Four Excel Functions Explained and How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit

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As a CRM consulting firm, Heller Consulting encourages organizations to ditch their Excel spreadsheets in favor of a more dynamic data management tool. But we’re not going to tell you to ditch Excel as a data manipulation tool. In fact, some might say that Excel is the greatest data manipulation tool. Almost everyone has access to it, it has some extremely robust data manipulation functions, and for the most part it is easily self-taught – many functions can be learned by Googling, reading and testing.

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Raiser’s Edge Integration with Luminate Online

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Good news for those clients who have been exporting/importing information between The Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online: Blackbaud has released the first connector between the two systems (the announcement page indicates that “The Raiser’s Edge has changed its status from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship’”). Looking very similar to the Blackbaud Net Community “linking” interface, it allows biographical and gift information to flow between Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online. Information flows bi-directionally, so that your records in Raiser’s Edge (RE) and Luminate Online will always match one another.

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