A comprehensive management platform that connects charitable organizations with an engaged community of supporters.

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Shawn Wehan

About the Company

Givsum gives service clubs and nonprofits a comprehensive platform for managing all of their operations, activities, and campaigns in one place. On Givsum, charitable organizations can create a fundraising page in minutes, sell tickets to events, track donor behavior, and manage volunteers from a centralized dashboard. Givsum also offers charitable organizations a helpful advantage by giving them built-in access to an engaged community of passionate donors and volunteers who are always looking for new causes to support.

What Givsum Loves About Operate:

“Givsum couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Operate studio. We are one of the first companies in the door and the experience has matched expectations! Every day we are reminded as to why we are doing the work we’re doing, and we’re offered the tools and advice to get it done. I can’t wait to meet all the new companies coming through the door over the next year and the beneficial “collisions” that will become avenues for growth.”


– Shawn Wehan

About Shawn

In addition to being the Founder, CEO and President of Givsum, Shawn is the founder of the Givsum Foundation, a nonprofit startup incubator, which provides fiscal sponsorships to new community initiatives. He also hosts a monthly podcast called American Philanthropy, which focuses on stories of fascinating people creating extraordinary impact in the world of philanthropy.

Previously, Shawn was the Director of Future Leaders of Our Community, a young professional service organization, and a former lay minister for the Roman Catholic church. Shawn holds a B.A. in Communications from Seattle University and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. 

Why Operate Accepted Givsum into the Studio:

Shawn and his team at Givsum are committed, passionate founders, solving a big problem in the world of service clubs and non-profits, and hungry for coaching and support to help them grow and succeed. We invested our capital and team in Givsum to accelerate their success and to transform thousands of service clubs like Rotary and Kiwanis. Givsum is a great SaaS business that enables others to do great things in their communities – it’s an ultimate do good and do well situation.