World Hope International | June 30, 2022
Global nonprofit World Hope International (WHI) has partnered with first-aid supplies and training company My Medic to supply 3,000 first aid kits, valued at over $500,000 USD, to emergency first responders who are treating individuals injured as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Created by My Medic as an essential trauma kit, the Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), can mean the difference between life and death for casualties of the ongoing war in Ukraine. The kits include emergency response equipment designed to stop bleeding, stabilize fractures, seal open chest wounds, clear compromised airways, and care for burns and other medical emergencies.
To ensure seamless use of the equipment, a delegation of My Medic and WHI medical and crisis response team members traveled to Odesa, Ukraine last week to train over 400 first responders, paramedics and civilian emergency response personnel. The trainers, who focused on how to properly utilize the equipment in each kit, represent over seventy years of experience and have deployed with and trained some of the world’s top crisis response teams.
Ordinary citizens and volunteer paramedics are on the front lines of this war. They lack equipment. They lack resources. They lack money. What they do not lack is a force of will to help those severely injured. These first aid kits and training will equip these fearless leaders to save lives.”
John Lyon,WHI CEO
My Medic CEO David Barlow added, “One of the most rewarding aspects of the partnership is that the training and kits will be implemented immediately to help save lives on the front lines of the war.”
The cost of the kits provided to WHI were discounted by My Medic. The donation of the kits and the delegation of trainers deployed to Ukraine were funded by WHI donors.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, WHI has delivered over $12 million worth of medical supplies to aid those fleeing the war zone. Efforts have included partnering with churches, governments, and other aid agencies to help refugees in Moldova and Poland and training teams on the ground to watch for evidence of human trafficking.
About World Hope International
World Hope International addresses global poverty with sustainable, grassroots solutions that promote dignity and build opportunity and hope in the communities where it works. World Hope International responds to both acute crises and systemic challenges by partnering with local communities to implement the most sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions — initiatives that belong to the communities and are centered on their visions for a better future. World Hope International does this through strong partnerships that share its compassion for those who have been marginalized.
About My Medic
A family-operated first-aid kits, supplies, and training company based on the objective to save lives, is driven by a goal to prepare everyone with equipment and training for the unexpected emergency. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, My Medic believes everyone should have instant access to a life-saving first-aid kit.
Bloomerang | June 27, 2022
Bloomerang, the complete donor management solution for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits, announced the availability of a new user-centric dashboard to improve fundraisers' day-to-day productivity and monitor fundraising campaign performance and overall organizational health. In addition to the refreshed dashboard, Bloomerang's user interface (UI) updates seek to enhance accessibility via improved screen reader support, reduced animated movements, increased readability and scannability, revised colors and visualizations to compensate for red-green colorblindness, and more. Fundraisers can rely on Bloomerang to provide the information they need to take the next best actions and have a full picture of their organization's data and fundraising health–all from one easily accessible location.
These latest updates help customers make the most of their precious resources–so they can spend more time on their mission and fundraising programs. We're excited to deliver a more intuitive information hierarchy, simplified data access and management, and improved accessibility. Our goal is to continuously drive innovation and lay the groundwork for more customization in the future, while staying focused on ease of use and simplicity of experience for the nonprofits we have the privilege to serve."
Tammy Hammond, Bloomerang's Chief Product Officer
The new dashboard in Bloomerang includes visual snapshots of:
Recent constituents with a new constituent quick-add button
Amount raised by week, month, and fiscal year
Donor retention rate with customization capabilities
Recommended first-time donor call list
Most recent reports
Fundraising campaign goals and progress tracking, including customizable date ranges
Active tasks assigned to you and your team
In addition to the new fundraising dashboard, Bloomerang's UI accessibility updates include:
Logo and font update to match Bloomerang's new visual identity
Less scrolling and a brighter look with a full-screen width and white background
Better iconography with red-green colorblind accessible icons, improved labels and wording, and highlighted navigation tabs
Search functionality for information stored in the database is accessible on any page
Fewer clicks to access needed information and fundraising functionality save time and improve productivity for fundraisers
Michelle Gorham, Chief Advancement Officer for YMCA of Rock River Valley has benefited from clearer insights into their donor data through the use of Bloomerang's fundraising dashboard, UI updates, and functionality. The availability and organization of this data has directly improved their productivity and communication segmentation. "Most importantly we know our donor retention which is not something we knew before. I also now have information about key interests of our most generous donors and have the ability to create reports that can show me all the donors who have said they care about 'academic programs' or 'camp' or 'disease prevention programming' so that we can engage in important conversations with them."
