Wikando GmbH

Moving mountains together

We are a passionate team of bright minds and have an incredible amount of fun constantly developing new ideas to help charities around the world collect and manage donations faster, easier and more digitally. We work very closely with our clients and are proud of their success stories. Our mission is to be a reliable partner and companion, providing advice and support on digitalisation through our expertise.

  • Sebastian Otminghaus Digital FundraisingSebastian Otminghaus Digital Fundraising
  • Wolfgang Neider Digital FundraisingWolfgang Neider Digital Fundraising
  • #We are
    WhatWeGive

  • Mirjam Maier Digital FundraisingMirjam Maier Digital Fundraising
  • Rainer Wagner Digital FundraisingRainer Wagner Digital Fundraising
  • Markus Möller Digital FundraisingMarkus Möller Digital Fundraising
  • Peter Kral Digital FundraisingPeter Kral Digital Fundraising
  • Christian Stengel Digital FundraisingChristian Stengel Digital Fundraising
  • Mandy Fischer Digital FundraisingMandy Fischer Digital Fundraising
  • Olaf Wielk Digital FundraisingOlaf Wielk Digital Fundraising
  • Christian Blab Digital FundraisingChristian Blab Digital Fundraising
  • Therese Flaemig Digital FundraisingTherese Flaemig Digital Fundraising
  • Joerg Fleckenstein Digital FundraisingJoerg Fleckenstein Digital Fundraising
  • Karin Sommer Digital FundraisingKarin Sommer Digital Fundraising
  • "It always seems impossible,
    until it's done. "
    Nelson Mandela

  • Jeremy Rizer Digital FundraisingJeremy Rizer Digital Fundraising
  • Clemens Krack Digital FundraisingClemens Krack Digital Fundraising
  • Micha Leykum Digital FundraisingMicha Leykum Digital Fundraising
  • Thomas Unterreitmeier Digital FundraisingThomas Unterreitmeier Digital Fundraising
  • Johanna Köver Digital FundraisingJohanna Köver Digital Fundraising
  • Philipp Reiber Digital FundraisingPhilipp Reiber Digital Fundraising
  • Laura Jentsch Digital FundraisingLaura Jentsch Digital Fundraising
  • Alexis Seyfried Digital FundraisingAlexis Seyfried Digital Fundraising
  • Carina Nick Digital FundraisingCarina Nick Digital Fundraising
  • Nadine Scheid Digital FundraisingNadine Scheid Digital Fundraising
  • Pascal Peuten Digital FundraisingPascal Peuten Digital Fundraising
  • Xenia Handel Digital FundraisingXenia Handel Digital Fundraising
  • "Believe you can
    and you are halfway there. "
    Theodore Roosevelt

Our vision

Wikando is the leading social tech company that supports organizations all over the world to maximize their social impact through digital measures.

Through state-of-the-art technologies, aid arrives quickly, safely and transparently where it is needed - whether for disaster events, social movements, to important projects - to address global challenges such as poverty, environmental issues, migration, human and animal rights.

Organisations can easily draw attention to themselves and their important issues, inspire supporters and advocates, and effectively implement their important projects to make our world a better place.

Our mission

Using the latest technologies, we develop digital solutions for organizations wanting to run modern digital fundraising campaigns.

We help nonprofits to collect donations online through various channels and to establish relationships with donors in a networked world.

With digitalisation come new challenges and with them fears and concerns. That is why we accompany non-profits in their transformation and make them technologically and culturally fit for the digital age. Through process automation and data-inspired decisions, we provide relief for the team so that the organisation can concentrate on the essentials:
fulfilling their mission.

"Even if we don't build a well ourselves, our work has a direct impact on the social impact of those who do. And thus on our own."

Peter Kral, CEO and founder of Wikando GmbH

Why we do what we do

Our philosophy

We want the world to become fairer, cleaner and more conscious.

On average, every person works 80,000 hours during their professional life. Our time is precious. That's why we don't want to lose any time and do our part with meaningful work in a fantastic team.

The way we choose to do this is to help nonprofit organizations around the world to draw attention to their cause, to find supporters for themselves and to realize their charitable projects.

We refer to ourselves as "Wikandos", digital pioneers for nonprofits who help others helping.

In a connected world there is extraordinary potential for nonprofits. That is why we develop digital solutions that are specially tailored to the requirements of nonprofit organizations. So nonprofits can communicate in a modern way and inspire new target groups for their mission.

We Wikandos are proud that nonprofits all around the world are using our solutions to do good. It enables us to have a social impact as well.

Photo by our team member Rainer Wagner

Once upon a time...

Our story

It all began in 2007. After their 6-month backpacking trip around the world, peppered with adventures and valuable insights into the work of nonprofit organizations in developing countries, Mirjam and Peter decided to found a social tech company to digitize the social world. The charity platform "Wikando - Experience Engagement", which was launched in 2008, connected nonprofits, companies and private individuals with one another so that volunteer positions, corporate volunteering positions, donations in kind and, of course, monetary donations can be easily arranged online. Rainer was involved in this development and was there almost from the start.

