MYLAPS and GivenGain partner up to enhance charity fundraising

April 12, 2021

Partnership in EMEA, Asia & Pacific region helps sports events to increase social impact

Haarlem/Villars-sur-Ollon – MYLAPS Sports Timing and GivenGain have announced an agreement to offer free charity fundraising to mass sports events in the EMEA, Asia & Pacific regions. The partnership helps sports events to increase their social impact by giving back to the community.

 MYLAPS is the inventor of automated sports timing and develops state of the art timing technology combined with services to offer the ultimate sports experience to athletes, their followers, and events.

GivenGain is a global leader in crowdfunding for non-profits. Its free-to-use service is designed to massively boost the income of all charities and non-profits – from leading brands like Unicef, WWF, and Doctors Without Borders, to the smallest charities anywhere in the world. GivenGain works with mass participation events in 29 countries supporting charities in 81 countries through the contributions of donors and fundraisers from 194 countries.

MYLAPS and GivenGain joined forces to offer a free fundraising service to event organizers in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Pacific, which will make their event more engaging and raise its global profile while making a social impact.

Memorable experience before, during, and after race day

Enabling peer-to-peer fundraising with GivenGain’s seamless and innovative functionalities gives athletes a memorable experience that is social and shareable – before, during and after race day. This helps event organizers to spread awareness of their events and keep participants returning year after year.

Promotion for events and athletes

‘During these uncertain times in the mass participation industry, we see that event organizers are re-thinking their propositions,’ says Marius Maré, the executive director of GivenGain. ‘Giving back to the community has become an essential part of the event experience. We support every level of the event, from the event organizers and charities to the participants, donors, and volunteers. We also promote the event and work with all charities to maximize their fundraising. Next to that we help participants with their efforts and create branded team fundraising projects for corporate partners.’

Supporting great causes

Raymond Perin, Global Commercial Director Active Sports at MYLAPS: ‘At MYLAPS we strive to create the ultimate sports experience for everyone. For events we have a one-stop-shop solution offering a wide range of event services. This partnership with GivenGain helps events with their fundraising. We look forward to onboarding many events and supporting great causes.’

About GivenGain

One world. Zero Barriers.

Founded in 2001, GivenGain is a not-for-profit technology foundation that started with a simple idea: to enable global philanthropy by providing a platform that simplifies global giving and fundraising. The platform has assisted donors and fundraisers in 194 countries to assist charities in 81 countries. We also work with corporates and mass participation sport events in 29 countries, on 5 continents.

Working from offices in the UK, Switzerland, South Africa, the US and Canada, we are inspired and united by the drive to create great user experiences and delightful digital products. We like complex challenges, we like to do new things, and we like people who are excited by their work. We’re a small team with big responsibilities.

About MYLAPS Sports Timing

At MYLAPS we support athletes, racers, and events in creating their ultimate sports experience. Every year we capture the performance of over 30 million people all over the world. And turn their data into insights, progress, and fun. We offer them a better understanding of their performance and help them with their best next steps. Founded in 1982, we have revolutionized the world of sports timing with groundbreaking innovations and set the standard ever since. Our products and platforms are used at professional events like the Olympics and NASCAR to countless local events around the corner.

More info

If you have any questions or need Hi Resolution images, please contact Krijn Snuif (Marketing Manager at MYLAPS), krijn.snuif@mylaps.com or +31 (0)6 29 72 18 59.

For questions regarding GivenGain, please contact Clara Miret Carbonell (Regional Manager for Europe and Latin America at GivenGain), clara@givengain.com.