StratusLIVE and our Microsoft Partnership

Two innovative partners with one shared commitment: to design and develop smart, affordable, forward-looking technology that will help the nonprofit community meet and exceed its goals.

As nonprofit and technology industry veterans, we deliberately and strategically chose a Microsoft Partnership to be the backbone of our development strategy.

Here’s why.

A Familiar Interface

Most nonprofits already are familiar with the Microsoft user interface, including Office and Outlook. By building StratusLIVE on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM platform, we integrate directly with those same familiar tools.

With the click of a mouse or tap of a finger, nonprofit development staff can instantly transition from a donor email in Outlook to a full 360-degree representation of that same donor. Real-time modeling of that data, enriched by StratusLIVE partners, enables that same development officer to create stronger, more personalized appeals. There are endless examples just like this.

Our customer’s familiarity with these applications also means quicker implementations, reduced learning curves, and shorter training schedules. Instead of needing to learn and support (and hire for) multiple point solutions, all of our customers’ systems are run from the same familiar interface.

StratusLIVE and Microsoft
Microsoft and StratusLIVE

Flexibility, Scalability, & Innovation

For too long the nonprofit industry has been held hostage to slow-moving, proprietary point solutions. These tools fail to measure up – in terms of flexibility, innovation, or scalability – to the enterprise systems powering for-profit companies.

With our Microsoft partnership, StratusLIVE is changing that. By delivering true enterprise-class software, we enable nonprofit organizations to make the most of today’s mobile-first, social media-driven, people-centric environment.

The result of these changes? Our customers enjoy dramatic reductions in operating costs, improved donor responses, powerful new insights, and the ability to work anywhere.

A Stable Evolution

Microsoft invests heavily in enterprise technology. In collaboration with StratusLIVE, together we anticipate the ever-changing landscape that the nonprofit industry experiences and provide a stable solution.

We leverage trends in mobile development, omni-channel marketing, and predictive analytics in a cloud-based architecture. This approach ensures that the requirements of forward-looking nonprofit organizations are met today – and tomorrow.

StratusLIVE 365 works seamlessly with Microsoft’s product suite, giving our customers anywhere, anytime access to their operations and data. This connection helps nonprofits build highly personalized relationships with donors, volunteers, and other key constituencies.

The StratusLIVE Difference

For years StratusLIVE has been a trusted, go-to Microsoft partner, collaborating in the design, development, testing, and rollout of Microsoft tools for the nonprofit sector.

And like all great relationships, we’re just getting started.

Microsoft chose StratusLIVE because of our deep-rooted commitment to the nonprofit sector. In Microsoft’s words, companies like StratusLIVE  “demonstrate an ability to develop innovative technologies, methodologies, and outstanding customer service.”

As with all Microsoft partners, we’re tasked with tailoring Microsoft’s many complex, cloud-based enterprise technologies. These technologies are built to meet the diverse and growing demands of today’s nonprofit industry. In keeping with Microsoft’s rigorous partner standards, we do so with cost-effective, flexible solutions.

This presents StratusLIVE with an enormously important responsibility – and opportunity – to represent the rapidly evolving needs of the nonprofit sector. This is particularly true, with Microsoft’s launch of the Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator and the Common Data Model for Nonprofits. With these innovations, nonprofits drive greater impact and leverage open data standards which improves interoperability and transparency.

“The launch of the Common Data Model for Nonprofits is an unprecedented step that aligns software providers like Microsoft with nonprofits and donors to encourage interoperability and data transparency. The Nonprofit Accelerator brings together solutions built with and for nonprofits by our innovative and global partners [like StratusLIVE] who are committed to collaboratively designing systems that embrace shared data standards to deliver true end-to-end solutions for nonprofits.”

– Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies –

As we not only play a role in influencing design and development choices, our Microsoft partnership allows us to introduce these new tools to customers.

The net result of all this mutual partnership? A suite of technologies that integrate with all Office products that we are already familiar with.