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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

Top 25 Pick.Click.Give recipients in 2017
By Sidney Sullivan | Posted: Fri 4:56 PM, Apr 14, 2017

Click here to see KTUU’s interactive 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.

KTVA Channel 11’s Joe Vigil talks with Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager Sofia Fouquet about 2017 pledge trends.


Authors: Nina Kemppel, Diane Kaplan

Since its inception in 2009, Pick.Click.Give. has distributed more than $17 million to nonprofits statewide. This year, 667 nonprofits across the state are participating in the program. Here are just some of the ways your Pick.Click.Give. contribution will help:

  • Alaska Public Radio Network provides critical news and information on local stations throughout Alaska including communities like Utqiaġvik where KBRW can meet the unique needs of North Slope Borough residents.
  • Best Beginnings in Anchorage can further its mission of ensuring all Alaska children begin school ready to succeed by promoting early childhood literacy and learning.
  • The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad will purchase equipment and maintain infrastructure, making its members better able to conduct wilderness search and rescue missions.
  • Bean’s Café in Anchorage is working harder than ever to feed the hungry and homeless as unemployment and homeless rates increase.
  • Alaska SPCA protects helpless, abused dogs and cats and helps them find safe, loving homes.
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation can provide high-quality, no-cost legal assistance in civil matters to low-income Alaskans.

The Pick.Click.Give. website is full of stories that highlight how your donations have helped nonprofits improve and enrich the lives of all Alaskans.

When you apply for this year’s PFD, you’ll once again be asked if you’d like to donate a portion of your dividend to a nonprofit organization through Pick.Click.Give. But for the first time in nine years, many Alaskans may hesitate at the thought of donating.

It’s no secret that Alaska faces a financial crisis. Oil prices remain low, and this year’s PFD will once again be lower. Proposals circulating in the Alaska Legislature seek to introduce an income tax and use part of the Permanent Fund’s earnings to fund government programs.

In the face of uncertainty, we understand that your initial instinct may be to rein in your charitable giving, whether by decreasing your usual Pick.Click.Give. contribution or giving nothing at all. Rather than succumb to that instinct, we’re asking that you ignore it and GIVE. Give just as much, if not more, as you have in the past. Alaskans may be independent, but we have always stepped up to lend a helping hand to those in need. Now is when your donations are needed the most.

As our Legislature begins making the tough decisions on how to balance the state budget, it will fall to nonprofits to fill the gaps in service. They will step forward to provide medical services to those unable to pay, food and clothing for those who have none, and to keep us informed and ready to meet the challenges ahead. Without your Pick.Click.Give. donations, thousands of Alaskans will go without the support they so desperately need. Giving is vital to ensuring the continued health and well-being of our communities.

It won’t take much. If every person eligible to receive a PFD donated just $25, together we could raise $16 million — almost surpassing the amount raised over the life of the program. Just imagine the impact that money will have on your friends, family and neighbors.

You have the power to make a difference. Join us by using that power to help improve the lives of those in your community by donating through Pick.Click.Give.

Diane Kaplan is president and CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation. Nina Kemppel is president and CEO of the Alaska Community Foundation. Visit pickclickgive.org to search the 667 nonprofits participating in this year’s program. The deadline to donate a portion of your PFD through Pick.Click.Give. is August 31.