Gannett Partners with Kimbia's Give Local America to Raise Millions for Nonprofits Across the Nation

Companies set to once again make history by delivering the third annual largest, single-day crowdfunding event.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kimbia announces a five-year media partnership with Gannett Co., Inc. to drive unprecedented philanthropic impact to communities across the nation by bringing together media, technology and corporate sponsors.

Gannett brings unparalleled local to national reach to the Give Local America® annual crowdfunding event by connecting with its more than 100 million consumers a month. In addition to promotions through USA TODAY and its 92 local news organizations, Gannett will provide support through sponsorship recruitment for the Give Local America crowdfunding event, which in 2015, raised $68 million for 9,000 nonprofits.

"Our support for Give Local America aligns with our commitment to connect people in communities across the country," said John Zidich, president of Gannett Domestic Publishing. "We look forward to using the power of Gannett's local to national reach to help promote Give Local America and to offer creative solutions to corporate sponsors who are interested in bettering communities across the country."

Give Local America will serve as the cornerstone in the development of a series of up to 12 annual crowdfunding events. Gannett will offer corporate sponsorship packages at both national and local levels – driving fundraising for all Give Local America crowdfunding events and offering brands a chance to support highly visible hyper-local programs to impact causes close to consumers' hearts.
"Gannett's extensive reach, innovative content and commitment to helping build stronger communities makes them an ideal media partner," said Daniel Gillett, CEO of Kimbia. "We have set an aggressive goal of raising $100 million to impact local communities during Give Local America 2016, and Gannett's commitment to leverage support from USA TODAY and their 92 local properties throughout the country is a critical step in ensuring we reach this significant milestone." 

Kimbia's easy-to-use, online fundraising platform offers a variety of creative donation capabilities backed by a highly secure, stable and proven platform for large-scale events. Uniting participants under this common platform for Give Local America helps nonprofits thrive through healthy competition and shared best practices. 

For more information on Give Local America, or information on advertising and sponsorship opportunities please visit GiveLocalAmerica.org/partners. Companies and nonprofit organizations seeking to participate in Give Local America on May 3, 2016 can visit GiveLocalAmerica.org to register or request additional information.

About Gannett

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a new kind of media company committed to strengthening communities across the nation. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, the company touches the lives of more than 100 million people monthly. With more than 100 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

About Give Local America

Give Local America is a one-day national crowdfunding event that empowers every person to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today's most critical issues. The campaign is driven by the idea that every individual and every company has the ability to "be a philanthropist for a day" and contribute to the betterment of their community, and that every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.  By connecting local community partners, community foundations, businesses and donors through a grassroots effort and the power of social media, Give Local America multiplies the impact of every donation.

Give Local America is an initiative of Kimbia, the industry leader in providing trusted online fundraising technology and services to make it easier and faster for charities to find, convert and retain donors and supporters. Through the combined power of community partners, corporate sponsors, media partners and the donor community, Give Local America has raised more than $120 million dollars in only two years.

For more information on GLA, contact Lori Finch at (512) 961-5615, or lori@givelocalamerica.org.

For more information on Kimbia, contact (877) 204-9955 or info@kimbia.com.

Kaitlin Ramby

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