Jumpstart Program Announcement

We are excited to announce the next Jumpstart Program cohort!

Robins Foundation is supporting its fourth cohort of Richmond area nonprofits taking part in Bonterra Tech’s innovative Jumpstart program. Previously known as Network for Good, Bonterra Tech is a longtime partner of ours, and through a Robins Foundation grant, 16 additional local nonprofits will now benefit from Jumpstart’s year-long training, expertise, and guidance, free of charge.

The participating nonprofits include:

  1. Atlantic Outreach Group
  2. Imago Dei Neighborhood School
  3. Cancer Retreat Center
  5. Capital Trees
  7. Community Climate Collaborative
  8. Richmond Public Library Foundation
  9. Dress for Success Central Virginia
  10. Richmond Volleyball Club
  11. Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  12. Hopecam Inc
  13. Southside ReLeaf
  14. Hanover Safe Place
  15. Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health
  16. Hope For Learning

These nonprofits will join the 48 nonprofits from the previous three cohorts that were able to take advantage of this opportunity as a result of Robins funding.

The Jumpstart Program is important because it helps smaller nonprofits address a foundational concern: how to improve their financial sustainability. The program provides these organizations with Bonterra’s fundraising software for free, as well as one-on-one coaching over the course of one year in order to help them build and develop their own fundraising capacity, diversify their revenue, and sustain and grow existing programs. 

Additionally, Jumpstart coaches will provide participating nonprofits with fundraising guidance, education on how to establish and maintain technical infrastructure, and ongoing, collaborative peer-learning opportunities that help each organization assess their needs, opportunities, and readiness.

“These 16 nonprofits represent a variety of critical sectors in the Richmond area, from education and health to the environment, workforce development, and more,” said Robins Foundation President & CEO, Chris Chin. “We are excited to make it possible for another cohort to experience all that the Jumpstart program has to offer. We want to make sure that these organizations, who are already doing great work here in Central Virginia, are not only able to continue those efforts, but are also able to expand, grow, and thrive, knowing that they have a sustainable financial foundation.” 

Assisting local nonprofits in capacity building is one of our primary focus areas. This plays a crucial role for nonprofits because it boosts their ability to fulfill their mission, develop infrastructure, ensure sustainability, and enhance governance and leadership. These improvements further magnify their impact. At Robins Foundation, we believe that capacity building is an essential part of nonprofit development, and we actively support local nonprofits in this effort by facilitating their access to programs like Jumpstart.

To learn more about how Robins Foundation support and the Jumpstart Program have benefited local nonprofits, you can watch these video interviews with leadership from recent participants ReEstablish Richmond and the Chesterfield Education Foundation

We believe strong nonprofits make for a strong Richmond region, so we are excited to continue our partnership with Bonterra Tech and provide this unique opportunity to another cohort of organizations doing transformational work across the Richmond region.