Key Differences of StratusLIVE and Salesforce Nonprofit Clouds

StratusLIVE and Salesforce both offer nonprofit clouds that bring fundraising, program management, and engagement solutions into one integrated platform.  StratusLIVE 365 is built on Microsoft Dynamics 365. The Microsoft platform is designed to seamlessly work together with all the Microsoft tools you already know and use: Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Skype,… Read more

How to Measure and Reduce Donor Churn

Donor churn is the percentage of your donors who choose not to donate again.  Donor churn is an important nonprofit metric to measure and take steps to reduce the number of donors who will not make a donation the following year. According to the 2018 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report, The donor… Read more

Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit RFP Process

Large software implementations are prone to failure and for good reason. They are typically long, drawn-out processes that for many are akin to a heart transplant. Over the years as an industry we’ve learned “best-practices” that every organization should apply towards a successful implementation project. Ideas like executive buy-in, change… Read more

Simple Strategies to Better Manage Non-Profits Staff and Volunteers

The backbone of any non-profit organization is its staff and volunteers.  Without your team working together, effectively and efficiently, everything will suffer at your organization… including programs, operations, and fundraising. Non-profits can be a challenging work environment.  Pay is often low, hours are often long, and many organizations operate month-to-month,… Read more

Tips on Creating Employee Leave Sharing Programs

It’s becoming increasingly popular for employees to donate unused PTO, either for fellow staff members in need or to their favorite charity through a corporate CSR program.  Like all corporate programs designed to help employees give back to their communities, employee leave sharing programs may benefit the employer by enhancing… Read more

Top 20 Non-Profit Leadership Blogs and Podcast

Top 20 Non-Profit Leadership Blogs and Podcast Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of blogs, podcasts, and websites dedicated to non-profit leadership and development.  These resources offer everything from simple tips to in-depth strategy advice, best practices, data analysis and more.  It can be hard for… Read more

5 Things You Need to Do Every Day to be a Successful Nonprofit Leader

Strong, thriving non-profits require great leaders.  This includes not only the CEO or Executive Director of the organization, but also skilled leaders in all areas, including programs, development, communications, and operations.  While leadership comes in many different forms, there are five key things that you as a non-profit leader need… Read more

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