iRaiser, the leading provider of fundraising software for not-for-profits acquires Kentaa, the market leader and expert in online fundraising in the Netherlands.
Paris, 16th of June 2022: iRaiser Group, the European leader in digital fundraising solutions for not-for-profit organisations, has acquired Kentaa, the fundraising expert for peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding in the Netherlands.
The deal was signed on the 8th of June 2022 with the intention of strengthening the position of both companies in Europe. By leveraging each other’s expertise and experience, iRaiser and Kentaa will continue to pursue their common goal of helping not-for-profits raise more funds digitally.
“We are excited to expand our community of fundraising experts with the acquisition of Kentaa. In the coming months, we will all focus on our common mission: empowering world changers. Therefore, no major operational changes will be made,”
said The supervisory board.
The acquisition of Kentaa fits into iRaiser Group’s strategy to help not-for-profits with powerful digital fundraising solutions to optimise their online fundraising efforts and allow them to focus on what’s really important, their missions.
Kentaa, already operating in BENELUX and Germany, will pursue its development through other countries thanks to the European presence of iRaiser and its 5 local offices across Europe in Paris, London, Milan, Brussels and Copenhagen.
“We are very excited to join the iRaiser family. Becoming a part of a dedicated group that shares our values and mission was key and a great opportunity for Kentaa. We are confident that our combined years of expertise will help bring to the market more powerful and innovative solutions. We are looking forward to collaborating and providing even more non-profit organisations across Europe with the best services possible,”
commented Marc Schoutens, CEO of Kentaa BV.
By purchasing Kentaa, the iRaiser Group is even more capable and willing to answer the needs of the European fundraising ecosystem. The figures of the market from iRaiser’s yearly benchmark show the increase of online transaction volume and the transaction average amount growing from year to year:
- From 2019 to 2021, the funds raised by iRaiser’s clients have increased by 40%,
- The Average Gift has increased by 13,5% between 2019 and 2021.
* Source: Global giving indicators – benchmark report 2021 vs 2020, by iRaiser. The panel of charities studied consists of 192 charities, who had a full 36 months of activities with iRaiser applications since 01/01/2019.
The group is confident that both Kentaa and iRaiser’s innovative solutions complement each other. This combination of expertise and experience will allow to help not-for-profits face their digital transformation and develop a successful digital strategy with the best online fundraising tools.
About The iRaiser Group
iRaiser provides digital fundraising solutions to help not-for-profits raise more, retain donor relationships, and increase awareness for their cause easily & securely. Since our founding in 2012, we have served the biggest charities in 18 countries worldwide, helping them raise over 1.7 billion euros for different causes, with 20 million transactions processed on our platforms. With a team of more than 60 passionate professionals from 14 different countries, we have offices in France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
Kentaa is an expert in online fundraising. Since 2011, Kentaa has facilitated and advised non-profit organisations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in crowdfunding, event fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising, online donation boxes and recurring giving. To this end, Kentaa offers smart platforms and innovative tools to allow as many people as possible to raise funds for social causes successfully. More than 300 large and small organisations use Kentaa’s products, including charities, universities, museums, healthcare institutions and sports clubs. Kentaa is a partner of Goede Doelen Nederland, Fundraisers Alliance Belgium and Deutscher Fundraising Verband.