[Fosc] A huge thank you and update on this day of giving

Kimra McAfee via Fosc fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
Tue May 3 18:58:14 PDT 2016

Dear Friends,

For seven years now I have felt the love of the FOSC community. Today 
was a website fiasco, but despite the frustration many of you 
encountered, I'm coming out of today still buoyed by your support and 
kind words.  So far today, 97 donations managed to get through the 
technical difficulties and make their way to supporting FOSC's watershed 
work--that's $8,015.68 via East Bay Gives.  Those are just the ones that 
made it through.  THANK YOU--whether your donation made it through or 
not.  Thank you for the donations that are still coming in via alternate 
sources--$670 and counting.

I got the below from the East Bay Community Foundation's East Bay Gives 
team.  It doesn't say what they are doing about the prizes.  I will keep 
you posted on that.

I think many of you are confused about if your donation went through.  I 
will do my best to send thank yous tonight, or as soon as possible, to 
let you know if your donation was recorded by East Bay Community 
Foundation for FOSC.  Tomorrow morning bright and early I'm touring 
Barry Place and looking at opportunities at all those little streets 
that dead end into the creek below I-580.  So please have patience, and 
know that your support is ever so much appreciated.  We've got a lot 
going on in the watershed, and I'm excited about where we are heading 
together this 20th anniversary year!



Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
P.O. Box 2737
Oakland, CA 94602

ph:  510.501.FOSC (3672)
e-mail: coordinator at sausalcreek.org <mailto:coordinator at sausalcreek.org>
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-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	East Bay Gives is extended through 11:59PM Wednesday, May 4th
Date: 	Tue, 3 May 2016 20:11:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: 	East Bay Gives Team <eastbaygives at eastbaycf.org>
Reply-To: 	eastbaygives at eastbaycf.org
To: 	coordinator at sausalcreek.org

*East Bay Gives is extended through 11:59PM Wednesday, May 4th*

Thank you for participating in this day of giving for the East Bay. As 
you may know, the vendor for EastBayGives.org has been experiencing 
technical difficulties throughout the day.
This is a national problem, and Kimbia and Give Local America assure us 
that they are working to address it. Here is a brief update on where 
things stand:

  * Donations: Donation forms are processing, and we have been
    successfully receiving donations. However, users are still
    experiencing delays. Kimbia has been prioritizing this issue for fixes.

  * Leaderboards: Due to Kimbia prioritizing the donation forms, the
    Leaderboards are not updating, which means nonprofits won't be able
    to track the status of their donations in real time.

Kimbia is updating us regularly, but unfortunately does not yet know 
when the platform will be fully repaired.
We share your disappointment and frustration, as we have been lockstep 
with you in the months of enthusiasm, planning and work ahead of this 
big day. We have and continue to be inspired by the energy and 
generosity of our communities. We could not be more sorry for the 
frustration this has caused, and we extend our deepest apologies to 
participating nonprofits, board members and donors.
As this issue gets resolved, please know that the East Bay Community 
Foundation is discussing plans for how to allocate prizes. We will 
continue to keep you updated, and thank you again for your continued 


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