Restoring Justice’s mission is to end mass incarceration one client and heart at a time. “We take cases of those who are unsatisfied with their legal representation and/or are represented by appointed counsel who exceed recommended caseload guidelines and offer them holistic representation, free-of-charge.”
Restoring Justice was looking for an affordable and innovative donor database as their first system to accurately track donor data. “When I came on staff at Restoring Justice, we did not have a donor database and had a huge need to track all the necessary information to grow our donor list. Because we were new and small, we wanted both an innovative database but also economical to our low budget,” said Giovanni Arias, Executive Director at Restoring Justice.
Giovanni was initially drawn to Bloomerang because of all the product partner integrations available, but has also come to appreciate his ability to use the Bloomerang mobile application on-the-go, and in donor meetings. “I’ve appreciated Bloomerang’s flexibility to integrate with most of the leading donation programs and extensions. The new Bloomerang app has been a huge benefit to our development meetings on the go.”
In addition to its innovative features and dependability as a database, Giovanni is happy to tout Bloomerang’s intuitiveness and friendly and knowledgeable customer support team as another reason to recommend it as a top donor management system for legal aid organizations like theirs. “[I recommend Bloomerang for] Their great customer service and innovative system of their app, UX/UI, and their easy-to-use platform.”
Since implementing Bloomerang, Restoring Justice has alleviated several fundraising pain points around accurate donation and campaign tracking, “but most importantly around the donation checkout process on their website.” Bloomerang has also fit nicely into their donor retention and gift development processes, and has given them insights to help them plan ahead. “Bloomerang’s whole package of being able to track donations, relationships, and soft credits enables our organization with the ability to develop a full development plan.”
Not only have they seen an increase in productivity and efficiency, but Giovanni and the team at Restoring Justice have also seen an increase in dollars raised since making the switch. “When we joined Bloomerang, we had raised up to $80,000, 18 months later, Bloomerang’s database and checkout form have contributed to over $600,000 of the $1,200,000 raised in 2020 YTD.”
All in all, it’s amazing what an insightful, innovative, and fundraising-focused database can do for the growth of a legal aid organization such as Restoring Justice.