Whether it’s a stream rushing through your toes or soil running through your fingers, Blandford Nature Center aims to bring West Michigan down to earth through classes, camps, and everyday escapism. Inspired by its 200 acres of woods, streams, trails, and meadows, ECP has helped magnify the center’s spirit of eye-opening exploration even wider than its footprint.
In the first year of our partnership, Blandford Nature Center total revenue increased 135%, totaling more than $2M additional contributions to the organization. The recent Highlands campaign was incredibly well-received with major donors for the Grand Rapids nature center, especially after much of the fundraising took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. One donor was so impressed with how we portrayed the project that he not only wanted to give $100,000 to the campaign, but an additional $200,000 to help support Blandford operations given their significant revenue losses.