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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Microsoft Ousts Salesforce As Most Used Business Cloud App

As more companies embrace the cloud, Microsoft emerges as the leader among cloud apps for business.

When the founders of StratusLIVE chose Microsoft Dynamics CRM as the platform on which we built our award-winning nonprofit software, it was following extensive research into Microsoft's capabilities, functionality, integration, and vision.

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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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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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Will Google's New Rules Crush Your Nonprofit Website Search Rankings?

Things are changing... again.

In case you missed it, Google recently announced more upcoming changes to the way it indexes websites for search results. Those changes are now in full effect.

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[WEBINAR] Workplace Giving Success Stories

2014 StratusLIVE Online Workplace Giving Campaign Software Success

At StratusLIVE, we understand how critically important online workplace giving campaigns are to the United Way community. That's why we decided to check in with United Ways who had recently implemented StratusLIVE's Online Workplace Giving software.

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7 Story Types To Make Your Appeals More Appealing

To engage donors and inspire them to get involved in your nonprofit—whether by fundraising, word-of-mouth advertising, or volunteering—they need to become invested in your story. What makes your nonprofit tick? What are its goals? Who does it help? And why?

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5 Biggest Benefits of Bulldozing Your Data Silos

Nobody likes silos—well, except maybe farmers.

Many nonprofit organizations continue to put information into silos. We call these disconnected applications "point solutions": one product for marketing, another for volunteer and event management, and something else for donor profiles.

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