Where we’re going, where we’ve been: Fall 2016 Conferences


Here at Metafile, the ResultsPlus team has one more week of preparation before our conference schedule gets all sorts of crazy again!   In two weeks, ResultsPlus will be setting up in the expo hall of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. This year’s conference….. Read more »

Special Days for No Reason

pardon day

There are a host of fun celebrations scheduled for September. Some you may have heard of most of them…probably not. But being the naturally creative person you probably are, given that you likely work for a nonprofit organization, consider that some of these special days may give you just the opportunity you’ve been looking for….. Read more »

Nonprofit Technology: An Investment for Good

tech for good

If you’re working for a nonprofit, it’s likely that you are operating under a very tight budget. You may have to make do with outdated nonprofit technology, limited staff and not the most ergonomic office equipment. When it comes to making a big purchase, it takes a lot of planning, negotiating, discussion and possibly a….. Read more »

How Running a Nonprofit is Like Being an Olympic Gymnast

usa gymnasts

Yesterday, the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team took home the gold medal at the Rio Olympics. And not only are they officially the best women’s gymnastics team in the world right now, but they may be the best women’s gymnastics team EVER. Watching those young ladies balance, flip, tumble and swing through the air with seemingly….. Read more »

Weather or Not, Nonprofit Technology Change is Inevitable


A storm blew through yesterday afternoon, complete with ominous clouds, heavy rain, thunder and lightning. It’s an awesome thing to watch the lightning jump from sky to ground before your brain even registers that it happened. It reminded me of how things happen in technology – at seemingly lightning speed. Well, at least it may….. Read more »

Red, White & Charity: Fundraising during election years


The 2016 presidential election is coming up, and whether you are enjoying the debating, political-ranting, opponent-bashing and candidate paraphernalia or not, it’s impossible to escape. The U.S. is completely consumed in politics right now as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duke it out for the position of President of the United States. The election propaganda has….. Read more »

Special Thanks

thank you

Donor management systems are a great way to streamline your development office processes and procedures. Generating gift acknowledgments is a great example. The ability to merge gift and demographic information into an email template or word processing document means your thank-yous are accurate and timely and on the way to your donors very soon after….. Read more »