The platform was initially financed by companies that could professionally present their social commitment (CSR) via the platform. The number of profiles and registered aid organisations that showed themselves on wikando increased rapidly. However, with the financial crisis that started in 2009, companies had other challenges to face instead of showing their social engagement to the public. Therefore, the source of income that had been envisaged until then was no longer suitable at all.

Another door opened. Nonprofits were so convinced by the offer that requests came in to use the wikando platform functions for their own website. This happened during a time when other motivated founders in Germany had also implemented social ideas and created great offers. Through social camps and other think tanks, a creative and valuable exchange took place, which eventually led to a merger of wikando and helpedia. Helpedia, co-founded by Thomas at the time, was the first fundraising portal in Germany and also aimed to transform the non-profit sector into the online world.

The Wikando team, which had grown to include a variety of disciplines, had gained similar experience in the market and quickly agreed on its vision for the future: the goal was to focus exclusively on non-profits, to address their needs and, instead of a platform approach, to pursue a B2B fundraising technology service approach with a fair and sustainable business model. Thus, in July 2010, FundraisingBox was born, a holistic fundraising solution from fundraising to donation management for non-profit organisations that meet the demands of a connected world.

Different and, over time, growing needs of the nonprofits flowed into the permanent further development of Wikando. Needs also changed within the team: Family planning or the desire for a different choice of location were new, relevant topics that needed to be taken into account. As a result, the founders decided in 2012 to restructure Wikando and set it up completely remotely, i.e. as a distributed team. This was another cornerstone of our corporate philosophy - New Work - that was not only laid, but lived. The first three remote locations were Augsburg, Frankfurt and Berlin.

Since then, FundraisingBox has evolved considerably. The market has matured, digitalisation has increased, the remote team has grown and the constellation of the founding team, now management team, has changed. Wikando has become a company that no longer just offers software, but with sharp vision, irrepressible passion and a powerful team, provides a variety of solutions for the digital age for non-profits and also closely accompanies them in their challenges regarding digital transformation.

Online donation form from Fundraisingbox powered by Wikando GmbH

What is important to us

Our values

Although we are no longer a start-up on paper, we have fortunately been able to retain all the important advantages of a start-up thanks to our agile way of working, flexible workplaces, lean and dynamic structures and, above all, our pioneering spirit.

As a remote team in particular, we had to concentrate on our values ​​right from the start in order to find new Wikandos and to keep them enthusiastic about our work.

These points are important to us:

  • Pursue meaningful and sustainable work.
  • Be part of a cool and strong team.
  • Avoid overtime culture through smart prioritization.
  • Maintain a good balance between work and family.
  • Committing ourselves to challenging and varied tasks.
  • Work in a modern workplace with innovative software and hardware.
  • Experience constant appreciation for your own work.
  • Continue to try new things with curiosity and learn from mistakes.
  • Be able to question, change or reject the status quo.
  • To be transparent about how and where the company and team are developing.
  • Communicate openly and respectfully with each other.

Another thing that's great, of course:

  • Finally: no longer having to commute.
  • Start at 10 a.m., if we are late risers.
  • Being able to work from anywhere in the world.
  • And regularly seeing the team live on great team outings.

“I am proud to have founded a company in which the team stands together and everyone makes an active contribution."
What Wikando has achieved and will achieve is only possible thanks to the entire team. Thank you Wikandos!"

Mirjam Maier, CFO and founder of Wikando GmbH

Who are those guys?

The Wikandos

The best product needs smart minds. Our interdisciplinary team combines years of experience in non-profit work, software development, process optimisation and digital marketing. To ensure that we always achieve the maximum success for our clients, we never take just one view, but look at each task comprehensively from different perspectives.
In this way we guarantee fast and customer-oriented further development as well as our technical lead.

Mirjam Maier FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Chief Financial Officer

Mirjam Maier

Mirjam grew up in two worlds, one hearing and one deaf, and therefore knows very well how to build bridges. She feels at home everywhere, loves the people

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Peter Kral FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Kral

Peter founded Wikando together with Mirj. As a visionary and social tech pioneer, he shapes the course of the company as CEO. He loves travelling, with his 200 possessions is a convinced

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Rainer Wagner FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Software developer

Rainer Wagner

Rainer was the first employee at Wikando and has been a developer from the start. No mountain is too high for our top athlete and his condition even lets him

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Sebastian Otminghaus FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Customer Success Manager

Sebastian Otminghaus

Basti is not only the winner of our table tennis tournament, but also responsible for digital fundraising with Johanna and Mandy as Customer Success Managers for our customers

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Markus Moeller FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Software developer

Markus Möller

Markus, born under the star sign Hobby Craftsman, Ascendant Woodwork, is a regular blood donor. However, the question of a connection in terms of content has not yet been conclusively clarified.

