The Case Foundation, CrowdRise, and SixDegrees.org (a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good). A one-day matching grant challenge to celebratethe inaugural #GivingTuesdayTM. The Case Foundation and SixDegrees.org, will match all donations made on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, through the CrowdRise campaign at http://www.crowdrise.com/givingtuesdaymatch (up to $35,000).
Founded by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, and supported by a host of companies and nonprofits, “#GivingTuesday™ is a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good to the lineup of national shopping days Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
“Giving Tuesday reflects our long-held belief at the Case Foundation that, taken together, many gifts of time and treasure (small and large) can change the world,” said Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation. “You can give a lot or a little to whatever organization or cause is close to your heart — what matters is that you give, so we can send a message about what’s truly important this holiday season, one gift at a time.”
“In a perfect world, every day would be Giving Tuesday,” remarked Kevin Bacon. “That’s the very spirit we champion at SixDegrees.org, a social network that makes it easy for you to support your favorite cause. It’s great to jump start the holiday season with a push towards generosity and to celebrate all the good in this small world.”
When: Tuesday, November 27th, 12:00 Midnight – 11:59pm
Where: The Crowdrise campaign site for the Case Foundation and SixDegrees.org #GivingTuesday Match Challenge: http://www.crowdrise.com/givingtuesdaymatch.
About the Case Foundation
Established by Jean and Steve Case in 1997, the Case Foundation invests in people and ideas that can change the world. In our efforts to address social challenges, we unite the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology to identify, test, prove and scale ideas and models designed to create exponential impact. For more information, visit www.casefoundation.org, follow us at twitter.com/casefoundation and facebook.com/casefoundation.
About Network for Good
Network for Good is a social enterprise that empowers corporate partners and nonprofits to unleash generosity and effective online fundraising services and offer free training through our online learning center (www.Fundraising123.org), interactive online community (www.TheNetworkforGood.org) and webinar series (www.Nonprofit911.org). Network for Good has processed more than $725 million in donations for morethan 80,000 nonprofits since our 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco and Yahoo!. www.networkforgood.org
CrowdRise is a fundraising site dedicated to the idea that raising money for charity and giving back has got to be fun. CrowdRise’s custom-built platform and game mechanics provide fundraisers, charities andevents with a unique way to raise the most money for their causes and sharecompelling philanthropic stories with their personal networks. The site lets anyone turn their friends into an active base of donors for any cause. In 2011 CrowdRise topped Mashable’s list of “Most Innovative Crowdfunding Platforms” and was named a “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” by Barron’s. CrowdRise was founded by actor and activist Edward Norton, producer Shauna Robertson, and the founders of Moosejaw, Robert and Jeffro Wolfe. Thousands of charitable organizations, events, celebrities and every day donors have made CrowdRisetheir philanthropic base for giving back.