How a Mental Health Organization Uses Sumac to Improve Donor Relations
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, they provide services and supports to more than 1.3 million Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 11,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 330 communities.
As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based.
CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge has been using Sumac for 5 years. According to Jack Veitch, who is in charge of community engagement, “Sumac has been an excellent tool to improve donor relations.”
CMHA currently uses Sumac to maintain and update donor info, do receipting, create mailing lists, and do large mail outs for upcoming events, fundraisers, and their quarterly newsletters. “Being able to just pull a whole pile of information and create mailing lists has been super helpful” says Veitch.
Veitch only joined the team at CMHA recently, and is already using and loving Sumac. “Sumac is really easy to use, accessible, and all you need is a basic set of computer skills to be able to use it” he says. He also says they are “just scratching the surface of what Sumac can do” and one of his goals is to start taking advantage of some of the other features Sumac offers.