Case Study: The Cure Starts Now Turns a Family Tragedy into an International Non-Profit with the Help of DonorDrive

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Case Study: The Cure Starts Now funds cutting-edge research for pediatric brain cancer. The organization has been growing at the rate of one new chapter every month with the help of DonorDrive Social Fundraising Software;

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And that's really where DonorDrive has come into play. They were able to show me in the beginning what was possible. Using it has been such an asset to our cause.

DonorDrive Social Fundraising Software has released a case study on the effectiveness of their software in raising funds for The Cure Starts Now, a non-profit organization that funds research for curing pediatric brain cancer.

The growth of The Cure Starts Now is, by any definition, truly viral according to Brooke Desserich, founder of The Cure Starts Now. "It's kind of like a runaway train. Only after we created the charity did we realize what a need there was for an organization that allowed families to fundraise for their children so we can all come together and fund research. Rather than having many causes each fund a little bit, we got together and are funding amazing, amazing research. And that's really where DonorDrive has come into play. They were able to show me in the beginning what was possible. Using it has been such an asset to our cause." DonorDrive Social Fundraising Software is used by hundreds of non-profits to engage supporters and drive better fundraising.

The case study points out that reporting has been a key feature of DonorDrive for Brooke. "DonorDrive allows us to export the information that we need in the way that we need it. They've worked with us to get the reports just right so we're not spending hours and hours every day worrying about daily transactions. We've streamlined that to the point that we can really get all that nitty gritty stuff done so that we can focus on raising money and changing lives. What's really helped us is the ability to streamline our daily operation through DonorDrive so that we can focus on our mission."

The study shows that part of the attraction in choosing DonorDrive was the ease of use for Brooke's staff. "I said I needed to find user-friendly fundraising software, not just from the end user standpoint, but also for our staff members to be able to navigate around the backend of the software." That's important when you're organizing new people in new cities. At one point, The Cure Starts Now was adding a new chapter every month.

The study concludes that for The Cure Starts Now, partnering with DonorDrive has given them software they can grow with, no matter how big they get. It's also given them a software company they can partner with in the development of even better fundraising for the future.

To find out more about The Cure Starts Now's success, read the Case Study
and Blog Post.

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The Cure Starts Now Foundation focuses on funding cutting-edge research for treating and curing pediatric brain cancer. Their "Race Against the Odds" runs/walks are held across the country. In 2012, they awarded more than $350,000 in research grants to major children's hospitals. Learn more at

DonorDrive® is truly effective software dedicated to event-based social fundraising for medium and large non-profits. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Doctors Without Borders, Autism Speaks Canada and Team ASPCA are a few of the causes that use DonorDrive Social Fundraising software for their runs, walks, rides and virtual campaigns to engage constituents and maximize donations. Every year, people are raising millions for great causes through DonorDrive. Learn more at

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