New York, NY (PRWEB) December 08, 2014
WebThriftStore (http://www.webthriftstore.com), the first multi-platform marketplace for nonprofit thrift stores, today announced that it has joined the Blackbaud Partner Network. With this partnership, WebThriftStore joins a network of companies that provide applications and solutions that extend Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) products in new ways. WebThriftStore enables charities to launch their own customized online thrift stores.
We are thrilled to have WebThriftStore as a partner, said Chris Clinton, Blackbauds vice president of global channels and partner ecosystem. Nonprofits are always looking for new ideas and cutting edge ways to fundraise, and WebThriftStore has innovative offerings to answer that need.
The partnership allows WebThriftStore to offer free online custom branded thrift stores to Blackbauds vast community of charities. Charities sign up, ask their supporters to list in-kind donations (clothing, electronics, cars, etc.) in the marketplace and when they sell, WebThriftStore ensures that items are delivered from donors to buyers and proceeds are paid to the designated charity. Charities never need to hold inventory, handle customer service or incur any financial risk.
This partnership will help us drive explosive growth in the emerging online thrift space and help charities raise funds 365 days a year, said WebThriftStore President Doug Krugman. “Joining the Blackbaud Partner Network is a huge milestone for our company.
The Blackbaud Partner Network is a group of leading technology and services firms providing nonprofits with the solutions, applications and strategies they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. To learn more about Blackbauds Technology Partner program, visit: http://www.blackbaud.com/partners.
About WebThriftStore (http://www.webthriftstore.com)
Established in 2011, WebThriftStore is the first multi-platform marketplace for nonprofit thrift stores that delivers cash for nonprofits, tax deductions for donors, and great bargains for shoppers. With charity partners such as American Red Cross, ASPCA, PETA and Ronald McDonald House Charities, WebThriftStore is helping change the way millions of people contribute to charity. Complementing online cash fundraising platforms, WebThrifstores innovative platform for in-kind donations (clothing, electronics, cars, etc.) is a risk-free way for nonprofits to tap into an estimated $ 13B marketplace of in-kind donations without any of the hassles or risks of managing inventory or operating an ecommerce operation.
Serving the nonprofit, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $ 100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.