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Support: Workplace Giving & StratusLIVE 365 Contact Integration

Support Call: Steps to requeue an employee record  ‘In Process’ status yourself.

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Simple Strategies to Better Manage Non-Profits Staff and Volunteers

The backbone of any non-profit organization is its staff and volunteers.  Without your team working together, effectively and efficiently, everything will suffer at your organization… including programs, operations, and fundraising.

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How to Raise More Money for Your Non-Profit .. with Less Stress and Hassle

The vast majority of non-profits are struggling when it comes to fundraising. They may be raising enough money to keep their programs going, or even growing… but they’re doing it with too much stress, constant staff turnover, and constant friction in their development program.

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Top 20 Non-Profit Leadership Blogs and Podcast

Top 20 Non-Profit Leadership Blogs and Podcast
Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of blogs, podcasts, and websites dedicated to non-profit leadership and development.  These resources offer everything from simple tips to in-depth strategy advice, best practices, data analysis and more.  It can be hard for non-profit leaders, board members, and staff to keep up with all of the information available to them.

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5 Things You Need to Do Every Day to be a Successful Nonprofit Leader

Strong, thriving non-profits require great leaders.  This includes not only the CEO or Executive Director of the organization, but also skilled leaders in all areas, including programs, development, communications, and operations.  While leadership comes in many different forms, there are five key things that you as a non-profit leader need to do every day in order to be successful:

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Getting the Most Out of Your CRM

I was recently talking to a long-time friend who is the founder and president of a large electrical distribution company. We covered a lot of topics, and eventually wound up discussing the pros and cons of different types of software.

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Microsoft Teams Means Productivity Gains

Microsoft Teams application is now available for Office 365 users.

So what is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is the new chat-based workspace for teamwork in Office 365.

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Microsoft Starts 2017 with 45 Magic Quadrant Offerings

If you’re using StratusLIVE, you’re using Gartner's magic quadrant leader - Microsoft!

If you have been around StratusLIVE much, you know we are very committed to the idea of using the commercial Microsoft stack - and in particular, Dynamics 365 - as the underlying platform and architecture for StratusLIVE's nonprofit CRM, fundraising, and donor management software.

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Building Lifetime Donors

What's in it for me?

In this "what's in it for me" world, you can usually tell when someone only wants something from you.
Well, guess what. So can donors.

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[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

The nonprofit overhead debate rages on as organizations and their rating agencies take a closer look at what it means to be an effective nonprofit.

 In 2013, three major agencies that evaluate and serve the nonprofit industry co-authored an open letter to the American donor. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Giving Alliance wanted to address "the false conception that financial ratios are the sole indicator of nonprofit performance".

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