Tag Archives: Non-Profits

7 Effective Campaign Tools That Will Keep Fundraisers And Donors Happy
February 13, 2017 Uncategorized , ,

So much of a charity is run by its funding – which has to reflect mission, support its
donors and make volunteer time a priority that is nearly on par with those served by the
charity. When running a gala, or an auction, or a campaign don’t use up volunteer time
making sure the numbers are right – automate the process.

These tools exist to give time back to the charity to do more with that donor dollar.

 

Auction Manager by Bidding for Good is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, web-based service designed to create, promote, and control every aspect of a fundraising auction. Auction Manager Pro is made for the novice running an auction online with no gala or running a mobile bidding event.
BEST FEATURES: Includes ticketing and table seating, provide mobile bidding and leaderboards for event.
PRICING: Packages start at $249.

 

CivicCore is a cloud-based CRM solution for non-profits and public agencies that includes tools for fundraising management, client case management, and youth mentoring programs. The fundraising tool includes real-time leaderboards, mobile apps and donation tickers, and is built with back-ups to keep fundraisers confident during single-day money-raising events.
BEST FEATURES: Combine fundraising and volunteer management tools in one package.
PRICING: See vendor for details.

 

Crowdster is a fundraising platform for non-profit organizations looking to raise funds for their causes by leveraging peer-to-peer fundraising. The software supports event marketing capabilities, gamification with social media integrated strategies and email marketing.
BEST FEATURES: Streamline registration and increase exposure for events and causes with sharable personal pages.
PRICING: Starter packages being at $100 monthly, plus 4% proceeds fee, one campaign at a time.

 

Kindful is a cloud-based donor management and fundraising solution designed to help nonprofit organizations maximize their potential. Kindful helps organizations increase fundraising effectiveness through an intuitive CRM system, integrated online fundraising tools and in-depth donor analytics. Connect with donors using secure donation pages and customizable Socially Focused Crowdfunding Cause pages.
BEST FEATURES: Users may segment groups by transactional attributes and personal attributes for mailing or email campaigns.
PRICING: $100 per month for up to 1,000 contacts; $200 per month for 1,001 to 5,000 contacts; and $300 per month for 5,001 to 10,000 contacts.

 

Luminate CRM is a complete, multi-channel social CRM that enables Salesforce users to create an internal social network to help engage supporters and boost fundraising results. It offers a simplified mobile experience tailored to major gift officers, not programmers. Receive the most relevant constituent information on the go, and update fundraising files from the road in real-time.
BEST FEATURES: Create mobile friendly fundraising pages to support users and fundraisers who need smartphone or tablet access.
PRICING: See vendor for details.

 

Raiser’s Edge is an end-to-end fundraising management software designed to foster ongoing relationships with cause supporters and donors. The platform includes event management, volunteer management, and multiple Campaign Management so you can set up as many campaigns as needed to organize your fundraising initiatives. Raiser’s Edge includes templates, a library of of appealing plea and acknowledgement letters for email and direct mail, audience segmentation and recurring gift management.
BEST FEATURES: The Giving Score is a key feature, a smart segmenting tool that scores supporters based on their likelihood and capacity to give.
PRICING: See vendor for details.

 

WealthEngine predicts who are the best buyers, identifies the most likely fundraising donors and uncovers insights that reveal what drives donation or investing decisions. WealthEngine ranks prospects so that you can dedicate time and resources to the people most likely to buy, invest or donate.
BEST FEATURES: Wealth Scores accurately predict a prospect’s personal wealth and their likelihood to spend.
PRICING: See vendor for details.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Increased Collaboration with Links to Dropbox and Slack (By Hightail)
October 23, 2015 New Features , , , ,

Product
Increased Collaboration with Links to Dropbox and Slack (By Hightail)

Category
File Sharing

Function
Productivity

Great For
Collaboration tool for marketers

Suitable for use by
B2B, B2C, Non Profit

Overview
Spaces, a creative collaboration platform from Hightail, now features a number of performance enhancements including connections with Dropbox and Slack.

Three things to know:
  • Connect a Dropbox account to Space for easy file sharing
  • Increase collaboration by sharing a newly created Space with a team on Slack after linking with a Slack account
  • Untangle e-mail threads by forwarding to untangle @hightail.com and Hightail will create a Space with the sorted e-mails and attachments

More information
http://blog.hightail.com/creative-collaboration-going-spaces/

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
New Mail App, Multiple Mailbox Management and Password-free Sign-in (By Yahoo)
October 23, 2015 New Features , , , ,

Product
New Mail App, Multiple Mailbox Management and Password-free Sign-in (By Yahoo)

Category
Email Platform

Function
Customer Engagement

Great For
Users managing multiple email accounts

Suitable for use by
B2B, B2C, Non Profit

Overview
In addition to redesigning its mail app, Yahoo adds the ability to manage multiple e-mail accounts and to sign in without the use of passwords.

