Oklahoma City company develops interactive way to raise more for awareness, charity
Oklahoma City company PigeonMe refocuses and starts new company, RaiseMore, using its mapping and social media technology to boost fundraising for nonprofits.
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Americans gave $298.3 billion to charity in 2011. This represents a 3.9 percent increase over 2010.
Twyman has a personal interest in RaiseMore.
“I have a niece who was born with Down syndrome,” Twyman said. “Our family participated in the Buddy Walk this year to celebrate Evelyn Joy's first birthday. The value of connecting the people at the event, the support group and donors with the organization to see the walk in real time and be able to interact and donate is why I'm so passionate about RaiseMore.”
RaiseMore anticipates launching the interactive fundraising application in the first quarter, and it will be available for iPhone and Android devices.
This is another great example of a homegrown Oklahoma technology with potential to benefit people far beyond the borders of our state.
Rex Smitherman is interim president and CEO of i2E Inc., a nonprofit corporation that mentors many of the state's technology-based startup companies. i2E receives state appropriations from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Contact Smitherman at i2E_Comments@i2E.org.
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