April 5, 2019 | Stories

Helping Local Nonprofits Gain Fundraising Skills

Helping Local Nonprofits Gain Fundraising Skills

Fundraising is what keeps a nonprofit organization up and running, providing them the ability to do good every day. The Community Foundation for San Benito County is always searching for ways to empower local nonprofits, and learning about the Jumpstart Program through Network for Good was a great opportunity.

Network for Good offers a suite of services to help nonprofits raise money and reach more donors. The Jumpstart Program is 12 months of technical training, development planning, and coaching to build confidence in the nonprofit’s fundraising skills. Another unique feature of the Jumpstart Program is access to a hand-picked, certified, personal fundraising mentor that is assigned to educate nonprofits throughout their journey.

Currently, there are five nonprofits enrolled in Jumpstart–Chamberlain’s Children Center, Emmaus House, YMCA, and Family Services Agency and the Community Foundation. Participation was made possible through grants with support from Network for Good and the Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Patrick Ellis, Executive Director of Chamberlain’s, said “Our decision to go with Jump Start was due to its many appealing features including a great support staff that is ready to assist and coach.  We were particularly interested in the ability to have unlimited contacts, coaching sessions, help with events, direct messaging abilities, and tasks reminders–all on a seamless platform.  We appreciate the Community Foundation for San Benito County for bringing this program locally, helping to aid Chamberlain’s in improving our marketing, fundraisers, and increasing our number of valuable donors, volunteers, and more.”

The Community Foundation is excited about this new program, and we look forward to hearing about positive results during the next 12 months.