Anne Kelly and Michael Jackson bring deep experience in sales, client support, and operations


CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 20, 2021 - GivingData today announced the addition of two new senior hires in business development and client success to support the company’s rapid growth in the grants management software industry. 

GivingData’s purpose-built SaaS platform consolidates grants administration, relationship management, monitoring and evaluation, and impact tracking for foundations. The company’s momentum reflects growing demand in the sector for cloud-based solutions that place a premium on user-centered design, scalability, and real-time business intelligence. 

GivingData’s new appointments include Anne Kelly as Senior Director of Business Development, who brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software sales and client relationship management. Ms. Kelly was previously vice president of sales and client success for Keyword Connects. She has held senior roles at several early-stage, high-growth companies and Fortune 500 companies, such as Intel and IBM. 

GivingData also appointed Michael Jackson as Senior Director of Client Success. Mr. Jackson brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience leading client-facing support teams, including most recently at Alkami Technology, where he led a client success team with responsibility for more than six million end-users. 

“With a growing number of foundations looking to replace their legacy systems with purpose-built solutions, demand for our platform continues to accelerate,” said Alf Gracombe, CEO of GivingData. “To position our company and our clients for success, we’re continuing to expand our senior team and add individuals with diverse backgrounds, deep industry expertise, and a shared passion to strengthen the effectiveness of the social impact sector.” 

Since the beginning of 2021, GivingData has grown its team by 70%, filling roles in software development, sales, client success, operations, and user experience design. Following the roll-out of a new subscription model tailored to small, mid-sized, and large foundations, the company has experienced a marked increase in subscribers, both in the United States and internationally. 

About GivingData

GivingData’s cloud-based technology helps foundations streamline grantmaking across every phase of the grant lifecycle. The company’s purpose-built tools empower all foundation staff to gain real-time insight into grant and payout status, grantee interactions, impact measurement, and other grants data, that together enable funders to make data-informed decisions about their grantmaking. Learn how leading foundations use GivingData at

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