Common Good Vermont Experienced a Boost in Nonprofit Engagement and Incoming Funds from their Giving Day.
Common Good Vermont is the only statewide organization in Vermont dedicated to uniting and strengthening all of the mission-driven organizations that serve the Green Mountain State. Common Good Vermont serves as the “go to” resource for our peers to share resources, gain skills, and build partnerships.
Morgan Webster, Director at Common Good Vermont, shared her experience with hosting Vermont Gives (#VTGives), a Giving Day for the state of Vermont, powered by GiveGab's nonprofit giving platform.
Vermont Gives 2016 was the first statewide giving day for Vermont, which according to Morgan, was helped substantially by the GiveGab staff who was "wonderful on the phone and in person."
Morgan expressed that she "loved the back-end options and downloadable goodies on the site". Giving Day hosts through the GiveGab platform are given seamless back-end access via an administrative dashboard that allows them to keep track of participating nonprofits, their fundraisers, incoming donations (along with cash and checks entered as offline donations), and donor information - all in one convenient place! Downloadable goodies in the form of promotional materials, email templates, and more - are also included when you host a giving day with GiveGab!
Vermont Gives helped Common Good Vermont reach their goals by providing "the perfect solution to nonprofits who were asking for more funding and fundraising resources to support their mission and communities. The giving day boosted engagement with nonprofits, allowed trackable fundraising data statewide, and provided positive PR."
Morgan also shared the broad impact the giving day had on her organization: "We have never had so many sponsorship requests or media inquiries. Both typically outbound tasks, they brought our needs to the front door of our office! We now have a list of reporters and sponsors interested in supporting giving day efforts who had not previously been involved with our organization."
When asked why she would recommend hosting a giving day with GiveGab, Morgan said,