Category: "Fundraising"

How to Set SMART Goals for a Successful #GivingTuesday
September 29, 2017
How to Set SMART Goals for a Successful #GivingTuesday

The day of global giving, #GivingTuesday 2017, is coming up. And if you want your nonprofit to optimize the world’s biggest day of giving, it’s time to start planning. We’ve already addressed some facts, figures, and tips for your #GivingTuesday campaign. Now let’s drill down into what it takes to make that campaign a success…

The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits
July 20, 2017
The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits

Excited about launching a #GivingTuesday campaign for your nonprofit but don’t really know where to start? We speak with a lot of nonprofit organizations who have good intentions for #GivingTuesday campaigns but don’t see the outcomes they’d hoped for, largely due to lack of planning. Last year, #GivingTuesday campaigns raised $168 million online in addition…

#GivingTuesday: It’s More Than a Hashtag
December 1, 2016
#GivingTuesday: It’s More Than a Hashtag

After turkey overload on Thanksgiving and shopping overload on Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, there’s a little-known holiday called #GivingTuesday.   #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 as a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” But #GivingTuesday is more than a hashtag; it is the annual kickoff of charitable…

Charitable Solicitation Compliance
June 27, 2016
Charitable Solicitation Compliance

By James Gilmer, with  Harbor Compliance   As more nonprofits move toward faster, more comprehensive donor management and fundraising technology solutions, connecting with prospective and recurring donors is easier than ever. In the rush of expanding your mission and base of support, it’s easy to leave charitable solicitation compliance behind. Properly maintaining your nonprofit’s registration with…

How JMT Helps Nonprofits
February 1, 2016
How JMT Helps Nonprofits

At a recent conference, JMT’s own Andy Harleman was interviewed on a variety of topics including how JMT helps nonprofit organizations with fund accounting software for the finance department, donor management and fundraising solutions for the development team as well as a variety of other tools and services designed to help organizations manage and maximize…

The Value of Independence
April 27, 2015
The Value of Independence

There are a lot of choices in the marketplace.  The dizzying array of consumer choices and relentless marketing bombard us with claims and statements that make it hard to discern fact from fiction.  As a consumer, it is difficult to make a truly educated choice.  This is true in the business application marketplace and it…

Software vs. Solution
March 31, 2015
Software vs. Solution

Why work with an independent value-added reseller versus a software publisher directly? If you have ever approached a software vendor about their product, it probably went something like this:   “Do you have budget for a purchase?” “When do you plan to buy?” “Are you the decision maker?” “Who is our competition?”  “Have you seen a…

5 Tips for Creating an Effective RFP for Business Application Software
March 10, 2015
5 Tips for Creating an Effective RFP for Business Application Software

Over the past few months we have seen a dramatic increase in organizations using RFPs and RFIs as part of their evaluation process. So, to help your organization meet the new demands of this process, we have put together a few points that will help you see around some of the pitfalls and make your…

Why Guaranteed, Fixed-Price Projects are Ideal for Nonprofits
February 24, 2015
Why Guaranteed, Fixed-Price Projects are Ideal for Nonprofits

How much is that?  Are you sure? Consultants, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals have long relied on time & materials billing as a cornerstone of project costing.  When a client approaches with a problem, they estimate the number of hours they will likely need to complete the work and then multiply that by the hourly…

8 Pillars of Conversion Optimization
January 23, 2015
8 Pillars of Conversion Optimization

Our Abila experts have researched and crafted Key Fundraising Predictions for 2015 to help you gain a clear understanding of the challenges facing your sector in the coming year, and how you can turn them into real advantages for your organization.   Below is a deep dive into Fundraising Prediction #1 – Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)….

Are Your Systems & Processes Optimized for Grant Compliance Reporting?
January 21, 2015
Are Your Systems & Processes Optimized for Grant Compliance Reporting?

In the absence of the right tools and processes, gathering, organizing, validating and presenting the information becomes a labor-intensive, manual exercise that must be repeated at each reporting interval.  Multiply this by the number of funding sources requiring reporting and it can overcome an organization’s finance team. When this goes wrong, there is not only…

Abila Moves Decisively To Grow Nonprofit Market Presence with Acquisition of Avectra
September 26, 2013
Abila Moves Decisively To Grow Nonprofit Market Presence with Acquisition of Avectra

Some of you may have heard some big news in the nonprofit software business this week.  Abila, formerly known as Sage Nonprofit Solutions, announced the acquisition of Avectra, a leading maker of fundraising and association management tools in the nonprofit sector.  JMT is currently a partner with both firms and welcomes the news.  JMT, the…

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