Nonprofit Starter Pack Feature: Ease of Basic Processes

Nonprofit Starter Pack Feature: Basic Ease of Processes

The Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP) 3.0 is an App that configures Salesforce for lightweight demographic, relationship management, donation management and volunteer management needs of nonprofits. The NPSP is offered free of charge by the Salesforce Foundation. The Salesforce Foundation makes it easy to get NPSP 3 whether you are new to Salesforce or upgrading from an earlier version. Heller Consulting released a white paper describing the basic features of the NPSP. So far we have covered Data Model and Functionality, Demographics, and Financials.Today we will cover Ease of Basic Processes.

Data entry in the NPSP can be relatively easy if the nonprofit doesn’t have sophisticated tracking needs, and there is a lot of flexibility for building custom procedures for an organization with some budget and/or time for development and administration.

Basic starter documentation for NPSP 3 is provided in the Power of Us HUB, which is an improvement over previous versions of the NPSP where much support was provided through Google Groups. The HUB has a Knowledge base as well as discussion groups with search functionality to make it easy to find the answers to your questions. There is a standard suite of control reports that can be used to analyze proper system usage, though they are likely to need customization in order to be completely useful to your organization.

The Batch Data Entry package is unique and very useful because it can be used for more than gifts — other types of information, including data in custom objects, can be batched. However, organizations that process a high volume of donations through Batch may find the interface to be unwieldy and may want to choose an alternative tool, such as the paid Apsona app.

Find out more about the features and benefits of NPSP’s newest capabilities by downloading this free resource now.

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Emma Shipley

About Emma Shipley

I have always held a passion for community involvement, fundraising, and volunteering, which has brought me in touch with a number of nonprofit organizations. During my time at Indiana University, I worked with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network to connect citizens with their ideal volunteer experience while promoting volunteerism in the community. In addition, I spent the summer of 2012 working as a mentor for adolescent girls ages 5-15 at Girls, Incorporated of Monroe County. I received my degree in Journalism with a focus in Marketing and Visual Communications. In my free time, I enjoy live music, visiting farmer’s markets, trying new recipes, and exploring Chicago.

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