Kentico's Product Donations Raise $41,500 for Red Cross and Red Crescent
NASHUA, N.H., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentico Software, the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, today announced it has raised $41,500—surpassing its original goal of $10,000—by offering free base licenses for its Kentico 8 integrated marketing solution to customers that donated a minimum of $100 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
A total of 272 product licenses were donated by Kentico to customers in order to raise money for the charity. Red Cross and Red Crescent will use the money to support its global readiness to respond to disasters and unexpected catastrophes, risk-reduction, long-term recovery and development programs. The IFRC provides support to more than 85 million people annually in disaster response and early recovery programs, and more than 97 million people every year in development programs worldwide.
"Financial support from companies is very important in helping us respond to unexpected disasters and helping vulnerable people," said Stephen Omollo, Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Relations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "Worldwide, disasters are increasing in scale and scope. Generous support from organizations such as Kentico ensure that we are able to respond quickly and focus on saving lives."
In addition to helping to raise funds for the IFRC, Kentico powers the Canadian Red Cross site and recently named it 2014 Site of the Year.Built with Kentico by interactive studio ecentricarts inc., the site provides for the quick launch of new appeals campaigns, seasonal safety tips, and other content, and it is specifically built to withstand the sudden and very large spikes in traffic that come with global calamities.
"Given the rising global need, we were very heartened by the generosity of our customers—many of whom went well above the required minimum in order to receive free Kentico product," said Kentico CEO and Founder Petr Palas. "We're very proud of our role in helping non-profits succeed in their digital marketing efforts as well as through our own financial contributions. These organizations need everyone's support."
Kentico brings smart integrated digital marketing to businesses of all sizes with a comprehensive suite of solutions. With Kentico's Web Content Management, Online Marketing, E-commerce, Online Communities, and Intranet & Collaboration solutions, clients can deliver superior cross-channel customer experiences across all devices. Based on the Microsoft .NET platform, Kentico comes with 450 web parts and fully documented API and is available on-premise or in the cloud. Flexible, robust and scalable, Kentico delivers right-first-time technology, out-of-the-box speed, and affordable sophistication to help customers meet their goals faster and more profitably.
About Kentico Software
Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, and Australia. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with 1,100 digital agency partners, Kentico powers more than 18,000 websites in 90 countries. Customers include Bacardi; Great British Chefs; Gibson; Mazda; Microsoft; Mighty River Power; Run and Become; Sony; Vodafone.
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