Below is our recent interview with Austin Dressman, from Engaging Networks:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Engaging Networks is an innovative digital engagement technology platform with the ability to fully adapt to a nonprofit’s fundraising and advocacy needs. Engaging Networks proudly works with a variety of important organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States, The Nature Conservancy, American University, Human Rights Campaign, PETA and The University of British Columbia and Amnesty International USA. Today, they have two offices in Washington, D.C. and London, and serve more than 400 nonprofits in more than 50 countries around the world. Over 10 million people have utilized Engaging Networks integrated tools with their favorite charities and nonprofits.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Engaging Networks is rapidly expanding into higher education with a variety of tools that are extremely useful for universities and other collegiate organizations that rely on donor and alumni support. Willamette University, our newest higher education client, is the oldest private university in the western U.S. and a nationally recognized educational institution. They join a list of other institutions like American University and The University of British Columbia that have chosen Engaging Networks as their primary fundraising and marketing platform.
The Engaging Networks platform features future-forward modules such as a supporter hub for recurring gifts, strict data security protocols, out-of-the-box donation page templates, marketing automation journeys, robust data and reporting visualizations and fully-integrated artificial intelligence tools.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Nonprofits of every size and cause—from human rights to disaster relief—use our platform to raise money, engage their communities, and advance their missions. For over 20 years, we’ve powered tens of millions of donations from over 190 countries and raised over $2 billion for social good. We offer a flexible, completely customizable and innovative software platform for nonprofits. We can replace any advocacy, fundraising, email, P2P, events, and data management system, or play nicely with whatever a customer would like to keep.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Engaging Networks will launch an updated peer-to-peer donation module, new SMS text messaging features, and other powerful fundraising tools in 2022 to help higher education organizations connect with more donors. The Engaging Networks platform is updated constantly with new features and upgrades every six to eight weeks.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: We aren’t beholden to venture capitalists and investors. We’re privately held which lets us focus on the technology you need instead of returns for investors. Additionally, much of our staff has previously worked at nonprofits so we know how critical client support is – which is why ours is the best you can get. We have a 97% retention rate with our clients.