Indianapolis-based Technology Companies Join Forces for Second Annual Social Fundraising Challenge
July 14, 2020 — INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis tech-leaders OneCause, Zylo, Socio, Emplify and Springbuk are teaming up for the second annual Indy Tech Gives™. This social fundraising challenge brings together a group of Indy’s fastest-growing tech companies and their employees to leverage technology for Corporate Social Responsibility, fundraising and community building. The four-week fundraising challenge runs from July 6 to July 31 culminating in a virtual Trivia Night, held on Tuesday July 21 at 4:30 PM ET. All proceeds benefit TechPoint Foundation for Youth.
“We’re thrilled the annual social fundraising competition, Indy Tech Gives™, is rallying a new group of Indy Tech companies for social good. The challenge embodies the future of fundraising, where we can use software, corporate philanthropy, and social networks to fundraise virtually, and bring people together online,” said Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause. “Being able to unite these fantastic Indianapolis tech partners and create meaningful impact in today’s environment is a shared vision for the participating companies. Our mission at OneCause has always been to build a better tomorrow, and Indy Tech Gives™ is our way of creating positive change here in our local communities and other tech ecosystems.”
The challenge participants will raise funds through the OneCause Peer-to-Peer Social Fundraising platform, with live leaderboards, matching gifts, team-based competitions, and social sharing to drive employee participation. After 3 weeks of fundraising, the virtual Trivia Night will be hosted on July 21 at 4:30 PM. The night will consist of three rounds of questions with 6, or fewer, players on each team. To register for the Trivia Night and raise funds to benefit TechPoint Foundation for Youth, please visit: www.indytechgives.com
“20 years ago this summer, the TechPoint board set out to create the TechPoint Foundation for Youth as a separate organization to address the growing gap between the technology ‘haves’ and the technology ‘have nots’ in Indiana,” said Steve Ehrlich, interim president/CEO and co-founder of TechPoint Foundation for Youth. “We knew then that the greater the chasm got for women, people of color and people living in poverty, the less likely those on the other side of the divide would be able to catch up, and we knew it was our responsibility as technology company leaders to get out in front on the issue. TechPoint Foundation for Youth role as the beneficiary of this year’s Indy Tech Gives challenge speaks volumes about the fact that a new generation of tech leaders have picked up the cause. We are grateful and proud to be a part of this important effort.”
To learn more about the success of last year’s 2019 Indy Tech Gives™ campaign, please visit:
About TechPoint Foundation for Youth
As a leader in STEM education efforts for the state of Indiana, TechPoint Foundation for Youth is committed to providing our state’s K-12 students, especially those typically underrepresented in STEM industry, with equal opportunities to explore experiential STEM learning. We believe that Indiana’s youth should not only be equipped to address the growing talent demand for a skilled STEM workforce, but also inspired to do so. We are, and continue to be, the leader in connecting youth-serving organizations, STEM programs, and STEM industry, accelerating high-impact STEM programs, and stewarding vital opportunities for the benefit of Indiana’s student populations.
OneCause creates user-friendly fundraising software that helps nonprofits engage donors, raise more money and save valuable time and resources. Our full suite of cloud-based fundraising solutions has powered 6,000 organizations, well over 20,000 fundraising events, and helped nonprofits raise more than $2 billion. OneCause has been recognized on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies, is a TechPoint MIRA award winner for Mobile Technology Excellence & Innovation and is a nine-time Stevie® Award winner for excellence and innovation in Customer Service.
Zylo is the largest independent enterprise SaaS management platform that transforms how companies manage and optimize their SaaS applications. By providing transparency of SaaS spend, license utilization, and user feedback, Zylo provides one SaaS system of record, empowering business leaders to discover, manage, measure and secure their SaaS investments. recently noted as Techpoint’s Scale-Up of the Year (Tech Product), Zylo helps some of the world’s most innovative companies manage SaaS. Visit zylo.com or follow @getzylo for more information.
Socio is an event technology platform built for live, hybrid, and virtual events. Products include an interactive mobile event app, community platform, full virtual event suite, Orange Glove Service, lead retrieval, and live display that easily integrates with countless external systems. The Socio platform uses drag-and-drop coding that makes it simple for organizers to customize a branded experience that attendees love.
Emplify brings a higher standard to employee engagement with predictive data, expert guidance, and proven methodology. The real work starts after the surveys are in — when good data triggers strategic conversations and expert guidance gives leaders the confidence they need to take action. People leaders at top companies like Salesloft, Ruoff Home Mortgage, and Purdue University trust Emplify to help them build more engaged teams and deliver winning business outcomes. Emplify is based in Indianapolis, Ind., and is on a mission to help all people achieve their true potential at work.
Springbuk is a leading-edge Health Intelligence platform that helps employers and benefits consultants manage their investments in population health. Our innovative solution offers deep insights, empowers smarter decision-making, and provides strategic direction to help maximize return on employee benefits investments. Learn more at www.springbuk.com.