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Pick.Click.Give. announces “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes winners

Anchorage, AK – Five lucky Alaskans who made charitable donations through Pick.Click.Give. were chosen as the winners of the 2017 “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes. Of the more than 20,000 people who made non-anonymous pledges, five were chosen at random to win a cash prize equal to the 2017 dividend amount. Unlike previous Double Your Dividend sweepstakes, this year had an added bonus. In the spirit of philanthropy, winners were awarded a $1,100 grant to donate to a nonprofit of their choice in addition to their personal prize money.

 

Winners of the Pick.Click.Give. “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes are:

Hannah Kahahawai of Palmer

On how she has designated her PCG nonprofit award money: 

“I am awarding my prize money to two different nonprofits. I would like to divide the money evenly between Challenge Alaska and the Fisher House of Alaska. I chose to give to Challenge Alaska because I think that even if someone has a disability they shouldn’t be left out. They should have the opportunity to enjoy all the fun activities our beautiful state has to offer and Challenge Alaska helps make that possible with their programs. I also chose the Fisher House because I come from a military family and I think it is so important for families to be close to their loved ones during stressful times. The Fisher house provides both relief and comfort.”

 Hannah and Family, photo submitted by Hannah Kahahawai

Steven Jewell of Nikiski

On how he has designated his PCG nonprofit award money: 

“I would like to name Alaska’s Extended Life Animal Sanctuary as the nonprofit to also get prize money. We do not have children so our pets are our kids. I appreciate what this facility is doing for strays and unwanted animals on the Kenai Peninsula. I know they are trying to expand their facility to provide better care for the animals currently residing there and for future animals needing help. I think they could make this money go a long way toward that goal.”

Mark Norquist of Anchorage

On how he has designated his PCG nonprofit award money:

“Half to Alaska Public Media as it is a tremendous service for the people of Alaska and probably the most unbiased news source available. Half to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, as I am an avid backcountry skier and they provide extremely valuable information to help keep me and my fellow outdoor adventure buddies safe.”

 Mark and Djembe, photo submitted by Mark Norquist

 

 

Whitney Flores of Anchorage

On how she has designated her PCG nonprofit award money: 

“The organizations that I would like to donate to in equal amounts are Off the Chain Bicycle Education Corporation, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska Center, and the Food Bank of Alaska. I am choosing Off the Chain because it is an important part of our community. To me personally, it has provided me with lifelong friends, bicycle knowledge and the ability to feel confident riding in Anchorage. Off the Chain has dedicated volunteers that are always willing to help you learn about your bike. I have chosen Planned Parenthood because I believe that reproductive health and education is something that we all need access to. I am donating to the Alaska Center because I care deeply about environmental impacts that are affecting Alaska and feel that the Center’s efforts to educate the public and politicians about these impacts is imperative to forming better policies. Lastly, I am donating to the Food Bank of Alaska because food security and food access are important issues to me. No one should be hungry and the Food Bank of Alaska provides much needed access to those in need.”

 Whitney Flores, photo submitted by Whitney Flores

 

Candis Knowles of Palmer

On how she has designated her PCG nonprofit award money: 

Candis’ designations are: Mat Su Senior Services, Friends of the Palmer Public Library, and Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission, for all the incredible work they do.


The Anchorage Press writes about Pitch.Click.Give. 2017, a collaboration between The Alaska Community Foundation, The American Marketing Association Alaska Chapter, and The Alaska Chapter of Fundraising Professionals.

See the article here.


Pitch.Click.Give. applications are now available!

Looking to step up your Pick.Click.Give. campaign for 2018, but not sure how? Pitch.Click.Give. is your chance to work with a team of designers and marketing professional to develop a creative, innovative campaign strategy designed specifically for your nonprofit.

What is Pitch.Click.Give.?

On Friday, September 22, 8 nonprofits will join community members and marketers to create a Pick.Click.Give. campaign for the 2017-2018 season. Teams will then present their pitches to a panel of judges in competition for first and second place prize. Last year, the combined first and second place prizes totaled over $30,000 in-kind marketing support including $1000 cash from AFP. Check out this video from the First Annual Pitch.Click.Give. event to see more.
We are so thankful to the American Marketing Association (AMA) for hosting this event in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP.) Pick.Click.Give. is an appreciative beneficiary of this program, and encourage eligible nonprofits to apply.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to connect with community members, receive professional mentorship, and build new campaign ideas.
APPLY HERE by August 18 to be considered. While travel scholarships are not available at this time, we encourage nonprofits outside of the Southcentral area to apply.

As a reminder, there are a couple participation requirements. Nonprofits must:

• Be eligible to participate in the 2017-2018 Pick.Click.Give. season
• Attend a mandatory ‘pitching workshop’ on September 11, located in The Boardroom in downtown Anchorage
• Have earned less than $10,000 in Pick.Click.Give. pledges as of April 1, 2017
• Submit an application by August 18, 2017

Application Link
https://amaak.wufoo.com/forms/mcqw25d04zxedb/


Click here to see KTUU’s ineractive data visualization link for the top 2017 Pick.Click.Give. recipients.


By Beth Verge | Posted: Wed 5:56 PM, Mar 29, 2017 | Updated: Wed 6:11 PM, Mar 29, 2017

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – Alaskans will be submitting the last of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend applications this Friday, but – should they choose to do so – they’ll have all summer to decide which of the Last Frontier’s nonprofits might receive a cut of their checks.

So how is Pick.Click.Give doing in such a strained fiscal climate? In the words of Pick.Click.Give Program Manager Sofia Fouquet, “Now is as important of a time as ever to make sure you’re giving those contributions.” Despite lower numbers compared to recent years past, Fouquet said, the group is “pleased” with this year’s results thus far. “Considering how this year has gone,” she said, “knowing there are so many people who are feeling uncertain, we have been pretty happy (with the numbers).”

As of March 15, about 23 percent of Pick.Click.Give non-profits had seen growth in pledges and number of donors. And, Fouquet said, the amount of donations has still been large, even with the extra strain. “It’s been a pretty heartwarming response,” she said. “Things are certainly less certain now than they have been in past years, and Alaskans have really stepped up, and are choosing to support non-profits in their local communities.” The program, which this year boasts 668 different non-profit groups to which PFD recipients can donate, was put into place by the legislature in 2008.