Disrupting Philanthropy

Local Startup Helps Nonprofits Increase Event Fundraising Impact

Kelowna, BC – January 31, 2019: Kelowna-based startup Trellis is disrupting philanthropy by creating greater momentum for fundraising events with easy-to-use, impact-focused technology that allows people to champion third party causes they believe in.

Using Trellis to power online fundraising for their 20th Annual Maxine Dehart Ramada Hotel Drive Thru, United Way of the Central Okanagan/Similkameen increased donations by 18%, breaking new records and raising over $110,000.

The increased impact United Way CSO is making from all fee savings plus money raised through Trellis.

Trellis has also partnered with the Central Okanagan Food Bank for their Fork & Spoon Gala, where $20,000 in donations rolled in through this third party fundraiser. Now Food Bank staff are completely revamping how they go about event fundraising.

“Trellis is fundamentally changing how we operate our business.”

Fraser Campbell, board member at Central Okanagan Food Bank

The driving force behind Trellis is to make it easy and fun for people to do good by equipping them with the right tools.  Justin Goodhew, Founder and CEO of Trellis, is keen to shift the social sector into the modern age. “Donations are one way to make an impact, and I think they always will be. But if I can get charities to identify and define their impact, these organizations can move forward into more of a social enterprise rather than a pure charitable model. There’s a lot happening in the space, and our platform helps facilitate that.”

Trellis is passionate about empowering individuals, charities and nonprofits with fresh innovation to grow and create a positive impact within our communities.


Cheers to doing good,

Justin Goodhew and Trellis Team


With Trellis you can participate in, or host fundraising events for impactful causes. Have fun, get connected, and improve your community.



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