Basepath Adds 1883 Collective and DU Great Collective

Last Updated on April 2, 2024

Basepath, one of the leading name, image and likeness operations software providers for collectives, universities and college athletes, has officially been chosen as the exclusive NIL membership operations software provider for two more collectives: 1883 Collective, which supports University of North Dakota athletes and DU Great Collective, an official sponsor of Drake University Athletics.

1883 Collective

1883 Collective provides UND student-athletes with opportunities from charitable organizations to serve their community and opportunities from businesses to market their brands. Basepath will provide 1883 Collective with the tools to manage donations and membership subscriptions from fans, alumni and donors efficiently. 

Basepath’s software will help 1883 Collective fans and supporters actively engage with their favorite Fighting Hawks athletes through NIL activities, including social media endorsements, in-kind promotional deals, event appearances, meet and greets, autographs and digital content. With the aim of positioning North Dakota Athletics and its athletes for sustained success, 1883 Collective has adopted a supporter-driven approach.

“We’re excited about teaming up with Basepath to streamline our membership management platform, forging stronger connections between our fans and athletes,” said 1883 Collective Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Matt Bonzer. “With Basepath’s technology, we’re confident in our ability to create personalized experiences that unite fans and athletes in their shared passion for University of North Dakota athletics,” 

1883 Collective’s partnership with Basepath will ensure that their members and supporters can seamlessly and securely contribute to the collective’s mission to empower UND athletes by growing their NIL businesses. Basepath’s user-friendly and automated interface makes it easier than ever for the collective’s staff to organize their donations and membership subscriptions, so they can focus less on manual administrative tasks and more on big-picture strategic fundraising campaigns.

“It’s exciting to partner with 1883 collective, an organization with close ties to their university and community, fostering a wide range of opportunities for the student-athletes they support,” said Basepath Co-Founder and CEO Thomas Thomas Jr. 

DU Great Collective

The DU Great Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing Drake University Basketball student-athletes with NIL opportunities that strengthen the Bulldog community and local charities. DU Great supports Drake basketball athletes by offering them impact driven NIL deals and networking support, while uplifting the community through service.

Basepath is providing DU Great with an advanced financial and operational infrastructure that streamlines their entire NIL ecosystem. The software includes automated task assignments and payments to athletes, compliance dashboards for athletic department administrators and smart contracts using the DocuSign integration. Basepath’s platform supports student-athletes and collectives with the tools they need for seamless contract management, financial reporting and content distribution. By alleviating administrative burdens, student-athletes can focus more on their sports and academic pursuits. 

In addition to operations software, DU Great will leverage Basepath’s membership management software, connecting Drake fans with Bulldog student-athletes. This software will serve as a bridge, creating a direct connection that allows supporters to engage with their favorite athletes on a more personal level. The partnership also grants members exclusive access to the membership portal, a centralized hub designed for streamlined management of memberships, allocations and members’ personal information. 

“Partnering with Basepath is a game-changer for DU Great.” said DU Great Director Kyle Mertz.  “With their platform, we’re poised to streamline our operations, efficiently manage our memberships, and bridge the gap between our fans and athletes like never before.” 

To further enhance the collective experience, Basepath integrates with platforms like SquadLocker, facilitating the offering of exclusive merchandise to members. Additionally, the integration with Mailchimp and Twilio Sendgrid enables DU Great to communicate directly with members via personalized email and text messages, fostering a stronger sense of community.

“We’re excited to partner with DU Great, a 501c3 collective committed to supporting their community and championing athletes,” said Founder and CEO of Basepath Thomas Thomas Jr. “Their dedication to fostering athlete success underscores the importance of rallying behind athletes when it matters most.”

Thomas continued, “together, we’re excited to leverage our platform to amplify their impact, streamline operations, and ensure athletes receive the support they deserve.” 

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