What Originally Drew You To Qgiv And How Is It Being Used By Your Organization?
According to Director of Development, Maggie Mestrich, in 2013 the Joseph Maley Foundation was looking to make a transition from using PayPal to process online giving to something that could integrate seamlessly with their website, inspire donor trust, and give them event registration and peer-to-peer fundraising capabilities. Qgiv fit that bill perfectly!
Now, Qgiv is being used by Maggie and her team as a one-stop-shop for their online donors. “We utilize Qgiv for our online donation page, to process online program registrations/payments, for online event registrations, for peer-to-peer events (both operated by our organization and to set up custom peer-to-peer events for our supporters), and for our annual gala, which features an auction. We have even used it to sell merchandise (and track inventory) as it relates to particular events or programs.”
How Is Bloomerang Being Used By Your Organization? What Challenges Did You Want A Donor Database To Solve?
When Joseph Maley Foundation was looking for a donor relations focused database in 2017, they wanted something that could be a true relationship management solution. They wanted to be able to strengthen and formalize systems for things they were doing well, like stewardship, without losing traction in those areas.
“We had been tracking donor activity and generating reports on Quickbooks, utilizing Google Sheets for stewardship activity, but the duplication of effort was staggering, and we were missing out on true relationship management. We knew we wanted to streamline and enhance our stewardship and donor communication while maintaining our personal relationships with our supporters. Bloomerang offered us all that in its customizability, and we’ve been thrilled.”
Now, Maggie and her team are happy to be able to use Bloomerang to generate appeals, solicit donor feedback through surveys, and to schedule and track stewardship. They’ve also started to utilize the system for their volunteer management.