Press Releases

Charity App Challenge Launches pledgeCalgary App

Calgary, Canada, October 17, 2013 - Charity App Challenge launches pledgeCalgary, a web based interactive fundraising app that enables charities to expand their donor base by making fundraising entertaining. Using any device a person can log onto pledgeCalgary through their Facebook account and set up a fun activity challenge, they can invite their friends to support them and contribute to their favorite cause and then share their challenge through their Facebook network and drive donations in fun and entertaining ways. Challengers can select from a list of pre-approved charities, set their activity, funding goal and the duration of the campaign.

Place2Give releases version 1.0 of Advisor Toolbox philanthropic advising tool

The philanthropic advising tool features new integration with CRM Systems

Calgary, Canada, September 30th, 2013 – Place2Give, the leader in Canada’s charity big data space, announces the release of version 1.0 of their Advisor Toolbox. This unique charity data tool for financial and legal advisors now features integration with CRM systems.

The Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund partners with Hull Services and the City of Calgary to support Calgary’s flood victims


Calgary, Canada - The Place2Give Foundation’s Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund, an initiative focusing on local and grassroots flood relief, with support from FirstEnergy Capital and their clients, has partnered with Hull Services and the City of Calgary to aid families who lost their homes to the recent floods in Alberta.

Place2Give chosen to present at FinovateFall

New Advisor Toolbox will be showcased

Calgary, Canada, August 28, 2013 – Place2Give, the leaders in North American charity big data and prescriptive charity analytics, has been chosen to present at the prestigious FinovateFall conference. FinovateFall, held in New York City on September 10 – 11, 2013, is a conference that showcases the future of financial and banking technology.

Place2Give will be showcasing their innovative Advisor Toolbox software. The Place2Give Advisor Toolbox streamlines and improves the management of philanthropic and social impact investments. It enables advisors to monitor and track multiple clients’ donations thereby saving time and money.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. appoints COO

Chris Salmon joins the Place2Give team

Calgary, Canada, July 24, 2013 - For Immediate Release – Place2Give, leader in North American charity big data and prescriptive charity analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Salmon as Chief Operating Officer .

In his new role, Chris will assume responsibility for Place2Give’s commercialization and operations strategies including the innovative Advisor Toolbox: CRM-integrated software that helps financial and legal advisors facilitate conversations with their clients about their charitable giving.

$150,000+ raised through Place2Give for grassroots and localized flood relief

The flood reveals Alberta’s spirit of networked humanity

July 1, 2013

Calgary, Canada – In a time that could have truly brought out the worst in individuals, the businesses and people of Southern Alberta have come together to support one another. The Place2Give Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund, which was set up within 5 hours of the declared state of emergency, is one of these localized relief efforts. To date over $150,000 dollars has been donated to the fund. 

FirstEnergy Capital donates a minimum of $100,000 to the Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund

FirstEnergy Capital is pledging to donate a minimum of $100,000 to the Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund and invites our clients and our community to cumulatively match this donation. Donations will go to support organizations helping to rebuild Southern Alberta following the devastating floods. Contributions will be sent to and directed to a fund designated specifically to support local organizations focused on flooded areas and their relief requirements.

Stampede Rockabilly Romp 2013 PSA

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 8


Belgo Brasserie, Calgary, AB

Fundraiser - Ticketed Stampede Event-Tickets $55

Claudius du Plooy Law Firm and Belgo Brasserie, in collaboration with Food Water Wellness Foundation announced that all profits of the Stampede Rockabilly Romp will be donated to the Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund to support frontline organizations in their flood relief efforts.

Key player in charity big data space expands team hires new Technical Director

Calgary, Canada, May 6, 2013 – Startup Place2Give, Canada’s leading charity search portal, has hired a new Technical Director. Place2Give has also doubled their technical team by bringing on two new developers to the team in addition to the Technical Director. This new expansion of Place2Give’s technical team is the next phase in the startup’s growth plan.