About Us

We Help Nonprofits Grow With Expert Design, Technology, and Training.

The story of Liftoff begins with me, Michael Barrick, an entrepreneur with a passion for creativity and a desire to make a positive impact. Back in 2007, I started Elevatid, a small web design company. We may not have been the biggest, but we had a knack for crafting appealing websites and helping businesses, both big and small, navigate the online marketing landscape. We were fortunate to work with renowned names like Mercedes Benz and Nokia alongside many wonderful small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

In 2015, I ventured into the software world by creating Board Director, a SaaS company that simplifies board meetings, engages directors, and promotes better governance through innovative board management software. You can find us at www.BoardDirector.co.

Then, in 2021, I identified a gap in director education and founded the Board Director Institute. This online platform was created to empower directors and executive teams with valuable resources to help them reach their full potential. Feel free to explore it at www.BoardDirectorInstitute.com.

The genesis of Liftoff occurred in 2023 when I empathized with the frustrations of executive directors struggling to manage websites and build effective boards of directors. I envisioned a solution that combined our collective experience and technology into one comprehensive platform.

Liftoff is a product of that vision—a simple yet powerful all-in-one platform and creative team dedicated to providing you with the essential tools, support, and resources needed for nonprofit success. It's an innovative concept—the Engine—where all the necessary tools seamlessly integrate into one platform. No more juggling multiple solutions! With Liftoff, you can capture leads, engage with potential supporters, handle payments, schedule appointments, and track analytics all in one place.

My team and I extend our humble offer to assist you in forming your nonprofit, building an exceptional board of directors, and creating an effective marketing strategy to help your nonprofit grow.

As we embark on this journey together, let us remember the wise words of Jim Rohn: "Don't wish for an easier path; wish to become better." These words resonate deeply with us and guide our commitment to continuous improvement. Thank you for considering Liftoff, and please reach out if you'd like to learn more.

Thank you!

How We Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

Creative Team & Software Technology Working Together is A Powerful Engine

The Perfect Nonprofit Website

Introducing The Perfect Nonprofit Website™—a culmination of extensive research into the strategies of the world's most successful nonprofit organizations. We've carefully dissected how they organize information, convey their mission and programs, and effectively solicit donations.

Building upon this framework, we leverage our design team to create a customized version tailored specifically for your nonprofit, ensuring maximum impact and an expedited route to launch.

When you partner with us, your website will benefit from our design expertise and be hosted on our platform. This integration streamlines the process, eliminating the need for piecing together various elements like CRM, CMS, payment gateways, forms, funnel builders, and chatbots.

Everything your nonprofit requires for success is seamlessly woven together, offering a hassle-free, all-in-one solution to propel your organization to new heights. Nonprofit is the simplest path to success for your organization.

Nonprofit Board Portal

Board Director Manages Everything

Board Director's nonprofit board portal is a dynamic and essential tool designed to revolutionize the way nonprofit organizations manage their critical startup documents and board-related activities. This portal serves as a secure digital hub, housing an array of vital documents such as Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policies, meeting minutes, and 990 forms, all in one centralized location.

But what exactly is a board portal, and why is it crucial for nonprofit organizations?

A board portal is a secure and user-friendly digital platform that streamlines board governance and collaboration. It is purpose-built to simplify the often complex and time-consuming process of managing key organizational documents, facilitating communication among board members, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Lear more at www.BoardDirector.co

Build Your Dream Board

Director Training and Resources

Board Director Institute, often affectionately referred to as BDI, is an expansive and enlightening platform dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations in the art and science of building their dream board of directors. The process of assembling a high-performing board involves much more than just appointing individuals—it requires a deep understanding of recruitment, training, onboarding, and ongoing evaluation.

BDI stands as an online oasis, a beacon of knowledge and guidance amidst the sea of challenges that directorship entails. Our mission is to empower directors and executive teams, equipping them with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to unlock their fullest potential and elevate their board governance practices.

Within the hallowed halls of Board Director Institute, you'll discover a treasure trove of invaluable resources, carefully curated to assist you on your journey towards board excellence.


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Team. Tools. Training. Community.

One Membership Does It All.

Instead of navigating the complexities of forming your organization alone, sifting through hosting providers, content management systems, landing page software, board portals, board books, plugins, donation tools, SMS integrations, and reputation management plugins, and hiring a reliable web developer...we've got an exhilarating solution for you–The Liftoff Program!

Web Builder Software + Marketing Software + CRM + Board Portal Software + Board Training + Community

Liftoff is your one-stop shop for unlocking the true power of your organization's dreams. We've assembled all those pieces of the puzzle into a single, unstoppable membership. No more wasting precious time and energy chasing after different tools and resources. We've condensed it all into a streamlined, powerhouse package. Are you ready?

3... 2... 1... LIFTOFF!

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*We are committed to empowering nonprofits to achieve their financial goals, including reaching million-dollar revenues. However, it's important to note that success in fundraising and revenue generation can vary widely depending on numerous factors, including the nonprofit's specific mission, strategy, and external economic conditions. While we provide valuable guidance and support, we do not guarantee or imply a particular financial outcome. It's crucial for nonprofit organizations to actively involve their founders, boards, and stakeholders in the decision-making process and take proactive steps to maximize their financial potential. Nonprofit success often relies on the dedication and collaborative efforts of the organization's leadership and supporters. Terms of Use | Privacy