CDS Global and Classy Announce Partnership to Better Serve Nonprofit Organizations

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CDS Global, a leading business solutions provider to nonprofit organizations, and Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising software, announce their partnership allowing both organizations to leverage each other’s complementary solutions, technologies, and industry expertise to help nonprofits connect their donors’ online and offline giving activity.

“CDS Global has a long history of providing the operational solutions and support that nonprofits need to advance their missions and focus on the important work that they do,” said Malcolm Netburn, chairman and CEO of CDS Global. “Our partnership with Classy enhances these services and provides a streamlined set of solutions for nonprofits to track online and offline donor activity.”

CDS Global can now support Classy clients with the following solutions: donations processing with automated data capture, printing and mailing of donor acknowledgement letters, multichannel customer service support and end-to-end e-commerce and premium fulfillment.

In return, CDS Global clients now have access to the Classy Fundraising Suite, a robust, integrated suite of online fundraising products that includes: peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding, general website donations, events, and international fundraising capabilities, all flowing through Classy Manager, the platform’s centralized hub for campaign management.

“In today’s fragmented fundraising landscape, modern nonprofits need to diversify their revenue streams now more than ever, and that includes the ability to marry their online efforts with what’s happening offline,” said Scot Chisholm, CEO and co-founder of Classy. “By tying together a donor’s online and offline activities in partnership with CDS Global, we hope to empower nonprofits with a deeper understanding of their supporters that allows them to deliver more relevant and impactful experiences.”

As the partnership progresses, CDS Global and Classy will explore opportunities to develop new and integrated solutions that are powered by the combined data set.

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CDS Global is the leading provider of end-to-end business solutions, managing more than 200 million consumers for more than 1,000 brands across industries, including media, nonprofits, and consumer products. Currently serving 9 of the 50 largest charities in North America, and with more than 45 years of expertise and 13 locations worldwide, CDS Global powers elite operations with data-driven solutions. These solutions connect organizations with their customers, subscribers and donors by creating meaningful and seamless interactions. The company is backed by more than 130 years of stability and vision from Hearst Corporation. From donations processing and donor acknowledgement letters to customer service and business analytics, CDS Global simplifies operations to make businesses more efficient and cost-effective. Learn more at

David Donnelly


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Based in San Diego, CA, Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit or follow Classy on Twitter @Classy.

Monica Finch 

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