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April 22, 2015 14:00 ET

Funds2Orgs Hires Donna Paulus as Vice President -- Fundraising Development

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Funds2Orgs, a for-profit social enterprise, added Donna Paulus as Vice President -- Fundraising Development effective immediately.

Since opening on April 1, 2013, the Orlando-based company has helped charities, schools, civic groups and others raise more than a million dollars to help fund their causes. This includes work with thousands of different organizations.

Funds2Orgs's substantial accomplishments in just a few short years have also kept millions of shoes out of landfills and, instead, allowed them a new life helping micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries. Funds2Orgs pays nonprofit groups to collect new and gently used shoes. Most of the shoes are collected through local shoe drives but the company also recently launched a crowdfunding site allowing groups to collect shoe donations from around the world,

Paulus comes to Funds2Orgs with a 35-year tenure in the footwear and retail industry. "Donna's experience in retail management will further enhance our commitment of excellence with our thousands of fundraising partners," said Tom Henderson, Funds2Orgs Chief Fundraising Strategist.

"I am excited to dive into Funds2Orgs as it is clear that this social enterprise is making huge strides both here in the U.S. and abroad," exclaimed Paulus.

"From humble beginnings in Central Florida we have grown Funds2Orgs into an international social enterprise," said Funds2Orgs founder and CEO Wayne Elsey. "I am amazed at what we have accomplished and how many lives we have touched in just two years. Next year, we hope to double our results. With the addition of Donna our company is poised to accomplish our lofty goals."

Elsey is also the author of, The Rise and Fail of Charities In the 21st Century: How The Nonprofit World Is Changing And What You Can Do To Be Ready. If you work, serve on a board of directors or donate to socially minded organizations, this book is for you. It will tell you about the evolution that is taking place. And, based on years of experience, it explains practical strategies that you can use to stay ahead of the curve. The first lesson being that nonprofits are a business.

About Funds2Orgs:

Funds2Orgs offers real, relevant and engaging fundraisers for the nonprofit community. Founded in 2013, this for-profit social enterprise enables individuals, companies and organizations to raise funds while helping to support micro-enterprise opportunities in developing nations. Recently featured in Forbes, Funds2Orgs is the latest enterprise from Wayne Elsey, founder and former CEO of Soles4Souls and author of "Almost Isn't Good Enough." Funds2Orgs is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. Learn more by visiting

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