Kimbia Announces $100K Prize Pool for Give Local America

May 6, 2014, National Giving Day with Local Impact Expected to Transform Grassroots Philanthropy

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We are excited about the ability of this national event to enable everyone to become a philanthropist, to bring communities together, and for nonprofits of all sizes all across the United States to benefit from increased media exposure.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 04, 2014

Kimbia, the industry leader in online giving days on whose fundraising platform individual organizations have raised up to $25.2M in one day and recruited from 20-60% new donors, announced today that they will donate $100K in a prize pool for Give Local America. Give Local America was conceived and launched in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations in America and the vital role they have played developing and supporting local philanthropy. Give Local America, a first-of-its kind Giving Day, will be hosted on May 6, 2014, in over a hundred communities and cities across the nation. A centralized leader board will provide real-time visibility to event results throughout the day. The prize pool will be used specifically to incentivize new donor participation – which along with increased brand awareness is one of the two key Giving Day value propositions reported by the company’s customers.

The most successful events start to generate buzz and publicity early and because this is grassroots philanthropy, social media will be a major driver of results. Give Local America has organized a social media day for March 6th, 2014, to build the public awareness needed to attract new and returning donors alike. Interested parties can participate and track results via #GiveLocalAmerica.

“The Community Foundation of St. Clair County is excited to be participating in Give Local America,” said Lynn Alexander, vice president, Community Foundation for St. Clair County (MI). “Branded locally as Give Where You Live, this is our third giving day event, and we’re inviting all nonprofit organizations in the area to participate in this great national event to raise as much awareness and financial support for our mission as possible.”

“We are excited about the ability of this national event to enable everyone to become a philanthropist, to bring communities together, and for nonprofits of all sizes all across the United States to benefit from increased media exposure,” said Dan Gillett, CEO, Kimbia. “We encourage everyone to participate and to track nationwide results as the excitement builds and the numbers roll to success.”

About Give Local America:

  •     Hundred plus community and city giving events coordinated on a national scale on May 6, 2014
  •     Thousands of nonprofits connecting donors to their causes
  •     Hundreds of thousands of donors, many of whom will be giving for the first time
  •     Millions of dollars raised to support vital community causes
  •     Millions of shares, tweets and likes
  •     For more information, visit http://www.givelocalamerica.org.

About Kimbia
Our flexible, best-of-breed, Omni-Channel Fundraising™ platform enables you to create a deeper donor relationship by leveraging the strengths of each channel and putting your donors at the center of all development activities. Ultimately this approach results in greater brand awareness, giving and lifelong loyalty. Kimbia is proud to support more than 5,000 customers to date, including the American Heart Association, Smithsonian Institution, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Columbia University, Georgetown University, WGBH – Boston, KCSM – San Mateo, The Ragnar Relay Series, Beijing International Triathlon, MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and The Boston Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.kimbia.com.


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