United Way of Summit County Selects Big River


Software and Support from Cleveland-Based Company Will Aim to Increase Engagement and Donations

CLEVELAND OH AUGUST 5, 2019- United Way of Summit County (https://www.uwsummit.org/), after a lengthy review process, has partnered with Big River Online (https://www.donorpoint.com/) to overhaul their donor engagement software services, including fundraising, events and more.

“We were very impressed with Big River,” said Jim Mullen President and CEO of United Way of Summit County. “They’re local, have a proven track record with other United Way associations and offered quick implementation, easy-to-understand reporting and integration none of the other platforms we were looking at could match. Big River will make it easier for people to build a sustained relationship with United Way, and it will modernize the way our donors invest in their own community.”

The agreement will expand United Way’s ability to set up events, coordinate volunteers, manage peer-to-peer relationships and build corporate partnerships and other types of fundraising, and allow for one-time, ongoing or payroll deductions.

“We’re very pleased to be able to help an organization and community with a history as rich as theirs,” said Ron Cass Founder and CEO of Big River Online. “If you look at how this United Way, with roots going back to the United Fund, the Community Chest, and even further back, has helped in its community, and how this community, from individuals to small business, to multinational organization, have helped and formed this United Way, it’s an honor to become a part of that system.”

About United Way of Summit County

United Way of Summit County takes on the issues that matter most to children and families in Greater Akron. We pursue Bold Goals through forward-thinking strategies, innovative programs and hands-on work in our community. We team up with private and public leaders, local businesses and thousands of volunteers from across our community to create change that matters. Together, we are hand raisers. Game changers. Because there’s a better future in store for Greater Akron, and the time is now to make it happen. Learn more at www.uwsummit.org

About Big River

Big River Online is a premier provider of cloud-based donor engagement software. By utilizing ecommerce best practices, Big River brings increased functionality and reporting to the critical work of nonprofits, allowing them to spend less time with their database, and more time with their donors and the people they serve. To find out more visit https://www.donorpoint.com/


Media Contact

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