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GiveGab Celebrates Record-Breaking Year in 2013, Connecting Volunteers from Around the World

Social network for volunteers saw significant increases in user base, participating nonprofits and universities, and global usage

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GiveGab, the social network for volunteers based in Ithaca, NY, today announced a record-breaking year in 2013. Key performance highlights include:

  • Total user base increased 837%
  • Participating nonprofits increased 232%
  • Increased to 200+ participating Universities
  • Global usage across all 6 populated continents
  • Created 13 new full-time jobs in upstate New York
  • Closed a $1.56M Series A funding round led by Cayuga Venture Fund
  • Series A round included Great Oaks Partners, Rand Capital, and Excell Partners

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"We're very excited about the website's progress and our rapid growth. In 2013, we gained thousands of happy users from around the world," said Charlie Mulligan, co-founder and CEO of GiveGab. "2014 is on-pace to put us in the national and international consciousness as we continue to encourage and promote all things volunteer." 

"I am happy to report that I was alerted via Twitter to the existence of www.givegab.com in June, 2013. Out of all of the systems I have used and investigated (over 20 globally), GiveGab wins hands down," said Heidi Quinn, Senior Community Engagement Advisor with the New Zealand Department of Conservation. "It is the most interactive, user-friendly and future-focused system I have ever experienced and unlike so many others, it's a pleasure to use – for staff and volunteers."

GiveGab is utilized by volunteers, nonprofits, schools and businesses to measure and promote the collective impact of volunteer efforts in their communities. Basic Services include creating an organizational profile, creating a personal volunteer profile, developing and promoting volunteer events, logging hours, compiling a volunteer resume and reporting of aggregate volunteer hours. Premium Services for volunteer managers include enhanced reporting features, upgraded analytics and premium-level customer service and support.

Contact
Linda Hall, Director of Marketing
Phone: 616-450-3181; Email

About GiveGab

GiveGab, the social network for volunteers, is dedicated to helping volunteers and nonprofit organizations interact in local communities. GiveGab's goal is to create a fun, online environment that encourages volunteer hours and social interactions. GiveGab helps volunteers find opportunities in their local community, log volunteer hours, and create a volunteer resume. Volunteer managers can use it to create and manage events, programs, and opportunities, recruit volunteers, track volunteer hours and report their success. For more information, visit www.givegab.com.

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