How Oasis For Orphans Saves Eight Hours Per Week Using Kindful
In southwest Kenya alone, there are an estimated 110,000 vulnerable children, many of them lacking opportunities for a better life. Today, Oasis for Orphans is providing for 331 of those children by focusing on their physical, spiritual, educational, and social development.
At Oasis, the team’s main priority is to provide the children with a place to belong. The organization’s supporters play a critical role in this as well. Their donors aren’t just numbers in a database or dollar signs in a spreadsheet; they’re members of the Oasis family who help foster that sense of belonging.
In order to support the children in their care, Oasis needs a donor management platform that will grow with their needs and dreams. When Laura Jacobs joined the team, she was tasked with sitting down with Kindful and honestly evaluating if the platform was right for them.
As the person who is responsible for caring for all of the donors, Laura’s vote of confidence in the platform would be critical. After seeing what she calls “an infinite amount of flexibility to build the system they need,” Laura realized “there’s no such thing as outgrowing Kindful. Kindful grows with us.”
In fact, she says, “Once I got to know Kindful, I was like, ‘We’re not going anywhere.’”
Integrations That Give The Team Peace Of Mind
Inside of Kindful, the biggest thing Laura operates in is Groups. She pulls reports and then “sticks” people in the right Groups. This feature is especially helpful because this gives Oasis the power to automatically nurture donors in each Group.
She also loves the Mailchimp integration. Once she adds someone to a Group, Mailchimp automatically starts an email flow with them. Laura loves that she can “really control their communication.”
“I’m not worried about my donors getting spammed all the time with too much email from Kindful or from Mailchimp or from anything,” she says. “We can really customize it, which is a big deal to us. Because if we’re a place you belong, nobody belongs to a place that spams them.”