Funding, Grants & Awards
NJEFP Helps New Jersey School Districts Connect with Donors
The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP) has adopted an online platform designed to connect school districts with donors.
NJEFP is a statewide nonprofit organization focused on "enhancing
public education in New Jersey by growing and strengthening local
education foundations through education, training, collaboration and
advocacy," according to information on the organization's site. Many
local education foundations in the state are operated by volunteers,
and the NJEFP wanted to find a way to help those volunteers and state-level staff access the same information.
"Whether it's managing
our donor databases, learning about each other's best practices, using
new tools to maximize our fundraising efforts and communicating with
donors, we've simply have never had access to this info at our
fingertips before," said Megan Dzwonkowski, executive director of the
NJEFP, in a news release.
The NJEFP adopted Edbacker to help 50 education foundations that fund educational programs for
their school districts create and support educational funding
campaigns. The foundations will have unlimited access to the platform,
which they can use to create funding campaigns, manage donor databases,
track payments in real time, run reports and communicate with donors
through personalized templates. According to information from Edbacker,
the platform "will help NJEFP support the 1.4 million K-12 public
education students across the State of Jersey."
partnership with Edbacker will make a great impact on our educational
fundraising campaigns in arts, music, innovative technology and special
projects and help us expand our work beyond the 50 school districts we
serve in New Jersey," said Dzwonkowski.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].