A Few of My Favorite Things About Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack [Tech Tips]

A Few of My Favorite Things About Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack

I love Salesforce. I love the variety of Apps available to nonprofits, and there are great features about many of the fundraising apps available. (For more information and in-depth reviews of top fundraising applications built on the Salesforce.com platform, download our report, The New World of Donor Management Apps for Nonprofits.)

After the original posting, roundCorner announced their partnership with Salesforce.com and the release of the renamed product NGO Connect. Find out more here.

Previously, I wrote about my favorite features of Luminate CRM.  Today, I want to touch upon my favorite things about the Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP).

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Nonprofit Improves the Effectiveness of Their Major Gifts Program

Second Harvest Food Bank Improves the Effectiveness of their major gifts program.

You may think your donor database is slowing you down. But really, it could be your processes. Often, nonprofits need to streamline their existing technology and related procedures to get more efficiency and effectiveness from their fundraising program.

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Nonprofit Use Cases for Chatter [Tech Tips]

Using Salesforce's Chatter in a Nonprofit

Salesforce.com’s Chatter product was released back in 2010 to much fanfare. Among nonprofits, its use has been mixed. Some were quick to embrace it, while others haven’t seen the value to their organization. For very small nonprofits with fewer than 10 staff members, for example, it might be hard to come up with reasons that you need to have another collaboration tool. You may already use Google Chat, feel like email works fine for you, or all work in the same office and can holler across the room.

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Avectra, Fundraising, and the Power of CRM

Team Heller and Avectra discuss CRM and fundraising.

One of the hottest topics today is how use CRM to raise more money for your nonprofit. If you are going to the Avectra Users and Developers Conference March 3-5, you will get a chance to hear Heller Consulting and netFORUM experts from Avectra to talk about the CRM tools and techniques you can use to boost your fundraising success rate. Here are a few more details:

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Nonprofit Gains Efficiencies Using a Cloud-based CRM System

Single Cloud Based CRM System for a Better Nonprofit Experience

Your organization may have merged with another nonprofit, or simply adopted multiple systems for constituent relationship management over time. No matter how your nonprofit ended up there, juggling multiple, overlapping or disparate systems and processes is a recipe for operational inefficiency and an inconsistent experience for your constituents.

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Use Salesforce.com to Support Your Nonprofit’s Metrics Needs [Tech Tips]

Use Salesforce.com to Support Your Nonprofit's Metrics Needs

As competition for donors’ attention becomes stiffer, savvy nonprofits are realizing the value of clearly defined metrics to help track and develop both operational and programmatic success. Metrics are extremely useful — if not entirely necessary — for every department at your organization, but are only worthwhile if they are accurate, actionable, delivered to the right people, and quickly understood. Following are a few tips on how to prioritize and place your data in Salesforce.com, a common database platform for nonprofits, to effectively support your organization’s metrics.

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