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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Telemundo Comes Together In Support Of Hurricane Harvey Victims With “Red Cross Day” Friday, September 1

All-Day Special Programming Across the Network’s Daily Shows, Digital Platforms and Around the Clock Coverage on Telemundo Local Stations To Help Raise Funds Through www.elpoderenti.com/cruzroja and 1-800-596-6567

Press Release – MIAMI – August 31, 2017 – Telemundo announced it has joined forces with the Red Cross to present a full day of special programming across all of the network’s daily shows and digital platforms on Friday, September 1st. Complementing the continuous news coverage led by Telemundo’s news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart and the local station’s news reporters, the awareness and fundraising initiative will help collect funds for the victims of the devastating Hurricane Harvey, a large segment of which are Hispanics, through www.elpoderenti.com/cruzroja or by calling 1-800-596-6567. The Red Cross day begins with morning show “Un Nuevo Dia,” (7a/6c), where Roberto Baltodano, spokesperson for the Red Cross will join the show’s hosts, and continue with “Suelta La Sopa” (3p/2c), “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” (4p/3c), “Noticias Telemundo” (6:30p/5:30c) and “Titulares y Mas” (11:35p/10:35c).

“The Red Cross is working around the clock in extremely challenging conditions in Texas to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO at the American Red Cross. “We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our amazing donors – like NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises. With their support the Red Cross can be there when disaster strikes to respond with shelter, food and the necessary supplies to ensure people are cared for, and to help during the recovery process. We’re extremely grateful for their support.”

“As part of our mission to serve our community, we are proud to partner with the Red Cross to help raise funds for the thousands of victims in Texas,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “The Red Cross is an outstanding organization and the great work they are doing is inspiring. We are working with them around the clock, at the national and local level, to get the message out and help the victims and heroes of Texas at this time of great need.”

Locally, Telemundo stations, including Telemundo Houston, will continue their around-the-clock and in-depth coverage including live breaking news from the affected areas. In addition, today Telemundo62 Philadelphia and Telemundo 20 San Diego will host phone banks with sister stations NBC10 Philadelphia and NBC 7 San Diego. Meanwhile, Telemundo 51 Miami will air a special 30-minute program “Ayuda a Victimas de Harvey” today at 5 PM, live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami where supplies are being donated by South Floridians to support hurricane relief efforts. NBC 6 in South Florida will also air a half-hour program beginning at 5:30 PM that will highlight the region’s hurricane relief efforts. Tomorrow, Telemundo 52 Los Angeles and NBC4 Southern California will host a phone bank to support American Red Cross efforts.

In addition, on Wednesday, September 6, Telemundo Puerto Rico will host a phone bank in partnership with the local American Red Cross chapter to raise funds for individuals and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey; Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia and sister station NBC Bay Area will also host a phone bank to support hurricane victims.


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DiversyFund Unveils No Fee Real Estate Income Fund

August 15, 2017 @ 8:43 am By Samantha Hurst

DiversyFund, Inc., an online real estate investment platform, announced on Tuesday its “no fee” real estate debt fund to investors. The lender stated that with the Fund, investors gain the ability to invest in a diversified portfolio of real estate debt investments that target risk-adjusted returns and generate passive income.

According to DiversyFund, the new Fund already has a four-year track record since its launch in March 2013, posting an average annualized net return of 11.4% since inception through Q1 2017, a track record that few Wall Street funds have been able to match. The Fund targets passive income by making real estate-backed debt investments in assets featured on DiversyFund’s platform. The Fund makes quarterly distributions of interest income to its investors and has never lost any investor principal. The minimum investment amount is $10,000.

Similar real estate debt funds and Wall Street hedge funds often charge their investors a heavy fee load consisting of a 1 to 2% asset management fee per year and an additional profit-sharing fee, known as the carried interest.

Alan Lewis, Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of the Fund’s manager at DiversyFund, stated:

“One of the hallmarks of real estate crowdfunding has been to reduce fees by cutting out the brokers and middlemen and reducing management fees. We decided to take this industry innovation one step further by eliminating all fees typically charged to investors by other diversified funds in the market. Unlike other real estate funds, we believe we have created a better business model, by developing our real estate projects in-house, that allows us to declare war on fees while also giving our investors greater quality control and superior investor reporting.”

