Archive - 2018

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What Changes And What Stays The Same
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Ellen Duero Rohwer, CFRE
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Review of Business Intelligence Tools for Nonprofits

What Changes And What Stays The Same

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We have a full staff retreat every year in January and it is always a really great time for us to connect as a team, review what worked in the past year and what we’d like to do differently this year, and take some time to share new ideas from the field.  I am one of Heller’s boomerang staff members (someone who left the company and returned at a later point), and they let me write the blog post this year to share my perspective on what our retreat looks like after having been gone a few years. Several people asked me through the week “How does retreat compare to those from before you left?” My answer: it was both pleasantly familiar and inspiring in whole new ways. The general feel of the retreat – the comradery amongst the team, the humor and productive-but-not-stuffy nature of the meetings – was very much the same. But the content of what we talked about was deeper and smarter and more focused than I think it ever has been.

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Ellen Duero Rohwer, CFRE

Ellen Duero Rohwer, CFRE
Managing Director, Client Experience

Ellen has been working in the nonprofit industry since 1992. As an energetic major gift fundraiser she enjoyed working with donors for programs in healthcare, the arts, and social services. With a skill for accounting and technology, and education in statistics, she was also drawn into managing donor systems and operations as part of her nonprofit management positions. She started consulting to help her fundraising colleagues make the most of technology systems to support organization strategies. Since then Ellen has worked with hundreds of universities, hospital foundations, museums, and social service organizations. Her work has helped nonprofits evaluate, implement and optimize systems, define metrics, and manage change to better serve their missions.

In her leadership roles at Heller Consulting and JCA, Ellen has managed professional services teams, developed engagement strategies with clients of all kinds, and guided growth of offerings across national and international nonprofit markets.

A recognized expert in the ever-changing nonprofit technology industry, Ellen is a frequent speaker at national conferences. She has a B.A. from Marquette University, an M.A. from University of California at Santa Barbara, and certification in capital campaign management from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ellen is also a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE). Ellen enjoys voraciously reading fiction and non-fiction, singing in her church choir, and serving on the board of directors for her local free dental clinic.

 

Review of Business Intelligence Tools for Nonprofits

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Every year more organizations are embracing the potential of advanced CRM systems and the wealth of data they generate. Business intelligence tools for nonprofits are designed to transform that valuable data into knowledge, helping organizations increase the impact of their missions. Expanding on the capability of applications designed for the commercial sector, nonprofits now have a variety of affordable options to unify disparate data silos and conduct genuine information analysis.

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