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Heller is committed to providing up-to-date resources and information on topics that impact the nonprofit community.

Our unique partnerships and associations with nonprofit organizations and software developers allow us to understand the continual advances in the market, and cultivate rich insights. As we combine these perspectives with our own experiences and knowledge, we are able to create reference materials useful to nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

From short, focused blog posts, to extensive white papers and reviews, we strive to share the knowledge we’ve gained with our nonprofit community. Please use this information to help you make better decisions for your organization, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Business Intelligence Tools for Nonprofits: Tableau

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November’s business analytics for nonprofits write up is about industry leader Tableau. If you’ve been reading the rest of the series, you know our goal is to provide quick snapshots highlighting the basic features and functionality of each product. Organizations just starting to examine their choices will be able to clarify which tools might be suitable for their organization and warrent a deeper look. Find out more on what business intelligence can do in these two papers designed to get nonprofits started on the road to effective BI strategies. Business Intelligence for Nonprofits was released in 2014 and covers some of the early tools adopted by nonprofits. For details on getting started with your own analytics initiative, please download our paper Introduction to Analytics for Nonprofit Executives or contact us directly to discuss your specific needs.

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Transcript: StratusLIVE: CRM Options for Enterprise Nonprofits

On September 26, Heller presented the sixth installment of our CRM Options for Enterprise Nonprofits webinar series designed to help organizations learn more about today’s CRM solution marketplace. We also hope to help organizations understand and overcome common obstacles preventing them from adopting new technology.Below is the transcript of this installment focused on StratusLIVE, a CRM built on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.

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Transcript: Integrating The Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce

On September 28, Heller Consulting and Omatic Software hosted and Expert Q & A session to discuss the possibilities and challenges of system integration. We shared a brief presentation on planning for integrated systems and then opened up the conversation to questions from participants. You can view the webinar here, and read the full transcript below.

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Business Intelligence Tools for Nonprofits: Einstein Analytics

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This month’s business analytics for nonprofits write up is about Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics. With this post as well as our 2014 whitepaper on business intelligence for nonprofits, our goal is to provide quick snapshots highlighting the basic features and functionality of each product. Organizations just starting to examine their choices will be able to clarify which tools might be suitable for their organization and warrent a deeper look. It’s essential for organizations to understand that effective use of business intelligence tools and techniques can transform their stored data into a valuable asset that provides evaluation of past efforts as well as insights needed for future decisions. If you have specific questions about getting started with your own analytics initiative, please download our paper “Introduction to Analytics for Nonprofit Executives” or contact us directly to discuss your specific needs.

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Transcript: ClearView CRM: CRM Options Webinar

On September 19, Keith Heller hosted the SofTrek team to present the fifth installment of our CRM Options for Enterprise Nonprofits webinar series, showing the features and benefits of ClearView CRM. This series is designed to help organizations learn more about today’s CRM solution marketplace and develop strategies to overcome common obstacles preventing them from adopting new technology.

Below is the transcript of the webinar. To get the full context and view the demo of ClearView CRM, please view the recording here.

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Webinar: StratusLIVE: CRM Options for Enterprise Nonprofits

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This is the sixth installment in our “CRM Options for Enterprise Nonprofits” series. In this webinar Keith Heller shares additional insights and proven CRM best practices based on his years of experience advising and leading organizations on their CRM journeys.

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Transcript: How to Thrive in an Uncertain Fundraising Environment

On September 19, WealthEngine and Heller Consulting teamed up to present How to Thrive in an Uncertain Fundraising Environment. This session covered some of the challenges nonprofit organizations are currently facing, and how to use tried and true fundraising tactics along with efficient technology to overcome those challenges

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Video: Integrating The Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce

For many years nonprofit organizations had to choose a single solution for their fundraising and organization management. But improvements in available technology and an openness from companies like Blackbaud and Salesforce now make integration a viable solution for meeting your organization’s needs. This is an exciting change in the evolving world of nonprofit technology, and opens up many opportunities for organizations to achieve even more with their systems.

Heller Consulting and Omatic Software hosted and Expert Q & A session on September 28 to discuss the possibilities and challenges of system integration, and what it can mean for your organization. We shared a brief presentation on planning for integrated systems and then opened up the conversation to questions from participants. View the webinar below, and please let us know if you have any questions.

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How Integrating Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce Can Benefit Nonprofits

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In earlier posts by Heller and Omatic Software, we wrote about a shift in approach to managing nonprofit data that is gaining steam: integrating Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce to leverage the strengths that each offer to nonprofits.

This week, we are hosting a webinar to discuss the types of integration opportunities that might be available in your organization. It has always been our philosophy that you should never invest in an integration unless you are very clear about action you will take with the data once it’s flowing back and forth. To help people think about how they might identify actionable use cases for their organization, we’ve put together three scenarios below that demonstrate possible ways to leverage combined data. Consider this an integration vision-board, if you will.

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Business Intelligence for Nonprofits: Power BI

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In August we posted the first installment of our Business Intelligence for Nonprofits series covering the Amazon Web Services based tool set Quicksight. This month we are taking a look at Microsoft’s Power BI suite. It’s essential for organizations to understand that effective use of business intelligence tools and techniques can transform their stored data into a valuable asset that provides evaluation of past efforts as well as insights needed for future decisions. Find out more on what business intelligence can do in these two papers designed to get nonprofits started on the road to effective BI strategies. Business Intelligence for Nonprofits was released in 2014 and covers some of the early tools adopted by nonprofits. For details on getting started with your own analytics initiative, please download our paper Introduction to Analytics for Nonprofit Executives or contact us directly to discuss your specific needs.

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