NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Starting later this month, we will release changes to the NeonCRM navigation that will help you save time and get more done. This marks the start of a user experience (UX) redesign that will update the look and feel across the product in the months ahead — all with the goal of making NeonCRM work […] The post Introducing a Faster, More User-Friendly NeonCRM (Upcoming Redesign) appeared first on Ne...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Donor cultivation is the long game — lots of follow-up, lots of “touches,” lots and lots of details that need doing by the typical development officer. When they’re managing relationships with 30, 40, 100 or more individuals at once, it takes a lot of time. And there are tons of tasks that are so easy […] The post Workflows: Supercharging Donor Cultivation with Automation appeared first on NeonCRM...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • I recently had the honor of presenting a TEDx talk. After working with and for nonprofits for over a decade, I wanted to share some thoughts with a broader audience on where the industry is heading. While you can watch the entire talk above, I outlined some key takeaways that any nonprofit professional would appreciate. […] The post What “The Giving Tree” Taught Me About Fundraising appeared first...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • As we celebrate the 49th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots I am reminded of the progress we’ve seen… Illinois State law reads: “To secure for all individuals within Illinois the freedom from discrimination against any individual because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, […] The post Employee Spotlight: What Pride ...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Our very own CEO, Jeff Gordy, was recently interviewed by top entrepreneurship podcaster Nathan Latka! In the interview, Jeff & Nathan talk about entrepreneurship in the nonprofit tech space, the business strategies that led to NeonCRM’s growth, and advice for entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact in the world and succeed at the same […] The post NeonCRM CEO: How to Make the World a Bett...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Changing or establishing a culture at an organization can be a herculean task. More often than not, the culture of your organization was established well before you came on board. For many professional fundraisers, especially at smaller nonprofits, the idea of a shift in focus or priority can be daunting and the ability to make […] The post Establishing a Data-Driven Culture at Your Nonprofit appe...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • We’ve all heard the same generational giving narrative before — Boomers give the most and Millennials are not worth much effort to cultivate. Yet, just like how we’ve been told that Millennials are responsible for killing off Blockbuster video and the napkin industry, the true story is much more complex. In a session I presented […] The post Everything You Know About Generational Giving is Wrong a...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Fundraising pains are widespread. You feel them every day. Tougher to acquire new donors and more challenging than ever to retain them. And costs keep going up. Yet, you’re expected to raise more with less, year after year. If only there was a “fundraising doctor” who could help diagnose and treat these pains. What would […] The post The Fundraising Analytic Clinic: How to Turn Fundraising Pains I...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • At Neon, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of nonprofits who do amazing work. Each month we spotlight one of our clients doing something particularly exciting! This month, we’re honored to spotlight OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates — a nonprofit dedicated toward building a pipeline of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), […] The post Nonprofit You Should Know: OCA – Asi...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Nonprofits need the best and that’s why we turn to NeonOne’s ecosystem of partners for expert advice. Today we’re hearing from GivBee, who specializes in SMS communications with nonprofits. One of the most underutilized yet most powerful ways you can connect with donors is through text messaging. With nearly a 100% open rate, text messages […] The post 5 Ways to Raise More Funds Before, During & A...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation goes into effect May 2018, and introduces new rules protecting the personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR strengthens regulations around personal data collection and usage. While the GDPR only applies to organizations tracking the personal data of European Union citizens, the regulations set a […] The post Complying wit...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • At Neon, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of nonprofits who do amazing work. Each month we spotlight one of our clients doing something particularly exciting! This month, we’re honored to spotlight Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of girls and women. Founded in 2000, […] The post Nonprofit You Should Know: Hardy Girls He...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • The NeonCRM team is proud to announce our newest NeonOne integration partner: leading email marketing provider Constant Contact! What is it? You asked and we listened! Constant Contact has been our most frequently requested integration by clients for years. More than 10% of all current clients requested it as part of our 2018 NeonCRM Integration […] The post Product Update: Constant Contact Integr...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • As part of our launch of Neon One, we’re proud to announce our next official Neon Certified Partner – myRollCall. This mobile and web based platform provides a red carpet experience for both guests and planners and features one of the most exciting syncs into NeonCRM available. Today we hear from myRollCall’s Brian Kurth about […] The post Simplifying, Modernizing & Monetizing Fundraising Events a...