Nonprofit Fundraising Platform CommitChange Launches $250,000 in Software Grants Program

CommitChange has just announced a Grant Program that will help nonprofits around the country, which comes a week after the launch of its Supporter Management Tier of service. The program will provide $250K in fundraising software to help nonprofits modernize technology infrastructure.

CommitChangeThe startup says 25 nonprofits will be selected to receive a 3 year implementation of the CommitChange Supporter Management Tier. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis through June 31st.

“CommitChange launched the Fundraising Package to tackle the donation processing, crowdfunding, and event ticketing needs of  nonprofits, and now the Supporter Management Tier takes this a step further by helping organizations effectively manage donor relations and their supporter database,” said CommitChange CEO, Roderick Campbell. “Our grant program is a way to quickly show worthy organizations around the country that their efforts shouldn’t be hindered, but rather drastically improved by technology. The Supporter Management Tier of CommitChange will revolutionize how nonprofits approach their engagement strategy.”

Nearly a year ago, in June 2014, CommitChange acquired New Orleans-based social fundraising platform Connect for a Cause, bringing on its founder and Silicon Bayou native Jason Nicosia to the team.

Around the same time, the digital philanthropic platform closed a $700,000 seed round led by Tim Draper and Mark Cuban, along with an investment from 500 Startups. Through their investment, the platform can work to turn the $217 billion charitable giving market in America “on its head,” offering free tools to nonprofits and focusing primarily on the donor experience.

CommitChange is headquartered in Oakland but has a growing team on the ground in New Orleans, led by chief marketing officer Nicosia.