Executive Director Dana Nelson announced it at the Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference this morning, saying, “This a partnership that will generate new technology solutions and creative ideas to connect more donors with more causes than ever before.”
Naturally, we were curious if the change was caused by an incident involving an expensive site crash in the midst of their 2013 ‘Give to the Max day’ which brings in millions over the course of 24 hours.
“We started a search last year as part of our strategic planning process as a way to evaluate the competitive set. After the site outage on Give to the Max Day the GiveMN board directed us to execute a full RFP process this January. We selected Kimbia not just for their track record with big giving days but also for their ability to innovate with us into the future.”
GiveMN will remain at GiveMN.org and the site is being re-designed by Minneapolis agency Fast Horse. The partnership kicks off this summer and the 4.9% processing fee will remain the same moving forward.
“I’m excited that we are teaming up with Kimbia, the right partner to help us take GiveMN to the next level,” expressed Nelson. “The new giving platform is just the start. In the coming years, we’ll be doing even more to transform the way Minnesotans express their generosity.”