Give Local America is Only Three Months Away
One of the nation’s largest single-day crowdfunding events is returning May 3 and is on track to be better than ever.
AUSTIN, TX (Feb 3, 2016) — Give Local America’s 2016 event is just three months away, and time is running out for community foundations to get involved. With over 100 communities signed on, the event is well on its way to reaching its goal of raising $100 million for local nonprofits across the nation.
In just its first year, Give Local America raised an impressive $53 million for 7,000 nonprofits – a record-breaking program that benefitted communities all over the country. In 2015, the community-driven giving day once again set a new standard for crowdfunding, raising $68 million for 9,000 nonprofits.
With this year’s new media partnership with Gannett Co., Inc bringing unparalleled local to national reach to its over 100 million consumers a month, plus new community partners signing on, including The Big Give Houston and Pittsburgh Gives, Give Local America is setting the stage to make its biggest impact yet on May 3.
“We can’t believe the enthusiasm and participation we have already received for 2016,” said Lori Finch, vice president of community giving, “We are just three months away, and we invite every person and every nonprofit to join us to improve the long-term outlook of our communities and ultimately, our country.”
Kimbia and Give Local America are also excited to see returning communities like Columbia (SC), Greater New Haven (CT) and the San Antonio (TX) region grow their local events. For example, San Antonio raised $2 million in 2014 and then doubled that last year, raising over $4 million.
“Give Local America wouldn’t be where it is today without the support of the communities that have participated since year one,” said Finch. “We love seeing the difference that this program can make across the country year after year.”
It’s not too late for communities to join in the fun and design a right-sized event for them. Community partners wanting to participate in Give Local America’s best year yet of community giving are encouraged to register by March 1st.
For more information, visit GiveLocalAmerica.org. For details regarding advertising and sponsorship opportunities or for organizations seeking to participate, please visit GiveLocalAmerica.org/partners.
About Give Local America
Give Local America is a 24-hour national crowdfunding event that empowers individuals to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today’s most critical issues. The campaign is driven by the idea that every person and company has the ability to “be a philanthropist for a day,” and contribute toward the improvement of their community. It’s a grassroots effort that connects local community partners, community foundations, businesses and donors with the power of social media to multiply the impact of every donation.
Give Local America is an initiative of Kimbia, the industry leader in providing trusted online fundraising technology and services to make it easier and faster for charities to find, convert and retain donors and supporters. Through the combined power of community partners, corporate sponsors, media partners and the donor community, Give Local America has raised more than $120 million dollars in just two years through the Kimbia platform.