Indy Fundraising Company Acquired

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Inside INdiana Business has learned Indianapolis-based Achieve LLC is being acquired by a Florida technology company. Forte Interactive says the company's fundraising services will complement its donor management software. Forte expects to keep Achieve's operations in Indianapolis.

November 22, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Forte Interactive, Inc. (www.forteinteractive.com) today announced its intent to acquire privately held, Indianapolis-based creative agency Achieve LLC. (www.achieveguidance.com) The combined offering of Forte Interactive's software suites and Achieve's creative work for causes will enable nonprofit organizations to better manage and execute their fundraising campaigns, while helping to build awareness and enhance donor experiences online and offline.

Forte Interactive, Inc. is known for its integrated donor acquisition and management software, TrustedPartner (www.trustedpartner.com) which enables nonprofit organizations to manage their website, acquire donors, raise funds, and register event attendees online.

"The Achieve portfolio of campaign and research services is designed to increase an organization's fundraising results by maximizing the lifetime value of each relationship," said Clay Williams, President and CEO of Forte Interactive, Inc. "The addition of these services will enable our clients to develop campaigns across multiple channels more effectively."

Achieve LLC works exclusively with causes providing creative awareness and support campaigns to help clients attract and retain new constituents. In addition, Achieve specializes in research into the constituents of the causes they work with as well as on a national scale through its Millennial research (www.themillennialimpact.com).

"We are excited about the future of Achieve. The use of online and digital tools to raise money today is so important to a successful cause. Through Forte Interactive, our clients will have new opportunities to enhance their digital presence and use technology to increase awareness and donors," said Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve.

Specific financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed. The acquisition of Achieve LLC is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to be complete January 30, 2014.

About Achieve, LLC

Achieve is a creative agency for causes. The company works exclusively with causes and organizations to develop marketing and fundraising campaigns. These campaigns are backed by research performed by the company to understand how to connect and involve new audiences. To learn more about Achieve, visit www.achieveguidance.com.

About Forte Interactive, Inc. and TrustedPartner

Forte Interactive, Inc., a proven leader in nonprofit web development and technology consulting, empowers organizations by providing online website solutions through its web-based software technologies. Forte's wide range of nonprofit web solutions includes: website design, online fundraising, custom software development, easy-to-use web content management, and charity race registration. Forte has been amplifying the impact of the nonprofit community through technology since 1999. For more information, please visit www.ForteInteractive.com or call (866)-55-FORTE.

Source: Achieve LLC