Firespring has acquired Deposit a Gift, a crowdfunding platform focused on helping small- and medium-sized nonprofit organizations plan and execute successful crowdfunding campaigns. Firespring Founder and CEO Jay Wilkinson says the acquisition positions Firespring as a leading provider of crowdfunding services for those organizations.
“Nonprofit groups are exploring crowdfunding as a source of revenue, but many don’t know how to go about it,” Wilkinson said. “Deposit a Gift provides our clients with easy access and expert assistance in crowdfunding. It’s a perfect fit with our mission to help nonprofits make the most of their limited resources.”
Deposit a Gift Founder Dana Ostomel started the business in 2010. She says the company is more than just a do-it-yourself crowdfunding platform.
“We have a great platform with a lot of capabilities for nonprofits,” said Ostomel. “But our strength is the support we provide. We can coach you on how to make your campaign successful.”
Ostomel says that together, Firespring and Deposit a Gift can deliver more to nonprofit organizations.
“Clients came to Deposit a Gift for fundraising help, and now we’ll be able to offer them so much more,” Ostomel said. “Expertise in creating websites that integrate capabilities such as event registration and payment tools make Firespring a leader in online solutions for nonprofits. And both companies are committed to providing hands-on customer service and coaching.”
Ostomel will serve on the Firespring management team providing vision and thought leadership to the nonprofit sector.
Wilkinson says the acquisition is an important step in continuing Firespring’s recent growth trend through mergers and acquisitions. “We’re always looking for ways to better serve our clients by adding the capabilities they need to be successful, whether they be in the for-profit or nonprofit arena.”
Firespring is one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest, providing print, creative, website and IT solutions for nearly 6,000 brands, businesses and nonprofits all over the world. Firespring employs more than 250 team members in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Firespring was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Best Places to Work. In 2014, Firespring became the first Certified B Corporation in Nebraska and operates under the stated purpose to “leverage our people, products and profit as a force for good.” For more information, visit firespring.com.
About Deposit a Gift
Deposit a Gift is a crowdfunding platform that allows users to create an online fundraising campaign for any organizational or personal need. Deposit a Gift is different from other nonprofit and individual fundraising platforms because it offers hands-on support, lets users customize the look and feel of their campaign and offers integrated ticket sales. For more information, visit depositagift.com.