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At a Glance
Does your nonprofit need to level up its donor relations and data? Are you keeping track of donations on Excel or an old database, but need a more useful tool? Are you interested in integrating more technology into your fundraising strategies – with training and coaching to help you along the way? Jumpstart is a year-long program administered by Bonterra (formerly Network for Good (NFG)) to build fundraising capacity for nonprofit organizations.
This grants includes:
- A year of Jumpstart CRM software for donor management, email blasts, and fundraising to raise funds through online donations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising.
- Twice-monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified Personal Fundraising Coach.
- Template library for fundraising tools such as fundraising plans, board development exercises, grant writing tips, special event plans, etc.
- Monthly webinars to help you develop and accomplish your fundraising goals.
The full Jumpstart Program costs $6,400 per nonprofit, $1,400 of which is covered by Bonterra. The remaining $5,000 will be split between Central Carolina Community Foundation and the participating nonprofit. CCCF will provide nonprofits with a matching $4,000-$4,500 grant for them to contract with Bonterra to increase their fundraising capacity with the Jumpstart software and coaching program. Based on a sliding scale, nonprofits will be responsible for $500-$1,000 of the cost of the program. This fee can be paid prior to beginning the year-long program or in monthly installments.
This Grant Will Not Fund
- Organizations that have operated for less than one year
- Organizations whose annual operating budget is less than $25,000
- Public entities, educational institutions or faith-based institutions
- Organizations must commit to attending (or viewing a recording if unable to attend live) the virtual information session on September 1st at 11AM as a prerequisite to applying for the grant. View recording here.
- Organizations must be able to fully utilize the Jumpstart customer relationship management software for at least one year.
- Organizations must have at least one staff person who can commit at least 5 hours per week on software, fundraising and development activities.
- Organizations must be willing to make the $500-$1,000 matching co-payment.
- Organizations must be registered as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Organizations must be physically located in one of the following 11 counties in the Midlands: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda or Sumter. Organizations outside of Richland County or lead by underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Grantees will receive a $4,000-$4,500 grant. Grantees must match this with $500-$1,000 in order to contract with Bonterra. The Grantee will pay the $5,000 total directly to Bonterra as part of their contract in January 2024.
How to Apply
Interested organizations must apply online via the CCCF grant portal. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted.
Prior to applying, organizations are encouraged to thoroughly review all information about this grant on the Community Foundation’s website. Organizations are also asked to attend the virtual Jumpstart Information Session on September 1st at 11AM or watch a recording to learn more about the program. This information session will help you determine if Jumpstart is right for your organization. Info session recording will be available here after September 1st.
- After viewing the information session, complete the application (see “Apply” link below).
- Jumpstart staff will review applications and determine organization eligibility and readiness. Bonterra may invite you to a 1-on-1 interview as part of this process.
- CCCF Community Impact Committee will review the recommendations from NFG, select the organizations that will receive a grant, and submit their recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for the final approval.
- After approval, Bonterra will contact the awardee to set up a contract, payment, and an orientation session in January.
September 1-September 30, 2023: Applications accepted
September 1st, 2023 (11AM – 12PM): Jumpstart Information Session (Recording available here after the session takes place. Applicants are required to view this before applying.)
By early November 2023: Grantees notified (declinations will be emailed)
January 2024: Grantees contract with Bonterra (payment due)
Project Timeline: January 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025
Questions about the application process? Contact Halie Brazier at [email protected]. Questions about the program? We encourage all applicants to schedule time with Gabrielle Hoffman from Bonterra to discuss the program and your organization’s readiness here.