Webinar: Fundraising with NGO Connect – The Connected Nonprofit

Webinar: Fundraising with NGO ConnectFor the past two months, NGO Connect has been big news in the Nonprofit world. As the newest member of the Salesforce1 for Nonprofit family, NGO Connect promises to provide nonprofits with the tools they need to maximize fundraising efforts while creating a more effective and efficient organization.

Thinking of making the switch? Don’t miss this free webinar on November 20th! Please join Joseph Jagassar from ASE, Heller Consulting’s Keith Heller and roundCorner founder Nick Ward as they explain the basics of constituent relationship management (CRM) and provide details on how a relationship-centric strategy can use modern tools to establish, nurture, and make the most of those constituent relationships.

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Webinar Recap: Maximize Year-End Fundraising

Year-End Fundraising Webinar Recap

It’s the most wonderful (and critical) time of the year for all nonprofits. As many of you are well aware, these next few weeks account for 40% of fundraising efforts. While this may seem overwhelming, there is still plenty of time to make sure you’re all set up to make this year-end campaign a great success. During our webinar with Heller Consulting and Classy.org, seasoned fundraisers, Jenn Smith and Mike Spear, went through a crash course on everything you and your organization can do to prepare and execute an effective strategies to meet your fundraising goals this holiday season.

While there is no one solution that is proven to be successful, we’ve developed five key phrases that our experts have found very useful in past campaigns. These are outlined below.

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Webinar: Maximize Year-End Fundraising

Webinar: Maximize Year-End Fundraising

Well, we’re halfway through October, folks! If you can believe it, Halloween is less than two weeks away and before you know it every mall in the country will be blasting “Deck the Halls.” Most of you know what this means: year-end fundraising is upon us! Dun dun dun. Did you know that nonprofits make most of their money between October and December? Yep – a strong year-end campaign can make or break a nonprofit’s budget for the New Year. But don’t go running in fear! With a little help, you still have time to make 2014 the best year ever.

So often great campaigns go wrong and miss their target due to a few very common but avoidable mistakes. It can be hard to sift through the pages of articles and blog posts boasting the “best practices” and “must-do” tips for year-end fundraising. Who can be trusted to give the most accurate and results-based advice? Fear not! Tune in to our webinar to have fundraising experts from Heller Consulting and Classy guide you through this prep period to ensure that your year-end campaign will be successful.

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Salesforce and roundCorner Release NGO Connect


The big news for nonprofits this week is the announcement of NGO Connect by Salesforce. As the next step in the evolution of their Salesforce1 for Nonprofits innovation plan, Salesforce has introduced a new app designed to connect the many needs of a modern nonprofit organization all under one roof: NGO Connect. Created in partnership with roundCause developers roundCorner, NGO Connect is focused on creating and managing constituent relationships in ways that have been out of reach for many nonprofits.

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Update: Quick Review of Luminate CRM

Review Nonprofit Salesforce Applications: Luminate CRM

Heller Consulting recently updated their report on the top 5 donor management applications for Salesforce with updates focusing on Blackbaud’s Luminate CRM.

Luminate CRM was spun off in 2010-2011 as a separate product and descendant of the original Common Ground product offered by Convio, which was acquired by Blackbaud in mid-2012. Blackbaud has focused its Luminate CRM development efforts on strengthening the integration with Luminate Online while has also designing Luminate Analytics to be a powerful segmentation and reporting tool for the Luminate suite. This is a large App that interacts heavily with many Salesforce.com standard objects, meaning that Luminate CRM customers, and all Salesforce customers in general, should carefully design and test additional non-fundraising uses of Salesforce.com.

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