Jumpstart Program’s Second Cohort Announced

The Community Foundation of the North State in partnership with Network for Good is pleased to announce the six North State nonprofits selected to participate in the second cohort of the Jumpstart Fundraising Accelerator.

Jumpstart is an immersive and innovative yearlong program that pairs nonprofits with a personal fundraising coach, who meets with staff (virtually) twice per month to help in acquiring, retaining, and upgrading individual donors. In addition to coaching, Jumpstart includes technology tools and technical assistance, designed to help organizations execute strategies built with their coaches, fundraise more effectively during this period of uncertainty, and take advantage of heightened online giving.

Over the past seven years, Jumpstart has been deployed nationally to help over 3,500 organizations, including over 50 organizations across California, to raise an average of 27% more in new revenue from individual donors.

The 2022 participating nonprofits include:

Happy Camp Community Action Inc. – Organization committed to improving the future of Happy Camp, a small town in the mountains of very Northern California, through various community-based programs.

Scott River Watershed Council – Organization that seeks to enhance local resources and facilitate community collaboration on watershed issues.

Siskiyou County Job Council – Works to assist in the development of employment opportunities, educational and training resources in Siskiyou County.

Indian Cultural Organization – Maintains the values and traditions of the Winnemem Wintu people by protecting lands, waters, salmon, and sacred sites.

Girls Inc. of Northern Sacramento Valley – Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.

ShiningCare, Inc. – Organization established to give support, guidance, and assistance to at-risk elders, disabled adults, and their loved ones.

Sponsored participation is made possible thanks to generous support from The Community Foundation of the North State, The McConnell Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation.

Inaugural 2021 participants included: Project Spark Studio, Rescue Ranch Inc, Empower Tehama, Empire Recovery Center, Northern California Childhood Development Inc, and Butte Valley Dream Builders.

“We have learned many lessons from the pandemic,” said Megan Conn, Program Officer for The Community Foundation. “One is that the ‘all eggs in one basket’ approach to fundraising using in-person events is tenuous at best. Jumpstart helps nonprofits make and execute a diverse fundraising plan so that they become stronger, more resilient, and better able to serve our communities into the future.”