LITTLE ROCK, Ark. /PRNewswire/ — RaiseTheMoney.com, a political software and payment processing platform, recently integrated its political payment software with Stripe in order to expand its global reach. The integration will allow RaisetheMoney.com to open its platform and political software to candidates and committees in 20 countries around the world. It will be the first platform of its kind on a global scale.
The initial countries include United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland and Hong Kong.
“If there is a political contribution that needs to be made anywhere in the world, we want to run that payment,” said Chris Stewart, CEO of RaiseTheMoney.com. “Our software is built for campaigns, and we are the experts. Our partnership with Stripe allows us to expand globally and give candidates everywhere the ability to receive contributions online and on their Facebook page.”
Headquartered in Little Rock, RaiseTheMoney.com was founded in late 2013 by Stewart. This past election cycle, the company boasted more than 2,500 candidates on its platform, making it one of the largest of its kind in the United States.
“Donations are the lifeblood of any campaign,” said Cristina Cordova, head of business development at Stripe. “We’re excited to work with RaiseTheMoney.com to streamline political fundraising around the world.”
Since its inception, RaiseTheMoney.com has won numerous credible recognition, including Best Political App by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. Founder Chris Stewart was also awarded a 40 under 40 Award for Best Political Campaign Professional by the American Association of Political Consultants. A week after the 2016 presidential election, Chris was featured on a panel discussing New Directions in Digital Politics at the International Association of Political Consultants annual conference in Denver, a conference attended by hundreds of political consultants from all over the globe.