The Impact Your Accounting System Has On Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

I typically find that these organizations have to prepare different reports for each grant-giving body, and for those receiving funding from multiple entities, tracking and reporting on grants becomes a full-time job. Effectively Track Grant Activity.

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How Would Rate Your Prospect Management System? Part 1

Connection Cafe

Here are Target Analytics, our high-touch modeling team asks our clients to rate where they are at with a prospect management system. The four answers vary from no formal system in place to a well-oiled machine. Either way, it is better than not having any system in place.

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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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Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

Connection Cafe

And our resident outcomes expert Michelle DiSabato has helped us understand the benefits of outcomes measurement, tracking and reporting and the role outcomes play in driving collaboration between funders and grantees.

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IC Systems – Are they Legit?

SocialFish

IC Systems is a debt collection agency that was founded in 1938. Like other debt collection companies, IC Systems usually buys debts from their clients, and then contract consumers who are meant to pay them. IC Systems is a legitimate debt collection company that utilizes various methods of debt collection in their bid to ensure that consumers pay up what they owe. IC Systems have been known to call several times a day attempting to collect on a debt.

How to Prepare Your Back Office for Successful Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

Carey is a Principal Consultant for Blackbaud’s nonprofit accounting systems. Carey has spent the last eleven years helping nonprofits optimize their accounting systems and processes. . System Security. This is a guest post from Carey Carleson.

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Why we need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Why We Need Learning Management Systems. As to not shroud this document with bias, I have taken the liberty of pulling the dictionary.com definition of a Learning Management System, which appears below: noun. In an LMS system, the world is unbounded; quite literally.

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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How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 3

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. If you purchase a module within your CRM system for prospect management, then make sure the software company offers training.

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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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6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have

TechImpact

“Smaller nonprofits are looking for automation and consistency when it comes to a database, but many don’t have the resources to maintain their current database system,” Graham explained, adding that Foundations are in need of a system that can grow with their data.

What If Your Fitbit Could Also Track Your Environmental Footprint?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His Fitbit (pictured above) tracks his heart rate – and that wristband, you can’t buy – it was custom designed by his enigneers. Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears. Not commercially available #atlantichealth pic.twitter.com/5vE4aEvk4i.

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Donor Tracking vs. Business Intelligence

Robert Weiner

It discusses what Laura Quinn calls the "movement from merely tracking data to an emphasis on using it strategically to make business decisions." In addition, there is a growing number of business analysts who understand fundraising and systems and know how to work with donor data. The Nonprofit Times recently published an article called Is It Donor Management Software Or Business Intelligence.

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Tracking Volunteer Data

Idealware

"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial;color:black">Volunteer-based organizations have to keep track of a lot of data—for example, contact info, schedules, time sheets and job sites—and the right software can help, freeing time for managing volunteers. Does your existing system provide enough support for volunteer information? PublishDate: June 2011.

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GW Engagement Survey Section 5: Engagement Tracking

GroundWire

This month, we're looking at Section Number Five: Engagement Tracking. Groundwire Engagement Survey Section Five: Engagement Tracking. Do you have a framework and supporting systems to make sure the right asks go to the right people at the right time?

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Microsoft Fails to get ISO fast-track for OOXML

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Microsoft Fails to get ISO fast-track for OOXML September 7, 2007 For those of you that pay attention to open standards, this is old(ish) news. Earlier this week, ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, rejected Microsoft’s bid to fast-track OOXML ( Office Open XML ) to standard status.

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How To Track Your Twitter Engagement

Frogloop

Nonprofits have been able to track gather important data about their audiences interactions with their website via Google Analytics. Social media isn''t a broadcasting system, it''s meant to be social, like a cocktail party. Facebook pages have also offered some insightful data on audience engagement. Twitter has been a bit late to the party, providing very limited data unless you invested in their ad platform.

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Top 8 Social Media Tracking Tools - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" But how should nonprofits track their social media?

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How to Use the #1 Ranked Member Tracking System (With Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Wild Apricot

Learn the ins and outs of this simple member tracking system and get your organization's data organized, searchable, and secure

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Track Your Advocacy Phone Calls – Straight From Convio

Mobile Commons

As of today, Convio clients can track which of their members are making advocacy calls, where they are being routed, and how long they are on the phone for – directly from within their Convio accounts.*. Now we can finally track these critical phone calls as part of our advocacy strategy and use it to more accurately track our influentials. For the first time, we have a fully integrated system with our valued partners Mobile Commons and Convio.

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WebCPA | Kintera Rolls Out System for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

WebCPA | Kintera Rolls Out System for Nonprofits: "Kintera Rolls Out System for NonprofitsSan Diego (Feb. has unveiled its first software as a service fund accounting system for nonprofits.Advertisement Built on its social constituent relationship management platform, Kintera Sphere Fundware will allow non-profit and government organizations to track the flow of funds

One Organization. One System for Donor Information.

GroundWire

Ideally you have a single CRM system that lets you keep track of one donor as one donor—regardless of how they came to your organization or how they give. So just be really meticulous in keeping track of your data in your different systems.” If the donor management system you have doesn’t allow you to do that, get a new system. If the email provider you use doesn’t integrate with your donor management system, get one that does.

Choosing a Volunteer Management System

Idealware

How do you keep track of your volunteers? Should you buy a new tool for tracking volunteers, or use one that you already have? Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: June 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Do you still use pen and paper? Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Kyle Andrei. Managing Constituents Back Office & Operations

Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Ultimately, it’s less about the amount of time and more about the consistency – and planning, tracking, and everything else! List of Social Media Management Systems. socialmedia strategy community content diy howto metrics social media templates tracking

Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database? How to Track Everyone Who’s Anyone to You

Idealware

Since most organizations don’t track just one type of constituent, the idea of a single database for all of them—donors, volunteers, clients, email subscribers, advocates and everyone else—is something of a holy grail. For many organizations, multiple systems can be a better fit.

