GivePulse was founded in Austin, TX.
groups have since been helped, bringing people of all walks of life together to make a social change.
impact hours have been recorded across the US.
Enabling everyone to engage, organize and understand the impact of positive social change Our mission is to enable everyone in the world to participate and engage in lifting their community to new heights. We do so by providing a platform to list, find, organize and measure the impact of service and volunteerism in the community. It starts with one volunteer to build an army that will help improve the world.
Centralize management of active and inactive memberships, determine who is pending, restrict access to certain individuals and groups
Collect metrics and data on goals
Collaborate with community partners, approve and edit submitted projects, events and opportunities
Relationship management database
Manage all the interactions, relationships and data of your members, partners, and departments in your community. The database grows as your needs and data grows. We also can work with you to integrate with other databases like Salesforce or SugarCRM
Curate and List any Event & Opportunity
Select, create and/or filter opportunities that align with your mission, group, department, school and business
Reporting & Insights
Insights and advanced reporting lets you analyze all the data collected. Partner with us to help make sense of your data so we can move the needle together
Allow individuals in one place to track their impact, hours, reflections and for you to report on special initiatives
Check Volunteers in Digitally with Mobile
Digitally clock-in/out or sign-in volunteers and placements on your laptop or mobile device via the web and on the appstore (supporting both iOS on iTunes and Android on Google Play)
Communication & Messaging Platform
Communicate with your members and advocates. Message specific individuals, volunteers, groups in a specific a shift, event or a program
Assessment, Survey & Custom fields
Ask Pre and Post Questions and Surveys, collect t-shirt size, food requirements, phone numbers and any additional surveys for your events, opportunities and programs
We have different pricing options available for any type of group. Here are our prices for nonprofits: Get more information about our pricing for Events, Higher Education, and Enterprises on our Pricing page.
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Kxan: City of Austin enters partnership with GivePulse...
Sunday Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced the City of Austin’s new partnership with the Austin Group GivePulse. With this partnership, citizens of Austin are able to find different groups... more
Albuquerque Journal: Austin leftovers recycled to feed the hungry
Managing volunteers through the Austin-based website GivePulse, the organization has become much more efficient in getting food picked up and delivered... more
The Whitehouse: Technology-Enabled Volunteers Ending Hunger and Food Waste in Austin
George Luc is being honored as a Champion of Change for applying his tech skills for civic good... more
Although we were officially founded in 2012, George likes to think that the idea of GivePulse dates back to his childhood. He has a story about weed (the crabgrass kind), working with people with disabilities, the Virginia Tech Massacre and many more defined him as an individual. His first small nonprofit helped high schools fix random technology problems. Through these experiences he came to identify a formula: 30min + $30 = College Education. Specifically, if he and his friends were able to donate 30 minutes to volunteer and install a $30 router, it would provide wifi access to impoverished neighborhoods with children looking to apply and learn more about college.
This formula set in motion a determination to address digital access, and quickly evolved into a platform to scale volunteerism and service-learning.
In 2012, George Luc set out to build a platform. Together with his CTO and co-founder, James McGirr, GivePulse was born, a civic network matching people in our community with causes they care about while enabling easy organization, management and mobilization of volunteers and supporters.
From day one our mission has been to solve tough social problems through the use of technology. Keeping true to that original mission, today our civic engagement platform supports thousands of nonprofits, associations, institutions, businesses and organizations.
Chief Civic Evangelist
A community activist, technologist, user experience and design professional. George has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Human Computer Interaction. He spent much of his early career developing technology for people with disabilities and has worked with companies like Daylert, IBM, ESO Solutions and HomeAway. He serves as a board member of City of Austin Volunteer & Service, Austin Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau, KLRU (Local PBS) Advisory Board, Open Door Preschool, and was a City Commissioner for Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. George is a TEDxAustin speaker, SXSW Dewey Honoree, and he and GivePulse have recently been honored for their work as White House Champions for Change.
Chief Civic Hacker
A community volunteer and technologist. He has a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and studied Computer Science in graduate school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. James co-founded the startup Flocasts which is a social network and portal for sports, including Track and Field, Wrestling, Swimming, and Gymnastics. After Flocasts, James joined Epicom, a leading CRM consulting, development and integration firm where he spent three years before joining GivePulse.