Rackspace Tech Showcase – Click and Pledge

Founded in Blacksburg, Virginia in 2002 as a means of bringing the online fund-raising power of Software-as-a-Service, SaaS, to non-profits, Click & Pledge now serves more than 7,000 customers, ranging from health organiztions, to public service initiatives, to politial campaigns in 45 countries.  Aptly, the company's tag line is "a better way to do good."

The most recent innovation at Click & Pledge is Pledge TeeVee, a video fund-raising tool.  Client organizations create their own YouTube videos and the Pledge TeeVee widget allows the video to play within an applet so organizations don’t have to utilize their own bandwidths.  A donor may donate anytime during the video.

Robert Scoble of Rackspace took video footage of Kamran Razvan during his visit to VT KnowledgeWorks in Blacksburg, Virginia in June, 2009.  We share it with you here:


Click & Pledge and Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0, are both member companies of VT KnowledgeWorks.  Click & Pledge was a client of Handshake Media in 2008 and purchases through Handshake 2.0 are powered by Click & Pledge.


Managed hosting, cloud hosting, and email hostingThe Rackspace Tech Showcase is sponsored by Rackspace (R) HostingRackspace Email and Apps is a division of Rackspace located in Blacksburg, Virginia. 

About Rackspace
As the leader and specialist in hosting services, Rackspace(R) Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry's best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support(R), furthering the company's mission to be one of the world's greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 43 on the list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.rackspace.com/apps) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting, please visit www.rackspace.com.

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