Is Salesforce The Right CRM For Your Nonprofit?

Salesforce is a powerful Constituent Relationship Management tool that affords a lot of flexibility when it comes to managing donors, programs, incoming grants and volunteers, but is it the right solution for your nonprofit?
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How to Make Your Donor Thank You's More Genuine

There's nothing better for donor retention than donors that feel sincerely appreciated, and there's nothing more authentic than a hand-written thank you. While this might not be the most time-efficient method it is by far the most sincere. But, if you're crunched for time, sending an e-mail could ...
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How Can Technology Help Nonprofits Run More Efficiently?

How can technology help nonprofits run more efficiently?
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A Global Perspective on Fundraising and Donor Management

While visiting Poland for the Festiwal Sektor 3.0 conference, I learned a bit about how digital fundraising works there and in other Eastern European countries. One person explained, and others agreed, that the whole concept of charitable giving is only beginning to catch on. Until recently, many ...
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Your Email Is Not a Knowledge Management Solution!

After six years with Idealware, I finally used up the last of the storage space in my Gmail account. Digging through years of archived messages, I kept asking myself, “Why the heck did I keep that!” What was I planning on doing with 3,000 digests from Progressive Exchange?
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Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 3 with Karen Graham)

Editor's note: The final installment in our series comes from Karen Graham, Idealware's Executive Director. She used one question as a jumping off point to talk about examples of how processes can affect your software purchase decisions. To get caught up on the whole series, read Eric Leland and ...
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Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 2 with Robert Weiner)

Editor's note: A few weeks back we led a panel discussion on how to choose a donor management system with Eric Leland, Robert Weiner, and our own Karen Graham. The webinar was so popular and the questions so good that we couldn't get to everything in the hour. But we didn't want your questions to ...
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Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 1 with Eric Leland)

Editor's note: A few weeks back we led a panel discussion on how to choose a donor management system with Eric Leland, Robert Weiner, and our own Karen Graham. The webinar was so popular and the questions so good that we couldn't get to everything in the hour. But we didn't want your questions to ...
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How Does Your Fundraising Stack Up?

Editor's note: The Individual Donor Benchmark Project is a fascinating glimpse into the fundraising success of small nonprofits. We reached out to Heather Yandow of Third Space Studio to tell us a little more about the project and she graciously answered our questions. Enjoy! And don't forget to ...
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Is the Donor Management System Dead?

“In another 10 years, there will be no such thing as a donor management system.” That’s what Tompkins Spann, Vice President of Business Development at KELL Partners in Austin, Texas, told me a few months ago as I was researching an article about donor management system trends for the Nonprofit ...
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