GiveWP, among the most popular contribution and fundraising plugins with more than 100,000 active installs, has actually been obtained by Liquid Web. The group behind the plugin will be signing up with Liquid Web as part of the property sale, that includes the entire business, items, and management.
GiveWP made its launching in 2015 with a 0% commission technique, its significant differentiator from other third-party financing tools at the time. Websites utilizing the plugin can gather 100% of the contributions provided. Its developers intended to empower non-profits and causes to host their own contribution types. They constructed out the plugin to end up being a complete contribution platform with reporting and donor management.
Since Might 2021, GiveWP has actually assisted its users raise more than $1 billion dollars in online fundraising.
“When we released, we discussed types without any reporting, or needing to hack eCommerce tools to avoid the cart and sales tax and shipping,” GiveWP co-founder and previous COO Matt Cromwell stated. “When users began essentially stating precisely that back to us as the factors they ENJOYED GiveWP, it was significant recognition– we ‘d developed precisely what we wanted we ‘d had when we were freelancing for nonprofits.”
The creators likewise discovered recognition in their organization concepts when big companies like the Clinton Structure or Environment for Mankind connected to GiveWP assistance and provided favorable reports after getting responses.
“It made us truly astonished how we can bring options to companies that are fixing BIG world issues,” Cromwell stated. “When we began having much better telemetry and recognized that we were actually assisting companies raise billions of dollars now … that was substantial. It’s been really humbling to be part of something a lot larger than any someone in our company.”
Cromwell stated his group was not actively “shopping” the business, however were trying to find methods to speed up development of the group and item.
“GiveWP sales have actually been increasing yearly year over year every year considering that our launch,” he stated. “We were not trying to find methods to conserve this item; it’s been hugely effective.”
Devin Walker, GiveWP former-CEO and co-founder, stated he valued Liquid Web’s history of getting strong WordPress brand names while keeping their groups in location. He referenced the business’s 2017 acquisition of iThemes, and The Occasions Calendar acquisition in 2020.
“These 2 success stories provided us fantastic self-confidence in Liquid Web and their desire to see GiveWP grow,” Walker stated.
“Liquid Web is developing an entire software application part of their company, they have actually been getting WordPress look for rather a long time and they saw us as a great addition to their ‘Household of Brands,'” Cromwell talked about the sale. “They are likewise leaders in the handled WordPress area, and we’re currently talking with them about chances for a more particularly not-for-profit focused handled WordPress service that consists of GiveWP and all our addons.”
Cromwell stated his group does not expect any branding or prices modifications in the future. Existing users and clients who have concerns or issues are welcomed to go to the business’s virtual City center conference with Liquid Web CTO Joe Osterling on Might 18, at 11am Pacific.