The National FFA Foundation Concludes Record Fundraising Year with StratusLIVE 365

After years using 14 disparate technology platforms for donation processing, tracking, marketing appeals, membership management, and more, the National FFA Foundation recognized the need for an integrated platform. A donor gifted licenses to Microsoft Dynamics 365 which provided the organization a baseline platform upon which to advance their technology. After working with consulting firm, Bentz Whaley Flessner (BWF), National FFA selected StratusLIVE 365 as their donor engagement and constituent relationship management solution in May 2018.

Prior to implementing StratusLIVE, FFA lacked the ability to manage fundraising business applications including financial processing, campaign management, online fundraising, and constituent engagement. With StratusLIVE 365, National FFA utilizes one fully integrated Microsoft Dynamics 365-based solution which houses all donor data in one place. 

Following the implementation of StratusLIVE 365, National FFA achieved a record-setting fundraising year. In 2019, the organization’s total payment revenue increased by 18 percent and their average gift amount increased by 33 percent. This increase fuels the 92-year-old organization’s work with students so they foster their talents and explore career interests in agriculture related industries.

Staci Glaser, director of development operations, National FFA Foundation stated, “This fundraising success is largely due to the platform’s ability to streamline processes and increase efficiencies. It has improved donor engagement, increased our pledge fulfillment rates and so much more.  With the integration with Microsoft Office and Outlook, the development team seamlessly communicates with donors and tracks their engagement. Additionally, they have easy access to complete donor data to create reports and personalized dashboards. The use of StratusLIVE has certainly had a positive impact on our fundraising activity allowing us to better serve and impact more FFA members."

Jim Funari, StratusLIVE CEO, said “We’re thrilled about the tremendous success National FFA has achieved through utilizing our platform in their first year. Their fundraising success directly translates to more students accessing agricultural innovation and technology.”

Join National FFA and StratusLIVE for a live discussion regarding National FFA’s success with StratusLIVE 365 during the upcoming webinar on Wednesday, April 8 at 1PM EST. Register here:

Posted by Kelly Perry

Kelly Perry is a Digital Marketing Manager, Nonprofit Solutions at StratusLIVE. She has over eight years marketing and communications experience within nonprofit technology and the publishing industries.