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Holyoke Community College uses GiveCampus to find and engage new donors

The advancement team from Holyoke Community College (HCC) is breaking all kinds of Giving Day records—and they’ve been doing so with a small but resourceful annual giving staff of one.

Holyoke Community College campus center.

HCC partnered with GiveCampus in January 2020

They’ve since succeeded in finding and engaging a loyal community of donors that’s grown each of the years since signing with GiveCampus.

Solutions provided:

Holyoke Community College #TogetherHCC campaign page.

Holyoke used GiveCampus to:

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Launch a big-league appeal on a minor league budget

The newly minted advancement team’s #1 goal was to launch an annual Giving Day. Their biggest challenge? Resources.

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Build a deep bench of advocates

With the support of a dedicated partner success manager, ten advocates, and the right tools, HCC crushed their goals.

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Take big swings—and hit everything out of the park

After raising $100K last year and just shy of $200K on their 2022 Giving Day, HCC earned major-league bragging rights.

HCC raised nearly $200,000 during their record-breaking #TogetherHCC campaign

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends led a historic day of giving, raising more than $192,000 for student support programs during the “Drive to Change Lives” campaign.


Total dollars raised

Donors from 22 states made gifts; nearly half were alumni.


Total donors

HCC achieved 139% of their 300 donor goal, up 41% from 2021.


NEW donors

A generous new-donor challenge generated more than $32,000.

Even if you have a tiny staff, a staff of one, GiveCampus is set up to help you deliver really big results

Julie Phillips

Interim Director of Development at Holyoke Community College

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