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New to TechSoup: Litmos Learning Management System

Tech Soup Blog

The Litmos learning management system (commonly known as an LMS) lets you create online courses and host them on Litmos' website. Reports let you keep track of individual trainee progress and compare the results of teams within your organization.

Choosing a Volunteer Management System

Idealware

How do you keep track of your volunteers? Should you buy a new tool for tracking volunteers, or use one that you already have? Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: April 28, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Do you still use pen and paper? Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Laura Quinn. Kyle Andrei. Managing Constituents Back Office & Operations

World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

Amy Sample Ward

We know that you can’t resolve issues in your own community or another one with quick fix solutions; as social changemakers and nonprofits, we look for the sustainable opportunities for shifting systems for a better outcome and a better world. Today is World Water Day!

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Gyrus Systems Earns Award For “Best Compliance LMS” By Talented Learning

Gyrus

Richmond, VA, December 21, 2017, Gyrus Systems, a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced that Talented Learning named the GyrusAim® Learning Management System Honorable mentions for "Best Compliance LMS" category. " “It’s a an honor to be recognized again by Talented Learning in providing market driven solutions for our customers,” said Viren Kapadia, President and CEO of Gyrus Systems.

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Fails, the Center of the Universe, Automating, and Tracking Traffic from Social: 6 MUST READ Posts This Week

SocialFish

In my solar system, they are satellites that revolve around me. Just another quick roundup of MUST READ posts you may have missed: 1. What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing?

Dashboards: Track Your Organizational Progress

NTEN

By tracking specific data related to our Memberships, Events, Website, and a few other areas, we can use the Dashboard to see at a glance where we ARE, where we WERE, and where we SHOULD BE (and sometimes even where we're GOING). Determine What To Track. The first step is figuring out what information you should track. " This helped us define a list of measurable goals, and also allowed us to define exactly how those goals would be tracked. Determine How To Track.

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2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor

AFP Blog

2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor: "The software needs of the nonprofit organization are vastly different from those implemented by standard organizations. Many nonprofits are funded solely by grants, which require detailed tracking and accountability for every dollar spent.

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APIs for Nonprofits 101: How to Share Data Between Systems

Tech Soup Blog

You’ve collected RSVPs from guests who plan to attend in an event management or ticketing system. But wouldn’t it be nice if your events system could talk to your donor management system, and tell you who among your guests has never donated to your organization before?

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Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 2 with Robert Weiner)

Idealware

Editor's note: A few weeks back we led a panel discussion on how to choose a donor management system with Eric Leland, Robert Weiner, and our own Karen Graham. He has worked with hundreds of clients to set up donor management systems and is deeply involved in numerous organizations that help nonprofits manage their data and technology more effectively. It would also be ideal if they don’t need to track multiple addresses for constituents.

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Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Let’s take a quick look at Blackbaud’s e-commerce tracking implementation of Google Analytics. Despite constant entreaties to Blackbaud, there was no movement on e-commerce tracking. This was the e-commerce portion of Google Analytics where donations and purchases were actually tracked within Google Analytics. We could track transaction IDs, event IDs, even the circumstances under which a transaction took place.

Blackbaud Sphere Remarkably Bad at Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Let’s take a quick look at Blackbaud’s e-commerce tracking implementation of Google Analytics. Despite constant entreaties to Blackbaud, there was no movement on e-commerce tracking. This was the e-commerce portion of Google Analytics where donations and purchases were actually tracked within Google Analytics. We could track transaction IDs, event IDs, even the circumstances under which a transaction took place.

Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System

Idealware

Tracking them all involves creating and maintaining a lot of data. Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: September 27, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Donors are the lifeblood of your small organization, volunteers the strong backs upon which it is built. You rely on them, and on the partners and other constituents who interact with your nonprofit on a daily basis. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY.

RECORDING: Choosing a Volunteer Management System

Idealware

How do you keep track of your volunteers? Should you buy a new tool for tracking volunteers, or use one that you already have? Event Price: 20.00. Type: Recorded on Demand. Do you still use pen and paper? Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Kyle Andrei. Managing Constituents Back Office & Operations

Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 1 with Eric Leland)

Idealware

Editor's note: A few weeks back we led a panel discussion on how to choose a donor management system with Eric Leland, Robert Weiner, and our own Karen Graham. Eric is an Idealware Expert Trainer and a longtime consultant who has helped nonprofits do just about everything, from setting up a website to implementing a database system. ERIC: The "switching" costs (moving from one system to another) are typically a lot more effort than you predict.

Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System

Idealware

The right database can help you track all of your contacts and related data in a manageable, efficient way that ensures your information is current, accessible and reportable. Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: July 19, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Join Idealware for a closer look at the most commonly used, affordable databases and what each might offer your organization. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY.

Choosing a Donor Management System

NTEN

If your nonprofit is considering a new donor management system, whether it’s your first or an upgrade to your existing system, you’ve got plenty of options on the market. The first thing to ask yourself is if you’re sure you want a donor management system. More and more systems are designed to provide this functionality, often called Constituent Relationship Management systems, or CRMs. Make sure you know how you work to assess a system’s fit for you.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

However, constantly shifting algorithms and difficulty accurately tracking engagement can lead organizations to wonder if your content is really breaking through. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System

Idealware

Tracking them all involves creating and maintaining a lot of data. Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: January 26, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. For this session you've got two options: you can either take the webinar as normal, or join us for our first-ever offering of a webinar/consulting combo pack! Donors are the lifeblood of your small organization, volunteers the strong backs upon which it is built.