17 Dreamforce 2017 Sessions You Can’t Miss

The Agenda Builder for Dreamforce 2017 is live, and nonprofits have plenty of sessions to look forward to! With so many sessions, there are lots of decisions to make as you fill up your schedule. To help you with the process, we’re … Read More

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Year-End for Nonprofits: Tips from the Experts

As we approach the year-end, how can your nonprofit execute a successful campaign to finish the year on a good note? Furthermore, how can you ensure your organization is ready to succeed next year? Here are some year-end strategies and tips from roundCorner’s experts. Start Prepping for the Year-End Early “Plan early. … Read More

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The Ultimate Nonprofit Beginners Guide to Dreamforce

Over 171,000 people from 83 countries attended Dreamforce 2016 last year. Over 8,000 of these attendees were from nonprofits, making it the largest nonprofit tech event to date. Certainly, Dreamforce 2017 presents exciting opportunity for nonprofits. However, for first-time attendees, … Read More

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Countdown to #GivingTuesday: 8 Effective Campaigns

Disclaimer: roundCorner reviewed the #GivingTuesday campaigns in this blog post independently. roundCorner does not claim to have a relationship with these organizations. Just 5 years ago, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving was dubbed Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving. Since then, … Read More

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Lockbox Integration and the Donor Management Lifecycle in NGO Connect

By Gabriel Csanalosi A critical part of any NGO Connect (NGOC) implementation is the integration with external systems. These systems are typically owned by different vendors your organization works with. Some examples of useful integrations include wealth screening, address verification, payroll … Read More

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Is Salesforce Einstein Right For Your Nonprofit?

By Jordan Baskett “What is Salesforce Einstein, Really?” Nowadays, we hear the term “AI” or “artificial intelligence” being thrown around a lot across the business technology sector. With artificial intelligence recently being integrated across the Salesforce platform in Salesforce Einstein, … Read More

EdTech roundUp: 5 Thought Provoking Articles

Higher Ed Technology in 2017 School is back in session, and higher ed technology continues to develop the business and learning environments at institutions. Specifically, current major themes on the blogosphere include the evolving role of CIOs and the outlook … Read More

More than a Gimmick: The Potential of VR for Nonprofits on Salesforce

By Lawrence Utley It’s imperative for nonprofit organizations to communicate their mission in order to build awareness and solicit donations. To this end, an organization may represent their impact via reports, or through storytelling that gets to the heart of … Read More

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Make the Most of Agile Methodology with Process Mapping

by John Adams Agile and Salesforce For the bulk of my career, I used the Waterfall methodology of development. This meant weeks, sometimes months, would be spent defining requirements, creating mockups, and documenting processes before coding even started. Recently, I’ve … Read More

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Fundraising Strategy: Is Your Nonprofit Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

By Rubin Singh Technology Problem Where? As a consultant in the nonprofit technology space, customers and prospects have called me in hundreds of times to solve application problems. In general, the solution is prescribed to me, and I am asked to execute–“We … Read More

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Unlocking the Door to Data Discovery

by Cary Herman “Just what do we know about our grantmaking business?” For years, grantmaking organizations have been asking questions and performing a vast array of analyses on grantmaking and operational activity. As new senior leadership comes into the nonprofit … Read More

Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Marquetta Drakes

Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Marquetta Drakes

by Marquetta Drakes I first joined roundCorner (rC) in April 2015 as the Senior Product Manager for foundationConnect (fC), but my history with fC extends back to its early days in Brooklyn, NY. It was 2011, and I had learned the … Read More

Why Now is the Best Time for a Constituent Community based on Salesforce’s Community Cloud

by Jordan Baskett At roundCorner, I work with customers who wake up everyday to make the world a better place. Thanks to this opportunity, I have helped nonprofits leverage technology to better understand the ecosystem of people connected directly to … Read More

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Announcing the Advancement Connect Spring ‘17 Release

By Beverly Bain Today, roundCorner announces the Advancement Connect Spring ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with new improvements, so you have the tools to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with your alumni and supporters. Advancement Connect is … Read More

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Announcing the foundationConnect Spring ‘17 Release

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Spring ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with improvements to foundationConnect, so you feel empowered to build deeper relationships with your grantees and improve collaboration across your entire foundation. foundationConnect … Read More

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Announcing the NGO Connect Spring ‘17 Release

