Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
DonorDrive Social Fundraising software has partnered with World Vision, a nonprofit organization that raises over $1 billion annually for humanitarian aid for millions of children and their families around the world, to power their peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives.
In choosing DonorDrive, World Vision had set out to create a comprehensive strategy that incorporates peer-to-peer fundraising in their traditional programs as well as to provide a launch pad for new initiatives. Joel Calkins, Channel Products Manager for World Vision, was a key leader in their search: "We're excited about the partnership and where it can go. We want to do creative and innovative things in the world of fundraising and we feel like DonorDrive does too.” Paul Ghiz, Managing Partner of DonorDrive, feels the partnership with World Vision is a good fit: "World Vision's mission is incredibly motivating and we are humbled to be a key part in fulfilling it." Joel also looks forward to a relationship where DonorDrive and World Vision collaborate to fuel each other’s innovation: “Hopefully we'll push DonorDrive and DonorDrive will push us and together we'll improve each other."
In searching for peer-to-peer fundraising software to optimize World Vision’s fundraising initiatives, Joel outlines their needs: “It is very important to set up our programs for success and engage our donors in the best way. We want to stay lean and send as much money to the field as possible. Having a tool that was easy for people to learn, use, deploy, and execute was extremely important. We also required software that could handle an organization of our size. DonorDrive was really a great complete solution for us and it’s on the cusp of the industry. We needed it to be mobile responsive, we needed robust integrated social communications, and we needed it to be user friendly."
World Vision wanted to put their supporters at ease and Joel says: “We feel very responsible to our donors. They're giving their time, money, reaching out to their networks on our behalf and that's really what peer-to-peer fundraising is. It's having people who respect us enough and care about what we do enough to really put themselves out there on our behalf. Using DonorDrive is fun, encouraging, and allows them to feel successful. That's really important for us: to make them feel like they're making a difference in the world."
With new possibilities in fundraising that DonorDrive opens to World Vision, Joel notes that the platform will launch soon with existing and new peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives. Joel’s outlook on how DonorDrive will change fundraising at World Vision: “The way DonorDrive will impact our fundraising is that we're going to be able to launch across a number of departments reaching a number of different donor groups. We can just grow and really reach these different segments a lot faster and with better quality."
World Vision® is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, they serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Learn more at WorldVision.org.
DonorDrive® is truly effective software dedicated to event-based social fundraising for medium and large nonprofits. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Doctors Without Borders, JDRF Canada and Team ASPCA are a few of the causes that use DonorDrive Social Fundraising software for their runs, walks, rides and virtual campaigns to engage constituents and maximize donations. Every year, people are raising millions for great causes through DonorDrive. Learn more at DonorDrive.com.