4 Signs Your Organization Needs Robotic Process Automation

Connection Cafe

Robotic process automation (RPA) is leading a revolution… one that will save the average healthcare organization hundreds of hours a year in administrative time. You can control the internal, administrative processes… which is why in many ways operational efficiency is the new ROI.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. That charity's online giving system did not charge the credit card immediately -- instead it sent an email (ideally, an encrypted one) to a staff member that the donation needed to be processed. The charge is considered made when processed by the recipient.

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Rethink Your Website Redesign Process


Imagine how much money you’ll save by making updates to what you have rather than buying and implementing a new system! This is the first in a new series of posts about rethinking how you approach your website. ————– Where to start?

Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

Connection Cafe

Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes. With origins in lean manufacturing , many of the principles found in system automation have, in recent years, been more widely adopted by other sectors, including the service and human resources industries.

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems


The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. LMS eLL learning management system

Why all (major) operating systems suck

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve been a user of a ton of operating systems over time. The only good news I can see is that the operating system is getting less and less relevant. Linux Open Source Operating Systems Technology Zen nptech opensource SoftwareIn the past ten years, I have been an everyday user of the big three, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, for long stretches of time.

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How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System? | Part II

Connection Cafe

In Part I, I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how it means that the organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place. FYI – Clients who have a well oiled prospect management system typically meet weekly or bi-weekly.

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Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process


Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process. Learning Aids or additional learning processes. The post Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process appeared first on Gyrus.

Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

If, for instance, you’re moving from a processor that has a recurring billing system to one that doesn’t and you have a separate app that handles sustainer processing then you’ll have several pieces of data that need to migrate. Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the final installment in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. For large websites that have a lot of dynamic content, the platform will likely be a content management system (CMS). This is the last post in our Nonprofit Web Design Process series!

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70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process


Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process. Learning Aids or additional learning processes. Gyrus Systems Included In Vendor Landscape.

8 Tips for Your Nonprofit RFP Process Featuring a Free RFP Template


Time to start the RFP process to make sure you find the best vendor for your organization. While creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, we've put together some tips to make the whole process go a little smoother. Keeping these basic do's and don'ts in mind can yield great results + make the RFP process a lot simpler (and so can our No-Fuss Nonprofit RFP Template.). Is your fundraising schedule directly connected to the process?

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love.

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4

Connection Cafe

In Part I , I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how this signifies that an organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place. Today, we’ll dive into “Level 4: Well-oiled machine: All systems in place with nearly 100% adoption.”.

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Moving (systems) sucks!


It was an exhausting, stressful process, but at the end, we're very glad we've moved and can see ourselves here for at least a few years, at least until having the mortgage becomes financially worthwhile! You should be doing the same thing with your technology system move.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.

Is the Donor Management System Dead?


“In another 10 years, there will be no such thing as a donor management system.”. That’s what Tompkins Spann, Vice President of Business Development at KELL Partners in Austin, Texas, told me a few months ago as I was researching an article about donor management system trends for the Nonprofit Times. There’s a current of dissatisfaction with the limitations of most donor management systems. For now, the donor management system has an important place in the market.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2a: Analytics Data as User Research

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the second in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. This post is about how we incorporate Google Analytics data into our Design Process. Is there anything significant about the geographic location of users or their browsers and operating systems?

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now, in the late 2010’s, we’re on the verge of yet another seismic shift that will have a profound impact upon online communications and fundraising – the rise of digital payment systems. However, the five listed below are systems you should prioritize at this early stage.

The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

If you’ve ever designed, built, managed or administered a website, you’re no doubt intimately involved with a Content Management System (CMS), a specific software application or set of programs used to create and manage digital content. Pick the wrong CMS and you can be hampered by complicated processes and tools that are hard to learn and have limited options.

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The DIY Donor Management Software Selection Process


I've recently been doing a number of small "micro-consulting" call-in sessions with nonprofits looking to switch Donor Management Systems. At the conclusion of each call, I walk participants through a process for taking the conversation we just had to a more detailed level, arming them with a sort of DIY software selection roadmap. So here it is, the Idealware DIY Donor Management Software Selection Process: 1. Figure out if you really need a new system.

3 Incredible Tips That Will Help Remove Amcol systems Inc. From Your Credit Report


Amcol Systems is a third party debt Collection Company that is based in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a large company that has over 200 employees, and they specialize in providing debt collection services to hospitals, healthcare systems, and physicians. AMCOL Systems Inc.

AskIdealware: What's the Process for Designing the New Donor Management System Report?


Laura Quinn and Jay Leslie discuss what goes into an Idealware report, and some of the challenges of large research projects. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Managing Constituents Fundraising Back Office & Operations How to Choose Software

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “ Leading Systems Change.” That’s why I’ve keep a good list of meeting facilitation playbooks such as Leading Systems Change handy for inspiration.

Great Participatory Processes are Open, Discoverable, and Unequal

Museum 2.0

He casts the whole idea of a great jazz jam in the context of the tragedy of the commons--like a poetry open mic, the jazz club is a community whose experience is fabulous or awful depending on the extent to the culture cultivates and enforces a healthy participatory process.

