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Monthly Archives

June 2015

Salesforce Tip: Entering Non-Standard Donations

By | Donor Database, Operations and Development, Volunteer Management

Not all the donations your organization relies upon come in the form of cash, check or credit card.  In-kind donations can be essential, whether they come in the form of donated office equipment or auction items to raise money at an event.  Donors will often declare the value of their item, but you may want to track and report on these donations differently than cash.

To facilitate reporting, we recommend creating a distinct record type for In-Kind Donations on the Opportunity object.  Include a custom field called “Estimated Value” so that you can reserve the “Amount” field for monetary donations.

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Salesforce Tip: Tracking Board and Committee Members in Salesforce

By | Donor Database, Volunteer Management

As the Director of a non-profit agency, the most important relationship you have is with your board of directors.  Board members are often your “super-donors”: they give their money, they give their time, and they give their connections to help you pursue other funding opportunities.  You want to keep careful track of board members present and past.

501Partners recommends two primary ways to keep your list of board members up to date.  One involves Affiliations and the other Campaigns.  Each has their particular strengths so you can choose on the basis of how your particular board is constituted and how they participate in the life of your organization.

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Client Spotlight: Parenting Journey

By | Case Management, Case Studies

We recently spoke with one of our clients, Parenting Journey, to find out how Salesforce and 501Partners have served as a winning solution for their needs. Parenting Journey is a Somerville, MA-based non-profit with the mission of “helping parents build stronger families by developing the inner strengths, life skills, and networks of resources they need to succeed.” They have been a 501Partners client for the past eight months and aspects of the project have ranged from data migration to customized reporting.

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4 Reasons to love the new Click and Pledge Events App

By | Event Management, Operations and Development

As consultants, we have to maintain a critical view of technologies and tools. It is the best way to ensure that we can provide unbiased and highest quality recommendations to our clients, who, deserve no less. But when a technology is moving in the right direction, we owe its owner a tip of the hat and give credit where credit is due.

After sitting in on a demo of upcoming changes to the Click and Pledge Event Management App, I can definitely say that it is a prime example of a technology that is moving in the right direction. Here are 4 reasons why the new Click and Pledge Event Management App is going to be AWESOME!

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