Donor Management Bowl 2017: How to choose a champion

Are you ready for some football!?! The Big Game is coming up in just over a week – the day when the best of the best in American football duke it out on the field for the title of "Champion." At your nonprofit, you may have your own bowl, of sorts, going on. We’re not talking about football, we’re talking about making the final decision between two donor management solutions. Now that you’ve narrowed it down to the best two, it’s time to find the champion – the Nonprofit CRM that will provide the greatest benefits to your organization.

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Get Pointed in the Right Direction

One of the most common problems we hear about on the support lines involves the ResultsPlus Primary Directory – the location on your network where all the ResultsPlus shared resources are located. If you have ever had a multi-user installation of ResultsPlus (not including ResultsPlus Online), it would not be uncommon for you to have had this occur at least once in recent memory. It happens when one little question gets skipped during installation, and suddenly a ResultsPlus workstation is pointed in the wrong direction and starts to behave strangely.

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New Year, New Data: Year-end in your ResultsPlus CRM

It’s that time again – time for year-end! You’ve baked all the cookies, decorated the house, written holiday cards and sung all the carols, and now it’s time to say goodbye to 2016. Organizing holiday parties may not come with an instruction manual but, luckily, the ResultsPlus CRM year-end procedure (that may have made you cringe) does! So don’t panic, here’s how to do it:

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Thankfulness Never Gets Old

A new generation has arrived in my family and it has nothing to do with the birth of a child. For the first time, a member of a newer branch of the family tree has volunteered to host the family for Thanksgiving dinner. My niece has invited us all to her home in a downtown metropolitan area, providing the address of the parking ramp where we can park our cars. She has asked only that we bring whatever we want for a buffet-style meal and has committed only to providing the ‘protein’ portion of the meal, which may or may not be turkey. She has reserved the party room which has plenty of room for all of us, though not for a large dining table to accommodate everyone. Oh, and there’s a liquor store in the building so we can just pop downstairs to pick up whatever wine we might like to have with our meal.

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Nonprofit Technology: Getting your boss on-board

Nonprofit technology, like donor management software, is on your radar. Maybe you attended a conference and talked to a provider of nonprofit CRM software, or read a blog post or case study about a donor database that can increase your fundraising success. However you discovered it, you’ve decided that your nonprofit organization can definitely benefit from some new technology that can track donors, gifts, pledges and more.

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Get the FAQs: Common Questions in the ResultsPlus Support Queue

I often review the requests from customers that come into the ResultsPlus support queue to get a feel for how our customers are using their database. The questions they ask, the scenarios they describe, and the problems they encounter provide very valuable information as we continue to look for ways to improve and grow ResultsPlus.

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