Offering a lifeline to “Lifeline Outreach International”

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There are nearly 600 nonprofit organizations listed in Tampa alone. When seeking philanthropic opportunities, local corporations are not at a loss for a selection of specific missions, and as a nonprofit organization, earning donations in a murky economic climate can prove highly competitive. But when Maria Magruder, founder of Lifeline Outreach International, stumbled upon Savtira Corporation in Tampa, a creative solution for a partnership was discovered – one that will empower multiple nonprofits simultaneously.

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Offering a lifeline to “Lifeline Outreach International”

  1. 1. Offering a lifeline to “Lifeline Outreach International” Florida-based nonprofit serves as a lifeline to U.S. and third-world nations now finds a lifeline in a local e-commerce companyTAMPA, Fla. (September 1, 2011) – There are nearly 600 nonprofit organizations listed in Tampa alone. When seekingphilanthropic opportunities, local corporations are not at a loss for a selection of specific missions, and as a nonprofitorganization, earning donations in a murky economic climate can prove highly competitive. But when Maria Magruder,founder of Lifeline Outreach International, stumbled upon Savtira Corporation in Tampa, a creative solution for apartnership was discovered – one that will empower multiple nonprofits simultaneously.“With the world becoming more and more virtual, the need to upgrade our technology to keep physical goods coming in isa must,” said Magruder. Lifeline Outreach International has been gathering donated physical goods for more than adecade. Starting in Anchorage in 2000, Magruder went from gathering food and clothing for Alaskan First Nations peoplesto currently delivering sustainable, humanitarian goods and medical supplies to Africa. With such impressive shippingneeds, Magruder, as with countless nonprofits, was in a constant search for corporate donors and partners to helpadvance her organization’s mission. With a little social media networking via LinkedIn, Magruder found SavtiraCorporation, a new provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions.So how can a seemingly virtual “Software-as-a-Service” company help Lifeline Outreach International? “We weremore than happy to help Maria’s operation,” says Savtira Corporation CEO, Timothy Roberts, “We got creative with howwe could get involved – which is what we do as innovators. We will be creating a platform for the organization to houseits own eStore for collecting donations.” Lifeline Outreach International will have the ability to upload self-createdvideos and audio files for downloading and/or streaming. Site visitors can donate to “purchase” a download of the mediafiles. A development such as this is valued at more than $300,000, not including ongoing servicing.“This opens-up an entire new avenue for fundraising for us, along with the multiple nonprofit organizations thatwill get to partake in this amazing system,” says Magruder, “It isn’t just about the videos or audio files we create, butthe catalog that Savtira will be providing as well. Many nonprofits will be empowered by Savtira’s platform.” Savtira’sSoftware-as-a-Service Cloud Commerce solution covers both digital and physical goods, using e-commerce to selleverything from downloadable entertainment programs to consumer electronics. All Savtira eStores are branded andcustom-tailored for Savtira clients and may distribute downloadable and packaged goods from the Savtira Catalog. TheSavtira Catalog has nearly 13 million items. Of course, Lifeline Outreach International may select certain items to gointo their eStore for donations – specific books, movies or products that fit the nonprofit’s profile.“Additionally, Lifeline will have the ability to provide other 510(c)3 charities the opportunity to have a presence on theirwebsite through a directory located on the home page,” explains Roberts, “Those partnering nonprofits will have the samecommerce abilities to earn donations.”The variety of opportunities made available for Lifeline Outreach International through its partnership with Savtira hasMagruder more than ecstatic, “To have the ability to display projects and connect other nonprofits and ministries that aredoing good works is priceless,” says Magruder, “The website will be a central place for networking information by way ofvideo, audio and text – from several organizations in the area and across the globe all at once! The possibilities are quiteendless.”
  2. 2. About Lifeline Outreach InternationalLifeline Outreach International (Int’l) was founded in 2000 by Maria Magruder. The organization has helped the needy bydistributing food, basic supplies and hygiene items. Additionally, the organization assists children in need during theChristmas season by working with reliable corporations as well as working with programs such as the Global ReachInitiative, which distributed more than $3 million worth of goods to the less fortunate in Pensacola, Fla. It is through thegenerous support of corporate and individual donors that make it possible for Lifeline Outreach Int’l to provide continuousassistance to those-in-need across the nation and the globe. For nonprofits interested in participating with this upcomingnetwork of global organizations, please visit www.LifelineOutreach.com or to receive a tweet when the new site isreleased, follow us on twitter at: http://twitter.com/greatermiracles.About Savtira CorporationBased in Tampa, Florida, Savtira is in the business of Digital Distribution with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-commerce platform that is a turnkey system for the distribution, marketing, merchandising, and selling of both digitalmedia and physical goods in a single store and a single, unified shopping cart. Savtira-powered stores are designed tomeet the specific needs of retail partners so no two eStores are alike. All Savtira eStores are branded and custom-tailoredfor our partners. Extra features and services are offered on an à la carte basis. Savtira’s next Carrier-Class “EntertainmentDistribution Network” (EDN) streams all digital media from the cloud with a feature-set that eclipses anything on themarket. For more information on Savtira, visit: www.Savtira.com or call 813.404.0123. Follow us on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/savtira.Savtira is a registered trademark. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respectivecompanies. ###Media Contact: Marialuisa Curran, APRSavtira CorporationDirect: 813-440-3847Fax: 813-440-3800MCurran@Savtira.comwww.Savtira.com

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