Nonprofit Software Advice: Take it Digital


It may be hard to believe, but there are still plenty of organizations out there who are using “manual methods” to store and manage their fundraising information. They may be keeping lists on paper or in spreadsheets, but they apparently don’t have software that is specifically designed to manage donors and other information specific to nonprofits, according to the results of the ‘BuyerView 2014’ survey conducted by Software Advice, an organization that reviews and provides software-purchase advice throughout all sectors of the business community.

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Back to School

This is a landmark year in my household. I’m officially ending my 22-year run as a parental participant in the annual back-to-school ritual. No more fighting for cart space in the school supply aisle, no more pleading for the kids to go through last years’ clothes and pass them on to the next sibling, and no more suppressed tears on the first day of school until after the bus pulled away.  It’s bittersweet, to say the least.

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Import Duty

Today seems to be Import Day on the ResultsPlus Help Desk. I’m not sure if this was coincidental, or if something is significant about passing the mid-point of the summer calendar - the July 4th holiday. Regardless, there were an unusually large number of calls from customers seeking help with importing data into ResultsPlus.

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Remote Connections

I recently read a little story in a philanthropy publication that touched me. It was about a surprise million-dollar gift given to a small church in a remote area of the country – a gift that far exceeded the church’s annual budget. The obvious surprise was that the donor was not really involved in the church and had definitely not advertised the fact that he was capable of giving a million-dollar gift. In fact, he was described as a recluse who lived in a portable home with no running water. He had apparently attended the church as a child.

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Document Archival

We’re wrapping up development of a new feature for ResultsPlus Platinum: Document Archival. While not every organization needs this functionality, it does make life a little easier for a number of organizations. This post covers a few of the reasons an organization may want to use the new document archival functions in ResultsPlus Platinum.

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