City Kidz Ministry

City Kidz Ministry Deepens Relationships with eTapestry

City Kidz Ministry exists to transform the lives of inner city children, by building resiliency in their lives so they thrive within their circumstances and breaking the cycle of poverty. City Kidz provides programs designed to inspire greatness, instill hope, faith and love, and impact futures. The organization’s vision is to impact 5,000 children each week in Hamilton by 2013 and extend its reach across Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories to 1 million children.


  • The organization wanted to grow and needed a database solution that would foster and enable this growth.
  • City Kidz also needed a database to support its communication goals including direct mail lists and email.


  • City Kidz Ministry selected Blackbaud eTapestry because the database and its capability would grow as the organization grows.
  • eTapestry provides City Kidz with the capabilities to better track supporters enabling development staff to enter vital supporter data that can be viewed and shared with necessary personnel.
  • Additionally, because it is web-based, staff can access the database from anywhere with an Internet connection.


  • Since implementing eTapestry, City Kidz’s database has grown to more than 9,700 constituents.
  • City Kidz now has easy access to vital supporter and constituent data to enable the development team to better understand constituents’ interactions with the organization.
  • City Kidz can now quickly and easily acknowledge gifts that same day using eTapestry to pull reports and facilitate thank you letters.
  • Raised $25,000 during a phone campaign focused on re-engaging lapsed donors utilizing data pulled from eTapestry. Previously, this data was unattainable.
  • Finally, the ease at which City Kidz can pull and query information from eTapestry has saved valuable time and enabled the organization to provide better communication to its constituents

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