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Tue, Jan 20, 2015

I have just published this new book: a collection of 102 tips for charities who want to buy a new fundraising database or CRM system. It is compiled from a number of articles I have published on my blog plus a series of brand new tips and in-depth analysis and advice.It is written for people whose day job is not the procurement of new databases – and you do not have to be technical to understand it. It is for fundraising managers, fundraisers, database managers, charity IT staff, those working in supporter services and indeed for anyone who has been […]

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Mon, Jan 19, 2015
Twins

An interesting challenge is arising on CRM platforms. With more and more companies producing ‘templates’ for fundraising and membership solutions on the same platforms (mostly Dynamics and Salesforce), I am finding that I see quite similar looking software from different suppliers. Which leads me to ask myself: if the platforms are that good and are right for my clients, and the software is starting to blur into the same sort of solution, then how do I distinguish between the different offerings?First, it’s about the supplier What this shows straight away is the importance and significance of the supplier themselves. i.e. […]

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Mon, Jan 12, 2015
Fortune Teller

It’s that time of year when people predict what’s going to happen in the next 12 months and so I thought I would join in. So here goes: these are my predictions for what will happen in the arena of UK NFP fundraising databases and the CRM market in 2015:1. The increasing adoption of Salesforce and Microsoft CRM Dynamics – especially for the larger charities looking for a new system. In the last 12-18 months, for the tenders for fundraising databases that I know of amongst larger charities, more have been won by a company selling Salesforce or Dynamics – […]

Source: Databases For Charities blog

Mon, Dec 15, 2014
Matches

I’ve written many times how I believe that one of the most important things for any database implementation is the database supplier itself. And within the supplier relationship, one of the most important relationships will be that between your supplier’s ‘lead consultant’ and your staff. So you need to make sure that such a relationship is right for you. And one way to do that is to hold ‘mock workshops’ during the procurement process.In almost all fundraising database and CRM system implementations you are going to have some sort of initial ‘discovery phase’. This might be as simple as two […]

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Wed, Dec 10, 2014

In my most recent blog, I discuss the need for a risk register. But if you haven’t managed one before, then where should you begin? Below, you can download the template which I start with on all my projects. Plus a few words of advice and ideas:This is just an example! Just a sample template. I hope it is useful but don’t just use it blindly. If it’s right for you then great; but if you want to adapt it, simplify it, expand it then you should of course do so.Likelihood and Impact ratings: I’m a bit of a fan […]

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