By Kenneth Allen Today, roundCorner announces the NGO Connect Spring ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with new improvements, so you have everything you need to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with your constituents. NGO Connect is the … Read More

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Looking Forward: BI Tools for Nonprofit Reporting

By Bennett Donovan Are BI Tools Keeping Up With Nonprofits? Predictive analytics, data visualization, point-and-click report building, intuitive ad-hoc querying–these and other Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities are high on the wish list of almost every nonprofit organization. Implementing these should be … Read More

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The Latest in Philanthropy: 5 Thought Provoking Articles

What’s the latest in the world of philanthropy? Learn about new ideas, trends and practices with these 5 informative articles: 1. Change Incubator Story — What Are Some Whys and Hows of Grantee Inclusion? By: Justin Laing, of @GEOfunders How do you … Read More

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Is Your Org in Good Health?

By Melanie Campbell When was the last time your organization got a check-up? At a healthy organization, the implementation of new applications reflects your business processes. Certainly, NGO Connect and Advancement Connect provide you the flexibility to achieve this. Through … Read More

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Empowering Volunteers: The Impact of Volunteer Management Tools

by Mike Best Each year, roundCorner employees take the pledge to contribute volunteer hours to organizations throughout the United States, joining 62.6 million other Americans who volunteered for an organization at least once in the last year. A great number … Read More

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Great Outdoors Colorado Reaches Goal of Going Paperless with Salesforce and foundationConnect

In 1990, Colorado Governor Roy Romer created the Great Outdoors Colorado Citizens Committee with the help of Ken Salazar, then-executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The committee consisted of conservation, business and political leaders from across Colorado. … Read More

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The Latest in NPTech: 5 Thought Provoking Articles

What’s the latest in the world of NPTech? Learn about nonprofit technology trends and best practices with these 5 informative articles: 1. 7 Best Practices to Engage and Retain Donors for Nonprofits By: Michael Stein, via @TechSoup How does your org … Read More

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Hidden Treasure: The Value of Recurring Gifts

By Beverly Bain Philanthropy on an Easy Payment Plan Many years ago (no need to discuss how many), I signed the lease on my first apartment. I proudly took possession of my key, unlocked my door, and stepped inside to … Read More

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foundationConnect Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary under roundCorner’s Wings

By roundCorner   Villanova, Pa – May 15, 2017 – Today, foundationConnect celebrates its three-year anniversary as part of roundCorner’s product family. Originally developed by NPower, foundationConnect enables foundations to leverage Salesforce for grants management with a best-in-class solution. As … Read More

The Latest in Higher Ed: 5 Thought Provoking Articles

What’s the latest in the world of Higher Education technology? Stay in the loop with these 5 informative and thought-provoking articles: 1. Everything’s Bigger in Texas: From the Summit, 3 Reasons for Higher Ed’s Rapid Adoption of Salesforce By: Anne Early, via @SalesforceOrg … Read More

Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Yina Chun

By Yina Chun One Saturday in Brooklyn It was a Saturday morning. There I was over my kitchen sink, washing dishes and doing my normal morning chores. Half listening to Ted Talks, speakers streamed in the background. I started to pay attention … Read More

5 Sessions You Can’t Miss at Higher Ed Summit 2017

  Salesforce.org’s Higher Ed Summit has commenced, and with so many sessions to choose from, you might be slightly overwhelmed! Not to worry, we are making it a little easier for you. Here are 5 sessions that you can’t miss … Read More

Higher Education Best Practices for Advancement Connect

by Wendy Davis Best Foot Forward In February 2017, Advancement Connect celebrated its second anniversary! We are pleased to have replaced “legacy systems” that include Raiser’s Edge, Banner, Colleague and Advance. Throughout the implementation experience, customers and implementation partners often asked roundCorner, … Read More

Grantee Inclusion: A Vision for the Sector

By Nicolle Bennett According to recent research, grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees and communities are more likely to build trust and ultimately, provide more impactful support. Initiatives led by organizations such as Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, along … Read More

rC’s Team Takes Part in the Bridges Run!

Last week, roundCorner’s NYC team took part in the Bridges Run at Penn Station! What is a Bridges Run? Taking place in New York and New Jersey, Bridges Runs are opportunities for groups of volunteers to go directly to the streets and shelters … Read More