How Donor Management and Personalized Coaching Helped EnventU Grow 155%

EnventU

Founding Year
2015

I‘m absolutely a better fundraiser than I was before I started using Network for Good. I started EnventU to help young people access career opportunities in the event industry. I’m an event planner by trade; fundraising is not my forte.

Network for Good has been instrumental in making me feel more comfortable as a fundraiser. 

– Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director

About the Organization

EnventU is a one-of-a-kind workforce development initiative designed to introduce and nurture an interest in event industry career opportunities for Washington, D.C. public high school students. EnventU’s mission is to create a pipeline to professions in the event industry for youth.

 

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THE SITUATION

Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of EnventU, was drowning in spreadsheets! With all of her fundraising data scattered in Excel files, keeping up with donors was a difficult task. It wasn’t easy to see donor history or send personalized fundraising appeals, and she felt that she was wasting time on administrative tasks that could have been spent advancing her cause. 

Network for Good really does care about our mission and making sure we succeed. The onboarding process was very easy and my Professional Fundraising Coach has been invaluable. 

THE SOLUTION

Latoya chose to invest in her organization by switching to Network for Good. Along with our donor management system, Latoya got started with a Personal Fundraising Coach to provide personalized, one-on-one lessons in fundraising.

THE RESULTS

Fundraising Insights

Network for Good quickly became a part of EnventU’s day-to-day operations. Latoya loved the ability to see the big picture of her organization’s donor engagement. She was able to view insights from one GivingTuesday to the next, identify lapsed donors, and quickly thank supporters – all in one seamless dashboard.

Coaching = Confidence

Latoya’s favorite part of working with Network for Good was her Personal Fundraising Coach. Through regular one-on-one sessions with a fundraising expert, she became a more confident fundraiser. Latoya’s coach talked to her about EnventU’s fundraising approach, provided guidance and suggestions, helped her navigate her new donor management system, and answered any and all questions!

Latoya even got help with ideas for programming and executing her nonprofit’s mission.

More Time For Her Mission

By switching from spreadsheet to fundraising software, Latoya was free to spend more time on her true passion – growing EnventU so that the organization can open career pathways to more of Washington, DC’s youth.

Since switching to Network for Good, EnventU has grown 155%. Last year, EnventU expanded its programming, grew its donor base, and provided more real-world job experience than ever before.

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