Archive for the ‘Cloud Computing’ category

Nonprofits: A Chance to Do More with More

June 19, 2013

giftsHere’s a question that is fun to answer:  If you suddenly found $8,000 how would you put it to use?

We’ll let you think about that for a moment, before we ask the next question.

OK, next question:  What if your landlord said there was some extra space in your building and you were welcome to utilize the space any way you wished.  How would you use the space?  A much needed conference room?  A couple of new offices?  A staging area? Storage space?

JMT Consulting Group moved their business applications to the cloud and the result was they were no longer spending significant amounts on supporting a collection of on premise business solutions.  And, by ridding themselves of on premise solutions, they opened up more space in their office to better accomodate their team.  Here’s the full story:  What If You Didn’t Have a Server Room?

Based in New York, JMT Consulting Group is an Orange Leap Reselling Partner and has been serving nonprofits for over 20 years.

Power Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising with Orange Leap

June 4, 2013
Twitter for Nonprofits

With Orange Leap you have a fresh new choice!

Cloud-based, easy-to-use, budget-friendly subscription pricing make Orange Leap Constituent Relationship Management solution a great choice for vibrant Nonprofits.

We’ll be having a product tour webcast on June 27, Thursday at 1:00 central.

If you are routinely frustrated by your current donor management system and struggle with its expense, complexity, and failure to meet your day to day needs – you are not alone.  Join other nonprofit professionals who are also interested in learning about a cloud-based alternative that comes with lower cost of ownership and far more flexibility than legacy, on-premise solutions.

Among the topics covered in this product overview:
-Cloud-based fundraising
-Building donor loyalty through more strategic communication
-Robust reporting at your fingertips
-Powerful business rules engines that can/will automate much of your unique business processes

Please register here  

We hope to see you there!

Power Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising with Orange Leap and ProSoft Solutions

December 26, 2012

orange among applesOrange Leap partner, ProSoft Solutions will be hosting a webcast giving an overview of how you can put Orange Leap to work for your fundraising efforts.  Powerful functionality, flexible design and the significant cost savings and ease of use that comes with using a cloud-based solution are among the highlights covered in the webcast.

Please join us Thursday, January 10 at 11:00c/12:00e  – Register Here

In this webcast, we’ll show you:

  • Intuitive and user-friendly aspect of Orange Leap
  • How Orange Leap is easy to learn – both for every day users and your nonprofit’s management team
  • The ways Orange Leap’s flexible contact manager assists you in building relationships and developing more strategic communication
  • The robust reporting at your fingertips
  • How to manage relationships and gifts with the benefit of anytime, anywhere access to Orange Leap through a web browser

ProSoft Solutions serves organizations from Australia to Canada, from France to Mexico and nonprofits in over 200 cities throughout the United States.  ProSoft Solutions provides fundraising and fund accounting software to nonprofit and government agencies throughout the world.  ProSoft Solutions serves nonprofits in 47 states and 24 countries.  Here’s your chance to get to know ProSoft and Orange Leap – we hope to see you there!

Register here for this free webcast.

Orange Leap Partner ProSoft Solutions Hosting “Achieving Fundraising Results with Orange Leap On Demand”

October 17, 2012

ProSoft Solutions Presents: Achieving Fundraising Results with Orange Leap On Demand

Understanding how simple constituent relationship management (CRM) software can manage the donor life cycle using Orange Leap.

Two Dates Available:

October 25th at 10 AM CDT

November 15th at 2 pm CST

Register Here

Orange Leap is a unique on-demand, web-based constituent and donation management solution.  Join ProSoft Solutions and Orange Leap and learn more about this web-based fundraising solution.

  • Constituent Profile Personalization
  • Maintain a Multitude of Relationships Between Constituents
  • Flexible Contact Manager
  • Platform Flexibility
  • Low Support Cost and Risk
  • Rapid Web-Enabled Implementations
  • Feature Rich Configurable User Interface
  • Automated Business Rules
  • Centralized Repository and Reporting
  • Data Transportability
  • Designed specifically for Non-Profits
  • Intuitive and User Friendly

Join us for a live webinar and learn about your simple solution, Orange Leap.

This live event is complimentary however registration is required. Please fill out the form to the right to reserve your virtual space!

Are You Looking For A Better Fundraising Choice?

October 6, 2012

Acquisitions in the software industry have left nonprofits with fewer choices – particularly as your nonprofit grows.  Orange Leap offers you a choice.  Our cloud-based fundraising solution is available with budget-friendly subscription pricing.

Have you been interested in learning more about the power of the cloud for your nonprofit?

Cloud-based software solutions mean anytime, anywhere access to your data.  All you need is an internet connection and access to a browser and you can sign in to your Orange Leap Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.  The cloud means freedom from sinking money and time into infrastructure and server maintenance and upgrades.  Every time you log in to Orange Leap, you will be using the most recent version of the software.

If you answered yes to the questions above, Orange Leap might be the perfect solution for your organization. You will enjoy a solid donor database, intelligent business rules to streamline repetitive processes, integration with online giving, event management and more.  You can read more about the powerful features here.

Data to Donor Ratio: Spending Your Time Strategically

September 28, 2012

Are you spending more time with data than with donors?

Of course, there is valuable information within the data we collect to help guide our strategies and it shouldn’t be ignored.  But, more specifically are you chasing data, collecting data, inputting data to spreadsheets, to the extent that you are not spending as much time developing relationships with donors?

Donor databases should provide you with more than just a repository for a larger amount of data.  Are you able to apply business rules within your system to automate workflows and produce the right reports quickly?

Too often, development professionals are chasing data and spending hours and hours creating reports, all of which slowly erodes the amount of time spent with donors or developing more meaningful communication.

If the very basics of your fundraising (accepting donations, creation of a donor record, acknowledgement of gifts, gift receipts, and donor segmentation) are still pretty much a manual process, then you are well aware your effectiveness is in a ‘one step forward, two steps back’ cycle.

If there are projects that you’d like to research but can’t get the information you need from your system without paying a consultant to develop the report for you and so, once again, forego the exploration – your system is working against you.

Changing systems may offer you a two-fold benefit.  The first is to automate the redundant and provide you with the meaningful reporting you need to realize your organization’s mission.  The second is that by moving your donor database to the cloud, you could realize multiple levels of cost reductions – no more hefty spends on servers and infrastructure and the big chunk of money spent on the maintenance of the hardware.  With cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS), you can also enjoy budget-friendly monthly subscriptions versus large licensing fees.

Talk to colleagues who are taking advantage of cloud computing to see what their experience has been – both the day-to-day activities and the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Here are some resources to help you understand the benefits of fundraising in the cloud and turn your focus on your donors:

Powerful, Cloud-based and Totally Revolutionary

Orange Leap Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Overview

 

Powerful, Cloud-based, and Totally Revolutionary

August 31, 2012

We’ve published a new white paper titled “Powerful, Cloud-based, and Totally Revolutionary” to showcase the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) for nonprofits.

Running a nonprofit or charitable organization has never been exactly easy.  And today, it may be as challenging as it has ever been.  Not only are you wrestling with a tough economy, but at the same time you’ve got to manage your current information technology assets while facing a welter of new and emerging technological opportunities and challenges.

Normally, nonprofits and charities have acquired and implemented technology solutions piecemeal, as needs and budgets allow.  The almost universal result is a group of specialized tools that perform each function well, but are structurally unable to share data, and so make automation of many routine operational tasks difficult or impossible.

This white paper helps to shed light on what we aspired to accomplish with Orange Leap On Demand.  We hope you find it helpful – download here.