UWLES partners with Network for Good, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Richard A. Henson Foundation to provide Jumpstart—a 12-month fundraising capacity-building program—to our local nonprofit community. Jumpstart includes personal fundraising coaching, a donor management platform, expert support, and peer engagement. Participating nonprofits gain the resources to attract more donors, increase fundraising, collect data, and enhance donor relations.
Our Lower Shore Jumpstart Participants:
Cohort 1--Delmarva Discovery Center, Recovery Resource Center, Chesapeake Housing Mission
Cohort 2--Epoch Dream Center, Diakonia, The Child & Family Foundation/One Year to Empowerment
Cohort 3--Samaritan Ministries, It Takes a Village to Help our Children, Lower Shore Land Trust
Cohort 4 (current)--Village of Hope, Tri Community Mediation, Horizons Delmarva
How has Jumpstart impacted local nonprofits?
“Previous to our ability to access the NFG donor management system, we were housing our data for our donors, prospects, and volunteers in separate spreadsheets – what a nightmare! With NFG we have been able to consolidate our all of our records into one system, eliminating the need to maintain, filter, merge, and deduplicate manually.”
-- Laura Schmader, Outreach Coordinator, Chesapeake Housing Mission
“The best part of the software is how it allows us to have all our information in one place. Using the software for our "Lighting Up" Recovery Breakfast was great. It gave me the capability to build a campaign page that was linked to our social media and website. One click would take interested parties to the campaign page where they could purchase tickets or sponsorships. We sold 145 tickets. Total net funds raised came to $11,344.00!”
--Curtis Paul, Executive Director, Recovery Resource Center
“Quite simply, the Network for Good donor management system and the associated JumpStart cohort were a gift we desperately needed but didn’t know we were missing . . . At the end of our year with JumpStart, we were so proud of all we accomplished as we enjoyed the fruits of our labor –happier donors, more giving, and a more connected Epoch community.”
Elisabeth Murphy, Administrative Director, Epoch Dream Center