Today is "Idaho Gives," that state's 24-hour online giving marathon, now in its third year; previous efforts raised total $1.2 million for 675 nonprofits.

"Today we’re giving you a 12- to 24-hour head start — depending on when you read this — to hit the ground giving Thursday for the third version of 'Idaho Gives,' a 24-hour online day of charitable giving sponsored by the Idaho Nonprofit Center. It is Christmas for roughly 675 Idaho nonprofits, and you are Santa Claus. You get to be an enabler and send a dollop of a donation to one, or all of them if you so desire. We think it would be very Idahoan of you to pound the keyboard and impact your community." -- the Idaho Statesman