Solving Data Management Problems at Federated Nonprofits

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Many federated nonprofits have an overwhelming influx of data coming in, including information about their donors and supporters, and information from their affiliates, each with their own data and systems.   


Having disparate technology platforms for donation processing and tracking, marketing appeals, and membership management can create significant data silos causing friction across the organization.  


Federated organizations must have access to high quality data with the analysis capabilities and insights to respond quickly to their donors and supporters. Fortunately, there are solutions that empower your organization to manage and distribute data across your enterprise. 


At StratusLIVE, we’ve helped federated nonprofits streamline their processes and increase efficiencies by implementing a technology platform that provides a complete nonprofit donor engagement and constituent relationship management solution. Here are some of the more notable reasons a growing number of federated nonprofits are choosing us: 


StratusLIVE CRM & Online Giving Solutions 

National Wildlife Federation



When the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization came to StratusLIVE, they relied on high volume membership rolls and direct mail appeals to reach and engage donors.  

Multiple software tools and third-party consultants were used to run the donor acquisition strategy. Costs were rising and low value donors cycled on and off membership rolls. At the same time, fundraising appeals struggled to deliver sufficient results in line with key performance goals. 

The organization implemented StratusLIVE 365 which enabled a focus on donor lifetime value over volume; this contributed to their digital transformation journey. NWF implemented one donor management system to help focus on the right members and donors with well aligned motivational interest. They replaced disconnected systems, outdated processes, outsourced data management and third-party segmentation vendors. 

“StratusLIVE has empowered the NWF team to deepen our constituent-centric focus across the entire organization. Now with tools like Analytical Marketing, we have been able to successfully model our specific marketing strategies and optimize our efforts to speed up each appeal process and deepen our donor relationships."

-Caroline Itoh, Associate Vice President of Strategic Business Operations,

 National Wildlife Federation


National FFA Foundation 

As part of their digital transformation journey, National FFA Foundation selected StratusLIVE 365 as their foundational technology platform and StratusLIVE Ignite Give Now to easily create mobile-enabled, customizable donation pages. When the National FFA Foundation came to StratusLIVE, they used 14 different technology platforms and lacked the comprehensive functionality required to properly service their donors, volunteers, and alumni members.  StratusLIVE was able to leverage the organization’s existing technology and build a complete constituent engagement and management tool. Staff members seamlessly began to utilize StratusLIVE 365 within their day-to-day tasks as the platform integrated with other business processes. 


First Steps to Streamline Your Data 

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your existing data management processes. Can you trust your data? 
  2. Identify your needs. Examine all the places your data resides and decide how you can eliminate data silos with a CRM platform.
  3. Identify which workflows will shift to a platform. 
  4. Look for the right technology partner that has handled enterprise solutions. Questions to ask when considering a Nonprofit CRM Product.
  5. Set up timeline and implementation schedule for your organization. 


Ready to learn more? 

Schedule a demo and we’ll tailor the content to your needs, work around your schedule, answer your questions. But mostly, we’ll amaze you at what our technology can do for your organization! 

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Posted by Lori Babyak

Lori Babyak is a former Digital Marketing Manager, Nonprofit Solutions at StratusLIVE. She has over ten years marketing and communications experience within the nonprofit sector.