Foundations + Bloomerang Donor Management Software
Bloomerang understands the unique fundraising challenges of Foundations. There’s no reason for technology to get in the way of supporting other nonprofits. That’s why numerous Foundations nationwide have chosen Bloomerang’s donor database solution.
Below are just a few thoughts and success stories from organizations just like yours.
The Jewish Fertility Foundation provides financial assistance, educational awareness, and emotional support to Atlanta Jewish families who have medical fertility challenges.
Jewish Fertility Foundation was looking for a powerful donor management system that could grow with them and help them get organized. “We grew fast as an organization and had to get organized with our donors and clients,” said Elana Frank, Executive Director and Founder at Jewish Fertility Foundation.
After doing some research for their first database and interviewing people who were using Bloomerang, Elana and her team knew they’d found an affordable solution that could grow with them.
Jewish Fertility Foundation had finally found an easy-to-learn donor database that could give them more insight into their donors. Collecting and reporting on different areas of fundraising is a breeze with Bloomerang. Elana and her team had found a solution that could help them easily pull up reports that they need for their “board, fundraising, and accounting.” Bloomerang is an evolving, versatile system for a nonprofit’s fundraising needs. “It is catered to not only our donors but board members, clients, and beyond.”
The people at Bloomerang practice what they preach and are knowledgeable about the product and fundraising. Bloomerang takes customer needs into account when building out the product roadmap every year. That versatility plus the experienced customer support staff were another reason why Bloomerang appealed to Elana over other options. “If I can’t figure something out, the customer service chat feature is a lifesaver. If I need something that doesn’t yet exist I know that it will soon.”
Jewish Fertility Foundation has seen several fundraising pain points be alleviated since implementing Bloomerang. One such benefit is that the team now has a better understanding of “who gave what previously and when through which of our contacts.” Plus tracking their constituents and their needs and attributes through reporting is a breeze and has positively impacted their donor retention rate.
At the end of the day, Jewish Fertility Foundation has been able to fundraise more effectively and the results they’ve seen reflect that. “Before we started with Bloomerang we raised about $8,000 year one, year 2 we raised $38,000, and by year 3 we’re already at almost $180,000 and the year isn’t up.”
It’s amazing what a donor-centric tool built for fundraisers can do for the growth of an organization such as Jewish Fertility Foundation. “I sure wouldn’t be able to track donations, cultivation, and thank yous without Bloomerang.”
The Indiana Kiwanis Foundation works alongside the Indiana District of Kiwanis to provide financial support for both district-wide and individual club programs and projects.
KFI was struggling with eTapestry
. “It was not easy to use so we were looking to find a more user-friendly database,” said Taylor Jacoby, Operations Manager at KFI.
Bloomerang was implemented in late-2012, with a custom conversion from eTapestry.
“We use Bloomerang to track our donations, run letters, keep membership records, entering in attendances, running reports, and generating letters.
The conversion from our old database was made simple because they came to our office to help and walked us through everything. After they left they were readily available via phone, chat or email and were very responsive.”
With Bloomerang, KFI is now keeping their membership records clean and tidy, while increasing productivity.
“We get a lot more done since we switched. It has saved us so much time! The letters are so easy and the ‘export to excel’ button for running reports is helpful.
I am so impressed every time I use Bloomerang on how easy it is to navigate! The customer service is absolutely phenomenal.”
They especially love the reporting feature.
“You can see any data you want or need just by setting the filters. It’s very user-friendly!”
Perkins County Health Services Foundation promotes quality patient care by financially assisting Perkins County Health Services in Grant, Nebraska.
Adair Reese, Executive Director at the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, was drowning in paper. “To find out the results of a fundraising campaign, we had to sift through endless files and paperwork.”
Bloomerang was PCHSF’s first managed solution; all they had was QuickBooks and a filing cabinet.
“Just the keeping everything clean was improved. I can see how well an individual solicitation did without having to search through tons of paper. Not having to merge everything the old way is very nice!”
Now, Adair and her team can get their work done in a fraction of the time. She especially loves our support team.
“The amount of support is amazing to me! Bloomerang went above and beyond the call of duty here! I have direct contact with the most amazing support staff and for a small health services foundation that is key for us.
“If you aren’t using Bloomerang you are totally missing out on the best software program out there for your nonprofit!”
The AMAC Foundation, located in Lady Lake, FL, serves as a source of guidance for Americans, from those on the threshold of retirement, to those either already in their retirement years or those taking a long-range look at future retirement.
AMAC Foundation’s donor base was growing and they were looking to purchase their first dedicated solution.
“Being a new foundation, we knew it was necessary to have a donor database. The Executive Director here did some research on what would fit our needs the best and we chose Bloomerang,” says Jean Goins, Executive Assistant.
Bloomerang was implemented in early-2014.
“When we started importing information from different databases they were right there beside me to walk me through it.”
More Customer Testimonials
“We love to use the communication tools within Bloomerang, specifically the Ahern Audit, not only in our thank you letters but our e-newsletters and even our mission statement. An executive director is juggling many balls throughout the day, and we never have enough time in the day. So to be able to go into the system and have it be so user friendly is very welcoming.”
“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. Since we began using Bloomerang about two years ago, our constituent database has doubled.”
Matthew Feltrop, Executive Director – The Patachou Foundation