Press Release – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – November 2, 2018 – In an effort to increase donations to nonprofit organizations on #GivingTuesday, YouTube show host Devin Thorpe will be streaming live for 24 hours on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. He calls the event the #GivingTuesday streamathon.
The event will include interviews with nonprofit leaders who are fundraising on #GivingTuesday. While dozens have already signed up and scheduled their interviews, times are still available and Thorpe is still accepting applications at apply.gtstreamathon.org.
“Every year since the 92nd Street Y and the UN Foundation came together to organize the first #GivingTuesday, the event has grown, motivating people to make giving a part of their holiday tradition,” Thorpe says. “Black Friday and Cyber Monday help us think about our closest friends and how to make them happy. #GivingTuesday helps us turn our attention to those beyond our personal circles.”
“The #GTstreamathon is a fun way for us to expand our reach on #GivingTuesday,” says Heidi Totten, founder of 100 Humanitarians. “We’re looking to significantly increase donations this year and participating in Devin’s show gives us another way to reach new people and share urgency and excitement with our existing donor base so we can help more families lift themselves out of poverty in Kenya.”
The nonprofits participating in this year’s #GTstreamathon include: Penn State, the Rotary International, Smile Train, GlobalGiving and Water.org. There is no cost to participate. Nonprofit leaders can join the call from their laptops or cell phones from almost anywhere in the world. Large or small, all nonprofits are invited to apply.
The #GTstreamthon is made possible by sponsors, including: DonorPerfect, Johnson & Johnson’s CaringCrowd, FundRazr, Durham Jones &Pinegar and a generous donor who sponsored in honor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists. There are limited sponsorship opportunities still available. Interest parties can express interest at apply.gtstreamathon.org.
More about the #GTstreamathon:
The #GTstreamathon is a 24-hour video livestream on #GivingTuesday hosted by Devin Thorpe, a YouTube show host, whose guests include nonprofit leaders, celebrities and crowdfunding professionals. Watch the live stream on November 27, 2018 at gtstreamathon.org.