In 2020, Toronto’s iconic Glad Day Bookshop successfully turned adversity into opportunity by using the tools already in place from Progressive Nation.
No one saw it coming.
But when the Covid-19 pandemic suddenly forced lockdowns across the globe, Toronto’s iconic Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest 2SLGBTQ+ book store in the world, was uniquely positioned to rapidly pivot and begin a new chapter.
Their “secret” ingredient: the standard off-the-shelf tools already in place when your NationBuilder is powered by Progressive Nation.
It enabled Glad Day to literally be that agile.
Their initial NationBuilder setup
Flexible and quickly reconfigurable tools come standard with any Progressive Nation setup.
Not only does Progressive Nation implement their leading webpage theme, featuring its impactful presentation, easily-accessed subpages, and integrated donations functions, but their unique turbocharging of NationBuilder elevates it into the heart of an agile, integrated, accessible, and scalable digital platform.
When Glad Day first contacted Progressive Nation, their pre-2020 business plan had called for digital tools and a flexible platform that would enable them to fundraise and provide digital programming, and a website that would highlight their 50th anniversary, celebrate their past, and look to the future. They had already drawn up plans and begun to implement a strategy to diversify their offerings, evolve beyond being for-profit bricks-and-mortar book shop, and transform their website from a book sales portal into a fundraising and literary not-for-profit hub.
Glad Day had wanted a digital platform that would be adaptable and future-proof, but they hadn’t had an inkling of just how savvy their foresight had been.
While countless organizations throughout the world suddenly found themselves in a bind, Glad Day already had the tools in place to rapidly turn the page and begin a new chapter.