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Our mission

1 million fundraisers by 2025 + 1% back.

We believe in being a Force For Good by supporting our communities one fundraiser at a time. Plus, we donate 1% of our own revenue to nonprofits.

fundraisers hosted with Force4Good

*as of Q3 2023

The Force4Good story:

Good code, good vibes

We first started to learn about the impact of local fundraising in 2014 while building Chipotle’s fundraiser program.

When we saw the wins we could deliver by automating fundraisers, we doubled down and worked toward creating a software platform so other restaurants could tap into the benefits.

A product with purpose

As a parent, Steven saw a growing demand for fundraisers on the local level, and as an engineer, realized there was untapped growth value for restaurants if only they could streamline and automate the delivery of their fundraiser program. He realized that fundraisers aren’t just a “do good” story – they’re a growth story.

In 2019, we launched Force4Good.

Lift our communities and we all rise

We're based out of Boulder, CO, where our team enjoys solving challenging problems and supporting restaurant partners from their home offices (fueled by plenty of takeout).

Our leadership team:

Steven Cook, Co-Founder & CEO

Steven is a technology enthusiast, lifelong learner and go-getter. Before co-founding Force4Good he led tremendous growth at the digital agency VOLTAGE as President/CTO where he and his team built numerous software products for Chipotle, adidas, CU, and other well-known clients. Steven believes that local nonprofits and communities are the foundation of our nation.

Eric Fowles, Co-Founder & Advisor

Eric is the Founder/CEO of the digital agency VOLTAGE. Supplying a hearty dose of creativity and good cheer, he provides clients with an inspiring vision of what they can look like, accomplish, and transcend in the e-commerce landscape. After opening its doors in 2008, Eric transformed VOLTAGE from a two-man shop in the basement to a multimillion-dollar, award-winning enterprise serving Fortune 500 Companies and still growing today.

Raph LaPuma, Director of Engineering

Raphael found his niche in leading and growing successful SaaS applications when he joined the fledgling startup InfoArmor (eventually AllState Identity Protection) in 2011. His passion for startups and building products that help people translated to him working with digital agency VOLTAGE on delivering restaurant-industry notable, and award-winning products for companies like Chipotle.

Rustin Banks, Advisor

Rustin is a passionate tech entrepreneur. He co-founded and grew TapInfluence for 8 years, raising $22M before becoming acquired by Izea. Rustin then joined DNSFilter as Chief Revenue Officer where he increased MRR from 80k to 200k. He now works for Google and supports Force4Good with his first-hand experience.

Ben Cook, Advisor

Ben is a finance and operations leader specializing in hypergrowth SaaS companies. Ben is currently the CFO of Prior to that he was the CFO of Klaviyo, and before that the COO of the Americas at Qualtrics. Ben believes in putting culture and employees first, and has helped prove that finance can be a dramatic accelerator of growth.

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