Craig Cecilio

Craig Cecilio, CEO and founder of DiversyFund, added:

“Offering our ‘no fee’ passive income Fund to the investing public was a natural progression in DiversyFund’s goal to consistently find ways to offer superior real estate investments that utilize technology for greater transparency while eliminating the investor fees that have long been a necessary evil in the industry. Our Company is proud to be a pioneer in an industry that is revolutionizing the way average investors access alternative investments like real estate.”

This post originally appeared here.


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Communities In Schools Announces the All In For Texas Relief Fund to Support CIS Affiliates Serving 330,000 Students

$500,000 Donation Kicks off Fundraising Effort

Press Release – Arlington, Va. – Aug. 29, 2017Communities In Schools, (CIS) has announced the creation of the All In For Texas Relief Fund to support CIS affiliates who have suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Relief Fund is being launched with an initial pledge of $500,000 by an anonymous donor in honor of the late Texas Governor Mark White and his widow, Linda Gale White, long-time supporters of CIS.

CIS, a national network of affiliates working inside district and charter schools to empower at-risk students to stay in school, has 10 affiliates along the Texas Gulf Coast that have been impacted by the storm including:

An eleventh affiliate, CIS of Cameron County, was also impacted by the storm but has chosen not to participate in the fund at this time so that others have added resources.

Together, those CIS affiliates employ 335 caring professionals who work inside schools with a total enrollment in excess of 330,000 students each year. The Relief Fund will provide essential emergency services and long-term support for those affiliates, allowing them to resume work supporting students and their families. CIS employees impacted by the storm are also eligible for assistance.

“Our hearts go out to the students, families and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said CIS National President and CEO Dale Erquiaga. “Given the scale of this disaster, we know they will require considerable resources to recover and rebuild. We hope this fund and the initial generous donation will help us provide the essential support our kids will need to go back to school and begin building a brighter future for themselves and their communities. The CIS family is all in for Texas.”

To support the All In For Texas Relief Fund, visit www.communitiesinschools.org/harvey-relief-fund/


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Salt Lake City Family Unites for Children’s Cancer Research

Superheroes Unite! event provides day of fun for children with cancer, benefits CureSearch non-profit

Press Release – Salt Lake City, UT – Cheryl and Jeff Rounds have one word to describe their five-year-old daughter Annika: Magnificent. In her fight with stage-four neuroblastoma, Annika, who was diagnosed with this pediatric cancer at 10 weeks old, has faced her battles with grace and bravery. A sight that is, her parents say, magnificent to witness.

Neuroblastoma, a tumor that often originates in the adrenal glands, is the second-most common solid tumor in childhood. It accounts for five percent of the more than 15,000 diagnoses of childhood cancer each year. Annika, who is also described by her parents as “an amazing little fighter,” is facing her fourth relapse with this disease.

The Rounds family will be among the participants at Salt Lake City Superheroes Unite!, a day of play for children battling cancer (the superheroes) and their sidekicks – parents, siblings, caregivers, friends, and extended family members. The event, to be held September 23, 2017, at Salt Lake City’s Sugar House Park, doubles as a fundraiser for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national foundation committed to ending childhood cancer through research and innovation.

“Fighting cancer can be a very lonely job, but CureSearch reminds us that we’re not alone in this fight,” Cheryl says. “Childhood cancer research is so drastically underfunded, but with each new CureSearch-funded study I see, I have a renewed hope that more children will be successfully treated of their cancers.”

Salt Lake City Superheroes Unite! is one of many CureSearch programs that aid in funding children’s cancer research and in driving patient impact. The organization encourages the general public to participate or volunteer at CureSearch events in their communities. To register or to learn more about Superheroes Unite! and other programs, visit curesearch.org/Fundraise.

Source: https://curesearch.org/Salt-Lake-City-Family-Unites-for-Childrens-Cancer-Research


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Approximately $22.6 Million Raised by Global Impact for its Members through Workplace Giving Campaigns in Fiscal Year 2017

Press Release – ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21, 2017Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, announced today that it raised approximately $22.6 million in fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) for its charity alliance of more than 100 international relief and development charities. These organizations are working on the front lines every day providing food, shelter, health care, education and other essential services to millions of people around the world.

