UPDATE 12/22/2010: An editorial today in the New Haven Register talks about how important the KIMBIA-powered GiveGreater.org is to the local New Haven community.
UPDATE 11/5/2010: Today, WTNH-TV in New Haven interviewed Will Ginsberg,President CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Katrina Clark, Executive Director of the Fair Haven Community Health Clinic. In the video below, they discuss the success of GiveGreater.org 2010 Giving Challenge, how the site works with features like KIMBIA’s leaderboard, and how competition has inspired the community and activated the non-profits throughout Greater New Haven.
“We (the community foundation) usually get about 2,000-2,500 gifts a year, and we’ve had almost 2,000 gifts this week!” — William Ginsberg, President and CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Update 11/2/2010: See what some of the local media has to say about the successful first day of the giving challenge. Nonprofit ‘contest’ raises a quick $90,000 — New Haven Register
At 8am EDT on November 1, 2010, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched the GiveGreater.org 2010 Challenge with the KIMBIA Giving Event solution. So far, response from the New Haven community has been amazing! Half way through the first day, The Community Foundation is approaching $100,000. At one point this morning, KIMBIA was processing more than eighty-five donations per minute. Great Job New Haven!
Once they’ve found their NPO, a KIMBIA donation form takes their transaction delivers a confirmation number and sends an emailed receipt confirming their gift. All of this happens on one page, making the giving process easy and efficient.
Every participating organization and their supporters also have the option to grab an embeddable version of the form to post on their own Websites. This way, the NPOs can promote donations on their own sites while receiving credit in the community Giving Challenge competition.
For this challenge the Community Foundation, has created a series of monetary grant prizes for NPOs who receive the most qualifying donations. If the gift is over $50, then it is counted in the real-time leaderboard. The first six NPOs who get to fifty donors receive an additional $5,000 grant. Then for the remainder of the challenge period all NPOs compete to see who can get the most donations. NPOs can get up to $20,000 in additional grant funds.
If you are in New Haven and would like to give to your favorite NPO, be sure to GiveGreater today! The Challenge runs From now till December 31, 2010, so tell your friends to give as well.