Jumpstart Program

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, in partnership with Network for Good, is excited to bring the Jumpstart Program in Northwest Colorado for the second year. The Jumpstart Program provides nonprofits with integrated tools, planning, and one-on-one coaching over a 12-month period to immediately build their fundraising capacity, diversify revenue, and grow and sustain their programs. 

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation has partnered with Network for Good to offer four nonprofits a grant to participate in the program.

  • Perry Mansfield 
  • Young Tracks 
  • Partners of Routt County 
  • Yampa Valley Sustainability Council 

The first cohort of the Jumpstart program is wrapping up the program.  Opera Steamboat has raised 24% more than this same period the year prior, Friends of the Yampa has raised more than 75% more, and the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition raised more the 120% more!  Grand Futures was the fourth participant in the program. Over the summer, the organization merged with Partners of Routt County.  Partners of Routt County is ready and prime to complete the program and they will be invited to the 2022 cohort.  A portion of the unused program from Grand Futures will be applied to Partners of Routt County.  We will have a final report in January 2022.  A more detailed report is available upon request.  

Title Sponsors:

This program is also generously supported by :

Nonprofits who participate in the program will learn:

  • Craft a donor-centric message and case for support;
  • Build and deploy a repeatable monthly fundraising calendar ;
  • Identify, engage, and acquire a wider base of individual donors;
  • Develop an effective stewardship and cultivation process to retain donors;
  • Leverage your donor data to identify and capture donor upgrade opportunities;
  • Time-efficiently execute your plans through integrated fundraising software.
  • At the end of the yearlong program, your nonprofit will be equipped to:
  • Repeat your fundraising calendar, increasing annual fundraising targets;
  • Retain new, first-time donors you have acquired to expand your base of donors;
  • Cultivate existing donor relationships to upgrade their support to major gift levels;
  • Leverage your donor and giving data to create priorities, goals, and measure results.

At the end of the yearlong program, your nonprofit will be equipped to:

  • Repeat your fundraising calendar, increasing annual fundraising targets;
  • Retain new, first-time donors you have acquired to expand your base of donors;
  • Cultivate existing donor relationships to upgrade their support to major gift levels;
  • Leverage your donor and giving data to create priorities, goals, and measure results.