SOURCE: BidGive International

March 19, 2008 13:08 ET

BidGive International Common Shares Begin Trading Under Symbol "BDGV," Developer and Administrator of Unique Funding Programs for Not-for-Profits

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - BidGive International, Inc. (OTCBB: BDGV), developer and administrator of sustainable funding programs for not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) and other entities, today announced the initial trading on the OTC Bulletin Board of its common shares under the symbol "BDGV."

BidGive's unique business model is creating and managing tailored programs designed to establish consistent revenue streams for NFP organizations, allowing for passive revenues that do not jeopardize the NFP's tax-exempt status. BidGive anticipates growing revenues by:

--  generating ongoing, multi-year management fees
--  owning significant equity interest in projects developed for various
    clients
--  revenue participation from clients utilizing BidGive's proprietary
    programs such as its Aggregated Purchasing and Merchant Services Programs
    

BidGive's established projects involve several high profile accounts, as well as business relationships with suppliers of products and services, including:

--  United Nations related agencies
--  Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP)
--  Visa/MasterCard merchant services
--  Montessori Schools community
--  China's fabled Shaolin Monks
--  Lyreco
    

Michael Jacobson, BidGive Chairman of the Board, said, "We are excited about the expansion of our existing programs and launch of numerous new projects and programs throughout 2008. Clients such as World of Hope; the Public-Private Alliance Foundation, a United Nations related entity; DotCom Film Festival; the Shaolin Monks; and others, anticipate their BidGive projects will be well received and a key source of sustainable funding for years to come."

Jim Walker, Jr., BidGive President and CEO, added, "We anticipate BidGive revenues will grow rapidly as our proprietary programs for various projects, specifically developed for our diverse group of high-profile clients, are implemented. As programs continue to expand they will garner increased visibility and credibility for us throughout the NFP, business and financial communities. We believe BidGive is the only development and management company combining business and philanthropy to generate sustainable revenues for its clients and significant profits for itself and its business partners."

About BidGive International, Inc.

BidGive (OTCBB: BDGV), assisting the broad arena of not-for-profits and member-supported entities, creates and manages innovative, often proprietary, projects and programs with the goal of establishing significant sustainable revenue streams for NFP and other organizations. At the same time, BidGive focuses on developing profitable business ventures whereby it can realize ongoing revenues by generating management fees and/or retaining equity interests in the projects developed for its clients. BidGive's unique position, by professionally managing passive income streams for NFPs, alleviates the burden of constant fund raising for the entities. The removal of this burden gives NFPs and member-supported entities the opportunity to focus more attention on their mission and good works.

BidGive maintains significant equity interests in developed programs, as well as collecting ongoing, multi-year management fees. Programs calendared for launch in 2008, include:

--  United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Awards, a globally
    televised entertainment and awards special, visit www.UN-MDGAwards.org
--  Shaolin Temple/Monks -- Health and Wellness Centre and separate
    Shaolin branded Tea House with potential for international expansion, being
    developed in Toronto, Canada in association with the Kingbridge Centre.
--  DotCom Film Festival, a user-generated video website supporting UN
    FilmAid, other NFPs and film schools around the world, visit www.mydcff.com
    

For more information about BidGive, visit www.bidgive.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Expressions of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and market acceptance of products and technologies, the ability to secure additional financing, ability to reduce operating expenses and other factors expressed in BidGive's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Actual results the company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. This press release should be read in conjunction with BidGive's periodic filings with the SEC, which are incorporated herein by reference. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release and BidGive undertakes no obligation to publicly update such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances

Contact Information

  • CONTACT: INVESTOR
    ROI Group LLC
    Michael Dodge
    212-495-0744
    Email Contact

    MEDIA
    Robin Schoen
    212-495-0289
    Email Contact

    COMPANY:
    Jim Walker
    Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Jacobson
    Chairman of the Board

    3538 Caruth Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Dallas, Texas 75225
    972-943-4185
    Email Contact