Klubfunder - fundraising for clubs

What is KlubFunder

KlubFunder is a FREE fundraising platform for sports clubs. KlubFunder provides clubs with the facility to easily take payments online and also helps the club engage with their members. Its an extension to the fundraising activities that clubs are doing today. Most importantly the fundraising services on KlubFunder are FREE for clubs to use, there are no set-up fees and KlubFunder.com charges no commission to clubs. Instead KlubFunder generates its revenue from sponsorship, partnerships and the supply of products and services to clubs. Our goal is to become the number one fundraising platform for sports clubs.

How it started

So where did it start? KlubFunder.com has been produced by a Belfast based software company called Stiona Software. The three directors of Stiona Software are all heavily embroiled in sport. One of the directors was approached by his local club for advice on how they could improve their online fundraising. The club recognised the fact that more and more people were going online via their mobile phones, tablets and other devices, so they were keen to extend their fundraising activities online. They also wanted to make it easier for expats and club members no longer living in the local area to continue to support the club. The request was brought back to the team at Stiona and they put their heads together and quickly realised that there was an opportunity to create a platform that would be of benefit to all clubs across all sports and so KlubFunder.com was born. It was a project that Stiona embarked on that would have a positive social impact as it would not only benefit local clubs but also the communities that they had a positive impact on.

About Stiona

Stiona Software have been developing enterprise software solutions for major corporations for the past 12 years. They have worked on many enterprise scale projects across various sectors for clients including AXA Insurance, CitiBank, BT Ireland, HBOS and a number of Local Government departments. Their expertise ranges from the delivery of large financial solutions to complex cloud based enterprise applications, processing large volumes of transactions.

Stephen Convery

Stephen Convery

Product Manager

Sport(s): GAA, Football
Follows: Watty Grahams GAC, Liverpool FC

Stephen is a member of Watty Grahams GAC, Maghera and a former club captain. He is a sports and IT enthusiast, so combining the two areas in KlubFunder.com is a perfect mix for him. He is also a Liverpool FC fan, so its been a hard few years of late.

Jeff Garrett

Jeff Garrett

Business Development

Sport(s): Football, Motorcycling, Golf
Follows: Chelsea FC

Jeff is a football enthusiast, a former Portadown FC player and also a keen motorcylist. Still playing a bit of five-a-side and taking part in the odd track day on the bike when the opportunity arises.

Shay Doherty

Shay Doherty

Solutions Architect

Sport(s): Snowboarding, Football
Follows: FC Barcelona

Shay is a football enthusiast, with a passion for Snowboarding. In the past Shay has snowboarded his way around New Zealand, Canada, USA, France and Austria and even got married In the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler/Blackcomb.

Conal McMahon

Conal McMahon

Marketing Executive

Sport(s): Football, GAA, NFL
Follows: Arsenal, New England Patriots

Conal plays hurling for Loughgiel Shamrocks and football for Ballymoney United and even tried his hand at American Football for a short while. He follows pretty much every sport from football to UFC to F1 and knows nothing about any of them.

Kathryn Magilligan

Kathryn McGilligan

Quality Assurance

Sport(s): Running, Swimming

Kathryn enjoys swimming, walking and running and recently took part in her locals clubs ‘Couch to 5k’ event earlier this year.

John Shearer

John Shearer

Senior Developer

Sport(s): Motorcycling, Spin, Circuits & Keeping fit
Follows: BSB/WSB, MotoGP and Motorcycle Road Racing

John is a motorcycling fanatic and partakes in occasional motorcycle races, track days and euro motorcycle trips to racing circuits in the sun. If not taking part he’s often spotted helping other riders at the races.

John Shearer

Ryan Dougan

Developer

Sport(s): Gaelic Football, Soccer and Golf
Follows: Watty Grahams, Derry GAA and New England Patriots

Ryan is currently playing for Watty Grahams Glen GAC, occasionally plays indoor soccer and enjoys watching NFL in his spare time. He has 5 Ulster championship wins to date including 2 at minor and one at U21 level

Richard Henry

Richard Henry

Senior Developer Sport(s): Football, Golf
Follows: Coleraine FC, Tottenham Hostpur, Northern Ireland

Richard is a retired footballer and former single figure handicap golfer, more of a spectator than participant these days. A long suffering supporter of Coleraine, Tottenham and Northern Ireland, he spends most (if not all) of his holidays travelling the world to follow those teams.