Field Day Launches Beta Program and Closes Initial Funding Cycle Led by

PORTLAND, Oregon – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Field Day, a startup that empowers employers and individuals to engage with nonprofits in their local communities, today announced the launch of its private beta program with selected employers in the region Metro Portland, OR. Field Day also announced an undergraduate funding round led by, with participation from Voyager Capital, Cascade Seed Fund and strategic angel investors.

Employers can take advantage of Field Day to accelerate community engagement, including discovering volunteer activities, coordinating events, and monitoring and reporting on social impact. The platform helps employers improve recruitment and retention by bringing employees together in their local communities, leading to powerful, data-driven social responsibility programs. Nonprofits are partners in this endeavor, providing a vital contribution while enjoying increased visibility and connection to individuals and employers.

“The communities we serve face more challenges than ever before,” said Anna Kurnizki, Executive Director of Community Warehouse. “We are thrilled to partner with a company like Field Day that listens and prioritizes our needs as a non-profit organization. This gives us a way to expand our audience, amplify our mission, and develop relationships with goal-driven companies and the people who make up those companies.

“Our inspiration to launch Field Day came from our years at AWS Elemental, where we saw first-hand that an effective social responsibility program included embedding community engagement into a culture through its employees. , who benefited from the experience, ”said Eli Blackman, Co-Founder and CEO of Field Day. Blackman and Jason LaPier, co-founder and CTO, worked together for nine years at Elemental, which was acquired by Amazon Web Services in 2015.

Blackman added, “This chapter of our career, combined with our passion and experience in developing useful technologies, tools and processes, uniquely positions us to make community engagement programs successful for our people. clients. ”

“Field Day is a solution that streamlines the urgent needs of three key community stakeholders: businesses, nonprofits and employees,” said Madison McIlwain, Seed Partner at “Field Day opens up a vital engagement channel for nonprofit organizations while also addressing the need for community connection that we see in all corporate cultures today.

About Field Day

Founded in 2021, Field Day Community Investments, Inc. develops intuitive technology that turns good intentions into action by making it easy for anyone to discover and engage with local nonprofits. The Field Day platform helps employers improve recruitment and retention by engaging employees in their local communities, which leads to powerful, data-driven social responsibility programs. Field Day also allows nonprofits to broaden their audience and develop strategic relationships with companies and their employees. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about Field Day, please visit


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