Update: Due to technical difficulties at the Giving First website, Colorado Gives Day has been extended until noon tomorrow. Go ahead. Knock yourself out giving! Read on:
It's Colorado Gives Day, and since the stroke of midnight, nearly 1,000 Colorado nonprofits have been collecting donations in just about any charitable category you might think of. After a rousing kickoff last year, the fundraising marathon is not only back, but notably bigger: Pick and choose from your favorite causes at the Colorado Gives Day or Giving First websites. There are no processing fees to donate online, and for each dollar you give, an incentive fund from FirstBank kicks in a percentage.
Not sure where to send your dollars? Here's just a few of our favorites, picked from an arts-and-culture perspective.