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Review: Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT

blackbaudThe need for analytical data is growing daily. Whether it’s to predict how much money donors will give, or monitor the average hours their volunteers work; nonprofits are constantly benefiting from the use of analytical software that can be found in various Blackbaud products. Today, many CRMs like Raiser Edge NXT incorporate analytics into their software because of the important part it plays in measuring how successful a nonprofit organization is or to identify new ways to increase donorship or volunteer service. Read more...

Review: Wild Apricot

wild apricotLaunched in 2006, Wild Apricot is a membership management tool that is used by over 20+ thousand organizations around the world. With Wild Apricot, nonprofits are able to operate their company’s website, email donors and volunteers, supervising finances, and manage events within one user interface. Instead of the hassle of logging into several different accounts, a charity only has to log into Wild Apricot to manage multiple activities. Read more...

Review: Charity Republic

charity republicA big campaign requires many facets to come together. For a charity, one of the main facets are volunteers. Without volunteers  activities  cannot run smoothly especially in the nonprofit sector where many charities and nonprofits rely solely on volunteers to run their activities and events. Volunteer management platforms are needed now more than ever. While a spreadsheet might work for a small nonprofit, larger nonprofits need a management tool to keep track of availability, hours volunteered, and contact information. Charity Republic’s aims to make volunteer management easier and accessible. This way nonprofits can focus on their mission instead of coordinating volunteers. Read more...

Review: GrantHub

granthubA nonprofit organization cannot survive on donations alone. While donors are a huge facet of a charity’s income, many turn to grants to fund their organizations. Ask any nonprofit, grant writing is taxing and often times frustrating. Time and money is spent on crafting a proposal only to not receive the grant in the end.  It doesn’t help that no grant is the same, each requiring their own set of documentation. Not only do writing proposals take time, but so does managing them. While GrantHub doesn’t help with the former, they can definitely help with the latter.  A management platform, GrantHub is designed to help nonprofits handle their work flow, track deadlines, and run reports. Read more...

Review: Great Feats

greatfeatsIf an organization wants to reach new supporters and grow as a business, social media is a must. It is no longer OK to just have a Facebook page; a nonprofit must also keep their supporters interested in their organization by tweets, posts, and updates. Great Feats, a social engagement platform understands how social media works, and what makes a video, picture, or post go viral. Great Feats manipulates this formula to create a platform aimed at increasing a nonprofit’s presence on social media. While social media does have their set backs, with the right hashtag or following it has the potential to catapult a nonprofit from previously being unknown to trending in a matter of days if not hours. Read more...

Review: Kindful

kindfulA Customer relationship management (CRM) tool is essential to any successful business. Without a functioning CRM, business relations often fall stagnate and customer retention rates drops. This is no different for a nonprofit organization. Without an adequate CRM, charities have a hard time staying in touch with their donors, fundraising, and managing day-to-day tasks. While there are numerous CRMs to choose from (Salesforce, Insightly, and Infusionsoft being some of the most popular ones amoung nonprofits), it’s important for a nonprofit to choose one that is cohesive to their organization. Read more...

Review: Ching

chingEver wish you could save the environment or champion women’s rights from the confines of your own home…while shopping? You’re not alone. In fact, there’s a nonprofit organization that is reaching out to people like you to help charities in need around the world. Ching, is a nonprofit that is aimed at millennials, those who love to shop, and those who want to help but don’t necessary have the time or money. This is an organization that lets you give to those less fortunate by shopping for yourself. Read more...

Review: Classy

classyAll-in-one fundraising, boasts Classy; a fundraising platform for nonprofits across the country. Whether a nonprofit is looking for a unique website to set their organization apart from their competitors or a responsive mobile site for their donors; Classy incorporates all of a charity’s needs and wants in one compact software. Read more...

Review: LetsAllDoGood

letsalldogoodBesides being in the business of helping people- what do all nonprofit organizations have in common? Founder of LetsAllDoGood- Greg McHale thinks he knows the answer. Every nonprofit he speaks to whether it’s a large nonprofit or one that is just starting up, has the same problem. When trying to reach their donor base- emails just aren’t enough. Click-through rates of emails are steadily declining and organic Facebook ads aren’t filling that gap. McHale states, “If you’re not using paid posts- no one is seeing your stuff.” This is a problem he believes his smartphone app can fix. Read more...

Review: FireSpring

firespringAs much as we hate to admit it, the world is becoming increasingly materialistic. Society dictates what is popular and if a nonprofit doesn’t fit that mold, it will be an uphill struggle, despite its noble cause. Add that to the amount of nonprofits forging for donations, a charity has to constantly put their best foot forward. A website is a great way to gain audiences’ attention and this is where Nebraska-based company FireSpring hopes to come in. The company aims to help nonprofit organizations make their websites more aesthetically pleasing. Nebraska-based company, FireSpring is a great resource as it not only helps charities develop a website that engages their audience but it also offers tools and services such as email marketing, search engine optimization, and social media marketing to coincide with a nonprofit’s new website. Read more...

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