WHEN IS THE AMAZING PRAISE?
The Amazing Praise is a 48-hour giving campaign. In 2020 it will run from 12:00 PM ET on
Tuesday, September 22 through 12:00PM ET on Thursday, September 24.
WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE AMAZING PRAISE?
Now in the fifth year of operation, the Amazing Praise is designed to provide a common
platform through which donors can learn about and provide support to Christian-based
nonprofits serving the greater Richmond area. The Amazing Praise was initially inspired by the Amazing Raise, orchestrated for five years by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.
WHAT PRINCIPLES UNDERGIRD THE AMAZING PRAISE?
The Amazing Praise is:
● Praise-focused—intentionally and unashamedly celebrating God and the transformative work being done in Jesus’ name across the Richmond, Virginia region.
● Collaborative—non-competitive partnership designed to draw attention, funds, people,
and urgency to the causes of the participating, nonprofits committed to carrying-out
their work based upon Christian motivation and practice.
● Growth-oriented—a scalable vehicle for annually expanding the number of participating nonprofits and the number of donors.
WHICH NONPROFITS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE AMAZING PRAISE?
The four nonprofits the initial 2016 year were: Boaz & Ruth, Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI), Sweet Monday, and Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.
In 2017, the participants were: Assisting Families of Inmates, Boaz & Ruth, East End Pregnancy Center, GraceInside, Hope for Families, Into the Neighborhood, Northside Outreach Center, Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI), Strategies for Elevating People (STEP), and Youth Life Foundation of Richmond.
This year, there are 18 nonprofits participating. You can learn more about them by clicking on their logos on the home page.
HOW WERE THE NONPROFITS SELECTED?
Common threads across the participating nonprofits include:
● Established reputations for integrity of stewardship, as documented principally by
● Shared commitment to carrying out their work based upon Christian motivation and practice.
● Agreement about the method, time frame, and implementation of the Amazing Praise.
HOW DOES A DONOR PARTICIPATE IN THE AMAZING PRAISE?
Between 12:00PM ET on Tuesday, September 22 and 12:00PM ET on Thursday, September 24,
donors visit TheAmazingPraise.org to learn about and to contribute a minimum of $25 to one or more of the participating nonprofits. Internet access and a credit/debit card are required to
participate on each of the nonprofits’ individual donation pages. Matching gifts are welcomed;
the required documentation should be directed to the individual nonprofit(s) to which a
donation is made.
ARE CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH THE AMAZING PRAISE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
All participating nonprofits are recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt 501c3 charities. Each donation is processed via the respective nonprofit’s website and secure service provider and will generate a tax receipt in accordance with IRS regulations.
WHO SPONSORS THE AMAZING PRAISE?
The Amazing Praise is sponsored by local businesses who make it possible for the multiple
participating nonprofits to raise money for their important causes. You can learn more about
sponsoring The Amazing Praise by emailing info@TheAmazingPraise.org. We would greatly
welcome your support!
HOW MUCH MONEY HAS THE AMAZING PRAISE RAISED?
In 2016, the four participating nonprofits raised $55,000. The amount doubled to $111,000 in
2017 with the participation of ten nonprofits. In 2018, 21 non-profits raised $204,000. In 2019, 20 non-profits raised $256,000.
HOW CAN MY NONPROFIT PARTICIPATE?
Contact or 804 592-1551 to be added to the list of interested non-profits for the 2021 interest meeting.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
For questions about the Amazing Praise, please contact
or (804) 592-1551.