“Excellence In Fundraising” Awards Highlight Outstanding Work By…

Fastest Acknowledgements Winner Ellen Goldman from The Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities with Jenna Shaffer from Constant Contact and Jon Biedermann from DonorPerfect.

On behalf of DonorPerfect and Constant Contact, we congratulate all of the Excellence in Fundraising winners and thank them for inspiring us daily in their unwavering dedication to their world-changing work.

The DonorPerfect Excellence in Fundraising Awards are given annually to organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievement toward raising funds to make a difference in the communities they serve. This is the fourth year that Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group Company, has sponsored the Excellence in Fundraising Awards. DonorPerfect recognizes in the following categories: Fastest Growing Nonprofit (Large and Small Divisions), Fastest Acknowledgements, Best Donor Retention Rate, and Best Recurring Donation Program.

“I am delighted to recognize nonprofits leveraging industry best practices and world class technologies in order to meet their goals,” said Jonathan Kateman, General Manager, Constant Contact. “Constant Contact and DonorPerfect have a shared vision of creating tools that make it as easy as possible for nonprofits to reach their fundraising and retention goals and we are proud to celebrate the success of the winners announced today.”

Fastest Growing Nonprofit – Small Division Winner: Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation, West Barnstable, MA. As a result of fine-tuning their engagement efforts, Cape Cod received a $1 million major gift, which contributed to their incredible 138% growth in 2016.

Fastest Growing Nonprofit – Large Division Winner: Beacon College, Leesburg, FL. By managing all of their fundraising efforts and donor data within their DonorPerfect system, keeping a keen eye on dashboard reports, and using data to influence an aggressive capital campaign, they won the category with 58% growth.

Fastest Acknowledgements Winner: The Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Jenkintown, PA. AADD received the award for Fastest Acknowledgements because they mail a thank you letter to the donor on the same day the gift is entered! They credit their impressive timeliness to DonorPerfect’s automatic acknowledgements, as well as their savvy staff members who prioritize thank yous the moment they process a check.

Best Donor Retention Rate Winner: City Rescue Mission, New Castle, PA. Cultivating lasting donor relationships by keeping them connected to their mission earned City Rescue Mission the award at 74.52%. City Rescue Mission dedicates much of their efforts to donor engagement and sharing the impact of every gift. To ensure every message is received, they conduct an NCOA screening every 90 days.

Best Recurring Giving Program: Sound of Life, Lake Katrine, NY. Through compelling radio promotions on their station and email marketing campaigns with DonorPerfect’s Constant Contact integration, Sound of Life has substantially grown their recurring donor program to an incredible 33% of their donor base, putting them on top with the. Thanks to DonorPerfect’s automatic monthly giving, they can effortlessly process and manage gifts and focus their time on converting more one-time donors to monthly ones.

While all of the 2017 winners were recognized for different achievements at the DonorPerfect Community Network Conference, they share a common theme: they all leverage the power of DonorPerfect fundraising software to cultivate and grow their donor base. On behalf of DonorPerfect and Constant Contact, we congratulate all of the Excellence in Fundraising winners and thank them for inspiring us daily in their unwavering dedication to their world-changing work.

About Constant Contact

Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing since 1995, provides hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the world with the online marketing tools, resources, and personalized coaching they need to grow their business.

About Endurance International Group

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs over 3,600 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: http://www.endurance.com.

About DonorPerfect

For over 25 years, nonprofits have trusted DonorPerfect to maximize fundraising success, engage their supporters, and mobilize action for their mission. With over 50,000 monthly users, DonorPerfect has helped organizations raise over $100 billion. DonorPerfect’s cloud-based CRM system expands to incorporate growth tracks like online fundraising, donor engagement, fundraising events, donor retention and more.

  • DonorPerfect is the #1 ranked donor management software out of 240 software systems in the 2017 FrontRunners Scorecard, which is based on client reviews.
  • DonorPerfect received the #1 rating in 18 out of 19 donor management software categories in an independent study conducted by NTEN/Idealware.

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