Our Mission

Provide innovative and powerful solutions to make fundraising fun, easy and successful for both organizations and donors.

How did 4giving get started?

Chris and Joe met, by chance, at an electric vehicle charger, "sparking" the 4giving fundraising platform you use today.

In addition to the charging station, Chris and Joe would later learn of their shared philanthropy bond. In particular, the challenges they experienced in trying to donate, especially to smaller organizations that needed funding the most!

The original 4giving moment happened when Chris wanted to donate to the church hosting his grandfather's memorial service. However, he didn't have cash or a checkbook in hand, and there wasn't a way for Chris to give with his phone. Within days, with his grandfather's legacy of generosity in mind, a 4giving prototype was created and soon thereafter 4giving.com version 1.0 was launched.

Later, when Chris met Joe at the charging station, Joe had just donated through 4giving and liked the concept. Joe's work as a user interface and user experience designer at successful tech companies (Google and DoApp) led him to believe that 4giving could be even better for both organizations and donors. One idea ignited another and Chris, along with original team members Matt and Lindsey, hired Joe to become 4giving's Leader.

The 4giving team has grown with incredible talent and insights from a variety of backgrounds (healthcare, philanthropy, nonprofit administration, radio, television, software, law, and finance).

Within this growth, the 4giving mission remains simple: To provide innovative and powerful solutions that make fundraising fun, easy, and successful for both organizations and donors.

The 4giving team continues to be "charged up" by the generosity and the stories that lead to successful campaigns and happy donors. Our developers and user experience experts have designed and developed mobile software since the debut of iPhone and Android.

While 4giving is already an awesome way for organizations and donors to interact, we are dedicated to making the fundraising experience even better.

Keep checking back to see our latest features. Better yet, join our community today, and let's keep lighting up the world of philanthropy, one cause at a time!

Our Team

CEO & Joke Maker


Joe leads 4giving product strategy, support and customer education.

Developer & EDM Artist


Pete develops 4giving's Infrastructure, keeps us secure, and performant.

Guide & Promotion Expert


Lindsey aids 4giving's outreach and promotion efforts.

Designer & Rock Drummer


Jim oversees 4giving’s product, design and research.

Development & Media Guru


Cory inspires giving by leading development and sales.

Developer & Big Rig Operator


Tim brings software craftsmanship and map building with years of engineering experience.

Co-Founder & Avid Hiker


Matt, a 4giving co-founder, is a valued advisor on marketing and development.

Giving Guy

Founder & GivingGuy


4giving Founder. Donor. Peloton. Root Beer.