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Olaf Wielk

Digital Fundraising Consultant

Olaf Wielk

Olaf is half British and is therefore our Wikando, who was born in English-speaking countries. In addition to his work in the Wikando Growth team

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Christian Stengel

Software developer

Christian Stengel

Christian is part of the FundraisingBox developer dream team and has thus turned his hobby of programming and IT into a profession. He likes to do things himself. This ranges from cooking

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Wolfgang Neider

Chief Digital Officer

Wolfgang Neider

Wolfgang is our Chief Digital Officer, and with good reason: He knows a lot about technology and always uses the latest tools and gadgets. His specialties

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Mandy Fischer

Customer Success Manager

Mandy Fischer

Mandy is part of our support team and has a lot of fun making customers happy. Her goal is to make sure that every organisation knows how to get the most out of the FundraisingBox.

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Christian Blab FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Software developer

Christian Blab

Christian is a passionate programmer and part of our development team. He likes forests, mountains and nature and combines this with his interest in environmental protection and

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Therese Flaemig FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Product Manager

Therese Flämig

Therese is responsible for product management, the most important interface between customer needs, corporate strategy,

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Joerg Fleckenstein FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Strategic Partnership Manager

Jörg Fleckenstein

As a Strategic Partnership Manager, Jörg develops partnerships with various players from the nonprofit and private sector. As a long-time

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Karin Sommer FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

Content Marketing Manager

Karin Sommer

Karin has worked in fundraising in various nonprofits for many years and now supports our marketing team from Austria. The passionate word juggler also works as a copywriter

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Jeremy Rizer FundraisingBox powered by Wikando

HR manager

Jeremy Rizer

Jeremy is our man for humanity: with eleven years of experience and an always open ear, he lovingly takes care of our staff agendas. Born in Berlin and never at a loss for a joke, Jeremy followed the storks south.

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Clemens Krack

Software developer

Clemens Krack

After many years of self-employment and an e-services degree, Clemens has become part of our IT team. He lives with his family in Berlin and enjoys driving his self-built

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Micha Leykum

Software developer

Micha Leykum

Micha is a qualified computer scientist from Bremen and part of our IT forge. After many years in the advertising industry, he can now live his dream to make the world a better place with us. When he's not developing code

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Thomas Unterreitmeier

Software developer

Thomas Unterreitmeier

Thomas supports our IT team from Hamburg. Born in Munich, he is a real talent for languages. He taught himself programming at the age of 15, but he also foreign languages

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Johanna Köver

Customer Success Manager

Johanna Köver

Our northern light Johanna perfectly complements the Customer Success team with her experience in customer care and CRM. A native of Stade, Germany, Johanna has a penchant for Northern Italy, the Wacken Open Air

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Philipp Reiber

Product Marketing Manager

Philipp Reiber

When Philipp is not teaching blind people to ski, he supports our marketing team. After studying German, music and content strategy, he worked for

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Laura Jentsch

Product Manager

Laura Jentsch

Laura is part of our product management team and works with Therese on concepts for our tech department. The studied industrial engineer lives in a Berlin flat share with a view

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Alexis Seyfried

Product Marketing Manager

Alexis Seyfried

Alexis is part of our marketing team and helps with his knowledge and creativity to make our tech talk understandable for non-profits. From this challenging task

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Carina Nick

Digital Fundraising Consultant

Carina Nick

Carina advises and supports our nonprofits as a digital fundraising consultant. Before that, she had used her communication skills in various industries to

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Nadine Scheid

Digital Fundraising Consultant

Nadine Scheid

Nadine supports our sales team with her many years of experience and her lively hands-on mentality. Born in Erdingen, she speaks Upper Bavarian and Upper Palatinate as well

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Pascal Peuten

Customer Success Manager

Pascal Peuten

Pascal always has an open ear for our customers and is at their side as part of our Customer Success team. Born in the Ruhr area, he grew up in Westmünsterland and is

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Xenia Handel

Product Manager

Xenia Handel

Xenia comes from the Swabian Alps and is a passionate product manager. Together with her team, she comes up with great developments for our FundraisingBox

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Digital pioneer

Digital trailblazer for nonprofits

You

Would you also like to become a Wikando, share your talent with us, and pursue a meaningful purpose? Then apply now for one of our vacancies or to start up your own initiative. We can't wait to hear from you!

 

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A team of the world

We all work from home or on the go. Our company headquarters are in Augsburg, although our Wikandos have homes in Bavaria, Berlin, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and the city of eternal spring.

And from here we have already worked:
Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, USA, Colombia, Italy, Morocco, Spain, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Austria, Philippines, Slovenia, from the train, from the car.

Online donation form from Fundraisingbox powered by Wikando GmbH

Why we LOVE OUR WORK

We help you...

...when collecting donations via digital channels. We offer you the best tools to ...

  • Keep up with the digitalization of society without being overwhelmed.
  • to develop new target groups.
  • to increase your donation volume and to counteract the demographic trend.
  • to concentrate more on your actual mission.
  • engere Beziehungen zu Ihren Unterstützenden zu knüpfen, für mehr treuere Spendende und mehr Multiplikator*innen für Ihr Thema.
  • to become more efficient and effective by easing your workflow through automation.
  • to realize your projects, all of which serve a good cause.

So that together we can come closer to the vision of a better and fairer world.

Contact us!