Brothers Tom and Adam McKenzie have made the Fundr app available on iOS for Apple to help charities identify corporate partnership opportunities.
An app has been launched to help charities form partnerships with the private sector. Called Fundr, the app enables charities to search around 500 continually updated corporate partnership opportunites. This includes filtering by region, key dates, value of the partnership and the sort of support on offer. The corporate partnership app had undergone a soft launch earlier this year and this month has formerly launched on iOS for Apple. An Android version is also available. The app’s aim is to cut down on time spent by charities prospecting for corporate partners. The makers belive it will be particularly useful to smaller charities with less resources than larger voluntary organisations. The app has been developed by brothers Tom and Adam McKenzie.
Tom also handles corporate partnership work for the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR and has held corporate fundraising roles with charities including the NSPCC and The Prince’s Trust. Adam is a Senior Web Developer at the University of Bristol. “Fundr has been created specifically for fundraisers and my hope is that it becomes a vital extra tool that supports them to focus their efforts and find their ideal charity partner,” said Tom. Features being planned include push notifications and allowing companies to promote their partnership opportunity and selection process to charities. Earlier this month Charity Digital News detailed a range of digital productivity tools for charities. This included peroducts by Sage Foundation to help charities with their accounting.