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At a Glance
Jumpstart is a yearlong program administered by Network for Good (NFG) to build fundraising capacity for nonprofit organizations.
- Twice-monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with a certified Personal Fundraising Coach.
- Donor Management, email blast, and fundraising software to raise funds through online donations, events, and peer-to-peer fundraising.
- 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 $5,200 per nonprofit. Central Carolina Community Foundation will provide up to five (5) nonprofits with a matching $4,200 grant for them to contract with NFG to increase their fundraising capacity. In turn, the nonprofits will pay the remaining balance of $1,000 and enjoy services for a year.
This Grant Will Not Fund
- Organizations that have operated for less than one year
- Public entities, educational institutions or faith-based institutions
- Organizations must be able to fully utilize the Network for Good 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 fundraising and development activities.
- Organizations must be willing to make the $1,000 matching co-payment.
- Organizations must be determined 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 and Sumter
Grantees will receive a $4,200 grant. They must match this with $1,000 in order to contract with NFG.
How to Apply
*The 2019 Jumpstart Grant Application is now CLOSED. The application will reopen in September 2020.*
- Interested nonprofits will attend the program information session or view the Jumpstart webinar prior to completing the grant application.
- Jumpstart staff will review applications and determine organization eligibility and readiness.
- Community Impact Committee will review the recommendations from Jumpstart staff, select the organizations that will receive a grant and submit their recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
- The Board of Trustees will vote to approve, or not, the committee’s recommendation.
September 1-30 — Applications accepted
Mid-November — Grantees notified (declinations will be emailed)
December — Grantees contract with NFG (full payment due)
Project Timeline — January 1 – December 30
March, June, September — quarterly check-ins with grantees and NFG
The Jumpstart Program will run January 1-December 31, 2020.