday, April 6, at ArkansasGives.org.


“The ArkansasGives.org website makes it easy for generous people to research and give to nonprofits that improve our state’s communities,” said Heather Larkin, Community Foundation President and chief executive officer. “We’ve made it simple for Arkansans to help us reach our $5 million goal online in just one day.”


Though gifts cannot be made until 8 a.m. April 6, preparations can be made by texting ARGIVES to 24587 to get a text reminder to give that day and sign up for email updates at ArkansasGives.org. Since information about each nonprofit is listed on the site, donors can go to ArkansasGives.org to search nonprofits by location, service area and service category.


Other suggestions for giving from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 6 include: go to ArkansasGives.org/search to locate favorite nonprofits, add all the nonprofits to an online giving cart and click checkout and input payment information using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card.


“Arkansas Community Foundation provides a $400,000 bonus pool to help Arkansas nonprofits raise funds for their organizations through ArkansasGives. The more money supporters donate through ArkansasGives.org, the more bonus dollars the nonprofits receive. For example, if a nonprofit receives one percent of the total amount given online April 6, it will receive one percent of the $400,000 bonus pool or $4,000 extra, with a chance for additional prizes linked to most dollars and most donors by size and most dollars by service category,” a spokesman said in the news release.


“In addition to bonus pool funds, nonprofits will compete for $60,000 in prizes from First Security Bank for nonprofits in small, medium and large categories earning the most dollars and having the highest number of individual donors. Jane Hunt Meade will provide $10,000 in prizes for most dollars in 10 service categories,” the spokesman said. “ArkansasGives media partners include the Arkansas Press Association, iHeart Media, THV 11 in Little Rock, KAIT 8 in Jonesboro, KFSM TV 5 in Fort-Smith-Fayetteville and Soiree Magazine.”