Classy is a technology company that provides fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. Its solution enables users to collect website donations, create peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, host virtual events, manage payment processing, etc.

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Parent CompanyGoFundMe
HQSan Diego, CA, US
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Classy was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA, US
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Key People/Management at Classy

Scot Chisholm

Scot Chisholm

Founder & Chairman
Pat Walsh

Pat Walsh

Co-Founder & Advisor
Chris Himes

Chris Himes

Chief Executive Officer
Soraya Alexander

Soraya Alexander

Chief Operating Officer
Marc Ferris

Marc Ferris

Chief Growth Officer
Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Classy Office Locations

Classy has an office in San Diego
San Diego, CA, US
Diamond View, 350 Tenth Ave #1300
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Classy Financials and Metrics

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$183.5 m


In total, Classy had raised $183.5 m. Classy is a subsidiary of GoFundMe

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Classy News and Updates

“Riva The Persuaders!” – The Short Film for the Brand’s 180th Anniversary is a Classy Action Movie With Favino, Beckham and Leclerc

Inspired by the famous TV series “The Persuaders!” – in Italy “Attenti a quei due” – this enthralling action film is a blend of elegance, irony and adrenaline. It can now be seen on social networks and YouTube. Inspired by the famous TV series “The Persuaders!” – in Italy “Attenti a quei due” – this…

Online Fundraising Platform, Classy, Launches Crypto Giving Powered by Coinbase Commerce

Cryptocurrency offers organizations a way to expand their audience and engage with a new population of donors SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Classy, an online fundraising platform that provides easy and intuitive technology for nonprofits, announces the launch of Crypto...

GoFundMe gets Classy (literally) with acquisition of nonprofit giving platform

GoFundMe announced today that it will acquire Classy, a nonprofit fundraising software company. This is an all equity deal, though the company did not disclose the financials. Anyone can make a GoFundMe, from a local food pantry to a community member in need. But Classy is more specialized, working …

GoFundMe is acquiring Classy, the top crowdfunding platform for nonprofits

The world’s largest crowdfunding site is going to tap deeper into a big arena for donations: the $500 billion philanthropic sector. GoFundMe announced on Thursday that it’s struck a deal to acquire Classy, the top crowdfunding platform in the nonprofit sector. The companies didn’t disclose the detai…

Zendaya Pulls Classy Move Before ‘Euphoria’ Season Premiere

The actor used her own Spidey sense to reach out to viewers.

The Withings ScanWatch Is a Classy Everyday Fitness Tracker

This refined and elegant smartwatch boasts ECG and SpO2 sensors, fitness and sleep tracking, and stellar battery life.
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Classy Blogs

Attract New Donors With Crypto Giving on Classy

We’re thrilled to announce that Classy now offers cryptocurrency as a donation method to fuel more giving.  The world of cryptocurrency donations is quickly evolving. With Crypto Giving built into the Classy platform, nonprofits can confidently capitalize on another innovative payment technology to …

Announcing the 2022 Classy Award Winners

It is our privilege to announce the 2022 Classy Award Winners. Join us in celebrating the people and organizations that continue to move the needle on some of our world’s largest issues. About the Classy Awards The Classy Awards have been bringing together social sector leaders and influencers since…

10 Reasons to Join Us at the Collaborative, Live In Philadelphia

This guest post is written by senior event planner Brooke Burkhardt of the Classy Events team. Collaborative, hosted by Classy, is a live conference designed exclusively for the nonprofit sector. This annual event encourages collaboration among the brightest thinkers and doers across the industry as…

Classy Announces Chief Growth Officer Marc Ferris

Thousands of nonprofits bring their innovative and strategic fundraising goals to life through the flexible, data-driven Classy giving platform. Today, we announce that Marc Ferris will join Classy as Chief Growth Officer after his 12-year tenure at, a social enterprise focused on pur…

Adding Venmo as a Payment Option for Donations: How to Convert Support to Fundraising Dollars

Venmo and PayPal are preferred payment options to make donations. When donors are able to use their preferred donations methods, nonprofits see greater donation amounts. Early proprietary data from the Classy Platform shows that on average: One-time donations via PayPal were 30% higher than credit c…

Classy to Join the GoFundMe Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, GoFundMe announced its acquisition of Classy in an all-equity transaction. While it’s not unusual to see mergers and acquisitions in our sector, it is unusual to see two market leaders join forces to fundamentally change giving. Together, we plan to create the most de…
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Classy Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Classy founded?

    Classy was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Classy key executives?

    Classy's key executives are Scot Chisholm, Pat Walsh and Chris Himes.

  • How many employees does Classy have?

    Classy has 389 employees.

  • Who are Classy competitors?

    Competitors of Classy include Bonterra, FreeWill and OneCause.

  • Where are Classy offices?

    Classy has an office in San Diego.

  • How many offices does Classy have?

    Classy has 2 offices.