Spring Ahead With CRM: How CRM for Nonprofits Should Evolve

The popularity of CRM has exploded these past few years and it certainly shows. It’s hard to go a day without reading something in the news about some new CRM system or update, and with more CRM options than ever, it’s easy for businesses to find the perfect CRM custom-tailored for their needs. Unfortunately, while more and more businesses are getting plugged into CRM, CRM for nonprofits is treated as more of an afterthought. Many nonprofits don’t even consider CRM as an option, and likewise, some CRM systems don’t provide the options and tools that nonprofits would find useful. According to destinationCRM, this needs to change. “Nonprofits deserve a whole…

Spring Ahead With CRM: Why Nonprofits Need CRM

When it comes to nonprofits and CRM, one question that comes up a lot is why nonprofits even need CRM in the first place. Most nonprofits already have at least some sort of computer system or database in place used to manage or keep track of donors and volunteers. So what’s the use of even implementing a CRM system? For one, there’s a pretty big difference between a traditional donor/volunteer database and a customized CRM solution. According to npEngage, many nonprofits have a development team that keeps track of donors in a database that only people on that team can access. As for the rest of the departments? They usually…

#SpringAheadWithCRM: How CRM Can Help Nonprofits

CRM is now a staple for small and large businesses, but it’s still catching on in the world of nonprofits due to perceived expense, time costs and the different needs unique to nonprofits. What many nonprofits still don’t know is that CRM can help make them more efficient than ever while still keeping costs down and even bringing in more donors. CRM can help nonprofits manage volunteers, donors, events and more, bringing aid to those that need it more efficiently than ever. According to the Nonprofits Benchmark Study from M+R Strategic Services & NTEN, 76 percent of mobile subscribers for nonprofits come from their CRM and donor management systems. That’s…

#SpringAheadWithCRM: Choosing the Right CRM for Your Company

So you’ve finally made the leap and decided to spring your business forward with CRM. Unfortunately, now comes the hard part, figuring out which CRM is best for your business.   In Finance Magnates Retail FX, Dan Leubitz emphasizes the importance of the selection process. “It is imperative to find the right CRM solution for your organization, such that can increase team productivity while simultaneously raising customer satisfaction,” He said. “The wrong CRM, or implementing the wrong features of the right CRM, can have the exact opposite effect. Customers and sales personnel can become frustrated as processes break and sales opportunities go missed.” Your needs will probably differ based on…