Bloomerang understands the unique fundraising challenges of Girls Inc. There’s no reason for technology to get in the way of encouraging all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy. That’s why numerous Girls Inc affiliates nationwide have chosen Bloomerang’s donor database solution.
Below are just a few thoughts and success stories from organizations just like yours.
Since 1938, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama has provided gender-specific programs for school-age girls of diverse racial and economic backgrounds. Girls Inc.’s core areas of programming include: science, math, technology, career development, economic literacy, English & creative writing, healthy living, arts, sports and cultural enrichment. A variety of prevention education programs are offered through the Outreach Department covering areas such as health and wellness, life skills development, preventing adolescent pregnancy, substance & alcohol abuse prevention, and job readiness. Through all of these programs, the goal remains to help girls achieve at their highest level.
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama was looking for a database that would be easy to use, easy to pull reports from, and that would help them get organized.
“Our previous database was cumbersome, time consuming to manage, and the reports were impossible to run. Also, there was literally no customer support platform. Other CRMs I’ve used were obviously created by software developers, not fundraisers, and they were reluctant to adapt to our needs,” said Karen Griner, CFRE, Development Director at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. Enter Bloomerang. “Bloomerang’s team, however, is constantly taking user feedback and using it to improve the system so that it fits the needs of actual real-life fundraisers.” Bloomerang is built for the modern fundraiser and Karen recognized that immediately after hearing Bloomerang’s co-founder and CRO, Jay Love, talk about his passion for the industry and the importance of donor retention. “He genuinely cares about fundraisers doing good by their donors, and so he came up with a system to help them. The end result was an awesome CRM.”
We envision a community where each girl can reach her greatest potential. With roots dating to 1864, national status since 1945 and a local presence in Jacksonville since 1970 (formally known as the Girls Club), Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization that delivers programs through a network of 1,500 program sites throughout the United States and Canada. These sites include schools, community centers and 73 Girls Inc. affiliate member organizations. Nationally, Girls Inc. reaches over 800,000 girls through affiliates, the website and educational publications.