Razoo.com Names New CEO - Lesley Mansford

Internet Pioneer Goes from Gaming to Giving

Sep 16, 2011, 15:43 ET from Razoo.com

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Razoo.com, a leading giving and fundraising website, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Lesley Mansford to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer. Interim CEO Brian Fujito will remain in his position as CTO.

As the co-founder and COO of pogo.com, the largest online casual games community, Mansford's background includes seventeen years of senior level marketing and operational experience with leading interactive entertainment companies such as Electronic Arts.  While Razoo is headquartered in Washington D.C., Mansford will be based in San Francisco, building out a West Coast presence for Razoo.

Razoo Board Chairman Mark Stoleson said, "Lesley's leadership and experience in building online communities as well as her own philanthropic endeavors make her the ideal CEO to lead Razoo.  Her appointment is an important step toward realizing Razoo's vision to democratize philanthropy and become the dominant brand of giving."

Mansford's commitment to a variety of nonprofit organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Leadership Institute for the Ecology and Economy, and The Women's Initiative as well as her individual fundraising efforts will also provide Razoo with insights into what nonprofits and individuals want and need to effectively fundraise online.

Razoo is an online giving marketplace and community where users can not only donate and fundraise easily, but also explore popular causes; get to know top fundraisers; receive fundraising ideas; and connect with their friends, family and network.   Razoo has helped thousands of individuals and non-profits raise more than $50 million by providing a feature-rich platform and charging the lowest transaction fees in the industry.  

"It's a great honor to join Razoo's leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success," said Mansford. "Giving to worthy causes should be a meaningful and life-changing experience.  To ensure that anyone can enjoy giving, we must harness technology to lower the barriers donors face when deciding how to give, and allow them to see the difference their generosity makes.  This empowers fundraisers to build communities around their causes, making Razoo a unique community platform."

Razoo is a venture-funded social enterprise committed to creating a more generous world through social fundraising.  Razoo.com offers easy-to-use fundraising tools to individuals and organizations, helping fundraisers to connect their friends and family with the joy of giving.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Razoo team works directly with individuals and nonprofits to help them meet their fundraising goals through online giving campaigns.  For more information, visit www.razoo.com.

Alison Risso

SOURCE Razoo.com