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StratusLIVE for Fundraisers nonprofit products, services, and support topics relating to development, implementation, and enhancing user knowledge base.

LinkedIn Acquisition Will Boost Microsoft CRM Dominance

LinkedIn acquisition fuels Microsoft’s expansion by introducing natively integrated social, analytics, and more. Just last week, Microsoft announced they would be acquiring professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the largest acquisition in the company’s history. Under the terms of the acquisition — and with the…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…

Address Verification Quick Sheet

The topic of address verification is unlikely to become the Next Big Thing™ everyone talks about when they go out with their friends on the weekends. But for nonprofits who to truly want to be successful, it must be high on the priority list. So…Read more…

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…

Microsoft Office 365 Continues To Dominate

2015 was a very good year for Microsoft Office 365 — as well as for products and applications that leverage Office, such as StratusLIVE! — thanks in large part to the boom in adoption rates for cloud computing among businesses and nonprofits. In…Read more…

Intuition Versus Insight

Gain insight into your nonprofit decisions with facts and figures, not guesses. Recently, I was having a conversation with an acquaintance of mine who happens to be the Chief Operating Officer of a midsize nonprofit. We were discussing the intersection…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…

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…

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…

Microsoft Wins CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards

Microsoft Dynamics wins CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards in Enterprise CRM, Midmarket CRM, Small Business CRM, and Sales Force Automation categories. StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform for many good reasons. And we’re not alone…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…

Nonprofits Are Too Important To “Buy Cheap”

When buying nonprofit software, it’s important to account for all expenses and savings—not just upfront costs. When I was growing up, I remember my parents doing whatever they could to save money. After the leftover Thanksgiving turkey was wrapped in plastic and…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…

[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…