Joseph Garappolo, a cofounder of Doubleknot, formed the company to provide technology solutions and services to nonprofits and visitor-serving organizations. Prior to Doubleknot, Joe founded and served as CEO of a technology company sold in 2000, and before that as a consulting partner with a Big 5 accounting firm.
Joe served as a volunteer for nonprofits, including the Boy Scouts of America, and as a fundraising volunteer for community schools.
In 1998, Joe’s passion for Scouting and technology came together when he realized that Scout councils and similar organizations could take advantage of economies of scale to implement processes and solutions that would otherwise be out of their financial reach.
At its launch, Doubleknot focused on online event registration and payment solutions for Scout councils. Since then, Doubleknot has expanded its clientele to support a wide range of additional kinds of nonprofits and visitor-serving organizations across the United States including zoos, museums, science centers, nature centers and botanical gardens. At the same time, Doubleknot remains the leading registration and property reservations solutions vendor for both the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.