Are you ready for the Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC) this year? From March 4-6, thousands will be attending one of the most anticipated events in the nonprofit community. Organizations of all sizes and missions will be in attendance sharing their successes and failures as well as tips and techniques for how to make a nonprofit the best it can be. We will be there again this year and ready to answer questions about the strategies and technologies that successful organizations are using to serve their mission.
Technology Strategies for Nonprofits & Higher EdBetter engage with your constituents, more effectively deliver your services, expand the impact of your mission – these are the key strategic goals of forward-thinking organizations. Contemporary strategies and technologies offer a wide array of options to help you realize these goals. For 20 years we’ve been helping nonprofits develop and align their strategies, technology and operations. Find out how we can help your organization >>
The Nonprofit Success Pack and NGO Connect are different applications that were created to serve different markets. Both are part of the Salesforce for Nonprofits family, and are part of a long-term roadmap for how an organization can realize the vision of true Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) and become a Connected Nonprofit.
UPDATED FOR NONPROFIT SUCCESS PACK: This paper was updated in November 2016 with the release of the Nonprofit Success Pack. For more information on the evolution of NPSP, read here.
Which is best?
The basic truth is that neither solution is better- they are different solutions for different organizations. Each solution focuses on providing the best options for unique organizations. In the following report we provide a close look at what makes the Nonprofit Success Pack and NGO Connect unique and how they can benefit a nonprofit. Since each nonprofit’s needs are unique, this report is designed to help clarify the strengths of each application before selecting one for your organization.
Heller Consulting is a premiere partner working with Salesforce to implement and utilize the Nonprofit Success Pack and NGO Connect exclusively for nonprofit organizations. From our deep experience with the products, we’ve put together Nonprofit Success Pack and NGO Connect: Unique solutions for unique organizations for you to provide a practical understanding of both solutions and what they mean for your organization. We share our favorite features and point out the aspects that your organization should consider when deciding which solution is right for you.
The Salesforce Marketing Cloud, built on the Salesforce1 Platform, is the most powerful 1:1 digital communications and outreach platform. Join Katie Bisbee and Morgan Kazan from DonorsChoose.org, Jenn Smith from Heller Consulting, and John Patton and Lori Freeman from Salesforce for a webinar focused on engaging donors.
To set a goal or not to set a goal, that is…one of the questions. As fundraisers, we know that there are some tried and true tactics the can help drive response and donor conversion in online campaigns.
This is Part 4 of Keith Heller’s interview with Nick Ward of roundCorner. Be sure to read Part 1 about Salesforce1, Part 2 covering the Salesforce Platform, and Part 3 on roundCorner’s partnership with Salesforce.
Keith: Nick, you mentioned that there is a lot of demand from the nonprofit and higher ed sectors. Is roundCorner planning to fill that demand? What’s next on the road map for roundCause? What’s on tap for the next year or two? What are you excited to bring to people?
The Salesforce Foundation recently announced the deepening and broadening of their relationship with roundCorner, in particular their strategic and financial support of the roundCause fundraising product as the cornerstone of their Salesforce1 for Nonprofits strategy. We sat down with one of roundCorner’s founders – Nick Ward – to understand about the company, their solutions and their vision. This is Part 3 of the series, so be sure to read Part 1 about Salesforce1 and Part 2 covering the Salesforce Platform.
Keith: What was your original inspiration and vision for roundCorner?
Wow, what an honor. Truly. Heller Consulting has recently been named a 2014 B-Corporation Best for the World list for Workers Impact company. Officially, Heller became a B-Corporation in 2008, although we have been following sustainable practices since our start in 1996. This year though, we ranked in the top 10% of all B Corporations of our size for our practices with our team. If you haven’t seen the list, you should check it out here. It’s list of peers were very proud to be part of.
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is one of the earliest organizations to be up and running on NGO Connect on the Salesforce1 for Nonprofits platform. Join Joseph Jagassar from ASE, Keith Heller and roundCorner founder Nick Ward to discuss why they chose NGO Connect and how they are using it to develop and execute strategic fundraising campaigns. Read More
NGO Connect has a wealth of pre-configured dashboards and over 250 editable reports designed to give nonprofit organizations real-time insight into their activities and efforts from the very beginning. While most modern systems should be able to generate these types of reports, NGO Connect provides these right from the start without additional costly set-up or configuration. Through our years of work with nonprofits we have learned that while organizations are very familiar with the data they have in their system, frequently they are not aware of the knowledge and actionable insights that quickly can be extracted from their data. Too often we hear “I had no idea all this information was living in our existing database.”
To get started on a plan for a new engagement center, the Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan (CCSSK) needed to understand how its participants, donors, volunteers and cancer survivors were going to interact with their system. Heller and CCSSK worked together to define how each constituent would be introduced to the organization, how they would first get started, and how their participation would continue over time. This detailed pre-planning laid out a blueprint for the priorities and requirements for the engagement center and clarified how each department would interact. By focusing on the needs of their constituents, CCSSK was able to step away from comparing software features and create an engagement center that truly serves the needs of their constituents.