HelpAttack! empowers causes quickly and easily fundraise with social media and their online communities.
With the platform, Facebook posts, Tweets, and other online actions drive donations and awareness. You can give in three easy steps: 1) Choose a Cause, 2) Choose a Pledge Type, 3) Make a Pledge. Spread the word and watch as your social actions inspire others to donate, too!
For nonprofits and causes, it’s a great way to build fundraising, awareness, and advocacy from online communities. Start today!
For supporters, it’s an effortless way to give to favorite causes. Get started and make a pledge!
In addition to the platform, HelpAttack! offers other services to help causes get more out of social media. These services include webinars for social media beginners, growth and fundraising packages, training courses, custom development, and full service consulting.
About the People:
Ehren Foss, Co-Founder and CEO: has a decade of diverse technical experience with web programming, database administration, and many of the open source tools that help make the web an amazing place to work. He is the founder of Prelude Interactive, a web development firm. Before that he worked at Alchemy Systems an Austin, TX company specializing in professional development and training systems. Ehren is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vanessa Swesnik, Director of Business Development: Vanessa Swesnik brings business development swagger to the team. In her previous roles, she has built and maintained portfolios of clients from a wide variety of sectors including universities, non-profits, and national sports organizations. If she isn’t out on the hunt, she can be found rummaging through office trash cans for items that SHOULD have been placed in the recycling bin. Vanessa is a graduate of Tulane University and a resident of Seattle, Washington.
Holly Reichhold-Caruso, Marketing Coordinator: graduated from Boston University with a Bachelors in Communication and focus in Advertising. Holly worked at NBC Universal where she developed and implemented campaigns for film releases via social media, event planning, and on-campus promotions. She previously lived in London where she was an account management intern at ad agency, Dentsu. While this is Holly’s first nonprofit experience, she is passionate about funding the arts, specifically music, which has always been a huge part of her life.
David J. Neff, Co-Founder: has over 10 years driving innovation and change in the nonprofit sector nationwide. This includes starting the American Cancer Society’s High Plains online donations program, film program and social media programs. He has started his own nonprofit called Lights. Camera. Help. and speaks and consults all across the U.S. He also won the American Marketing Associations Social Media Marketer of the year for 2009.
Sarah Vela, Co-Founder and Creator: has been working as a content strategy consultant, marketing specialist and podcaster for over a decade. She’s been a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences such as SXSW Interactive, OneWebDay, and VideoCamp Austin on the topics of social media, social giving and content strategy. Her experience prior to working in the tech scene involved marketing and content strategy for nonprofits and health care companies. Her focus has always been on working for organizations that promote positive change.