When you’re a small nonprofit with limited resources, having a donor database that is powerful, yet easy to use is critical.
Matthew Feltrop, Executive Director at The Patachou Foundation, shares his thoughts on Bloomerang in the video below.
Indianapolis youth face a really unparalleled hunger crisis. Indianapolis is ranked the worst food access city in the whole United States. And when you couple that with a really high poverty rate in some neighborhoods, we know that kids aren’t getting the energy that they need to fuel their lives.
My name is Matthew Feltrop. I’m the Executive Director of the Patachou Foundation. We are a non-profit in Indianapolis who serves youth afterschool meals. We make them in our restaurant kitchens and deliver to kids five days a week.
Bloomerang has been a really great partner in our fundraising efforts. We can shoot an email off to our representative and get a response back really quickly. And for us, that’s really key because I’m not a technical type of person and so, for me to be able to have the support of someone who actually cares about our success, it’s priceless.
So, since we began using Bloomerang about two years ago, our constituent database has doubled. The key thing that really sold us on the product, Bloomerang is easy to use. The interface looks just like an app you would see on your cellphone. And for us to be able to train different people within our organization and even volunteers to be able to use it, it’s a cinch, and not all products can have that feature. With Bloomerang’s help, we’re able to continue to cultivate our donors and spend most of our time serving and making an impact on Indianapolis kids.
About The Patachou Foundation
By combining nutritious meals, hands-on education and wellness activities, The Patachou Foundation’s education programming fosters excitement about healthy choices and fresh ingredients to decrease the cycle of insecurity in local communities. They serve after-school and day-time summer meals to nourish bodies and increase students’ awareness about the food they eat and possibilities of new ingredients and flavors.