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Did you miss our webinar on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)? Don’t worry — we recorded it! And wrote up some of the major takeaways. It’s definitely worth a listen (or read!)… Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): principled ideals that many nonprofits have increasingly added to their mission statements. But, what do these terms mean, […] The post Panel: Considering Equity, Diversity, and...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • When it comes to online fundraising, email is one of, if not the, biggest drivers of online revenue. Here’s an example of one of our clients from 2017: When we do data audits we see this time and time again for organizations working in different areas and of differing sizes. So email fundraising is valuable […] The post Nonprofit Email Subject Lines: 5 Strategies to Improve Open Rates appeared fir...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • At Neon, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of nonprofits who do amazing work. Each month we spotlight one of our clients doing something particularly exciting! This month, we’re honored to spotlight the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) — a nonprofit, founded in 1979, dedicated to promoting the highest professional […] The post Nonprofit You Should...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • As part of our launch of Neon One, we’re proud to announce our next official Neon Certified Partner – Ujoin.co. This powerful advocacy system is very easy to use, very effective, and very affordable. Today we’re hearing from Kory Payne from Ujoin on you can grow your list, energize you audience, get you policy wins, […] The post How to Win a Grassroots Policy Campaign and Energize Your Online Comm...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • People give their time – their most valuable asset – to support your organization, because they believe they are making a meaningful and lasting contribution to a specific cause. In addition to performing much needed work, volunteers are also an organization’s most reliable promoters. With volunteering at a 10-year low, deliberate volunteer management is essential […] The post 3 Ways to Be More Re...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Nonprofits need the best and that’s why we turn to Neon One’s ecosystem of partners for expert advice. Today we’re hearing from Heidi Massey, whose specialty is strategic planning through an anti-oppression lens. Nonprofit organizations do some of the most important work in our communities. But because nonprofits, like the rest of society, are built […] The post Strategic Planning Through An Anti-...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrated every year on March 8th, today is a day to spotlight and support the achievements of women around the world. This year, we’re honoring the legacy of famous women in tech. Here’s everything you need to know about them, International Women’s Day, and how you can celebrate too! What is […] The post International Women’s Day: 5 Trailblazing Women in Tech You...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • We’re so excited to launch our newest feature — Workflows, now available in NeonCRM! This blog is meant to be an overview of using Workflows, but we’ll also be hosting a webinar this Wednesday (February 28th) to demo this new feature and give you tips on using it yourself. Register now to save your spot! […] The post Product Update: How to Use Workflows in NeonCRM appeared first on NeonCRM.

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Major gift donors play a crucial role in your fundraising strategy. These loyal supporters typically provide your organization with a significant gift and do so on a regular basis, meaning your organization has a smaller amount to worry about fundraising from other donors. Naturally, when it comes to major gift donors, your organization’s philosophy is […] The post Identifying Major Gift Donors: 3...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Nonprofits need the best and that’s why we turn to Neon One’s ecosystem of partners for expert advice. Today we’re hearing from Quickbooks Made Easy, the industry leaders in nonprofit finance and accounting. If you are like many nonprofit leaders, when you think about financial reports, you think about your Statement of Activities. This is also known […] The post Nonprofit Accounting Reconciliatio...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • We know that data management isn’t always the top priority at your organization — but it is key for determining your effectiveness, making smart decisions, and building capacity. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of simple nonprofit Excel tips that will make data management a lot easier. Although your nonprofit’s CRM or donor database should […] The post Nonprofit Excel Tips: Cleaning & Managing...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • Our development team is hard at work on our biggest NeonCRM feature release yet: workflows! Designed to help your nonprofit save time with automation, workflows will change the way you work in NeonCRM. And it should make your life a whole lot easier, too! Although workflows won’t be released for a little bit longer, we […] The post Sneak Peek: Nonprofit Automation through Workflows appeared first ...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • At Neon, we have the opportunity to work with thousands of nonprofits who do amazing work. But each month we spotlight one of our clients doing something particularly exciting! This month, we’re honored to spotlight the Chicago District Golf Association Foundation — an organization that uses golf to improve the lives of people in their community. […] The post Nonprofit You Should Know: Chicago Dis...

NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
NeonCRM by Z2 Systems, Inc.
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  • We’re so excited to be rolling out advanced email scheduling in NeonCRM. Here’s a quick overview of the new scheduling feature: What is it? Advanced email scheduling will give you more flexibility in sending and scheduling your mass email communications. Now, you’ll be able to choose the exact time of day you’d like to send […] The post Product Update: Advanced Email Scheduling appeared first on N...