About Fundraising KIT
Fundraising KIT is a data-driven toolkit that helps nonprofits raise more for their cause. Built by a nonprofit leader for the nonprofit community, our toolkit plugs right into your existing database where our suite of tools identifies supporters that are ready to give, easily segments your donors for targeted communications, and helps you track fundraising progress, all while saving time and resources in the quest to increase revenue.
Organizations using Fundraising KIT increase their revenue by 46% on average in their first year.
How It Started
Fundraising KIT was founded by a passionate team with years of experience building cutting edge software products in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors.
We saw how technology was transforming how the world works, and wanted to know how we could create a solution that enables nonprofits to unlock the potential of their data, better understand their donors, and make an even greater impact for their cause.
Meet Our Team
Educated at McGill University (B.A.) and Osgoode Hall Law School (JD), Nejeed is also the founder of the public policy organizations Better Canada Initiative and Believe Vancouver, and a former executive director of both End Poverty Now and Conversations for Change. Nejeed is a global innovator with experience working for the United Nations and the Senate of Canada. Nejeed sits on a number of corporate, education, and non-profit boards, and is an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community (World Economic Forum) and a former fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in the UK.
Lee enjoys working with a wide variety of technologies, from machine learning, to backend, and occasionally front-end development. When he’s not coding he’s either working on his short game or playing hockey.
Anna left Vancouver to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree at UC Berkeley, thinking she would never return, but Canada quickly won her over. Having learned four languages and been educated in four countries, Anna honed her ability to navigate diverse cultural spaces. She loves taking arguments apart, problem-solving, and thinking under pressure. A true debater at heart, Anna likes being told no…because who doesn’t enjoy a good debate?
Bryna has always believed in the power of technology and the use of data to help empower the nonprofit industry. She has led webinars, written articles, and is constantly researching how data-driven decision making can help increase productivity, improve financial performance, enhance charities’ abilities to forecast effectively, and ultimately raise more for their cause. With almost 20 years of experience delivering innovative strategies and helping nonprofits deliver funding for their core mission, Bryna continues to pursue her passion of helping mission-focused organizations effect positive change. When not working, Bryna can be found spending time outdoors running, cycling, and hiking with her family.
Meredith has always had a passion for work that makes an impact. Having spent over 7 years working in fundraising, she has gained extensive knowledge in marketing, peer-to-peer, events, and sponsorship and firmly believes that all successful fundraising strategies start with your data. Having experienced it first-hand, she understands the challenges nonprofits face when building a fundraising strategy and loves connecting with other like-minded fundraisers to brainstorm new and creative ways to leverage data to increase revenue. When not working, Meredith can be found trying out one of Toronto’s diverse restaurants, breaking a sweat in a spin class, or researching her next travel destination.
After spending a couple of years travelling Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia, Kelsey is now based out of Toronto. She loves having the opportunity to empower organizations with technology, especially those working to help others and create a more sustainable future. In her free time you’ll find her reading, listening to as many podcasts as possible, cooking a new recipe or spending time outdoors.
Taylor has always believed that knowledge is power, and the pen (or in this case; keyboard) is the sword. Philanthropy and human rights are at the core of her ethos. When she is not engaged in friendly debate, you can find Taylor training in the boxing ring, snowboarding on the mountains or running on the seawall.
Carly Armstrong is the Product Manager and is constantly dreaming up new features and enhancements for Fundraising KIT. Carly graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University. She found her way into working in product management because she loves working with technology and the creativity of seeing her ideas actualized with the help of a fantastic team. Outside of work, she actively plays soccer, swims, and finds her way to the mountains every weekend for hikes or snowboarding.
As an aspiring Machine Learning Engineer, Mike is passionate about building impactful products that transform people’s lives. Mike’s experience as a Full Stack Developer provides him with a deep understanding of scalability, usability, and business values. At KIT, Mike utilizes his Machine Learning knowledge and software skills to implement innovative tools to empower organizations.
Arielle is currently studying computer science at the University of British Columbia while working as a full stack developer based in Vancouver. In December 2022, she will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master of Management. She aspires to use her knowledge in both business and software development to help organizations achieve their philanthropic goals. When she’s not busy working or studying, Arielle enjoys playing guitar, skiing and winding down with Netflix and a cup of tea.
Sonika is a software developer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She likes hiking, teaching the tech community and her eggs poached. Thus far, she has taught over 40 young girls how to code, working with tech nonprofits in Nepal. Sonika was recognized as 1 of Nepal’s 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 of by The Kathmandu Post. In 2019, her pet project, Swastha Naari, was awarded the country winning project in Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge by UNICEF Nepal and UNDP Nepal.
Aayesha is a full stack developer based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is an observer and enjoys using her attention to detail for problem solving and troubleshooting issues. Out of office, she’s actively involved in a not-for-profit organization, Women Leaders in Technology, where they help young girls in the tech field to shape their careers. In 2019, Aayesha and her friends started the Safer-I campaign, focused on creating a safer digital space for everyone through workshops, advocacy and social media awareness.
Passionate about science and technology during his 20-year career building custom software, GB understands how vital the human side of software development is, in making a great product while understanding users’ needs. In his free time, GB enjoys barbecuing with friends and family and playing tabletop RPG’s.