Our goal at Classy has always been to improve the giving experience for nonprofit organizations and their supporters. And today, I’m very excited to announce that we have a new partner in this journey, Salesforce.com.
As Salesforce.com announced this morning here, they have made an equity investment in Classy to help us grow the business and ultimately serve more nonprofits and social enterprises around the world. The financial investment is also paired with a closer partnership with the Salesforce Foundation, which manages Salesforce’s nonprofit and higher-ed CRM products.
Salesforce Ventures’ investment in Classy means a lot to us for several reasons.
First, it’s amazing (and humbling) to be included alongside some of the world’s top technology companies, like Dropbox, Evernote, DocuSign, RoundCorner, and Hubspot. These companies are truly pushing the boundaries of innovation in their respective industries, and that is something that all of us at Classy truly admire.
Second, it is an honor to have the fastest growing SaaS company on the planet, and also one of the most philanthropic, believe in our vision. From the very first meeting, it was obvious that the team at Salesforce Ventures and the Salesforce Foundation shared our belief that the best days for the Social Sector are yet to come. There has been a technology gap across the sector for far too long, and with Salesforce’s help, we intend to fix that.
And lastly, Salesforce’s support is a testament to all the tremendous work that the Classy community is doing. Without the campaigns and causes that you are creating and standing up for, we would have no reason to exist. As you grow, we want to grow with you. This financial and technological support will help us do just that, serve you even better.
We’ve all heard the advice, “You are the company you keep.” As I start this week, I’m grateful for the company I’m in, for the hundreds of organizations representing thousands of social causes, for our incredibly dedicated team of 48 amazing individuals and for our newest partners, Salesforce Ventures and the Salesforce Foundation.
We want to thank everyone who has stood with us throughout the journey so far. We can’t wait for what’s coming next!
Onward and Upward,
Scot Chisholm, CEO & CoFounder, Classy
Editor’s Note: This post was published on September 8, 2014.
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