March 11, 2014 – Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp and FirstGiving have partnered to offer a simple way for race directors to use FirstGiving for fundraising within the RunSignUp race registration process.
Race directors can now tie their event to one or more of the 1.8 million, FirstGiving supported, charities. During the registration process, participants can make additional donations to or fundraise for a selected charity organization. Donations are processed through the FirstGiving system, providing reporting for organizations collecting money across multiple events.
“FirstGiving is used by many charitable organizations to help raise money across a wide variety of fundraising events, including races,” says Bob Bickel, Founder of RunSignUp. “We like to think of ourselves as the best race registration system available, and we want to offer our race directors access to the best charity and fundraising systems out there.”
“We are happy to collaborate with RunSignUp to combine the power of their race registration platform with our fundraising solution,” says Janet White, Director of Business Development, FirstGiving. “Many of our charities have found race and walk events to be integral parts of their overall fundraising efforts. RunSignUp gives them the opportunity to have a first class race registration system tied directly to our fundraising platform.”
The integration is immediately available to all RunSignUp race directors. The configuration is quick and simple, taking less than 5 minutes. Full instructions with screen shots and a video are available at http://runsignup.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/first-giving-integration/.
FirstGiving is a simple and affordable peer-to-peer fundraising platform designed to empower a nonprofit’s supporters to become fundraisers and cause ambassadors. For more information, visit www.firstgiving.com.
RunSignUp is the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management. Over 3,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers use these services today. Services are free except for processing fees when conducting monetary transactions like race registration or club membership renewals. RunSignUp is founded by runners for runners, using technical capabilities to bring the power of cloud computing to benefit the running community. For more information, visit www.runsignup.com.