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LinkedIn Acquisition Will Boost Microsoft CRM Dominance

June 21, 2016 — 

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

June 13, 2016 — 

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

March 16, 2016 — 

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…

REPORT: Creating Better Donor Relationships

January 14, 2016 — 

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 Doing so requires a commitment to change your fundraising culture by moving past outdated methods and toward a more comprehensive view of donor relationships.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…

Microsoft Office 365 Continues To Dominate

January 5, 2016 — 

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

December 31, 2015 — 

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…

Microsoft Venture Expands Philanthropic Investment

December 8, 2015 — 

Tech giant reaffirms commitment to philanthropic mission with launch of new organization  Microsoft is known for its charitable programs, mainly thanks to the ongoing work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One of the reasons that StratusLIVE is built on the…Read more…

How To Win Giving Tuesday

November 17, 2015 — 

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…

Giving Preferences Drive Fundraising Methods

October 29, 2015 — 

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

October 28, 2015 — 

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

October 27, 2015 — 

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…

3 Keys to Getting Along with Search Engines

October 9, 2015 — 

“How much am I going to have to pay to be number one in search results?” Unfortunately, that was not a rhetorical question. Nor was it sarcasm. That was a real question I recently heard a business person ask a web…Read more…