Category Archives: Relationship Management

StratusLIVE constituent relationship management (CRM) involves technologies which are used to locate, acquire, retain, and enhance donor relationships.

How To Win Giving Tuesday

It may seem hard to believe, but #GivingTuesday is almost here! Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday has already become known nationwide as the anti “Black Friday”. Taking place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday taps into the backlash against the commercialization of…Read more…

The Care & Feeding of Major Donors

However you define them, major donors mean big business for nonprofits. This is why major donors can often seem intimidating to many fundraisers, even seasoned development officers with great track records. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Read on for…Read more…

Giving Preferences Drive Fundraising Methods

Donors will tell you how they want to give. Your nonprofit needs to listen. Before I ever began to realize my dream of helping nonprofits become lean, mean fundraising machines, I worked in the marketing department of a large publishing company that distributed to hundreds of markets nationwide….Read more…

3 Brand Building Rules for Successful Nonprofits

Back in 1998 I took over a website for a struggling faith-based organization. The project came on referral from a successful client who asked me if I could “help out a friend”. As we got deeper into the project, it…Read more…

The Generous Generation: Millennials & Nonprofits

It’s tempting for nonprofits to court Millennials. For starters, there are over 80 million of them. In fact, 2015 marks the first year that Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers as the largest living American generation. Earlier this year, they surpassed Generation X to become…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…

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…

Empower Your Nonprofit Staff to Perform Higher Value Work

Instead of having to “do more with less,” here’s how your nonprofit can better allocate resources to “do more with more.” Since the Great Recession, nonprofit organizations have grown in both size and number. Donation participation and gift totals are at an all-time…Read more…

The 2 Most Important Ingredients For Nonprofit Success

Former GE CEO Jack Welch shares his tips for success—tips that can lead to nonprofit success, too. Savvy nonprofit leaders understand that knowledge and inspiration can come from anywhere, especially the private sector. And when it comes to words of wisdom, there are…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…