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Midlands Gives 2017 Registration Opens with New Online Giving Platform, CiviCore

Central Carolina Community Foundation ­– the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy – has launched nonprofit registration for Midlands Gives, scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A number of improvements have been made to the annual 24-hour online giving challenge, including a new online giving platform, CiviCore; an updated set of eligibility requirements for nonprofits; and an earlier registration deadline, to give participating charities more time for fundraising and marketing training in advance of the event. Nonprofits can register for Midlands Gives until December 19, 2016 at www.yourfoundation.org/MidlandsGivesNonprofits.

Entering its fourth year, Midlands Gives is a 24-hour, local online giving day during which hundreds of nonprofits rally together to raise funds for their causes. Supported by thousands of givers from across the 11 counties served by the Community Foundation – and from across the nation – Midlands Gives has generated more than $3.8 million for local charities since its inception in 2014. 

Midlands Gives continues to showcase the best of our community’s generosity,” says JoAnn Turnquist, President & CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “Each year, as the event grows, hundreds of additional nonprofits are impacted by thousands of donors. “ 

In May 2016, the third annual Midlands Gives raised more than $1.6 million for 382 local nonprofits via 12,536 donations, despite technical difficulties encountered nationwide by more than 50 giving day organizations using KIMBIA. KIMBIA is an online giving platform specifically designed to facilitate giving day events and donations.  

Because the Community Foundation is dedicated to making Midlands Gives 2017 a pleasant, valuable and trouble-free experience for nonprofits and donors, the organization is making some key changes for the fourth annual event.

For more information about Midlands Gives, nonprofits, partners and community members can visit www.yourfoundation.org, call 803-254-5601 or follow #MidlandsGives on Twitter: @CCCFTweets. Nonprofit organizations can register for Midlands Gives online through December 19, 2016 at www.yourfoundation.org/MidlandsGivesNonprofits. Midlands Gives will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

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