Whew! The Election Is Over!

I love the democratic process. (Don’t misunderstand me. I dislike the negativity and the seemingly 24/7 attack ads as much as the next person.) What I love is that we have the privilege and duty to listen to the candidates, learn their positions, and to think about our positions. We have to sometimes step outside ourselves and our own personal interests and attempt to think through the issues from the perspective of what isn’t just best for us personally, but for our fellow Americans as a whole.

Then, we vote. Our votes are tallied, a winner is identified, and we move forward. (And, thankfully, the ads end!)

So…aside from a huge sigh of relief that the craziness is at an end (one way or the other), what can we take away from this that has anything to do with nonprofit development and ResultsPlus? Well, let me replace a few words in the above statements:

…we have the privilege and duty to listen to the [donor], learn [his or her] positions, and to think about our positions. We have to sometimes step outside ourselves and our own [organizational] interests and attempt to think through the issues from the perspective of what isn’t just best for us personally, but for our [constituents] as a whole.

Sounds a lot like how nonprofits work to meet the mission every day, doesn’t it? Perhaps a bit like donor cultivation? If you think so, and are now intrigued as to how you can use ResultsPlus to help you with this, please take a few moments (perhaps with a cup of coffee) today and check out the tutorials and user assistance in ResultsPlus explicitly designed to help you get up and running with donor cultivation and CRM aspects of ResultsPlus.

Here’s how you can access some of those resources…

Tutorials (great to watch when taking a coffee break):

  • Open ResultsPlus.
  • Select the HowTo tab of the ribbon.
  • In the Tutorials group, watch the following tutorials:
    How do I…
    Implement a cultivation strategy?
    Enter appointments?
    Assign an appointment to a solicitor?

You can also peruse the User Assistance:

  • Open ResultsPlus.
  • Select the HowTo tab of the ribbon.
  • In the More Information group, click the ‘All topics’ button.
  • Expand the ‘Developing Major Donor Relationships’ topic in the Content pane.
  • Read!