The mission of Saint Ann Catholic School is to facilitate strong academic development, and to nurture a lifelong commitment to Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that promotes the spiritual and educational growth of each student, so that all students become responsible, productive and faith-filled citizens.
St. Ann Catholic School was looking for an affordable donor management system that could help them better track and engage with their alumni. “We were looking for a great way to track our alumni for the school. Once they graduate, they lose touch with us and we wanted to track their accomplishments and keep them connected to our school,” said Angela de Jong, Development Director at St. Ann Catholic School.
With Bloomerang, Angela and the team at St. Ann Catholic School had found a donor database that could grow with them and meet their budgetary restraints. “We like Bloomerang for the affordable non-profit rates and the ability to start small for a lower fee and then pay more as we grow.”
Overall Angela has been really happy that they were able to find an affordable nonprofit CRM solution to help them track and communicate with their different constituent groups. “It’s affordable and does everything we need to track donors and communicate with them effectively.”
Since implementing Bloomerang and ditching Excel, St. Ann Catholic School has seen improvements with several fundraising pain points through data consolidation. “Bloomerang allows us to track donors in one place. No more cumbersome excel sheets.” They have also benefited from improvements in the quality of their constituent communications. “We are hearing positives from our community thanks to better communication.”
In addition, Bloomerang has fit nicely into St. Ann Catholic School’s donor retention and gift development processes. “This database helps us keep up with our alumni and send them news from us. Now we can invite them to events and track their donations. It will help us in the future as the database fills up and hopefully it will result in more donations.”
It’s amazing what a comprehensive, but still easy-to-use, donor database can do for the growth of an organization such as St. Ann Catholic School.