While most of the world is ramping up for Black Friday, nonprofits are gearing up for year-end fundraising. As our metrics show, the majority of fundraising revenue for the year will be made during these last two months – and – having a plan is crucial for success. You’ve probably already prepared a killer year-end plan, but we thought we would share a few powerful segmentation ideas to boost your upcoming email appeals. Read More →
#GivingTuesday is just around the corner, however, there is still plenty of time for you to make a big impact. One of the simplest ways to get involved is to use your social media presence. Social media is a key driver of traffic and donations to your #GivingTuesday campaign. It allows you to not only connect with current and past donors, but also with followers and other users. We’ve put together some top tips for you to consider to boost your visibility and help move your supporters to donate and share your campaign. Read More →
hjc, has been named the 2015 Solution Provider of the Year for a second year in a row by Blackbaud, Inc, the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community.
hjc was presented the award at Blackbaud’s 2015 Partner Summit, the company’s annual gathering of more than 50 partners who provide applications and solutions that extend Blackbaud product functionality in new ways.
“This is our 24th year helping nonprofit clients find and implement the best technology solutions,” said Michael Johnston, president and founder of hjc. “As a proven Blackbaud partner, we have the veteran ability to fully unlock the power of Blackbaud tools for our clients and make them successful. We continue to be impressed by Blackbaud’s determination to bring a fully integrated platform to the nonprofit sector by leveraging the efficiency of the cloud.”
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This month, meet our Lead Developer, Francis Lim:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at hjc.
As the Lead Developer at hjc, I’m fortunate to work with a talented team of developers to help our clients realize their visions. I work with our development team to bend and twist online fundraising platforms such as Luminate Online and Team Raiser. My browser homepage is set to smashingmagazine.com
- a great site for web design and development trends, so I can keep up with the ever changing web.
2. What makes hjc unique as an agency?
hjc is made up of people who are passionate about helping nonprofits, myself included. We’ve been working with nonprofits for over two decades and in the process we’ve learned a lot, essentially allowing us to become a knowledge hub for the sector. We’re able to share our collective knowledge with our clients, to help them make more informed decisions and advance the sector at the same time.
We’re not only nonprofit strategists, but we are practitioners – designing and implementing different technologies which allows us to have a more holistic understanding of nonprofit technology.
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Last week, hjc and Beyond hosted a Peer-to-Peer Boot Camp in Los Angeles. Keynote speaker Amy Milne (former Director of Events at Sick Kids Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society, and co-founder of Beyond,) led the Boot Camp. The event had special guest panelists Michael Johnston, president of hjc; as well as executives from Hirschberg Foundation, City of Hope, and Children’s Hospital LA.
The day sparked the opportunity to share learnings around peer-to-peer fundraising events. From best practices, success and challenges, looking at post-event initiatives, and bolstering retention and revenue.
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