AUSTIN, Texas (February 12, 2013) Today, Kimbia announces the launch of its newest fundraising module, AccelerateTM Teams, designed to make team fundraising easier for both participants and the organization. Every fundraising organization has champions whose sphere of influence and sizable social and professional networks have a multiplying effect on the financial success of fundraising events. But the cost, complexity and rigid processes inherent in existing team fundraising software often prevents organizations from easily deploying team campaigns. And when they do, as captains or team members, champions cannot easily and effectively utilize their networks to take campaigns viral. To eliminate these barriers and help fundraising organizations maximize their campaign results, Kimbia has added a new team fundraising module to its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) AccelerateTM fundraising and event management platform.
Back on My Feet (BoMF), a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness transform their own lives and achieve employment and independent living, is already up and running on Teams. They are using it for The Back on My Feet in24 Race Series in Austin, Texas, May 11-12, 2013 and in Philadelphia, Penn., July 20-21, 2013.
“We did an extensive search before choosing Kimbia,” said Rachelle Damminger, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Relations, BoMF. “We needed a scalable solution that could grow with us. It also needed to be highly flexible in order to handle the many different races and relays within each of our events. The Kimbia solution was quick to implement and very easy for our fundraisers to use. Plus we’re getting the reporting we need for donation transparency across all of our chapters. The Kimbia team is a key part of the total solution; everyone has been extremely responsive to our needs.”
Leveraging its experience with more than 5,000 charitable organizations, Kimbia designed AccelerateTM Teams to be efficiently deployed by any organization, easily launched by any advocate and rapidly executed through a donor-centric, high-speed checkout process. It also has all of the online, social media and mobile functionality needed to engage and enable highly connected donors. Like all of Kimbia’s offerings, this module is PCI DSS Level 1 certified and can be integrated seamlessly with most CRM, email and content management solutions. Teams carries relatively low start-up costs, making it one of the most cost-effective products on the market. This module is available immediately to all Kimbia customers at no additional charge.
Back on My Feet (BoMF), launched in Philadelphia in 2007, is a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. The organization creates a community built on the very profound and innate desire for all of us to feel recognized, appreciated and supported. Back on My Feet does not provide food nor shelter, but instead provides coaching, resources, financial aid, job training and access to employment opportunities. The organization has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta and New York City, with Austin launching January 28, 2013. The organization plans to expand to the West Coast in late 2013 and has received media support including attention from NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CNN and The Today Show for its ingenuity in tackling this difficult social issue. More information can be found at backonmyfeet.org.