Revenues for San Diego-based nonprofit Invisible Children nearly double
Majority of donations sparked by 'Kony 2012' video
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SAN DIEGO - San Diego-based nonprofit Invisible Children nearly doubled revenues for the fiscal year 2011 to 2012.
Ben Keesey, the CEO of Invisible Children, spoke with 10News on Tuesday, highlighting his nonprofit's success in last year's tax return. It shows that revenues nearly doubled over the previous year from $13.7 million to $26.4 million.
He said his organization's 30-minute movie "Kony 2012," which was posted online last March, received nearly 130 million online hits and that triggered a great majority of the donations.
Keesey fears that momentum might wane as he suspects Joseph Kony, the warlord who Invisible Children is trying to track down, is now being harbored by a fellow warlord in Sudan.
However, Invisible Children has an unexpected weapon: a war chest of $10.5 million left over after covering expenses.
"When we look at the $10.5 million, we are so excited," said Keesey. "There are really high-impact projects that we can do right now both on the front lines and then to push international policy so we can see the end to the violence."
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