Collectively, Global Impact charity alliance members have continued to see growth in revenues generated through workplace giving campaigns and other initiatives. This success is attributed to Global Impact’s fundraising strategy, as well as the great work of its charity partners, and private sector companies that are choosing to partner with Global Impact to raise awareness of global issues and charities as part of a larger corporate initiative to engage employees in creating greater social impact.

Currently, Global Impact raises much needed unrestricted funding through more than 300 private and public sector workplace giving campaigns with organizations such as Accenture, TIAA, American Express, Wells Fargo and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Global Impact has also developed a number of High Impact Funds and specific disaster funds, for example the Africa Famine Relief Fund, that have helped raise money for charities focused on pressing issues that are most important to donors. “We are continually seeking new ways to promote our charity alliance members and engage donors in the work they are doing,” said Joseph Mettimano, Global Impact vice president of marketing and campaign engagement. “It is an honor to work on behalf of these great charitable organizations and see interest growing by enlightened companies that understand the connection between creating employee satisfaction and opportunities for increased social impact within their workforces.”

Charity alliance partners range from renowned organizations with worldwide reach to nonprofits providing essential services on a regional scale. Rigorous membership standards ensure that each organization practices sound financial management and effective program delivery. Global Impact’s eight new charity partners for the 2017 campaigns are:

  • Agora Partnerships, striving to accelerate the shift to a more sustainable, equitable and abundant world that supports entrepreneurs intentionally working to create social impact.
  • EcoHealth Alliance, leading cutting-edge research into the critical connections between human and wildlife health and delicate ecosystems.
  • Global Health Council, supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide and acting as the collaborative voice of the global health community.
  • Human Rights Watch, defending the rights of people worldwide. Scrupulously investigating abuses, exposing the facts widely, and pressuring those with power to respect rights and secure justice.
  • Interaction, acting as a platform for global change, a pathway to global progress.
  • Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, helping women access preventive care and treatment for cervical and breast cancers where the need is greatest.
  • Seed Programs International, providing quality vegetable seed, expertise, and training resources to help impoverished people become self-sufficient and healthy.
  • ZanaAfrica Foundation, supporting adolescent girls in Kenya to stay in school by delivering reproductive health education and sanitary pads.

ABOUT GLOBAL IMPACT

Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and backbone services; workplace fundraising and representation; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency and technology services. Global Impact works with more than 300 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization also has served as an administrator for the Combined Federal Campaign for more than 20 years, including the two largest campaigns in the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) and Overseas (CFC-O). Global Impact continues to serve in this role, as well as the campaign’s national marketing strategist and implementation partner. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Georgia State Sets Annual Fundraising Record, More Than $50 Million Given To Burning Bright Campaign

Press Release – ATLANTA—Georgia State University set an annual fundraising record in the fiscal year that ended June 30, raising more than $50 million in its Burning Bright campaign and bringing its campaign total to more than $272 million.

The previous record of $43 million was set in 2015.

“This milestone in fundraising is in keeping with the unprecedented upward trajectory we’re on across Georgia State,” said Mark P. Becker, president of the university. “From our nationally recognized student success initiatives, to our record-setting research funding and the continued transformation of our campus communities, we’ve got an incredible story to tell, one that our donors—alumni, friends, foundations and corporate partners—want to help us write.”

Begun in 2015, the $300 million Burning Bright campaign is the largest fundraising initiative in Georgia State’s history. In support of the university’s strategic plan, the campaign is raising funds for student success programs, initiatives to encourage and augment faculty excellence, and Georgia State’s continued dynamic transformation of downtown Atlanta.

