ALEXANDRIA, Va., (August 7, 2012) — Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the largest, privately-owned global provider of software for member and donor-based not-for-profits, today announced the acquisition of GoLightly, Inc. GoLightly is a pioneer in the online community space with more than 10 years of experience helping not-for-profits build, launch, and manage online social communities.
GoLightly's popular iMIS add-on application, Social Networking for iMIS, enables customers to collaborate through private online social communities using an easy-to-use, but powerful SaaS solution that works seamlessly with iMIS. With this acquisition, ASI can better leverage the combined capabilities of both companies to build better native social community capabilities directly into future iMIS versions.
"It's a great strategic fit," said Bob Alves, ASI Chairman and CEO. "GoLightly's industry leading expertise in online social community solutions aligns with our goal to provide not-for-profits with the most comprehensive and effective constituent engagement solutions in the market. We also intend to continue to provide services and support to all existing GoLightly clients and to continue to enhance the GoLightly solution.
"Now our team can maintain our laser focus on improving the most effective and engaging set of social community solutions available to not-for-profits," said Sarah Golightly, CEO of GoLightly. "ASI has assembled the best and brightest people to serve the not-for-profit sector and we're really looking forward to delivering compelling solutions as part of the ASI family," added Dale John McGrew, GoLightly President and CTO.
People Powered. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, GoLightly is a software company that has provided powerful SaaS social community solutions to associations and not-for-profits for over 10 years.
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a recognized global, industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations and not-for-profits increase operational and financial performance through the use of best practices, proven solutions, and ongoing client advisement. Since 1991, ASI has served nearly 4,000 clients and millions of users worldwide, both directly and indirectly through a network of over 100 partners, and currently maintains corporate offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
ASI is the provider of iMIS not-for-profit software, association software, member software, donor software, and fundraising software. iMIS is the most widely used association software in the world with three times the global market share of the nearest solution and a popular choice of larger charities and not-for-profits.