Zen Solutions

A Zuri Group/ Engaging Networks Partnership

Zuri + Engaging Networks = ZEN

For years, leading nonprofits have relied on Zuri Group and Engaging Networks to deliver highly-customized tools and services to meet their needs. Zuri Group’s extensive experience in fundraising strategy development coupled with the power and flexibility of the Engaging Networks platform creates a special “ZEN” relationship.

BBBS Partnership

ZEN Solutions has partnered with BBBS National to provide affiliate fundraising and websites. The technology is in-line with Big Brothers Big Sister’s strategic technology plan, and Zuri Group looks forward to continuing our long relationship with BBBS for years to come.

Built for Bowl for Kids’ Sake

ZEN Solutions is looking forward to releasing more BFKS-specific functionality in January 2018. These features were designed with extensive input from the National office and distinguish ZEN from other platforms.

What’s Included

  • Website
  • Online donor management
  • BFKS and other peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Event registrations
  • Online ticket sales
  • Broadcast emails

Potential volunteers and donors had trouble navigating our previous website on their mobile devices. We love the mobile-friendly design of the ZEN platform because it enables visitors to quickly find the information they need whether it’s making a donation, registering for an event, or completing a volunteer application.

Brandi Devlin

Senior Director of Marketing, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Case Study: Big Brothers Big Sisters Cedar Rapids

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The Problem

BBBS of Cedar Rapids’ annual peer-to-peer fundraising event, Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS), was sitting on a platform that was difficult to update and not intuitive for fundraisers or staff. It was cumbersome to produce campaign reports and not possible to do a quick lookup of a single fundraiser or donation. The client needed a more up-to-date and user-friendly solution for 2017.

The Solution

With guidance from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America national office, BBBS of Cedar Rapids participated in the pilot program for ZEN Solutions. This included a new peer-to-peer fundraising site for Bowl for Kids’ Sake, with responsive design and customizable design templates.
Zuri Group developed a mobile-optimized 15-page event website on the Engaging Networks platform that encompassed all the needs for a successful BFKS event. Both back-end and front-end use of the site is much more intuitive than the previous system.

The Results

The ZEN Solutions user experience is cleaner, streamlined, responsive, and gets results.

The move resulted in more fundraiser registrations and less staff support time. The ability to customize the site colors and design are beneficial in building branding, and the client likes how it aligns with their overall marketing.

With the streamlined user-experience and less staff effort, BBBS of Cedar Rapids had a very successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake event, raising over $300,000.

More Praise for ZEN

Last year, editing the event site was very difficult. Our fundraisers struggled through how to register and fundraise, and we couldn’t do a quick look up an individual donation without pulling a complicated full site report. This year the site was more intuitive to manage and the fundraisers loved it because they often knew what to do to personalize their page. Zuri Group was very helpful and we look forward to working with them again in the future!

Katie Grandgeorge

Operations Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids

The Zuri team has made the transition to the ZEN platform relatively painless. Given our limited IT knowledge the team has been very good to work with, responsive, patient and helpful in “walking” us through the process. We are very excited to use our new mobile optimized website and BFKS fundraising site.

Daleta Thurness

Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County

Find Your ZEN

Please contact us to find out how Zuri Group and Engaging Networks can help you take your online engagement to the next level!