1883 Collective Selects Basepath as NIL Operations Software Provider

March 25, 2024

1883 Collective provides NIL opportunities to University of North Dakota student-athletes

Grand Forks, North Dakota (March, 2024) – Basepath, the leading name, image and likeness (NIL) operations software provider for collectives, universities and college athletes, has officially been chosen as the exclusive NIL membership operations software provider for 1883 Collective, supporting University of North Dakota (UND) student-athletes with NIL deals.

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. 

With 17 Division I teams, UND is best known for its ice hockey and football teams.

About 1883 Collective

The 1883 Collective is an initiative dedicated to providing University of North Dakota student-athletes with unparalleled NIL opportunities. Founded by Jonathan Holth, a steadfast supporter of UND Athletics, and Matt Bonzer, deeply ingrained in the Grand Forks community and UND Athletics from a young age, the collective is committed to fostering student-athlete success through community engagement and strategic partnerships. By facilitating connections between athletes, local businesses, and community initiatives, 1883 Collective aspires to empower student-athletes while advancing UND’s esteemed mission and values, thereby fortifying both the university and the state. Learn more by visiting www.1883collective.com or by following @1883collective on social media. 

About Basepath

Basepath is the leading provider of NIL operations software for collectives, universities, agents and student-athletes. On the mobile app, Basepath Wallet helps athletes manage their NIL finances, employment income, and university grants. Collectives supported by Basepath include University of Louisville’s 502Circle Collective and Foundation, University of Colorado’s 5430 Foundation, University of Georgia’s Classic City Collective, Florida State University’s Rising Spear Collective and Ole Miss’ The Grove Collective. For more information about Basepath, visit www.basepath.com or its social media pages on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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