Today we are humbled to announce our place on the Classy 100—a list of the top growing nonprofits on the Classy platform.
The annual list from Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising software, celebrates growth-minded organizations looking to scale their impact. To recognize these nonprofits, Classy created a unique growth score based on an organization’s year-over-year donation volume.
This year’s Classy 100 also identifies four key common contributors—growth trends—that were prevalent across the top 100 organizations’ strategies. These factors include refining existing tactics, trying new campaign types, growing their recurring donor pool, and expanding their geographical donor network.
“The Classy 100 has become a staple initiative for us because it’s important that we continue to promote and celebrate growth in the social sector,” said Scot Chisholm, Classy CEO and Co-Founder. “As donor churn threatens organizations’ sustainability and the charitable giving landscape becomes increasingly fragmented, nonprofits must adapt to raise the funds necessary to make an impact. We’re proud of these organizations that continue to make strategic decisions, experiment with new campaigns, and continue their overall quest to engage and retain new donors.”
Recognized as number 41 out of 100, Operation Broken Silence leveraged Classy in 2017 to double the size of our recurring donor family, fully fund the Endure Primary School, and allow supporters to create online fundraising pages for Mother of Mercy Hospital for the first time.
“The world-class tools and resources Classy has provided us are critical to the success of our mission," said Mark Hackett, Executive Director at Operation Broken Silence. "With Classy, we are able to provide our movement members tangible ways to be involved with supporting some incredible programs in Sudan that are changing and saving lives, as well as provide supporters simple and beautiful ways to talk to their friends and family about the crisis in Sudan. Our movement is growing in an increasingly sustainable way, and Classy is an integral component of that growth.”
To be included in the Classy 100, organizations needed to have had at least five transactions on Classy before 2016, made at least $40,000 on Classy in 2016, grown in 2017, and be currently active on the Classy platform. The organizations recognized span a large array of causes, sizes, and revenue. To learn more about how Operation Broken Silence and all of the other Classy 100 recipients grew, please click here.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs.
Here are three simple and effective ways you can directly empower the Sudanese people:
1. Become A Fundraiser. You can start an online fundraising page for the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp or Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains. Your efforts will change lives. BECOME A FUNDRAISER »
2. Join The Renewal. This is our family of monthly givers who never stop pushing the needle forwards. They give automatically each and every month, providing consistent support to our Sudanese partners. LEARN MORE »
3. Give. If you're not ready to fundraise or can't attend the Gala, making a one-time donation to the school is the perfect next step for you. GIVE HERE »