The year’s fundraising success was made possible by 22,000 separate gifts provided by more than 15,000 donors, including:

  • Carelle L. Karimimanesh, who created the Naiyareh Karimimanesh Memorial Scholarship in memory of her daughter, a graduate of the College of Law.
  • Allen Poole, who is supporting student-athletes through a gift to the athletic scholarship fund and who has established the Dr. John W. Cook Professorship in the Robinson College of Business to honor the impact Dr. Cook had on his life and career.
  • The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, who funded the new Education Policy Research Center in the Andrew Young School of Public Policy.
  • State Farm, whose support for Georgia State’s Learning, Income and Family Transformation program will bring the university’s pioneering data analytics work to students enrolled in two-year degree programs at the university’s Decatur campus.

More information on the Burning Bright campaign can be found at burningbright.gsu.edu.

Source: http://news.gsu.edu


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CanDo Launches Crowdfunding Platform To Support Local Humanitarians In War-Torn Syria

Press release: July 2017: CanDo, the not-for profit organisation behind the first crowdfunded hospital in Syria, is launching a new crowdfunding platform, where 100% of all money raised for health projects in Syria, will go directly to the people who need it most.

Via people-to-people aid, CanDo challenges the current system where despite 75% of aid being carried out by local humanitarians, only 1% of funding gets to them. By supporting local humanitarians, through projects on the CanDo platform, war-affected communities will receive access to life-saving healthcare services and help reduce the suffering of innocent people.

CanDo led the People’s Convoy last December which, thanks to public display of generosity and solidarity, saw almost £250,000 (270% of the fundraising target) raised in just 12 days to rebuild the last children’s hospital that had been bombed out of action in Aleppo, Syria.

Hope Hospital will continue to be supported by CanDo and public funding via the new platform, this ensures the Independent Doctors Association can provide ongoing neonatal and premature infant care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient services to Aleppo’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

Throughout July and August, CanDo encourages the public to make positive changes in Syria by supporting humanitarian health related projects, including:

  1. Ghiras Al Nahda – Growing mushrooms as a sustainable source of fresh food in a besieged area. Life conditions in in Al Ghouta, Damascus are very harsh and people are suffering from starvation and malnutrition. A team of Mycologists, biologists and technicians, will deliver a 3-day training workshop to teach locals how to grow mushrooms at home so they can provide for their family and neighbours. The project will support 135 families, and therefore help feed over 800 people.
  2. Insan (meaning ‘human’) – A psychosocial programme supporting vulnerable women suffering from the psychological effects of war. This self-help programme titled “12 steps to deal with crisis”, will help Syrian women cope and come to terms with the difficulties facing them during the war.
  3. Hurras (meaning ‘guard or protection’) – A children’s magazine which aims to help children protect themselves during conflict through storytelling. The magazine distributed in cities across Syria and available online, also provides puzzles and games to help children gain knowledge and develop important skills.
  4. Bihar (meaning ’spring’) – Protection services for vulnerable women who may have faced sexual violence. Funding will help train health workers on the ground to conduct workshops with the surrounding community on psychosocial support, reproductive health and gender-based violence.

CanDo’s Founder and CEO, Dr Rola Hallam commented “‘Hope Hospital’ was a clear victory for humanity. While it might seem like a small victory in the face of the continued adversity in Syria, it demonstrated that positive change can occur with hope and the power of people.

CanDo’s new crowd-funding platform gives everyday people the chance to contribute to the work of local humanitarians, including doctors, teachers and volunteers, and help prevent the suffering of Syrian people. We believe people are the next super power. When we come together and join up our efforts, everyone can create transformative and positive change”.

CanDo provides global humanitarians, that’s normal generous-minded people, with an opportunity to save lives and reduce suffering in war-affected communities. Ignite positive change by becoming a CanDoer and support a crowdfunding campaign, visit www.candoaction.org plus like @CanDoAction on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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Meyers Research Surpasses $500,000 Raised For HomeAid America

Housing Forecast Events Provide Funds to Fight Homelessness

Builder panelists at recent Meyers Research forecast event.

Press Release – Newport Beach, CA. (August 1, 2017)HomeAid America is a major national building industry charity and one of the largest builders of housing for the homeless in the country. For the past three years, it has also been the beneficiary of the generosity of Meyers Research, a Kennedy Wilson Company, one of its top national partners.

