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Devin D. Thorpe

Devin Thorpe

2nd Annual ‘Give Local America’ Hopes To Beat 2014’s $53 Million In One Day

This post was originally produced for Forbes.

The current record for a single day crowdfunding event was set on May 6, 2014 at $53 million. On May 5th, 2015, nonprofit organizations across the country will work to break that record using the online platform Kimbia for the second annual Give Local America event.

The remarkable program will involve thousands of nonprofits, each promoting its own cause. Some community foundations organized nonprofits in their respective communities for a collaborative effort, like the Seattle Foundation, which raised over $12 million with the nonprofits in its community.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00 Eastern, Kimbia’s Managing Director for the Give Local America initiative Lori Finch will join me for a live discussion about the prospect’s for this year’s effort to set a new record for a single day crowdfunding event. Tune in here then to watch the interview live. Tweet questions beforehand to @devindthorpe.

More about Kimbia:

Kimbia is a flexible, best-of-breed, online fundraising and crowdfunding platform that enables nonprofits to create deeper and more valuable donor relationships. It does this by helping nonprofits to engage more omni-channel supporters, who give to and share the mission across many channels. In other words, it’s a fundraising platform and campaigns optimized for the Internet and the age of mobile, putting donors at the center of all development activities. Ultimately this approach results in greater brand awareness, giving and lifelong loyalty.

Finch’s bio:

With an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations, Lori is uniquely suited in her role of managing relationships with Kimbia’s community partners, helping to ensure their success. Lori serves as the Managing Director of Give Local America coordinating the strategy behind the largest single day, online crowdfunding event in history, raising $53 million in 2014. Prior to Kimbia, Lori spent six years at The San Diego Foundation where she served as Director of Nonprofit Programs, developing education resources and tools for hundreds of local nonprofits. She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a B.S.B.A in Finance from Georgetown University.

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