WHO WE ARE

We’re a tech company reimagining the future of digital fundraising for nonprofits – powerful, practical and free.

OUR STORY

Nonprofits get to the heart of many matters

Our members make the world a better place. They address tough challenges and complex issues like gender and racial equality, reproductive health and LGBTQ+ rights, social and environmental justice, education, domestic violence, immigrant services and more.

But they also face internal challenges, especially related to fundraising technology. Many nonprofits struggle to adapt, even as the number of donors giving online increases at an exponential rate. Fundraising tech can be costly, and appealing to donors in a crowded digital world is easier said than done.

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We saw a way to give nonprofits a boost and took action.

We believe nonprofits shouldn’t sacrifice their means to satisfy their missions. That’s why Give Lively was created. We are a philanthropist-funded, social impact–driven tech company that collaborates directly with nonprofits to build better fundraising tech and give it away to them for free.

Our goal is to help nonprofits of all sizes take advantage of the digital fundraising movement by dramatically improving the giving experience for everyone – nonprofits and donors alike. Did we mention we give our technology to nonprofits for free? Seriously.

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We share the love - for free, forever.

We were founded by philanthropists in 2015 with the sole purpose of giving away what we build. Our founders cover the cost of running our business so that we never have to charge nonprofits for use of our fundraising platform.

Our overall aim is to reduce nonprofits’ reliance on for-profit tech. By providing services for free, we empower nonprofits to devote more funds to their missions and find comfortable seats on the digital fundraising bandwagon.

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We believe data must be private, secure and not for sale.

Generosity is a valuable quality. It should never be compromised. Which is why we take privacy, security and transparency very seriously. With both donors and nonprofits, we pursue proper steps to protect data and keep private and secure what should remain private and secure.

This includes our promise not to charge without permission or sell any data, all while keeping personal information safe, responding to urgent situations and holding true to our nonprofit-inspired values.

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OUR IMPACT

We help nonprofits satisfy their missions without sacrificing their means.

$90 Million

(and counting!) saved by nonprofits members on fundraising tech expenses since 2017
OUR MEMBERS

Growing with nonprofits

9,000+
active member nonprofits
$750M+
raised by member
nonprofits
3.1M+
individual donors
$0
charged by Give Lively
OUR TEAM

The faces behind our tech

We’re a dynamic group of engineers, creatives, strategists and advocates focused on helping nonprofits fundraise more online. We’re passionate about using tech for social good and providing a better fundraising experience to nonprofits and donors.

Leadership

David DeParolesa
he/him
Chief Executive Officer
Brooke Currence
she/her
SVP Marketing and Business Development
Kelsey Marshall
she/they
VP of Customer Experience
Matt Connelly
VP of Product
Tim Lawrenz
SVP of Engineering

Nonprofit Support

Kirsten Bledsoe
Customer Support Lead
Jada Moore
she/her
Technical Implementation Specialist
Hillary Austin
Customer Support Specialist
Jamal Ferrell
Customer Support Specialist
Julicia Roper
Customer Support Specialist
Roderick Sang
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Senior Support Specialist
Tai Stanford
Customer Support Specialist

Marketing & Business Development

Amy Truong
she/her
Relationship Manager
Clair Lofthouse
she/her
Technical Writer
David Gagne
he/him
Graphic Designer
Ethan Gelber
he/him
Senior Content Manager
Mike Spadaro
he/him
Senior Partnership Manager
Sonia Leone
she/her
Creative Director

Product

Ciana Ferden
she/her
Product Manager
Emily Kehlenbeck
Product Designer
Jonathan Lin
he/him
Technical Solutions Architect
Olivia Gulin
she/her
Senior Product Designer

Engineering

Annabel Heidt
she/her
Software Engineer
Alexandra Lunga-Ceban
she/her
QA Engineer
Chris Franklin
he/him
Senior QA Engineer
Christian Lowe
he/him
Senior Engineer
Dave Urban
he/him
Lead Engineer
Ryan Veytsman
he/they
Data Analyst
Sam Auciello
she/they
Senior Software Engineer
Seth Herr
he/him
Senior Software Engineer
Traci Thompson
she/her
Senior Engineer

Operations

Mary Henneberry
Financial Ops Specialist

Founders

Jennifer Allan
Co-Founder & Funder
Jonathan Soros
Co-Founder & Funder
OUR PRESS

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