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Our Mission

The Unity Medical Center Foundation financially supports Unity Medical Center in Walsh County, North Dakota, ensuring quality health care close to home.

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  • Paul Aaser * Grafton resident
    Paul Aaser * Grafton resident

    “Pulmonary Rehab taught me a lot about what I needed to do to keep my lungs where they are. It helps you maintain so you can be around a little bit longer. It gave me a reason to do my exercise. I was watching TV instead of getting on the treadmill.”

Donor Impact

July 2022-June 2023

  • Dollars Given to UMC

    $560,086

  • Number of Donors

    591

  • From Number of U.S. States

    15

UMCF to change donor management software

Any foundation’s most important tool is its donor management system, a database of all its donors’ contact information and gifts over time. 

For the past seven years, the Unity Medical Center Foundation has utilized Blackbaud eTapestry as its donor management system. Blackbaud acquired eTapestry in 2007 and has since been slowly raising their annual subscription rates in the hopes that foundations would eventually upgrade to Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge software, which happens to cost twice as much. In any case, our three-year contract with Blackbaud was expiring this fall, and Deb and I decided to look at some other options before renewing the contract. 

We reviewed four other companies, and one clear leader emerged. We now will be working with Neon One, which will securely move our data from eTapestry. We want our donors to know that we don’t store any credit card numbers in our system, or any other sensitive, confidential information. In the future though, you may notice a slightly different look in our event invitations and communications in 2024. Our online donation page will also look different, although we don’t anticipate any other website changes at this time. Our Harvest Auction will again run through GiveSmart as it has in years past. We will try to minimize the disruption for donors as much as possible. Meanwhile, Deb and I will be behind the scenes making sure all the data migrates correctly and safely. 

We plan to have that change implemented before our annual Harvest Auction, which takes place Nov. 10.

Thank you to our 2024 Giving Hearts Day matching gift sponsors:

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