Success Stories: Ben Porat Yosef
Solutions: BiddingForGood, FirstGiving, GiftWorks
Ben Porat Yosef School (BPY) is a nonprofit Jewish day school based out of New Jersey. They offer Judaic and general studies in small class sizes with a favorable teacher/student ratio that lends itself to individualized instruction.
As an innovative Jewish day school, Ben Porat Yosef is helping create strong Jewish communities. Each year, around 400 students’ lives are enriched as they grow and learn in mind and spirit to become responsible Jewish citizens contributing to global society. The school’s success is made possible through contributions to their annual campaign, Annual Scholarship Walkathon, and Shorashim Capital Campaign. Each drive directly benefits students and ensures that BPY can provide meaningful educational experiences to its scholars every year.
One of BPY’s biggest fundraisers is their Annual Scholarship Walkathon. The school relies on proceeds from this event to supplement its educational initiatives and provide scholarships for deserving students. On June 14, 2015 they held their 7th Annual Walkathon. In addition to the walk, participants were able to “earn their stripes” thorough some exciting basic training challenges.
“Handling all the factors that go along with fundraising events is time consuming to say the least. The integrated features we use from FrontStream help us save a tremendous amount of time and effort by managing donor information and data, not to mention helping us streamline our communication efforts. We look forward to using them on all our upcoming fundraising events.”
Thanks to generous participants, sponsors, and donors, this year’s event raised $132,206 – well exceeding its goal of $125,000!
With so much of the school’s success and growth reliant upon their fundraising efforts, the choice of fundraising tools and data management applications is not taken lightly. For the past two years BPY has chosen FrontStream as their fundraising partner. The school utilizes multiple applications, including FirstGiving, GiftWorks, and BiddingForGood to manage their peer-to-peer fundraising events, track and organize donor data, and create dynamic and successful auction events. FrontStream is proud to help Ben Porat Yosef school make a big difference in the Jewish community!