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Good Done Great acquires AmeriGives

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By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published Nov. 5, 2015

Charleston-based Good Done Great has acquired AmeriGives, also a corporate philanthropy services provider.

The price was not disclosed. AmeriGives, which is headquartered in northern Virginia, will add 32 clients and 15 employees to Good Done Great.

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This is Good Done Great’s first acquisition in the corporate social responsibility space, president and co-founder Earl Bridges said.

Launched in 2009, Good Done Great provides a platform for employees to find volunteer opportunities, donate to causes, request employer matches, log volunteer hours and assist in disaster relief efforts.

Prior to the acquisition, Good Done Great had more than 40 Fortune 500 companies as customers — including Staples, Monsanto, Toyota and PricewaterhouseCoopers. About 1.5 million of those companies’ employees, in more than 20 countries, use the firm’s cloud-based platform.

AmeriGives, launched in 1978, represents nearly 1 million employees who give $28 million annually to more than 15,000 charities, according to the release.

“Good Done great has always been, and continues to be, committed to inspiring revolutionary philanthropy,” Bridges said in a news release. “The highly experienced AmeriGives team will help us help move the needle forward that much faster.”

Good Done Great has added 20 employees this year and now operates out of a 6,000-square-foot former church building on Rutledge Avenue. The firm has offices in Tacoma, Wash., and Denver, and now adds AmeriGives’ Stuart, Fla., office. Bridges said the company might need international locations in the near future as well.

“These employees bring valuable experience and relationships to Good Done Great and allow us to fill positions which we were already seeking to fill as we continue our rapid growth,” Bridges said.

The 44-employee company has raised about $1.75 million of its ongoing $2.5 million angel round.

Reach staff writer Liz Segrist at 843-849-3119 or @lizsegrist on Twitter.

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