Midlands Gives Extended Until 12:00 p.m. Tomorrow, May 4, 2016 Due to Technical Issues on National Giving Platform
May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Starting in the 11:00 a.m. hour this morning, the national online giving platform KIMBIA, through which Midlands Gives donations are processed, began experiencing severe issues due to high usership nationwide across more than 50 cities’ giving days that are using KIMBIA. Central Carolina Community Foundation has devised two solutions to this issue.
1. Midlands Gives will be extended until 12pm tomorrow, May 4, 2016. Donations will be accepted until 12pm on May 4, 2016 at www.midlandsgives.org.
2. In addition to extended hours for Midlands Gives, an alternate giving website has been built, where donors can make donations online today. This second website page will be accessible via www.YourFoundation.org. Click on the big Midlands Gives graphic, and then use the special site to give to the nonprofits of your choice. Donations can be made to one charity per transaction. To donate to multiple charities, donors should repeat the process for each nonprofit.
Power hours will be held during the following times:
- 7 PM on May 3rd
- 11 PM on May 3rd
- 5 AM on May 4th
- 7 AM on May 4th
- 9 AM on May 4th
- 11 AM on May 4th
Aflac Match Minute Prizes
Donations of $100 that were made at noon that did get processed will be honored as part of Aflac Match Minute prize. The regularly scheduled 5pm Aflac Match Minute will award 200 matching gifts instead of 100 gifts to accommodate the change.
SCE&G Energize Prize
SCE&G has generously agreed to donate its $30,000 prize with no restrictions. This prize had been dependent upon donations reaching $1 million by 5:00 p.m. SCE&G has a deep understanding of what happens during major system outages, and the company is very sympathetic to our regional nonprofit community during this time.
Participating nonprofits with matching funds have been encouraged to reach out to their matching donors and supporters to update them on this contingency plan.
Midlands Gives in Detail
In its third year, Midlands Gives – hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy – serves as a hub for donors to give online to 383 local nonprofits in the 11 Midlands counties served by the Foundation. In 2015, Midlands Gives raised an astonishing $1,543,032.65, via 11,372 individual gifts, toward 251 nonprofits. In 2014, the event’s inaugural year, $704,932.23 was raised, via 5,186 individual gifts, toward 150 nonprofits. Midlands Gives is one of almost 100 giving days that will be taking place in cities across America as part of Give Local America; in 2015, Midlands Gives ranked 7th in the nation in number of individual gifts.