Meyers Research has been holding housing forecast events to benefit HomeAid America for over three years. The recent event in Denver held on July 19th was the 10th such forecast event, and including an additional event held by its parent company Kennedy Wilson to launch HomeAid’s LA chapter, the company has now raised $500,000 through ticket sales and sponsorships for the homelessness charity. Jeff Meyers, President of Meyers Research and HomeAid America Board member said, “It’s important to our team to champion a cause greater than ourselves. Our partnership with HomeAid allows us to make a difference in the fight to combat homelessness. We are thrilled to reach the $500,000 mark.”

The Meyers Research forecast events started in Orange County CA in January 2014 as a way for the company to make an on-going contribution to HomeAid and also help the charity spread the word on its work throughout the industry. The events proved to be incredible successes, with subsequent events held in Las Vegas, Northern Virginia, Atlanta, and Denver. Orange County completed its 4th annual event this past March. In total, approximately 1,800 people have attended these events with the proceeds from the ticket sales as well as sponsorships all being donated to HomeAid.

HomeAid America CEO Peter Simons said, “What started as a singular effort to help support our cause of ending homelessness has turned into a real mission, and a labor of love on behalf of the entire Meyers and Kennedy Wilson organizations. Jeff Meyers’ personal service on our Board of Directors further enhances and deepens this bond. HomeAid and Meyers Research have been a great team and are making a difference together.”

HomeAid was foundedby the building industry in 1989 as a way to give back to the community by addressing the issue of homelessness. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness, each year over 3.5 million Americans experienced homelessness at some point. Nearly 1.5 million of them were children. HomeAid’s program identifies charities in the community working to help the homeless that need additional facilities in which to house people and provide programmatic resources such as job skills training and financial counseling, as well as physical and emotional support. HomeAid then finds builders who are willing to take on these projects and build them at a deep discount by enlisting their trade partners to give their time and materials as in-kind donations.

ABOUT HOMEAID AMERICA

HomeAid is a leading national non-profit provider of housing for homeless families and individuals, founded in Southern California in 1989. Through the generosity of builders, their trades and their suppliers, HomeAid has completed over 500 housing projects nationwide at a value of more than $220 million, of which nearly 50 percent has been donated by the building industry. HomeAid currently has 60 additional projects in development across the country. Over the years, HomeAid has added nearly 9,300 beds in facilities helping the homeless, housing over 280,000 people. HomeAid works through a network of 17 active chapters in 12 states across the country. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.

ABOUT MEYERS RESEARCH

Meyers Research, a Kennedy Wilson Company combines experienced real estate and technology advisors with leading data to provide its clients with a clear perspective and a strategic path forward. Based in Beverly Hills, California, Meyers is home to 150 experts in 10 offices across the country.


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Indiegogo Launches Education Center and Experts Directory To Help Campaigners Bring Projects from Idea to Reality

To Provide Entrepreneurs With Pre and Post-Launch Resources And Offer Support with Every Stage of a Project’s Journey

Press Release – SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2017Indiegogo, the global platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life, announces the launch of a newly revamped Entrepreneur hub to enhance the campaigner experience through resources and education materials.

Indiegogo for entrepreneurs will be home to an online Education Center, serving as a one-stop destination with advice for startups bringing their projects from concept to market, and an Experts Directory – where entrepreneurs can access organizations and expert content that will help bring their project to life.

The Education Center by Indiegogo will provide engaging webinars, articles, podcasts and guides that cover every step of the crowdfunding campaign process. Indiegogo is launching the new online resource to help entrepreneurs be more successful on the platform, with support for:

  • Campaign Creation – Does an Indiegogo page have what it takes to succeed? This section highlights key characteristics of successful campaign designs, including how to design a compelling Indiegogo page with memorable product images and a clear call-to-action.
  • Product Development – Is a product design ready for manufacturing? Experts offer advice on improving user experience for design, engineering and manufacturing challenges.
  • Campaign Management – A well-managed campaign creates happy backers. This section uncovers the power of building backer loyalty and outstanding customer service by focusing on transparency and regular communication.
  • Marketing & PR – Learn how to effectively spread the word about campaigns through social media, direct media outreach, digital and other marketing efforts.
  • Campaign Planning – Success starts with having a plan, months before launch. This section outlines how to prepare for crowdfunding victory. Helpful guides cover every step of the planning process, from building an all-star team and developing a social presence to creating perks for backers.
  • Pre-Orders & Selling  – What happens after the campaign is over? Learn how to keep momentum going through the transition from crowdfunding to commerce with InDemand, which enables entrepreneurs to continue taking pre-orders for their products right on their Indiegogo page.

