Category Archives: Business Intelligence

Nonprofit business intelligence allows charitable organizations to improve data-driven marketing through analytics and KPI enhanced dashboard reporting.

Gartner: Microsoft Named Magic Quadrant Leader 9 Years Running

For the ninth consecutive year, world-renowned research and advisory firm Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence for its cloud-based Power BI software product. And for the first time, Power BI also placed furthest in ‘completeness…Read more…

Latest Acquisition Boosts Microsoft Data Insight

In other great Microsoft news, it was announced that the software giant recently completed the acquisition of Metanautix, a data analysis company whose aim is to tear down data silos in order to “connect the ‘data supply chain,’ no matter what [sic]…Read more…

Nonprofits And New Technology

In the early days of the California gold rush, Americans with urgent messages for the western frontier were confronted with a problem. The westernmost United States Post Office was located near the very heart of the country in St. Joseph, Missouri, barely 200 miles west of the Mississippi…Read more…

Beyond RFM: Constituent Analytics

Discover how to identify, evaluate, and motivate your donors  Recency. Frequency. Monetary value. The all-powerful RFM. These three metrics have been drilled into the heads of fundraisers since the early days of nonprofits and fundraising organizations—but what worked in decades past is no longer…Read more…

Prescriptive Analytics: Using Data to Make Great Decisions

Does analysis matter? The world of data analysis is filled with swirling information from countless directions, as well as complex nomenclature and acronyms. But at the end of the day, what really matters to your mission is action and results….Read more…

Use This Checklist To Help Donors Get The Message

There are plenty of ways to send a message. You could make a call, pay a visit, rent a billboard, write a letter, or even send a fax. The ability of your nonprofit organization to ensure that your message actually reaches its…Read more…

5 Biggest Benefits of Bulldozing Your Data Silos

Nobody likes silos—well, except maybe farmers. Many nonprofit organizations continue to put information into silos. We call these disconnected applications “point solutions”: one product for marketing, another for volunteer and event management, and something else for donor profiles. These silos have a direct…Read more…

[WEBINAR RECAP] Emerging Trends and Today’s Best Practices for Nonprofit Engagement

Change has always been inevitable. But the rate of change in today’s connected world is unprecedented. So how do nonprofit organizations keep pace with emerging trends that directly impact constituent engagement and fundraising success? This slide deck, originally presented as…Read more…

[WEBINAR RECAP] StratusLIVE Nonprofit Business Intelligence

Focus Your Fundraising The amount of digital information continues to increase with each passing second. So how can your nonprofit cut through all the noise and get the information you really need to make faster, clearer, better decisions? StratusLIVE is proud…Read more…

4 Questions To Answer Before Integrating Your Online Donation Page

Get the most out of your existing data: integrate your online fundraising and donation tools to your database. The importance of having one single database for all of your constituent related data cannot be overstated. From marketing integration to campaign…Read more…

How Are Nonprofits Using Business Intelligence?

Is your nonprofit ready for the donor data revolution? We’ve all heard how important “big data” is to improving the reach, accuracy, and effectiveness of marketing outreach and sales efforts. Business intelligence (BI) is the next generation of comprehensive data…Read more…