The Charlottesville Free Clinic provides free medical and dental care and free prescriptions for working uninsured and under-insured adults in the greater Charlottesville community.
Charlottesville Free Clinic was looking for a reliable donor management system that could give them insights into their donor data and history. Accurate record-keeping and managing donor relationships were a struggle. “We have been using Bloomerang since I started. We originally chose Bloomerang because we lacked insight in donor history and were missing upcoming deadlines for various grants,” said Willa Barnhardt, Marketing & Communications Manager at Charlottesville Free Clinic.
After realizing that a lot of other nonprofit organizations were seeing success by using Bloomerang, Willa and the team ultimately decided that it could also be the best solution for their donor record challenges. “We noticed many of the successful non-profit organizations were using Bloomerang. We needed similar insight into donor records.”
Willa recommends Bloomerang to other free clinics and touts the knowledgeable customer support team and intuitiveness as reasons to make the switch. “It is one of the easiest databases I have used. It has all the information you need and is very easy to navigate. I think it is perfect AND their live help is always SUPER helpful and responsive.”
Since implementing Bloomerang, Charlottesville Free Clinic has alleviated several fundraising pain points by having better insights into their donor data and having a more holistic view of all their donors and touchpoints — making them better able to make informed fundraising decisions. “We were able to incorporate mailings (both electronic and physical) into our donor records. This gave us a better picture of our touchpoints and our donors.”
Willa and the team at Charlottesville Free Clinic have also benefited from increased productivity and better quality constituent communication through segmentation. “Since incorporating our eNews into Bloomerang we have been able to easily target and send very specific messages to different groups.”
All in all, it’s amazing what an insightful and easy-to-use donor database can do for the growth of an organization such as Charlottesville Free Clinic.