VolunteerSpot, an Austin, Texas-based provider of online volunteer tools designed to help moms, teachers and nonprofit organizers mobilize and coordinate volunteers in their communities, has raised $1.5m in funding.
The round was led by ff Venture Capital, with participation from members of the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska Angel Network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network.
The company intends to use the funding to advance its product capabilities and extend its reach to more communities across the country. It aims to double its user base during the back-to-school season.
Launched in 2009 and led by CEO Karen Bantuveris, VolunteerSpot provides a coordination tool and cause-marketing platform that makes it easy for anyone to organize volunteer-led activities for schools, teams, faith groups, and nonprofits.
Partners include Parenting Magazine, the National HandsOn Network, Girls on the Run, WATCH D.O.G.S., and Community Health Charities.