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The Dana Foundation Accelerates Reporting Process From Weeks to Hours

“One of the best parts of moving to foundationConnect has been the positive feedback from grant seekers. We can better service them, while they save valuable time submitting documents digitally with the Grantee Portal.”  – Jim Rutt, Chief Information Officer … Read More

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Lessons from a First-Time Donor: New Donor Retention in 2018

by Wendy Davis I’ve donated to nonprofit organizations for many years. These organizations have been ones I know well—my church, my alma maters, and my local public television station (because I have a love for Antiques Roadshow and Downton Abbey). As … Read More

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Ignite Your Fundraising in 2018: 5 Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

Innovation never stops for nonprofits, and 2018 presents exciting opportunities for the sector. Recent developments in fundraising will continue to shape the way nonprofits connect with supporters and deliver on their missions. We take a look at fundraising trends that … Read More

“Strive Not to Be a Success, but Rather to Be of Value”

by Dan Lammot Most importantly, I wish you, your loved ones and all those who support your mission in life a happy and healthy holiday season. I sincerely hope you’ll make time to pause your connection to the grid, walk … Read More

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Don’t Wait to Validate: Data Insight from rC Specialists

by Stephanie Buckwalter and Chris Ojeda To paraphrase Chris on a client call the other day, “It is all well and good for us to tell you the data has been loaded correctly–but you need to validate to know the data … Read More

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The Importance of Having an Internal System Administrator

by Stephanie Buckwalter and Samantha Worsham A system administrator’s role breaks down into a few essential parts. A system administrator provides the first level of triage for questions and requests from end-users. Then, the admin routes them to the appropriate internal and external experts. Most … Read More

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Announcing the Advancement Connect Fall ‘17 Release

By Kenneth Allen Today roundCorner announces the Advancement Connect Fall ‘17 release! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest enhancements, but most of all, we’re thrilled to announce that Advancement Connect is Lightning Ready. Highlights of the Fall ‘17 … Read More

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Announcing the NGO Connect Fall ‘17 Release

By Kenneth Allen Today roundCorner announces the NGO Connect Fall ‘17 release! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest enhancements, but most of all, we’re thrilled to announce that NGO Connect is Lightning Ready. Highlights of the Fall ‘17 … Read More

Revisiting Dreamforce 2017: 7 Impactful Sessions by Nonprofits

The Dreamforce 2017 action whizzed by, but the lessons taught continue to make a lasting impression. Nonprofits lead countless sessions that inspired us with their use of the Salesforce platform. In fact, so many sessions that it was impossible to … Read More

roundCorner Volunteers at Share on #GivingTuesday!

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, roundCorner’s Philadelphia team volunteered at regional nonprofit Share! What is Share? The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. Each day, Share manages … Read More

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Change Management: Foundations of Training at roundCorner

By Stephanie Buckwalter and Autumn Romanchek Training is a critical part of helping staff understand and adopt new processes and new tools. When introducing a new system or change to an existing system, it’s important to provide users with as … Read More

Train Your Fundraising Weaknesses with Persona Development

By Kenneth Allen As a former endurance athlete, I’ve seen or employed dozens of effort management and improvement techniques (i.e. training programs). There are lots of ways to get better and all of them have some kind of marginal gain to … Read More

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Thank you for an incredible #DF17

We would like to thank Salesforce, Salesforce.org, our customers, partners, and the rC team for an unforgettable week at #DF17! We feel so grateful to be part of a community that is changing the world.

roundCorner Releases New User Interface, Continues to Invest in Product Development

Villanova, Pa – November 7, 2017 – roundCorner, a company providing solutions for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, today announced the release of an entirely new user interface for all of its products is generally available.  The company’s product … Read More

TAG 2017 Conference: Sessions You Can’t Miss

Next week, the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) will host its 2017 Annual Conference on technology and philanthropy in New Orleans. The foundationConnect team carefully selected a few sessions you can’t miss. How to Design Technology Training to Maximize User Adoption … Read More

roundCorner at Dreamforce 2017

Dreamforce 2017 is almost upon us! Between the vast number of events, here’s where you can find roundCorner this year. Salesforce.org Lodge Stop by our booth in the Salesforce.org Lodge (Westin St. Francis Hotel). Meet our team, learn about our … Read More

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Announcing the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 Release

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 release! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest enhancements, but most of all, we’re thrilled to announce that foundationConnect is “Lightning Ready.” Highlights of the Fall ‘17 Release With over … Read More

Empowering Women in the Salesforce Community

Gender equality is crucial to the success of any organization. In the tech industry, where women have been historically underrepresented, it is encouraging to see companies like Salesforce prioritize inclusive work culture. Salesforce has many Ohana groups that push for … Read More

Celebrating the Salesforce Economy: The Road to Customer Success

Celebrating the Salesforce Economy: The Road to Customer Success

By Dan Lammot Earlier today, Salesforce published updated research from IDC on the Salesforce economy showing exponential growth. According to IDC’s recent findings, the ecosystem will create 3.3 million jobs and $859 billion in new business revenues worldwide by 2022.   … Read More

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