Great news! Kabissa is once again participating in the World Bank Community Connections Campaign, which opens the door to World Bank staff and retirees to contribute to Kabissa and have their donations matched 100%! All the details are below.
World Bank Staff: Please designate Kabissa as beneficiary organization when making your CCC pledge. If you know someone who you think would be interested in supporting Kabissa and currently works at the World Bank or is a retiree, please direct them here and tell them your reasons why you think they should contribute.
Feel free to contact me or my fellow Kabissa board member Jeff Thindwa, who is Lead Specialist and Head of the Social Accountability Cluster at the Governance Practice of the World Bank Institute.
Launch of FY14 Community Connections Campaign
We are pleased to announce the launch of the FY14 Community Connections Campaign. The Campaign will run from Friday, November 1 until Monday, December 31, 2013.
Last year, World Bank Group staff and retirees contributed about $2 million to the Campaign – the most raised by any Campaign to date -- and the staff participation rate on the online pledging system, EGive, increased to over 62%. This met Bank Group Management's challenge to reach at least 55% staff participation on EGive, so the corporate match was increased to 100% last year. This means that, as a result of the FY13 Campaign, Bank Group staff and retirees contributed about $3.8 million to the nearly 300 worthy nonprofit organizations on the Campaign list.
Bank Group retirees are again eligible to participate in this year's Community Connections Campaign, and the organizations that you designate in your pledge will get an added benefit of receiving a matching corporate contribution from the Bank Group. The corporate match challenge is the same this year: if the Campaign achieves at least 55% staff participation on EGive, the Bank Group will provide a 100% corporate match for all contributions designated to organizations that have been on the Campaign list for at least one year -- including for donations from retirees! If that target is not reached, the Bank Group still offers a generous 50% corporate match, so retirees will regardless leverage their donations to their favorite charities by participating in this Campaign.
We should never underestimate the power of each Campaign contribution to support the remarkable work being done by our nonprofit partners to save lives, educate children and improve our communities. Our partners rely on the investments we choose to make in them. Please join us in that powerful feeling of making a difference by making your Campaign pledge today through EGive. Thank you very much for your support!
Your check must be dated no later than December 31, 2013 and received by January 17, 2014 latest.
Please make your check payable to “World Bank Community Connections Fund,” or simply “WBCCF,” for the total pledge dollar amount and send it to Gil Grein by January 17, 2014 latest at the following address:
Please contact Gil at email@example.com or 202-473-8634 for any questions or information.