This latest release supports Bloomerang's vision to deliver the donor management and fundraising platform of the future. Earlier this year, Bloomerang was named a "Best Place to Work in Indiana" in 2022, and launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community. Bloomerang's suite of online fundraising tools also strengthens nonprofits' ability to cultivate deeper relationships with their donors and increase the impact of their fundraising campaigns.
Indianapolis-based Bloomerang is the complete donor management solution that helps thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits deliver a better giving experience and create stable, thriving organizations. Combining robust, simple-to-use technology with people-powered support and training, Bloomerang empowers nonprofits to work efficiently, improve their donor relationships and grow their donor bases. With Bloomerang, nonprofit professionals love their work and have another teammate in the cause.
Rarebreed | July 16, 2022
Revelstoke Capital Partners (together with its affiliates "Revelstoke"), a private equity firm focused on investing in healthcare services companies, announced today that it has completed fundraising for Revelstoke EPIC Fund III ("EPIC III" or the "Fund") to support the growth of Rarebreed Veterinary Partners ("Rarebreed"), which Revelstoke recapitalized in December 2021. EPIC III, with $376 million of commitments, was substantially oversubscribed and is the third single-asset vehicle in Revelstoke's EPIC Fund series, which collectively totals over $1 billion in commitments. Since the firm's inception in 2013, Revelstoke has raised over $3.9 billion in equity commitments and has invested in 25 platform companies and 132 add-on acquisitions.
Concurrently with the closing of EPIC III, Rarebreed completed the acquisition of Revelstoke portfolio company Vet's Best Friend, establishing Rarebreed as a leading veterinary services platform in the northeastern United States. Upon the combination with Vet's Best Friend, Rarebreed now operates 118 hospitals in 11 states providing services spanning the full continuum of veterinary care, including general practice, urgent care, emergency and specialty. With Revelstoke's investment, Rarebreed is well-capitalized to pursue future growth through acquisitions, the opening of new locations and same store sales, all with a focus on increasing access to quality veterinary care.
"We appreciate the significant support from a global limited partner investor base in Revelstoke's EPIC Fund series. We are enthusiastic about Rarebreed's growth prospects and goal of becoming the leading veterinary services platform in the United States."
-Simon Bachleda, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Revelstoke.
Anthony Hayes, Partner of Revelstoke, added, We are excited to continue to support Rarebreed's mission to reimagine the way veterinary medicine is delivered through exceptional patient care, outstanding client service and a continued focus on providing a differentiated employee experience to our veterinarian partners.
"Rarebreed has achieved significant growth over the years and we are excited about our plans as a diversified and technologically-differentiated veterinary services platform of scale, Capital from this new investment will be used to support our goal of accelerating our rapid growth through further acquisitions and the opening of new locations, as well as the addition of ancillary service lines, to best serve our communities by delivering veterinary care to more patients."
-Dan Espinal, Chief Executive Officer of Rarebreed.
Revelstoke is a private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building industry-leading companies in the healthcare services and healthcare technology sectors. Revelstoke partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to execute on a disciplined organic and acquisition growth strategy as it strives to build exceptional companies. Revelstoke is based in Denver, Colorado and has approximately $4.8 billion of assets under management. Since the firm's inception in 2013, Revelstoke has completed 157 acquisitions, which includes 25 platform companies and 132 add-on acquisitions.
Rarebreed is a technology-enabled operator of veterinary practices with the mission to become the employer of choice in veterinary care, one partnership and one team member at a time. Rarebreed prides itself on building trusted, lasting relationships with our partner hospitals, with goals to provide top-notch patient care, world-class client service, and an unparalleled work experience. Rarebreed continues to build a broad network of practices that values healthcare teams by offering them the tools necessary to grow, improve, and reimagine the veterinary experience.