Gartner: Microsoft Named Magic Quadrant Leader 9 Years Running

For the ninth consecutive year, world-renowned research and advisory firm Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence for its cloud-based Power BI software product.

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Microsoft's New Partnership Philosophy

Not one to sit idle, Microsoft has been on a big-time partnership kick over the past year.

Cooperation and partnerships appear to be the new vision for Microsoft. Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft two years ago, replacing Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has worked hard to cultivate its image to align with the company's new direction.

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Intuition Versus Insight

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 of donor acquisition and data.

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Latest Acquisition Boosts Microsoft Data Insight

In other great Microsoft news, it was announced that the software giant recently completed the acquisition of Metanautix, a data analysis company whose aim is to tear down data silos in order to "connect the 'data supply chain,' no matter what [sic] the type, size or location of an organization’s data."

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The Care & Feeding of Major Donors

However you define them, major donors mean big business for nonprofits.

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The Generous Generation: Millennials & Nonprofits

It's tempting for nonprofits to court Millennials.

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3 Keys to Getting Along with Search Engines

"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 development team.

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Nonprofits And New Technology

In the early days of the California gold rush, Americans with urgent messages for the western frontier were confronted with a problem.

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Beyond RFM: Constituent Analytics

Discover how to identify, evaluate, and motivate your donors 

Recency. Frequency. Monetary value. The all-powerful RFM.

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Must-Have Software: What Nonprofits Want

New report sheds light on nonprofit software challenges

What drives nonprofits to seek out new fundraising software? What types of functionality are they searching for? Which are 'must-have' features and which are 'nice-to-haves'?

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