Celebrating Donorfy Academy: A Year of Learning and Impact
Raise your virtual glasses - Donorfy Academy has turned one year old!
The Academy was more than just an idea; it was a commitment to making learning and empowerment an integral part of Donorfy's offerings. If you were choosing Donorfy as your charity’s CRM, we wanted to teach you how to squeeze every last drop of value from it. So, as we celebrate this milestone, we're not just applauding the Academy’s success this year, but yours too.
Since last November, individuals from over 300 charities have embraced the Academy, including 515 course completions and 126 official certifications. Also - we’ve had 919 attendees for live training courses.
The story of Donorfy Academy isn't just about accumulating statistics for the past year though. Let's take a closer look at how it all began:
Igniting Impact: Josh Joins Donorfy
When you watch an Academy tutorial video or attend a live training session, that’s the handy work of Academy Manager, Josh.
Josh joined in August 2022, bringing both content and fundraising expertise to the Donorfy table. Previously working in fundraising at Sheffield Hallam University, Josh raised funds to support students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.
He knows the amazing benefits of a fundraising CRM first hand - if you know how to use it effectively, that is.
"Managing the Donorfy Academy is always a moving piece” he reflects. "In the same day I might be delivering live training on Donorfy Forms, and producing a video course about a Donorfy integration like Enthuse or Mailchimp. There's a lot of different ways people can use Donorfy to make their lives easier, and we want to make sure people have access to learning all of them.”
Empowering You to Succeed
We’ve never wanted the Academy to just be about accumulating knowledge to tick a box. The goal is to provide you with the information and tools necessary to use Donorfy effectively, saving you time, helping you raise more funds and streamlining your operations.
What does the Academy offer, then?
Donorfy makes tasks quicker and easier. It frees up your time and resources long-term. It makes complex processes simple. That’s what we aim to do with the Academy too - and here’s how:
🎥 Live Training Sessions: Donorfy Academy delivers regular live training sessions on a variety of topics, so you have the skills to hit the ground running.
🕒 On-demand Tutorials: The magic of Donorfy Academy lies in its flexibility. Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, on-demand courses offer bite-sized videos that allow you to learn at your own pace. No need to rush - just absorb the knowledge as and when it works for you.
🏆 Donorfy Certifications: Who wouldn't want a shiny official certification to show off their expertise? You can put your knowledge to the test and earn a well-deserved certification.
The Road Ahead
The first year has been amazing, but we're not stopping here! Our mission remains unwavering: to help you achieve more of what matters. The Academy remains an integral part of that.
In Josh’s words, “It’s been brilliant seeing the Academy grow, but we will definitely be taking it further. Expect more courses, webinars, and certifications soon.”
To conclude, thank you to everyone who's been a part of the Donorfy Academy community this year, we've loved every minute. Here's to what we'll achieve together in the years to come!
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