Tech stalwart to lead Pittsburgh-based giving technology leader
PITTSBURGH, January 3, 2023 – DipJar, a giving technology platform, announces the appointment of Brian Arnone as Chief Executive Officer. At DipJar, he will be responsible for the overall management of the company as it continues to grow and advance. He joins the company from Protecht – a fintech/insurtech company where he served as senior vice president and head of sales and partnerships. Since 2000, Arnone has led, invested in, and advised more than 20 organizations.
Arnone joins the company at a propitious time. Interest in DipJar devices has accelerated as nonprofits from across the USA resume something closer to the old normal in terms of fundraising. Even during the pandemic, DipJar saw strong growth as Americans’ generosity came to the fore. In 2023, that growth will be fueled by additional equity investments in the company and the anticipated arrival of next-generation devices and services.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Arnone. “Generosity and connectedness are at the heart of DipJar, and those are things we need today more than ever. Joining now, with the future this company has, is exciting. I also want to acknowledge the role of Chris Selland, my predecessor in this position, who did so much to move DipJar forward and to bring the company to Pittsburgh.”
Board Chairman Brian Shanahan said, “We are excited to welcome Brian to DipJar. Our customers are passionate about their missions, and he brings to our company an equal amount of passion for serving them. With his leadership, we look forward to growing DipJar’s positive impact on our customers’ fundraising efforts.”
Much of Arnone’s experience has been as an executive with customer-facing organizations and technologies. This background will serve DipJar well as the company seeks to expand the relationship between the company, its customers, its donors, and the devices. By applying his customer-first mindset to DipJar, Arnone is focused on increasing the impact of customers’ fundraising efforts.
DipJar devices have helped organizations of every size and variety – and located in every corner of America – raise tens of millions of dollars. From helping the Food Bank for New York City fight hunger to celebrating Pride in Utah to supporting a public library in Providence, DipJar is committed to providing the technology needed to receive donor support in a fun, sustainable, and effective way.
“I have Pittsburgh black and gold flowing through my veins,” said Arnone, “and taking the helm of this company at this time, in this place, and with this mission, is a proud moment for me.”
DipJar is changing the fundraising game with a connected, cashless donation jar and an integrated payments platform that enables joyful, engaging, and frictionless giving. With DipJar, organizations of any size can collect donations anywhere and “Create More Giving Moments.”