Year after year, the funding for government-backed grant programs grows to bridge the equity gaps that exist in our communities. While these endeavors are indeed making headway, there is a litany of challenges that face any person or group trying to bring this aid to those who need it most. Arduous and confusing application forms, miles of bureaucratic red tape, and lengthy approval processes are just a few obstacles that can limit access to these vital funds.
For the team KJ Street Consulting, this is more than just a systemic issue – it is a personal one. Their founders, Kim and Jason Street, have seen firsthand the amazing work done by the communities who rely on these funds, and they wanted to give back to those who have given them so much. What began as an effort to help garner funding to build a park has evolved into a business that has raised tens of millions of dollars for projects that have benefited dozens of communities and thousands of individuals.
Jason’s business acumen, coupled with Kim’s extensive background in fundraising, proved to be a winning recipe. In just a few short years, KJ Street Consulting went from providing their services to a few local groups they knew personally to offering aid to organizations across the country.
With plans to expand internationally in the coming year, KJ Street Consulting knew they would need to prepare their business for this new phase by building a solid operational foundation. To that end, they sought out a CRM technology platform that would allow them to manage their expanding client base, organize their growing team, and consolidate their services.
After a thorough search that involved gathering recommendations from IT consultants and industry experts, they found FreeAgent CRM. FreeAgent offered a robust toolset that could be configured to handle the unique challenges that KJ Street faced every day. It was simple to use and had a modern design to help the KJ Street team embrace the new software while offering scalability to grow at their own pace.
FreeAgent checked all the boxes, and their team was excited to help KJ Street optimize their processes and maximize their reach.