Tips to Identify your Funders' Centers of Influence

Imagine walking into a room filled with individuals who shared similar characteristics with some of your most loyal donors and contributors. These individuals understand your mission and vision, and they have a propensity to give. This room exists, and it’s filled with your donors’ centers of influence (COI). If you can successfully tap into this group, you have the potential to unlock an influx of new donor dollars.

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Why are CSR Programs Surging in Popularity?

I was preparing a presentation the other day for our company’s user conference on the benefits of CSR.  While looking through the research I was struck (once again) by how important a vibrant CSR program really is for a companies business and more importantly for maintaining their employees.  

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StratusLIVE Announces US Roadshow Schedule

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How to Effectively Engage your Alumni in your Fundraising Efforts

 

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CSR and Diversity & Inclusion: Infographic on 6 Benefits of D&I

Happy National Diversity Day!

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Data Health Tips for Donor Accounts

There is data that is clean, right where it is supposed to be and meaningful to all who view it.  There is also data that is dirty, maybe a prospects State is misspelled, or perhaps a list of potential communication preferences has multiple values that mean the same thing.  And then there is data that is just plain in the wrong place, and therefore meaningless. I work on implementations, helping non-profits move from their old CRM to our platform, StratusLIVE 365 CRM.

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Is your Donor Database a Goldmine?

There is so much data sitting right in front of your eyes.  If you work for a non-profit, you probably look at your donor database many times a day, or maybe not.  Maybe you have come to love your excel spreadsheet more and more because your database has let you down.

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Step by Step Guide: Raising Funds from Donors Who Already Know You

In April we did a Blog post about How to Measure and Reduce Donor Churn, that blog concentrated on how key it is to your non-profit to make sure you understand and reduce the number of donors that churn from year to year. In that post, we discussed different reports that can be run and extracted so that you can do an appeal. But did you know there was a simple way for you to use Marketing Lists in Dynamics 365 to get a churn list?

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A Guide to Donor Engagement Scoring

Thinking back to our blog post from a few weeks ago, “8 Key Fundraising Strategies Your Non-Profit Needs to Have in Place This Year,” a post on Donor Engagement Scoring seems aptly timed. When your organization puts together those smart fundraising goals and plans, it is vital to be able to keep track of their efficacy, which is why the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recommends measuring engagement to determine how your organization is doing with your donor base by measuring what can be measured, assessing the importance, and assigning points.

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StratusLIVE Workplace Engagement Solution Delivers New Release of Innovative Features and Experiences Record Growth in Usage

StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based, enterprise-class software for nonprofit organizations and companies focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR) announced today new updates to its Workplace Engagement platform, Ignite. StratusLIVE Ignite’s latest enhancements include upgrades to its matching gift programs, new features to inspire contests and friendly competition, and enhanced charity and cause- search capabilities, all of which will better serve its growing number of users.

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