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Expect Stronger Features In Nonprofit Accounting Systems: Part 2 – Complex Distributions

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What would life be like if you had a fund accounting system that could easily handle high transaction volumes and complex accounting configurations? What if the chart of accounts could be customized to fit your unique recording and reporting needs? What if special functions, distribution codes and automatic offset entries were a matter of just a few mouse clicks and keystrokes? In today's nonprofit accounting systems these are standard features. So let us briefly explore what "Transaction Distributions" really are and their impact on your accounting efficiency.

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Outlook 2013 Tutorial Video: Calendar & People

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Over the next several editions of our eNewsletter, Dale Stratton will be sharing some great information on how to get the most out of Outlook 2013. If you’d like to learn how to use Outlook 2013 more efficiently, make sure and watch these videos.

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Colon Cancer Prevention Project Run Walk Event

The Challenge

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project (CCPP) had been operating their Annual Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run for 5 years and saw their fundraising revenues plateau at $50,000. CCPP needed to boast their revenue from the Annual Run Walk event to help fund their much needed growth requirements. CCPP also was not positioned for Online and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and needed to implement the core technologies to engage in the new giving economy.

  • Add online and peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Boost Annual Event revenue by $25,000 in year 1 and $25,000 in year 2
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services

The Solution

Colon Cancer Prevention Project engaged Dean Dorton Nonprofit Solutions to implement merchant services, Sage Payment Solutions, in conjunction with Abila Fundraising Online. The team implemented a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign individuals could build teams and have their own team fundraising pages. CCPP launched the event with a simple social media push and then let the new Web 2.0 tool set take off.

  • Setup Sage Payment Solutions merchant service
  • Implemented Abila Fundraising Online Web 2.0 Fundraising
  • Built a team peer-to-peer advocacy campaign for the event
  • Add Web 2.0 Fundraising, Social Media, and Merchant Services



The Result

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project (CCPP) in each of the two succeeding years in implementing Abila Fundraising online raised their annual event goal by $25,000 each year.

  • Raised their 7th year goal by $25,000 to $75,000
  • Meet the $75K challenge
  • Raised their 8th year goal by $25,000 to $100,000
  • Raised $97,600 just shy of the $100 K goal.
  • Added the online fundraising to the other annual events.

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Just thought I’d let you know Hand in Hand finished 2nd out of 378 non-profits and took in over $14,000 online yesterday. We have matching gifts coming of $11,000 and I think we’re going to get $2,250 from KNN/Razoo for placing second.
Great day and we couldn’t have done it without our website.
Thanks,
–Steve Croghan
Hand In Hand Ministries