Three things to know:
  • New app enhances access to photos, manage addresses using contact cards, and includes new tools for deleting emails
  • The Yahoo Mail app can now manage e-mail accounts from Outlook.com, Hotmail, and AOL Mail
  • Yahoo Account Key feature uses push notification to enable users to access their Yahoo accounts from their smartphone

More information
http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/131217402654/introducing-the-new-yahoo-mail-app-multiple

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) Technology Added to Event Management Software (By Eventbrite)
October 23, 2015 New Features , , , ,

Product
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) Technology Added to Event Management Software (By Eventbrite)

Category
Event Management

Function
Customer Engagement

Great For
Organizations hosting large multi-day festivals and events

Suitable for use by
B2B, B2C, Non Profit

Overview
Eventbrite adds new capabilities to its self-service ticketing platform using Radio-frequency Identification technology acquired from Scintilla Technologies.

Three things to know:
  • Eventbrite is expanding the use of RFID technology currently found in wristbands used at large music festivals
  • Incorporating the new technology will cut wait times and speed the assignment of wristbands to event attendees
  • Event organizers will gain real-time insights through the use of a new dashboard capability

More information
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/eventbrite-extends-platform-with-rfid-technology-streamline-entry-management-cut-wait-2063884.htm

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Mautic (by Allyde)
September 24, 2015 New Products , , , , , , ,

Product
Mautic (by Allyde)

Category
Marketing Automation

Function
Customer acquisition

Great For
Open source marketing solutions

Suitable For
B2B, B2C, Nonprofit, Government, Start-ups, Agencies

Overview
Mautic is the free and open source marketing automation system.

Three things to know:
  • Currently the sole marketing automation solution, now used by 21,000 businesses for social media marketing, lead management, e-mail, campaign tracking and reporting, etc.
  • Does not cap features and low number of contacts in a ‘fremium’ model – Allyde’s hosted version is capped at 2,500 contacts (a Pro plan is also available)
  • Customization and self-hosting: users can create modifications and customizations with the assistance of IT or developer resources

Pricing Structure
Monthly subscription, Annual subscription, Product is free

Prices start at
$12/month

Installation
No installation required

More information
http://mautic.org

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
ATTEND (by Attend)
September 24, 2015 New Products , , , , , , , , ,

Product
ATTEND (by Attend)

Category
Other (Event management)

Function
Communications, Customer acquisition/engagement, Productivity

Great For
Better managing events and interacting with event attendees in more meaningful ways

Suitable For
B2B, B2C, Nonprofit, Government, Start-ups, Agencies

Overview
The latest Attend platform enhances registration, email, check-in and reporting, offers new Salesforce integration and mobile real-time knowledge sharing to drive conversions.

Three things to know:
  • The mobile app provides marketing, sales and customer success teams with real time proactive monitoring of registration and presence for more efficient pre- and in-event communications
  • Convenience features such as VIP alerts when key attendees (customers, prospects, influencers) check in
  • Rich features include snapshot attendee profiles, quick capture Notes to log & track next steps, etc.

Pricing Structure
Annual subscription

Prices start at
$4,000

Installation
No installation required

Press Release
http://www.attend.com/home/pr-attend-launches-next-version-of-event-management-platform-with-new-mobile-app

More information
http://www.attend.com

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Mapsense (acquired by Apple)
September 24, 2015 Acquisitions , , , , , ,

Product
Mapsense (acquired by Apple)

Category
Data visualization, Other

Function
Integration

Great For
Future users of Apple products

Suitable For
B2B, B2C, Agency, Government, Non-Profit

Overview
Acquisition is considered part of Apple’s overall strategy to build out its maps and challenge its competitor, Google.

Three things to know:
  • Not officially announced by Apple but confirmed through multiple news agencies
  • Mapsense offers terabytes of location-tagged data, which then create customizable visualization paired with powerful search and filter tools for easy analysis
  • As part of a larger push to increase mapping capabilities, Apple recently added transit data to its Maps product with full support for navigation, search and Siri integration

Press Release
No press release from Apple. Originally reported on Re/Code. http://recode.net/2015/09/16/apple-acquires-mapsense-a-mapping-visualization-startup/

More information
http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/09/16/apple-buys-mapping-data-analytics-and-visualization-firm-mapsense-for-between-25m-to-30m

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Mobile Streaming App Periscope (acquired by Twitter)
March 19, 2015 Acquisitions , , , , , , , , ,

Product
Mobile Streaming App Periscope (acquired by Twitter)

Category
UGC, Social media management & marketing

Function
Customer engagement, Social listening

Great For
Live mobile streaming on the universally popular micro-blog.

Suitable For
B2C, B2B, Gov’t., Non-Profits, Agency, other

Overview
Twitter has acquired Periscope, whose live-video streaming app has been in beta for approximately four months.

Three things to know:
        

  • Twitter has not yet announced whether it will fully absorb the live video streaming technology into the Twitter app or leave Periscope as a standalone, as it did when it acquired Vine
  •     

  • Twitter also recently launched video features that now let users edit and upload videos, and embed up to 30 seconds of video content within tweets
  •     

  • Previous and new live streaming features may be Twitter’s attempt to undercut platforms such as YouTube and attract greater marketing spends

Press Release
https://twitter.com/kevinweil/status/576430215787769856

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn