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RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – Local nonprofits got an overnight shot in the arm last week.

The third annual Amazing Raise gathered $1.55 million in donations for 470 Richmond area nonprofits. Organized by the Community Foundation Serving Richmond, the event is a fast-paced, 36-hour online fundraising challenge.

A total of 18,106 donations were made through GiveRichmond.org. About two-thirds of those came from individuals, with the other third coming from businesses and foundations, said Kim Russell, vice president of communications for the Community Foundation.

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