Good Shepherd Centre
Good Shepherd reaches new heights with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT.
Good Shepherd is the largest provider of human and social services in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area. Good Shepherd’s work is based on a commitment to restoring hope and dignity to the most vulnerable members of the community. Programs offered help those community members tear down barriers and establish a path to a stable, healthy life. Good Shepherd’s continuum of care includes emergency food and clothing services; daily meals; emergency shelter for men, youth, women, children, and families; education; mental health crisis support; affordable and supportive housing programs; and hospice palliative care. All services are provided free of charge and without judgment to anyone in need.
When Chief Development Officer Cathy Wellwood began working at Good Shepherd, she set a goal to expand the organization’s donor base, increase individual gift sizes, and establish more major gifts of $1,000 or more. Eleven years later, her organization has achieved all of those goals with the help of Blackbaud’s technology.