Media Advisory: Detroit4Detroit Reaches 150 Citizen Philanthropists Milestone

Citizen Effect Initiative Aims to Complete 150 Projects in Support of Local Nonprofits

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This week, Detroit4Detroit announced the successful recruitment of the milestone of 150 individuals to fundraise for 150 community-based projects in Detroit. Working in close coordination with local nonprofits and Detroit-area leaders, Detroit4Detroit – powered by Citizen Effect – seeks to inspire ordinary people to become philanthropists.

Each Citizen Philanthropist (CP) receives online and offline fundraising tools, along with coaching and support from fundraising experts at Citizen Effect. CPs so far have raised $25,000; the goal is to raise $250,000 by the end of 2012, with further fundraising efforts continuing beyond the initial goals.

“One thing I want to make very, very clear is that we’re not done,” says Citizen Effect founder Dan Morrison.  “We’re not going anywhere.  We want to blow right past this 150 number. We want 200-300 people to be a part of this movement.”

Citizen Effect has also partnered with Michigan Corps, which will help manage Detroit4Detroit and the fundraising projects moving forward. Nonprofits with projects include ACCESS, Brightmoor Alliance, COTS, DAPCEP, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, SER Metro, Summer in the City, Vanguard CDC and Wellspring. For more information please visit Detroit4Detroit.org.


About Citizen Effect

Through the use of innovative training, tools, and technology, Citizen Effect transforms passionate individuals into Citizen Philanthropists. Citizen Effect partners with local nonprofits to identify small but critical project that have a transformational impact on their community, impacting thousands of people all over the world in the process.

For more information on Detroit4Detroit

Contact: Barbara Jones, 313.638.0603, barbara.detroit4detroit@gmail.com