3 Key Benefits of Switching from Manual Check Writing to Automated Processes

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Fortunately, there is a solution to your problems that will not only save you loads of time but also eliminate the inherent stress of using outdated manual processes. The office equipment that you use to complete this automated system has several pluses to its overall use.

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?


How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System? As you are planning to transition from your outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to your new LMS application it is important to keep in mind your users’ perception of the change. If it turns out that the only reason your users’ dislike their current LMS is due to the lack of one particular feature, the work leading up to a new system could be lighter than you anticipate.

How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training?


How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training. But, traditional training methods consume much time and costs in the process. This is why modern-day entrepreneurs are getting inclined towards ‘LMS or learning management system’ that is known to create a virtual learning environment for the perfect delivery of online training courses. The post How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training?

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Technology Process Improvement for Nonprofits (Can Help Raise More Funds)


The selection of quality technology systems is a very important piece of managing those relationships, but equally important is how your team uses the technology. Through continual improvement of your organizational processes, you can harness the technology to be more productive, even in the face of functionality flaws in your systems. What is Technology Process Improvement? Preparing for Technology Process Improvement. Return to Step 1 with a new Process.

Credit Payment Security – PCI P2PE and EMV E2EE Explained

Connection Cafe

In today’s digital world, payment processing security is increasingly important for arts and cultural organizations to prevent hacks and protect sensitive patron data. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Nonprofit Management Nonprofit Technology payment processing

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Payment Processing: Debunking the Top Five Myths

Tech Soup Blog

Greg Hammermaster is the president of Sage Payment Solutions , the electronic payment processing division for Sage North America , developer of technology for small and midsized businesses and. of payment processing, both to your donors and for your organization. why it can feel overwhelming to change card processing vendors. Below are five payment processing myths, and why you shouldn’t let them. Direct merchant processing companies are.

Metro4All — Making All Metro Systems Accessible

Tech Soup Blog

It's looking for people in American cities interested in helping to map every metro system and fix that problem. The Metro4All project creates web and mobile apps that give people with limited mobility point-to-point directions on using their subway system.

Gyrus Systems to Showcase the Latest GyrusAim Learning Cloud at ATD 2018


Richmond, VA | April 23, 2018 – Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) provider will participate in the ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition from May 6-9, 2018 at the San Diego Converntion Center, San Diego, California.

Your Credit Card Processing Questions, Answered!

Tech Soup Blog

During one of our February webinars, Processing Payments for Good , we had a very inquisitive and active audience wanting to understand the finer details about how to get the best, safest, and most effective system for processing credit cards for their organizations. To help answer questions regarding credit card processing in general, and Dharma Merchant Services specifically, Dharma's Alexia Marcous has taken them time to answer them in writing.

Top 7 Free Apps For Nonprofits On Salesforce


Salesforce is a constituent relationship management (CRM) system used by organizations to manage donor, volunteer, and business relationships on a multitude of levels. Credit Card & ACH Payment Processing. The app upholds security standards and processes payments.

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The Benefits of Using a Customer-Oriented Learning Management System (LMS) Vendor


Today’s customers have problems that are unique to their business processes, and they know exactly what functions and abilities they need their learning management system to perform. What good is it to have a system that can’t adapt to changing business processes?

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make the Health Care Enrollment Process as Simple as Texting with a Friend

Mobile Commons

Low income workers who qualify for these benefits often don’t have the time to take off work and spend hours navigating the complex system. BeneStream is a guide and advocate for people who often don’t know that they’re eligible for public benefits and are too busy to complete the process.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 4: Adventures in Self-Publishing

Museum 2.0

I figured the same system would work for the book, and so far, it seems to be bearing fruit. By the end of the process, I was ready to send flowers to the guy who made these videocasts about InDesign --they were a lifesaver.

APIs for Nonprofits 101: How to Share Data Between Systems

Tech Soup Blog

Your nonprofit is getting ready to lead an important advocacy campaign: a key bill central to your mission has just been introduced in the state legislature, but the process of getting it passed is fraught with uncertainty.

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Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Teen brains are being rewired to adapt to the new information-processing skills they will need to survive in this environment. • “Memories are becoming hyperlinks to information triggered by keywords and URLs. This is a terrific presentation from Lee Raine from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that looks at the issue being “hyperconnected” or “over connected” to the web, mobile technologies and social media.

People and Process – Making Technology Work | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Technology-based projects need to be viewed holistically as human-technology systems, where evolution and adaption in one area precipitates change in the other as well. Investing heavily in new technologies without also revisiting and revising the processes and human components can result in dysfunction and entirely new inefficiencies. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Business Strategy and Process. People and Process – Making Technology Work [.]

The Participatory Museum Process Part 2: Participants' Experiences

Museum 2.0

Interest in the collaborative writing process. A copy editor expressed "lingering self-doubt" about her technical knowledge and noted that the redundant system by which two people would copy edit each section helped her feel confident in his work.

Jefferson Capital Systems – Can you trust them?


They then embark on an aggressive process of trying to collect the debt to get back their money and make a profit in the process. Well, Jefferson Capital Systems are legit, and they are a subsidiary of CL Holdings, which is a company headquartered in Minnesota.