Winter Garden, FL – A Nashville Tennessee dentist, Nina Foley Dental Associates (NFDA), made use of the latest in crowdfunding technologies to raise $5,800 for GraceWorks Ministries, a charitable organization also based in the Nashville metro area.
Crowdfunding is the term used by projects and campaigns directed at raising funds from a broad range of contributors. While the concept of crowdfunding is not new, the term has become popular with new websites that make use of the latest online and social technologies that help with campaign promotion and fund raising processes.
Dr. Nina Foley, DMD, of NFDA is known for keeping up with the latest technologies and using them to service her patients. Dr. Foley stated that: “We became aware of the new crowdfunding website concept and thought it would provide an excellent way for us to help a local charity. We decided to contact GraceWorks since we are impressed with the services they provide in our community.” She added that: “The campaign was a great success! We are very pleased that we were able to exceed our goal of $5,000 and actually raised $5,800 for GraceWorks. We want to thank our customers and their family and friends who visited our crowdfunding website to join in our campaign to help GraceWorks”.
Kristi Sylvester, the Development Director of GraceWorks Ministries received the $5,800 check and stated: “We are thrilled that Dr. Foley and Dr. Jones were willing to conduct the online crowdfunding campaign to raise such an amount for GraceWorks. They provide an excellent example that we hope other organizations will follow”.
NFDA did not just collect donations for GraceWorks by way of the new website. They were also offering attractive rewards for each contribution. For example, visitors that contributed $25 to GraceWorks through the website received a $50 discount coupon for future dental services from NFDA. Most rewards were two times the value of the contribution and were as large as a $1,000 discount coupon for certain future dental services depending on the contribution level. The rewards helped NFDA win 23 new customers from the 54 donors.
Dr. Ryan Jones, DDS, of NFDA, stated: “We also want to thank those who used the social media links on the website to inform others of the campaign. Their assistance helped us to spread the word which resulted in a very successful campaign.”
About GraceWorks Ministries
GraceWorks Ministries has been dedicated to providing services to help persons in need in Franklin and other Nashville communities since 1995. Their services provide food, clothing, medications, funds to meet other necessary expenses, and disaster relief. GraceWorks is located at 104 Southeast Parkway, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37064. Telephone 615-794-9055. Their website is at: http://www.graceworksministries.net.
About Nina Foley Dental Associates (NFDA)
NFDA is a family dental practice that specializes in high-quality aesthetic and comprehensive dentistry. In order to deliver the best possible dental care, they utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques to make treatment as effective and comfortable as possible. The doctors engage in an extensive program of continuing education coursework. They offer a friendly yet professional atmosphere within a clean and safe environment. Their office is located just minutes from Brentwood, Cool Springs and Franklin, TN at 5005 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 190, Franklin, TN (in the Meridian office campus on Carothers Parkway). Their website is at: http://www.drninafoley.com.
About the Website
The crowdfunding website used for the campaign was a specialized, dedicated, co-branded website system prepared for GraceWorks Ministries and Nina Foley Dental Associates by Ijenti, Inc. It makes use of the latest technologies in fund raising including the use of social media links to help promote the campaign. Visit http://www.drninafoley.com and click the “GraceWorks” button to access the website.