8 Kinds of Nonprofit “CRM” Databases for Managing Constituents

To those shopping for your org’s next CRM: how’s that process treating you? 

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How to Organize an Email Marketing Campaign in Asana

The project management tool your org needs to know.

Somebody get me an Asana mug, because I’m going through a phase.

For those who don’t know, Asana is an online project management tool. The free version (which I use for most of my work & blog projects) has great features for tracking tasks, deadlines and assignees.

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When Nonprofit Tech Projects Stall, Part 2: How to Move Forward

Losing traction on a project? You might actually be able to turn things around.

Imagine this. You’re the lead on a major tech project that’s been underway for a while – like a CRM implementation. 

All of a sudden, things stop. Decisions aren’t being made. Your Director’s not committing to a contract. All that work, basically frozen in time. 

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How to Organize Your Marketing Ops for a Successful Giving Tuesday

A checklist, for that one aspect of Giving Tuesday that doesn’t get discussed enough.

Hello! Consider this your friendly reminder that Giving Tuesday is only 7 weeks away.

Some orgs prep for this day months in advance. So if your org defied the odds of 2020 and already has a complete plan, I tip my hat to you.

Credit: Giphy

But if that’s not your org, don’t worry. That’s why we’re talking about this now. 

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When Nonprofit Tech Projects Stall, Part 1: Why It Happens

To anyone who’s ever had a project unexpectedly lose momentum – let’s chat.

Imagine this. You’re the lead on a major tech initiative, like evaluating a new CRM.

You pour your heart into the research. You spend hours watching demos. You come up with a spreadsheet comparison – or eloquently written Word Doc proposal – to share with your Director.

Then, crickets. And you’re left wondering where you went wrong.

This is a common narrative in the sector. Whether you work in programs or technology, projects can seem to go full steam ahead before coming to a sudden, screeching halt.

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8 Questions For Auditing Your Org’s Database Automations

Whether it’s your donor database, email marketing platform or other CRM – here’s how to make sure those automated processes are serving your org.

Automations are like magic to end-users. They inexplicably make life easier.

But for the admins who build them, they can feel closer to rocket science. So it’s no wonder that some orgs take a set-it-and-forget-it approach. Why fix what isn’t broken?

But you never want to wait for something to break to get your attention. Crashed automations can cost your org – if not financially, then at least in data quality or time. (p.s. This is also true for integrations, which are even more delicate since they require third-party access to your data!)

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