Monday, June 3, 2013

Crowdfunding for local charities

Crowdfunding for local charities
Philanthropy Daily
by Hans Zeiger 

One day a couple weeks ago, my Twitter feed was lit up with comments about “GiveBig.” Various local nonprofits were tweeting requests to “GiveBig” that day to support their work. By going to the Seattle Foundation’s website, I learned that I could give to any of 1,300 local groups and that part of my donation would be matched by dollars from a $1 million “stretch” fund. I made a small donation to a scholarship foundation in my hometown. From midnight to midnight on May 15, 54,500 people Gave Big, with donations totaling $11.1 million. Read more at Philanthropy Daily here.

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