The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. Their NAMIWalks series helps affiliates across the country get the support they need for providing local mental health programs.


NAMI needed a platform that makes it easy for participants to register and fundraise. Supporters found their previous system to be off-putting.


DonorDrive provides an easy-to-use platform for both participants and affiliate staff. The national office has a much easier time with reporting and tracking revenue for local affiliates.  

How they fundraise:

  • 80 NAMIWalks

What they rely on DonorDrive for:

  • Ease of use for participants and donors
  • Accommodating their unique structure of affiliates, local revenue
    and special reporting
  • Giving their supporters the ability to easily pay their own
    processing have fees
  • Fundraising Motivation Engine® scheduled and triggered notifications for coaching participants to be better fundraisers


  • Fewer frustrations for participants and affiliate staff
  • Increase in donations, teams and walkers
  • Ease of adding sponsors has improved local sponsorship

The first time I saw the Donor Drive registration process and the tools available in the software I knew we would be a perfect fit for each other.

Read more about NAMIWalks in this extended case study.

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