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Colby-Sawyer College uses GiveCampus to find and engage high-net-worth donors

What started as a plan to transform an unused field on the Colby-Sawyer campus into a community garden ended up yielding a bumper crop of promising philanthropic potential.

Colgate Hall on the Colby-Sawyer College campus.

Colby-Sawyer first partnered with GiveCampus back in 2016

Today, the College uses GiveCampus to power multiple initiatives—from everyday giving to crowdfunding and wealth screening. These tools empower fundraisers to engage constituents more strategically.

Solutions provided:

Colby-Sawyer College Main Street Garden fundraising campaign page.

Colby-Sawyer used GiveCampus to:

Celebration popper

Crowdfund a community garden

The modest campaign helped to fund a long-term local solution to a global challenge: food insecurity.

Illustration of two hands holding a dollar sign.

Identify donors with a higher capacity to give

GC Wealth flagged 12 high-net-worth donors—7 of whom had never made a gift to Colby-Sawyer before.

Gift box

Cultivate and grow their major gift pipeline

The school was able to steward and engage these new $50k+ prospects with targeted appeals tailored to their passions.

Sowing the seeds for a bountiful harvest

Some 74 donors made gifts totaling nearly $5,000. With that seed money, students were able to grow more than 1,300 pounds of produce for the local food pantry. But that was only part of the story.

12 donors

Were flagged as $50k+ prospects


Their combined net worth exceeded $60M


Estimated 5-year philanthropic capacity

We would not have acquired these donors or known about their significant philanthropic potential without GiveCampus. The platform connected the dots for us in real-time, putting us in a position to engage and steward them at a deeper, more meaningful level.

Luke Gorman

Director of Annual Giving and Operations at Colby-Sawyer College

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