Day of Giving Site Suspended for 5/3/2016
The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of
Giving program, which in its six years of operation has raised more than $40
million for worthy nonprofits through a combination of individual donations and
generous match pooling, has now been forced to suspend operation of today’s
The decision was made this afternoon
after the national online fundraising firm’s technology platform used by 54
participating community foundations across the country had technical problems
that severely disrupted the ability of tens of thousands of donors to complete
transactions on coordinating organizations’ websites such as our
We were on track in the first few
hours to raise $1.5 million until the technical issues occurred. To resume that
enthusiasm, we are committing to re-schedule another Day of Giving for the
region, which includes Butler, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, with an
underlying online donation platform that we trust. And we will provide an
additional $100,000 in incentives to the $100,000 already in place for today’s
event. We also want to assure all participants who were able to make donations today
that they will be honored and apply to the incentive pool that has been in
While we very much regret having to suspend
our participation, we recognize that we need to be able to maintain the high
standards of performance and donor experience that we know nonprofits and those
they support expect in this annual event. It is for that reason that we are the
first among participating foundations to pull out of the event.
While we could not repair on our own
what happened with the computer operation of Kimbia, the Austin-based online
fundraising and crowdfunding firm that provides the online platform for Give
Local America and the Day of Giving, we certainly have the ability now to stop
a malfunctioning process and work to make it right for our region.
We understand the frustration that Pittsburgh
area nonprofits and their donors are feeling with this disruption, and we’re
sure that the scores of other organizations across the country coordinating
through the fundraising firm are feeling it as well. We look forward to
re-scheduling this event as soon as possible to provide our region with a
charitable online donation experience that is worthy of the record-setting
generous spirit of all the people and organizations that participate in this
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