Category Archives: Online Fundraising

Online fundraising is critical to nonprofit success. StratusLIVE for Fundraisers makes it easy with customizable donation pages and cloud-hosted CRM.

5 Tips for Election Year Fundraising

Are donors more cash-strapped during an election year? Survey says… Now that the national nominating conventions are over for the country’s two largest political parties, many nonprofits are left wondering how the coming general election will shape their own fundraising campaigns. As…Read more…

Free Software: Too Good to Be True

Free software may cost more than you think. Imagine you’re in the market to buy a car. When doing research, what do you look for? Does it have to be sporty? Have 4-wheel drive? Will you only consider blue cars? Or cars with leather…Read more…

Cause Marketing For Every Nonprofit

If you’ve ever seen or heard the phrase “a portion of the proceeds will be donated,” then you may already familiar with cause marketing. Cause marketing is when a for-profit business and a nonprofit charity combine their efforts to benefit each other…Read more…

New Facebook for Nonprofits Misses The Mark

Earlier this month, a new Facebook site geared toward nonprofits debuted to fanfare and media exposure. This new website, aptly named Facebook for Nonprofits, aims to help organizations by making it easier for nonprofits to set up and manage a Facebook page….Read more…

Workplace Giving in 2016 and Beyond

Workplace giving serves as the fundraising backbone of many nonprofit organizations. Indeed, the solvency of many federated funds depend on it. Some companies choose run their own workplace giving campaigns while others partner with local nonprofits to help handle the logistics. The…Read more…

REPORT: Creating Better Donor Relationships

It’s not easy to build lifelong donor relationships. Doing so requires a commitment to change your fundraising culture by moving past outdated methods and toward a more comprehensive view of donor relationships. It can sometimes be a daunting prospect to shift from…Read more…

The Best Practice Fundraisers Aren’t Practicing

There are many obstacles to overcome to become a master fundraiser. But the biggest roadblock for many is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of alienating your donors. Fear of being perceived as something you are not. Fear of rejection. Thankfully, there…Read more…

Creating Nonprofit Visual Impact

Hack your nonprofit’s “elevator pitch” with visuals to attract donors more quickly and effectively. In today’s high-speed world, attention spans are shorter than ever. (Even shorter than that of a goldfish.) Nowadays, instead of getting our news the old-fashioned way — 60 Minutes,…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…

Microsoft Ousts Salesforce As Most Used Business Cloud App

As more companies embrace the cloud, Microsoft emerges as the leader among cloud apps for business. When the founders of StratusLIVE chose Microsoft Dynamics CRM as the platform on which we built our award-winning nonprofit software, it was following extensive research into Microsoft’s capabilities, functionality, integration, and vision….Read more…

Must-Have Software: What Nonprofits Want

New report sheds light on nonprofit software challenges What drives nonprofits to seek out new fundraising software? What types of functionality are they searching for? Which are ‘must-have’ features and which are ‘nice-to-haves’? These questions were explored in a new report by Software Advice, a…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…

[WEBINAR] Workplace Giving Success Stories

2014 StratusLIVE Online Workplace Giving Campaign Software Success At StratusLIVE, we understand how critically important online workplace giving campaigns are to the United Way community. That’s why we decided to check in with United Ways who had recently implemented StratusLIVE’s Online Workplace Giving software….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…