LivingTree Acquires Edbacker and Names Gary Hensley as New CEO

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LivingTree today announced that it has acquired district fundraising tool, Edbacker. With the acquisition, Gary Hensley will take the helm as the new CEO.

  Livingtree, the K-12 engagement company will now deliver three key products:   

  • LivingTree Engage - the   communication and parent engagement platform (formerly known as LivingTree), 
  • LivingTree Giving - A district wide fundraising platform (formerly Edbacker),  
  • LivingTree Messenger (formerly Class Messenger) - A teacher centric communications solution. 

Edbacker’s   fundraising solution offers one account for all transactions and a single district site for all fundraising search and visibility. Edbacker’s platform will now be offered through LivingTree and rebranded as LivingTree Give, allowing users to  access and implement the built-in customizable approval process from teacher-to-district.  

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