Indiegogo’s Experts Directory features a select group of quality companies and services, vetted by Indiegogo and highly recommended by campaigners and staff alike. These experts offer advice on a variety of topics, with new categories being created over time, including:

  • Creative Services – Top creative experts like Early Bird Studios and Lemonlight Media offer insight to successful portfolios that have utilized their services.
  • Marketing – Expand your reach and build an audience with digital marketing services, like Agency 2.0, a full-service marketing agency specializing in crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Prototyping & Production – Seamless product development and cost-efficient recommendations from  trusted partners like Arrow, whose experts provide resources for prototyping, procurement  and production.
  • Retail, Licensing & Distribution – Plot retail strategy leading brands and agencies, like Indiegogo partners Brookstone and Newegg Marketplace.

“Since Indiegogo was first founded nearly ten years ago, we’ve been committed to offering a launchpad for entrepreneurs and helping them turn their ideas into reality,” said Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot. “We’ve launched the hub Indiegogo for Entrepreneurs to provide startups with the tools they need to bring groundbreaking projects to market as quickly and seamlessly as possible, whether you’re launching your first project with us or are a seasoned pro coming back to Indiegogo to launch your next idea.”

Since being founded in 2008, Indiegogo has introduced new products and services meant to support entrepreneurs beyond the crowdfunding stage of their business, including InDemand – which enables campaigns to continue accepting pre-orders after their crowdfunding campaign ends – and Marketplace – an Indiegogo storefront for business owners to sell products that are shipping now. Collaborations with Brookstone, Arrow and Amazon also help entrepreneurs on Indiegogo get their products to retail quicker and more easily than ever before.

For more information on the Education Center by Indiegogo, please visit https://entrepreneur.indiegogo.com/education/.

About Indiegogo

Originally launched as a crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurs to move their ideas quickly from concept to market and for innovation-seekers to find and support new and exciting products. Entrepreneurs on Indiegogo are able to showcase their ideas directly to users, take orders for products early in their lifecycle and ultimately build direct relationships with their first customers. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.


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Kimbia and Strength in Members Partner to Release New Report Uncovering 2016 Online Donor Data Trends for Everyday, Peer-to-Peer and Giving Day Donation Channels

Press Release – AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 1, 2017) Kimbia, a leading provider of online fundraising solutions, events and high-volume crowdfunding events, has partnered with Strength in Members, a digital marketing agency specializing in innovative solutions to grow supporter audiences and amplify nonprofit impact, to release, “Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report.” The report analyzes donor demographics from the roughly $240 million of online donations made through the Kimbia platform in 2016 to uncover trends between everyday, peer-to-peer and giving day donors and the donations they make.

“Even before the dawn of the Internet, philanthropic giving has always been a social activity – from organizing school fundraisers to tithing with other congregants at a place of worship to selling raffle tickets around the neighborhood to support a sports team,” said Peter Genuardi, Founder and CEO of Strength in Members. “Working with Kimbia, we’re now able to show how social connectedness can be used by organizations to improve their fundraising results. We’re excited to share this research with the field.”

Key data by giving channel revealed in the report includes:

  • Donation trends for average gifts and mobile giving
  • Donor demographics for sex, age, education and social presence
  • Organization category types

“We know that adding peer-to-peer and giving day campaigns into the fundraising mix, alongside everyday giving, is crucial for online fundraising growth, but we wanted to look to the data to help organizations and institutions better target their audiences for each campaign type,” said Mark Perkins, Kimbia CEO. “We have built proven practices over the last decade of providing online fundraising solutions and services to the nonprofit space, and we are so pleased to provide the data to support these ideas.”

The companies will be hosting a webinar to discuss the findings of this report on Thursday, August 3 at 1 pm CT. You can register here.

Copies of the report can be downloaded anytime here.


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