Inner City Weightlifting

Increasing giving with affordable, integrated tools

110%
YoY growth in individual giving
$1.2M
Operating budget
139
High risk young people served in 2016

“Network for Good offered the most features for the best price.”

Zach Sloan
Chief Finance and Operations Officer

About the Organization

  • Nine staff members
  • $1.2M annual operating budget
  • Uses Network for Good’s donor management system and donation pages.

WHO THEY ARE

InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) was founded in 2010 to work with youth at the highest risk for violence in Boston. By training students to become personal trainers, the program offers at-risk students more opportunities to change the trajectory of their lives. Zach Sloan is InnerCity Weightlifting’s Chief Finance and Operations Officer and is responsible for maintaining the financial health of ICW and designing and preparing for the organization’s expansion.

THE PROBLEM

Since a significant portion of InnerCity Weightlifting’s funding comes from individual donations and fees for service, Zach needed an easier and more effective way to collect gifts and track donor information.

“Our PayPal page had a high bounce rate. We needed a good donation page with an integrated solution.”

THE SOLUTION

After evaluating all of the major nonprofit CRM platforms, Zach found that Network for Good offered the most features for ICW at the best price. The donation pages provided an optimized donor experience and allow InnerCity Weightlifting to have all of their fundraising tools under one roof.

“We chose Network for Good’s platform because it combines the best giving page I’ve seen with a really solid donor management system and campaign tools, all at an affordable rate.”

EASY SET UP, QUICK ACCESS

Thanks to an easy setup process, InnerCity Weightlifting was able to immediately start using their new donor management system. They quickly began reaping the benefits of having organized, accessible data to help them grow their fundraising and retain more donors.

“The setup process was very easy. We we sent the donor information from our old system to Network for Good and they uploaded it to our new donor management system. We were set up and ready to go within a couple of weeks.”

INTUITIVE TOOLS AND BEST-IN-CLASS SUPPORT

Zach discovered that Network for Good’s user-friendly software makes it simple to see the results of their fundraising efforts.

“My initial impression has been extremely positive. Network for Good’s staff is very helpful and receptive to feedback. The tools are seamlessly integrated with modern dashboards.”

IMPROVED FOLLOW UP, CLEANER DATA

Network for Good’s donor management system includes easy-to-use features that track donor follow up activities. The InnerCity Weightlifting staff can now quickly enter notes and create follow-up tasks with due dates to stay organized. ICW appreciates the time-saving features that help them keep their donor data accurate.

”Network for Good’s platform eliminated double entry between our online giving pages and donor management system, which streamlines our data entry process. We’re also capitalizing on a lower bounce rate when clients visit our giving page.”

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