We are constantly building relationships with people in our lives. We build them with those that we interact with on a daily basis, those that we only see every few weeks and even those that support our organization’s missions. While relationships are important in many aspects of our lives, they are especially key in nonprofit organizations.
Last week we held a two day webinar featuring Jenn Smith, the VP of Digital Agency at Heller Consulting, and Chris Goodman, the SVP Strategic Planning and Marketing at 2DIALOG, to discuss creating and maintaining constituent relationships and the technology to use it. They gave some great advice and tips you can start implementing today on how to build meaningful constituent relationships.Read More
The holiday season is upon us and later this week after spending Thanksgiving with friends and family celebrating what we are thankful for, many will wait in lines on Friday to get the best Black Friday deals, while others will wait to finish their holiday shopping on Cyber Monday. Shopping with friends and family has become tradition for many and since this is the season for tradition, 92Y and the UN Foundation are looking to start a new tradition with the second annual Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3rd.Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard by now about the debacle that happened with the launching of Healthcare.gov. There’s no sugar-coating it – it’s been a very public facing disaster of a program that was hard fought and hard won for the Obama administration.
Why am I bringing this up, do you ask? Because one of my colleagues sent me this article about the launch of the website and when I read it, one thing really jumped out to me: there were 55 vendors involved in building that website (55!) and not one party responsible for ensuring their coordination and collaboration on the launch of one of the most highly anticipated websites in the history of the United States.Read More
Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good, and this year their San Francisco conference is expanding to include a nonprofit boot camp. Previously produced by the Craigslist Foundation, the October 10, 2013 boot camp will feature four educational tracks including: Marketing, Technology, Fundraising and Nonprofit Fundamentals. If you register for both the bootcamp and the October 11 conference, you’ll save 25%. PLUS, if you use the code ‘Heller’ in your registration you’ll receive an additional $30 off, making this two day event as low as $220 total!Read More
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.Read More