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BidPal is a technology company on a mission to help nonprofits across the country feed the hungry, fight cancer, promote the arts, educate young people and everything in between. As the leader in nonprofit technology, BidPal revolutionized charitable fundraising by introducing mobile bidding for silent auctions.

BidPal has since grown its offering to include a comprehensive end-to-end software solution and Text2Give®, a mobile platform that receives donations via text message. BidPal’s fundraising suite has helped organizations raise over $1 BILLION for their causes by engaging more than 1 MILLION supporters. Our goal is to deliver an affordable best-in-class product that supports causes around the world.

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  • Information Technology Company Gazelle Award (2011 )
  • Mobile Technology Excellence & Innovation Award (2013 )
  • Emerging Technology Company of the Year Award (2013 )
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New BidPal CTO Mark McCorkle’s familiar AND surprising career (so far)

Last month, BidPal announced Mark McCorkle will be the mobile fundraising software company’s new chief technology officer. He’s charged with leading an accomplished team of technologists into the future of philanthropic giving — whatever it may bring. Since its founding in 2007, BidPal has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations raise more than $1 billion through

How BidPal helps nonprofits keep up with mobile tech

While emerging fundraising software makes nonprofit success more manageable, it also leaves nonprofit professionals everywhere wondering how they can keep up with ever-advancing technology. Here at BidPal, we have one simple answer: embrace the mobile technology revolution! For nonprofits, mobile tech can make a major impact when it comes to raising funds, engaging donors, and

Indiana tech founders on why tech companies thrive in the Midwest

Indiana has been reelin’ in the positive rankings. In the second quarter of 2017, we’ve been named one of the 6 best cities to start a business right now (Inc Magazine), one of 6 U.S. cities to watch in 2017 (Conde Nast Traveler) and one of the best states for Millennials ( We asked a few

Indy Tech Fellows like Aaron Humphrey are problem solvers

At a young age, Aaron discovered a love for cracking puzzles. Born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana, he explored a natural desire to take pieces of hardware apart to learn how they function. Putting them back together was an entirely different challenge and in his words, “the most addicting puzzle I could find.” Aaron enrolled

Winning Mira Awards helped BidPal attract talent and capital

Fundraising software provider BidPal has been fortunate to win three Mira awards since the company’s founding 10 years ago: the Information Technology Gazelle award in 2011, the 2013 Mobile Technology Excellence and Innovation award and the 2013 Emerging Technology Company of the Year award. Since winning these awards, BidPal solutions have helped nearly 2,800 organizations

Growing tech companies owned and led by women

One of the best ways to learn about how to build a tech company is to try and build one yourself. I tried that in 2012. I was looking for people who shared my values, interests and curiosities. I thought it would be fun to build a platform that would serendipitously introduce you to interesting

The New York Times recognizes Indianapolis tech growth

It’s not every day that The New York Times publishes an article in their Square Feet section highlighting the Indianapolis tech community. Miranda Spivack, an award-winning journalist who is serving as a 2016-17 Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, penned the article after hearing over and over again

How Indianapolis Is Luring Tech Talent

When Ashley Zegiestowsky, a computer sciences major at Butler University, was hunting for a technology job during her senior year, she took a close look at Silicon Valley, the promised land for young engineers eager to be part of the next big thing. “It sounded really glamorous,” said Ms. Zegiestowsky, 22, who is from Nashville.

Indiana venture capital deal activity hits 16-year high

High-growth Indiana companies captured nearly $80 million on 31 venture capital deals in 2016, according to a new report—reaching a 16-year-high for deal activity that underscores Indiana’s growing variety of companies ripe for venture investments. Local and national investors deployed $77.2 million to Hoosier firms in 2016, according to The PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report released

BidPal Receives $6M Boost

Indianapolis-based BidPal Inc. says a new $6 million round of funding will help “aggressively expand its business.” The mobile fundraising platform received more than half the funding from MK Capital of Chicago and Launch Fishers-based Allos Ventures. Pacific Western Bank division Square 1 Bank is providing $2.5 million in credit. The company says the funds will

BidPal’s Online Tools Help Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday and Beyond

BidPal, the Indianapolis-based startup behind mobile bidding and fundraising software for nonprofits, has established an online resource center just in time for upcoming #GivingTuesday campaigns. (More on Giving Tuesday below.) Since its inception in 2008, the company has helped 2,800 organizations connect with more than 1 million donors to raise more than $1 billion. Karrie

Ashley Zegiestowsky never expected to stay in Indianapolis

Ashley Zegiestowsky felt like she had the world at her feet when she graduated from Butler University this spring. Nashville born and raised, she always assumed she would go back home, and the last thing she expected was to stay in Indianapolis. Now she’s doing precisely what she thought she never would — living in

Kick-Start CoderDojo for Indiana Kids!

Together with the presenting sponsors of the Mira Awards and BidPal, TechPoint Foundation for Youth hopes to raise $60,000 at the Mira Awards gala on April 23, to introduce students throughout Indiana to the world of computer science. Double your donation dollars at Mira! If everyone at Mira gave $30, which will be matched by

Case Studies: Startup and growth funding strategies that worked for BidPal and Localstake

Working in and around the technology sector in Indiana for the past 15 years, one thing has always been true. Everybody needs funding, and not enough people know where or how to get it. However, the roster of homegrown entrepreneurs with successful track records has increased at least ten-fold since the late 90s. Battle-tested leaders