Northwest Harvest

Raisers Edge to Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)

Northwest Harvest, the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington, is focused on changing the conversation on solving hunger here at home—from a model based on charity, to one rooted in social justice. In addition to making sure that those who suffer from hunger are being fed through a network of food banks, meal programs and high-need schools, Northwest Harvest aims to shift public opinion, as well as impact institutional policies and societal practices that perpetuate hunger and poverty in Washington.

Northwest Harvest was challenged with a multitude of disconnected systems to track their work. This created silos within the organization. Bigger Boat is working with Northwest Harvest on a multiphase project to make Salesforce the backbone of constituent management across the agency.

Project Details

The first phase of this project involved migrating donor management from Raiser’s Edge to Salesforce. Future phases will involve volunteer management, advocacy, and integration with their warehouse ERP system.

Bigger Boat was able to help us assess what our needs were and get us on a path to success. We had a very short timetable for moving data from Raiser’s Edge to Salesforce. With Bigger Boat’s strong team, excellent project management, and agility we were able to get our minimal viable product (MVP) completed before the due date.

Anne Salter, Database Manager, Northwest Harvest