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Successful Pick. Click. Give. Donations Spike Upwards


ANCHORAGE -- The number of people who have successfully filed a charitable donation to eligible Alaska nonprofits through the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Charitable Contributions Program, also known as Pick Click Give., has shot up in the hours since the State reported that technical problems had been resolved.

Today’s participation rate among people who filed for their 2010 PFD is 667 percent higher than during the first four days of the New Year. Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group and the Alaska Giving Coalition have received several personal reports of success in completing the donation process when filing online, while reports of difficulty in completing the process are down.

The PFD Division is encouraging Alaskans to use the online application and the Pick. Click. Give. option. Further, the PFD Division is working to create a process that allows Alaskans to Pick. Click. Give., even if they already submitted their online application without making charitable contributions. Details on the process for donating will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

“We are grateful to everyone for their patience,” said Cassandra Stalzer, communications manager at Rasmuson Foundation. “Hundreds of Alaska nonprofits and individuals went to extraordinary lengths to promote and utilize Pick. Click. Give. as a way to encourage individuals to support the causes they care about, and we’re relieved that it is resulting in important donations.”

Anyone experiencing any difficulties with the online application, is still being asked to email the details of their experience to pickclickgive@pickclickgive.org, and the information will be relayed immediately to the State. For the latest information, visit www.PickClickGive.org.

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