LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy has announced a partnership with Network for Good, a nonprofit-owned B Corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C. that creates nonprofit fundraising solutions to power online giving for the university’s philanthropic efforts.
Working with the Office of Philanthropy, Network for Good will provide the cloud-based platform for UK’s project-based and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, said Mike Richey, UK vice president for philanthropy.
The partnership will enable UK’s colleges, academic departments, UK HealthCare, UK Athletics and student organizations such as DanceBlue, in partnership with the Office of Philanthropy, to create individual fundraising campaigns. Campaigns can be customized for any project that advances the university’s mission of improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. Having a centralized collection of campaigns will also allow the university to track results across campus and offer a consistent experience for fundraisers and donors.
“The University of Kentucky has a growing and exciting culture of support,” Richey said. “Thanks to our new partnership with Network for Good, we will soon interact more directly with UK’s alumni and friends, putting their most meaningful projects and programs in front by implementing easy and increasingly more popular means of digital fundraising like crowdfunding and online giving. Network for Good’s excellent reputation and proven record of success among leading U.S. universities and charities will further advance our fundraising efforts and initiatives.”
Bill Strathmann, Network for Good’s CEO, echoed Richey’s sentiment.
“We are thrilled to work with such a powerful school like the University of Kentucky,” Strathmann said. “We’ve seen firsthand the enormous impact this kind of fundraising can have on campuses. When you offer the right tools to groups of enthusiastic staff, students, alumni and donors, their passion turns into significant funds raised for a variety of deserving causes and projects.”
Network for Good’s UK platform launches today, Monday, Oct. 3; for further details contact Anne Lichtenberg, director of annual giving, by emailing email@example.com.
About Network for Good
Network for Good serves tens of thousands of charities across the United States with fundraising software and services, including donor management, donation pages and peer-to-peer fundraising tools. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization employs more than 72 people with additional locations in Baltimore, Chicago, Indianapolis and San Francisco.
In the last 15 years, Network for Good has helped more than 125,000 small nonprofits raise over $1 billion with its online giving training and tools. Network for Good makes high-impact fundraising accessible to every organization, regardless of budget. Visit www.networkforgood.com.
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