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    How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

    July 16, 2018

    For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services. Effective fundraising, member engagement, and volunteer management all hinge on the ability to collect and easily utilize information about supporters in both online and offline interactions.

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    Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

    July 12, 2018

    Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Their incubator, arts fellowship, and public policy dialogue programs encourage socially engaged creatives to advance their talents and visions, transforming their inspiration into impact. In June 2018, they hosted their inaugural By the People festival, an international arts and dialogue festival taking place across the city of Washington D.C. and focusing on themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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    How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits

    July 9, 2018

    For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought. After all, dedicated nonprofit staff are often stretched to their limits, working at capacity to advance their causes, and may simply not have time to sit down and evaluate the organization’s data flow. However, many nonprofits often overlook the fact that clean, useable data empowers staff to “work smarter, not harder” and can increase efficiency by automating basic processes and providing the information necessary to make smart decisions about where to invest time and resources for maximum impact.

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    Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

    July 5, 2018

    Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management. Balancing the tasks of marketing to a broad swath of the general public while also maintaining positive relationships with a closer circle of donors and supporters presents unique challenges to fundraisers and membership professionals. Meeting both of these demands is best achieved through a unified database system that offers fundraisers a holistic, 360 degree view of their donors. Database and CRM systems for arts and cultural organizations should offer the capability for several key tasks:

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    4 Ways That Health Organizations Benefit From a Unified CRM

    June 28, 2018

    A broad range of healthcare focused organizations depend on member and donor database software to manage relationships with supporters. From Health Foundations and Retirement or Assisted Living facilities, to Community Health Systems that span states or regions, though they have a diverse set of missions and directives, the common thread running through each is that these are the organizations that Americans trust to keep them safe and healthy throughout their lives.

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    Donor Databases Aren't One-Size-Fits-All; Here's How to Find the Best Fit

    June 18, 2018

    Shopping for a donor database is a complicated process, which is made even more difficult when it is hard to find information about a software's compatibility with your organization's unique mission and needs. That's why we've put together a collection of guides to the process of evaluating and selecting database tools, customized for several types of organizations that we commonly work with. Click on the icon below that best matches your organization to access a personalized guide to selecting database software that will power your efforts to save time, raise money, and maximize your impact on the world.

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    3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit

    May 30, 2018

    For nonprofit staff, getting the most bang for your buck isn’t just a goal, it’s a way of life. Stretching resources to maximize output and impact is the name of the game for organizations working to make a difference in the world on limited budgets. Because of these principles, the process of evaluating and deciding on investments such as technology tools can be difficult for many nonprofits, because it requires a complicated process of weighing short term costs with long term benefits, while keeping multiple stakeholders happy.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

    May 23, 2018

    Choosing the right nonprofit software can seem like an overwhelming task, from getting each stakeholder on board, to researching all of your options and hoping to find one that fits both your needs and your budget, to actually transitioning to and implementing the new system. 

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    4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

    May 2, 2018

    For EDs and other staff who are closely involved in the day-to-day efforts and operations of a nonprofit, it is often easy to see the challenges your organization is facing and understand the solutions necessary to address them.

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    5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

    April 30, 2018

    In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus! 

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