Nonprofit Digital Communications

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For those doing digital strategy work, including written or multimedia content for nonprofit websites, social media, and e-newsletters. This group is for those digital communications folks who create written or multimedia content for websites, social media, and e-newsletters for nonprofits. Members will discuss topics such as social media trends, digital analytics, developing content, storytelling, planning and resources, content strategy, and more.

Help with choosing new CRM

  • 1.  Help with choosing new CRM

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 09:12
    I'm working with a small nonprofit to transition to a new CRM and marketing platform. They have about 11,000 supporters in their current CRM and need a new solution that is modern and user-friendly. It needs to be within a small budget (about $5K) and include the following:

    - Donation forms
    - Email communications and marketing functionality
    - Online forms
    - Advocacy
    - Robust reports for donations, emails, campaigns

    Any advice is much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Katelyn
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    Katelyn Baughan
    Digital Marketing Strategist
    katelynbaughan.com
    301-928-0464



  • 2.  RE: Help with choosing new CRM

    Posted Aug 12, 2018 12:42
    Check out Action Network. We are also a small org (zero staff, ~10k on our email list) with a small budget and use Action Network for all the things you mention.

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    Melissa Amarello
    Advocates for Snake Preservation
    Silver City, NM, United States
    https://www.snakes.ngo
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  • 3.  RE: Help with choosing new CRM

    Posted Aug 30, 2018 15:25
    Never heard of this CRM before. Very neat product.

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    Julius Rainey Jr
    Parents for Public Schools, National Office
    Jackson, MS
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  • 4.  RE: Help with choosing new CRM

    Posted Aug 12, 2018 22:05
    Katelyn, which CRM are they coming from? What's the size of the development team? What other systems does the CRM need to speak with?

    At a $5k annual budget you're well within range of mid-level systems like Neon and Nationbuilder, but money may not be your real limiting factor. It's especially important to understand what support you need for donor stewardship and for direct mail campaigns. Many of the strong digital platforms don't have any functionality for direct mail and for batching check payments.

    CRMs are a complex challenge and selecting a CRM is my company's specialty. Please reach out if you're like to speak about your client's specific situation.

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    Isaac Shalev
    http://www.sage70.com
    Stamford CT
    @Sage70
    isaac@sage70.com
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