November 27, 2012 at 04:30 AM EST
Case Foundation, SixDegrees.org Launch One-Day Match Challenge

CrowdRise Hosts Campaign for Inaugural #GivingTuesdayTM

SOURCE: Network for Good

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ - 

Who: The Case Foundation, CrowdRise, and SixDegrees.org - a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good.

What: A one-day matching grant challenge to celebrate the 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 eastern

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 CrowdRise.com

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 and events with a unique way to raise the most money for their causes and share compelling 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 CrowdRise their philanthropic base for giving back. www.crowdrise.com

About SixDegrees.org

SixDegrees.org taps into the small world phenomenon to accomplish something good: it's social networking with a social conscience. Kevin Bacon started SixDegrees.org in collaboration with Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) in January 2007, more than 10 years after the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game made the rounds of college campuses. Through this web site, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating a social fundraiser — as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities.  You can also pay it forward with Good Cards® - gift cards for charity that can be redeemed as a donation to more than 1 million charities.  To date, the site has attracted over a million visitors and 8,500 people have created fundraisers. Those people have recruited tens of thousands of additional people to support their causes totaling more than $5 million in donations to over 1,500 charities (many of them small) -- an impressive grassroots ripple effect of awareness. www.SixDegrees.org

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Contact Info:

Kate Olsen
Network for Good
+1 (202) 627-1563
kate.olsen@networkforgood.org
@SixDegreesofKB
https://www.facebook.com/sixdegrees.org

KEYWORDS: Community, Engagement, Positive Change, Social Gifting, Social Change, #givingtuesday, SixDegrees.org, Kevin Bacon, The Case Foundation, jean case, Crowdrise, Network for Good

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