GiveMN replaces Razoo with new technology partner

After serious problems with its website last fall, the Minnesota philanthropic website GiveMN  has announced it’s changing technology partners.

The organization began a competitive search for a new partner after its provider Razoo was unable to keep the site running during it’s annual “Give to the Max Day.”

Razoo had just increased its processing fees from 2.9 percent to 4.9 percent.

GiveMN will now be a partner in the process with Kimbia of Austin, Texas.

“One of the factors in choosing Kimbia is that they’re reliable, that they have a proven track record with large giving days,” GiveMN Executive Director Dana Nelson said. “They’ve supported the largest giving day that happens in north Texas, bringing in $25 million in September last year. So certainly that proven track record was one of the decision points for us.”

Nelson says the processing fee will remain at 4.9 percent.

“One thing that became very clear in the search process was that 4.9 percent — in terms of a processing fee that includes processing, disbursement, etc – is a great value,” Nelson said.

GiveMN’s website provides one-stop shopping for people looking to make donations to Minnesota nonprofits and schools.

Since it’s creation in 2009, the organization has channeled more than $95 million to thousands of organizations statewide.