Contact: Cate Conroy Phone 773-502-7686
GiveForward 211 W. Wacker
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World Give Day Demonstrates the Power of Giving.
Crowdfunding websites come together for World Give Day,
empowering people to give.
Chicago, IL, May 4, 2011: For one day, crowdfunding websites are banding together to make a
difference in the world, one tweet, one post and one dollar at a time.
Started on May 4 of 2010 by GiveForward, World Give Day is one day a year when people all
over the web come together to support the cause they care about the most. Whether donating to their
favorite non-profit, a person in the community or giving their time for volunteering, World Give Day is a
day to focus on giving back.
This year, sites that specialize in areas like medical, educational, social entrepreneurship and
non-profit crowdfunding are all coming together to encourage people to take one day to give.
Just a few of the sites participating in this year’s World Give Day: GiveForward, Crowdrise,
33needs, Edulender, FirstGiving, Cause Vox, GlobalGiving and Social Actions.
To learn more about World Give Day please visit our site at www.worldgiveday.com or contact
Cate Conroy at 773-502-7686.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool
their money and other resources together, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by other
people or organization. These supported efforts can be anything from disaster relief and non-profit
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support to political campaigns or startup companies seeking funding.
Crowfunding sites have collectively helped people raise billions of dollars for thousands of different
projects stretching across dozens of different industries.
Who Is GiveForward?
GiveForward is a crowdfunding site that provides easy to use, fundraising pages so people can
raise money for a loved one facing a medical crisis. Since August of 2008 we’ve helped people raise
almost $4 million. GiveForward is more than just a website. Our team provides support through every
moment of the fundraising process with step-by-step guides, fundraising coaches, and details on how
to use free fundraising tools like social media to make fundraisers successful. Also, World Give Day is
also our Director of Marketing, Cate Conroy’s, birthday, just a fun fact.