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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Giving Preferences Drive Fundraising Methods

Donors will tell you how they want to give. Your nonprofit needs to listen.

Before I ever began to realize my dream of helping nonprofits become lean, mean fundraising machines, I worked in the marketing department of a large publishing company that distributed to hundreds of markets nationwide.
When I joined the company, they were in the process of converting the advertising for these publications (a.k.a. the business bread-and-butter) from print to digital.

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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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Prescriptive Analytics: Using Data to Make Great Decisions

Does analysis matter?

The world of data analysis is filled with swirling information from countless directions, as well as complex nomenclature and acronyms. But at the end of the day, what really matters to your mission is action and results.

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Microsoft Wins CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards

Microsoft Dynamics wins CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards in Enterprise CRM, Midmarket CRM, Small Business CRM, and Sales Force Automation categories.

StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform for many good reasons. And we're not alone in recognizing Microsoft as the clear leader in CRM technology.

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Use This Checklist To Help Donors Get The Message

There are plenty of ways to send a message. You could make a call, pay a visit, rent a billboard, write a letter, or even send a fax.

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The 2 Most Important Ingredients For Nonprofit Success

Former GE CEO Jack Welch shares his tips for success—tips that can lead to nonprofit success, too.


Savvy nonprofit leaders understand that knowledge and inspiration can come from anywhere, especially the private sector.

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Nonprofits Are Too Important To "Buy Cheap"

When buying nonprofit software, it's important to account for all expenses and savings—not just upfront costs.

When I was growing up, I remember my parents doing whatever they could to save money.

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