CASA + Bloomerang Donor Management Software
Bloomerang understands the unique fundraising challenges of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). There’s no reason for technology to get in the way of helping children receive the services they need. Every child should get the best outcome — a safe, loving, permanent home. That’s why numerous CASAs nationwide have chosen Bloomerang’s donor database solution.
Below are just a few thoughts and success stories from organizations just like yours.
Virginia Beach CASA is a private, non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supervises competent volunteers dedicated to advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children currently in court proceedings. The program promotes safe, permanent homes for all children and seeks to educate the community concerning the needs of abused and neglected children.
Virginia Beach CASA was looking for an easy-to-use, cloud-based donor database that would help them focus on creating even stronger relationships with their supporters.
Between tracking donors, donations, volunteers, supporters, annual fundraiser mailing list and attendees, event in-kind donors, and their annual Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign, Natalie Carducci, Program Assistant at Virginia Beach CASA, came to a conclusion. They needed a system to have all of their “data stored and tracked in one organized location.” With all their moving parts, customizing data tracking was very important.
Virginia Beach CASA had finally found a time-saving and easy-to-use system that could track all of their data in one place. With Bloomerang they can streamline their time spent on event and campaign planning, and instead spend more time creatively seeking out new donors and supporters of their mission. “Saving time on data management allows us more time to seek new ways to fund our program and therefore, serve more of the children in our community that need us the most.”
Natalie and her team were originally drawn to Bloomerang because they wanted a “strong customizable user-friendly database.” Not only did they find a product that could fit their needs, but the company and people behind it care about nonprofits and put them first. “We immediately knew we found a company that truly loved what they do and wanted to serve the non-profit community.”
On top of that, Virginia Beach CASA has been really happy with Bloomerang’s implementation and customer service. “From the conversion process to the daily use over the years for two organizations, I have appreciated the staff and amazing customer service at Bloomerang and have gotten more than I ever thought possible.”
Virginia Beach CASA has seen several fundraising pain points be alleviated since implementing Bloomerang. One such benefit is that they’ve been able to track all the data that they couldn’t track efficiently in their previous database.
Natalie and her team have benefited from improved communications with their constituents. They’ve been able to avoid double work, and ensure that they weren’t communicating too often. Sending personal notes or conducting quick phone calls with constituents are easy when you can stick to communication schedules and utilize Bloomerang’s task feature.
At the end of the day, all of this has contributed to Virginia Beach CASA seeing great improvements in donor retention and dollars raised from donations. “I am excited to note that approximately $10,000 in repeat/increased donations was raised this past year that we possibly wouldn’t have received had we not utilized the effective reporting Bloomerang offers and personally reached out to those donors again.”
It’s amazing how a user-friendly, uncomplicated tool can help Virginia Beach CASA’s growth and impact in the lives of the children they serve. “Since our data was added to Bloomerang, we spend less time searching for information or manually creating reports and more time on what truly matters – our constituents and more so, the children we serve.”
There are nearly 600 children in foster care in Baltimore County each year. CASA of Baltimore County currently serves about one third of those. Our goal is to help ensure that these children receive all the services they need and to recommend to the court the best outcome for each child — a safe, loving, permanent home.
CASA of Baltimore County was looking for a versatile cloud-based donor management system that was still comfortably within their price point.
After doing her research and learning more about Bloomerang at a Brackets for Good Event, Jessica Mercer, Administrative Coordinator at CASA of Baltimore County realized that it might just be exactly what they were looking for.
CASA of Baltimore County had finally found an easy-to-use system without a learning curve. Organization is a breeze now. They were originally drawn to Bloomerang because of its functionality and uncomplicated interface. It was important to have a system that could help them get organized and simplify their processes — and they found it with Bloomerang.
Not only that, but the website integration was a big bonus as it helps them process payments quicker and get a better reading on each constituent. Entering donations has never been easier for Jessica.
Since implementing Bloomerang, CASA of Baltimore County has benefited from several fundraising pain points being alleviated. One such benefit is that they’ve been able to ramp up their fundraising efforts. “It’s easy to use and a great stepping stone in getting your fundraising on track.”
Trying to simplify and manage their fundraising and acknowledgment processes was a big sticking point that Jessica no longer has to worry about.
At the end of the day, all of this has contributed to CASA of Baltimore County seeing great improvements in productivity since switching to Bloomerang, especially “in regards to data entry and sending acknowledgements.”
It’s amazing what a user-friendly, uncomplicated tool can do for the growth of an organization such as CASA of Baltimore County.