Plans for 2012

As the new year kicks off, I wanted to take a few moments to share with you some of our plans for ResultsPlus in 2012. ResultsPlus 11: We are busy testing ResultsPlus 11. It will be rolled out in 2 phases. The first phase will be a special edition that includes support for using Moneris as a….. Read more »

Resolutions for the New Year

There must be something about turning the calendar page which makes us think of turning over a new leaf. Aside from the obvious change in numeric year, maybe it marks the end of the excesses of the holiday season and a self-promise to be healthier. In that light, this could be a good time to….. Read more »

Article on Ways to Boost Responses Using Your Data

Perusing the NonProfit Times website, I found an easy-to-read article on 5 ways to boost responses based on data in your donor database. This article seems like a perfect way to refresh and update development skills even though time is likely short for many people as the year draws to a close. Each of the 5 recommendations….. Read more »

Year-End and Beyond

This is the time of year when organizations start thinking about closing the year, if their fiscal year matches the calendar year. And even for organizations whose fiscal year doesn’t coincide with the calendar year, things like the distribution of donation summaries for donors are in many professionals’ thoughts. If your organization sends letters to….. Read more »

Sign Up for Our Free Webinar + Best Practices for Handling Constituent Deletion

Webinar Our free webinar on using the charts available on the Performance Overview in ResultsPlus will be held December 8th at 1PM Central Time. If you would like to learn more about it please register today! Best Practices for Handling Constituent Deletion It happens from time to time. You have a constituent, or a group of constituents,….. Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

For this week’s post, I wanted to highlight how thankful I am for our customers.  Aside from the obvious business reasons, I am grateful for each of you because of the fun and unique relationship we’ve built over the years.  I look forward to continuing those relationships and building new ones with new people and….. Read more »

Using Facebook

Before the main topic, just a quick note about today, November 16…It’s Give to the Max Day (!  Today is the day all of Minnesota focuses on charitable giving. (We don’t ignore it the other 364 days, but today is really special.) To date, GiveMN has helped Minnesota nonprofits raise over $30,000,000.00. Let’s raise that….. Read more »

Seeking Input for Webinar: Please Help!

We’re putting together our next free webinar for ResultsPlus to be held on Thursday, December 6th from 1 PM Central Time – 2 PM Central Time.  The topic will be Performance Metrics, and specifically focused on the Performance Overview and how to read, interpret, and use it for decisions.  Please let us know if there….. Read more »

A Hauntingly Good Time

This past week, I spent quite a bit of time helping with a 4-day event here in Rochester. It was a fundraiser for a local nonprofit. The event required about 500 volunteers and had between 5,000 and 6,000 participants. I came away from this event with several thoughts that I’d like to share with you.….. Read more »

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Halloween is right around the corner, and it has me thinking of things that go bump in the night. I thought I’d share the 3 scariest things I hear from people when it comes to technology and fundraising software. The good news is, these 3 scary things are all easily remedied or avoided, so you….. Read more »