StayClassy is a fast-growing San Diego-based startup that develops an online fundraising product used by thousands of Nonprofit organizations around the world. The company was founded in 2006 by a couple of friends who were looking to fundraise for charity, but didn't know how to get started. They envisioned a platform that made it easy for Nonprofits to turn their supporters into fundraisers; and so, they set off to build one. After years of testing their concept with dozens of Nonprofits, their initial idea has evolved into what is now an industry-leading online fundraising solution for Charities, Foundations, Churches, Schools, Clubs and more. Recently, the founders were selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 5 most promising social entrepreneurs in America. The company is also the host of the Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic awards show in the Country.
Founders plan their first fundraising event benefiting the the American Cancer Society, after Scot's mother battles with Breast Cancer. Company is incorporated and starts as a service firm for Nonprofits.
Company consults dozens of Nonprofits with their fundraising & events. They realize the lack of innovative online fundraising tools available. Start to build their own fundraising platform that it tests & refines with its current clientele.
Company launches software into private beta on April 1, 2010, and closes its first round of angel investment in preparation for public launch. Also expands the CLASSY Awards nationally. The Awards garner 3,000 nominations and quarter of a million votes in only its second year.
StayClassy fundraising software is used by thousands of Nonprofit organizations across the Country. Founders are selected by Businessweek as one of the top 5 most promising social entrepreneurs in America.