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The foundationConnect Fall ‘18 Release Is Live!

We have exciting news to share today! The foundationConnect Fall ‘18 release is live! At roundCorner, we tirelessly work to enhance foundationConnect so that your foundation can streamline grantmaking. This release debuts features and improvements to help you do just … Read More

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foundationConnect Customer Maddie’s Fund Launches New Forum Group
for Hurricane Michael

In an effort to support those affected by Hurricane Michael, foundationConnect customer Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation established by Dave & Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, created a new public group in Maddie’s … Read More

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Access Fund Sees Best Year Yet Using
NGO Connect for Matching Donation Campaign

“This year, our summer matching campaign did better than ever before. During the campaign, roundCorner treated us like a partner committed to our success, which greatly improved the comfort level we had with our systems.” – Jessica Dauchy, Director of … Read More

The NGO Connect Summer ‘18 Release Is Live

roundCorner Unveils Most Impactful Upgrade in History Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce the release of NGO Connect Summer ‘18! The roundCorner team is passionate about improving our software to better enable you to raise more funds and more efficiently … Read More

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The foundationConnect Advanced Application Designer: Charting Our Course to User-Centric Development

by Julia Cannon This month, the foundationConnect team marks the end of more than a year of new development while also embarking on the beginning of an exciting new program. Since May of last year, we have been working relentlessly … Read More

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The William Penn Foundation Sees Improved Collaboration with Salesforce and foundationConnect

“foundationConnect has led to a more collaborative grant development process and it’s a big win to have all information in one system. It has also led to more parity with admin functions internally, leading to increased transparency across the organization.” … Read More

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Sharing Data for The Greater Good

by Rubin Singh Recently, roundCorner launched its Digital Transformation initiative. Since then, we have actively engaged with customers and thought leaders to learn about their digital transformation journey. In addition to this, we’ve been researching the wide spectrum of ideas … Read More

Raikes Foundation Moves to Salesforce and foundationConnect

Raikes Foundation Achieves Reporting and Budgeting Efficiencies by Moving to Salesforce and foundationConnect

“We love foundationConnect. We can manage budgets and grantmaking pipelines much more effectively than with other tools. The reporting options are amazing and we also appreciate the ability to customize and adjust as things change internally.” – Kori Dunaway, Grants … Read More

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roundCorner Volunteers with Share Food Program Philadelphia

It wasn’t our first time and we hope it won’t be our last! Yesterday morning, roundCorner’s Services team volunteered with the Share Food Program in Philadelphia, packing 500 boxes of food for low-income seniors in the region. The Share Food … Read More

Maddie’s Fund Cuts Time Spent on Data Entry in Half with foundationConnect

Maddie’s Fund Cuts Time Spent on Data Entry in Half with foundationConnect

“foundationConnect is such an easier system to work in. It has changed our processes and within 4-5 months of implementation, we even moved to a paperless organization.” – Shelly Thompson, Director of Grants at Maddie’s Fund About Maddie’s Fund Maddie’s … Read More

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roundCorner Volunteers with The Greater Boston Food Bank

8,640 pounds of food in 288 boxes… A drop in the bucket compared to the total number of boxes (over 60 million) that move through the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) each year. But roundCorner’s Managed Services team sure left … Read More

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roundCorner Launches Digital Transformation Initiative for Nonprofits

The true test of mission-aligned digital organizations is how well governance, software, hardware, and staff skills work in concert to further social purpose.”  – Lucy Bernholz & Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Stanford Social Innovation Review Over the last 9 years, roundCorner’s mission … Read More

The Report Factor

The Report Factor

By Bennett Donovan I remember my first job as a software developer and how eager I was to code, test, and demo new functionality for applications used across campus. More than once toward the end of the development cycle, however, … Read More

NGO Connect Spring '18 Release

The NGO Connect Spring ‘18 Release Is Live!

By Michael Best roundCorner is pleased to announce the NGO Connect Spring ‘18 release! The updates in this release focus on improving our customers’ user experiences and introducing efficiencies across many areas of NGO Connect. We think you’re going to … Read More

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Announcing the foundationConnect Spring ’18 Release

By Julia Cannon roundCorner is pleased to announce the foundationConnect Spring ‘18 release! This release focuses on improving the experience for your Grantseekers as well as your foundationConnect power users, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with … Read More

Data Analysis

Data Analysis – The Next Step After Implementation of a New System

By Cary Herman Your organization completed the implementation of a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) or Grants Management System (GMS). You automated processes, integrated with third-party systems, and the system has stabilized. You’re enabled to capture and report on attributes that … Read More

Thank you for an awesome #PEAK2018

The 2018 PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference is in the books, and we would like to thank PEAK Grantmaking for making it another memorable conference! It was great to connect with customers and partners, and inspiring to be surrounded by so … Read More

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The Commonwealth Fund Streamlines Grants Management and Eliminates Paper Grant Records With foundationConnect

“You don’t need a consultant to run and manage Salesforce and foundationConnect. Following our implementation in 2012, key staff were equipped as Salesforce Administrators, and we are able to handle most changes and system build-out in-house. That’s the beauty of … Read More

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Grants Management Solutions on Salesforce: Native vs Integrated

By Stuart Longley Your foundation uses or is considering using Salesforce as its Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM), and exploring grants management solutions. You may have already found that your options are split into two categories–“native” and “integrated.” Native solutions … Read More

The Lemelson Foundation Migrates to foundationConnect and Realizes 40% in Cost Savings

“We looked at several cloud-based systems, but chose foundationConnect because it is natively built on the world’s #1 CRM platform, Salesforce.” – Jennifer Burran, Grants, Contracts, and IT Manager at The Lemelson Foundation The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of … Read More

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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a CRM Solution for Your Nonprofit

by Sarah Botes Congratulations. You have determined that the best business strategy for the upcoming year is to adopt a new CRM solution. As a constituent-centered nonprofit, this is a big step–and a decision made often for various reasons. Some … Read More

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation Uses foundationConnect to Manage Grants End-to-End

“We made a big switch, but we’re glad we did. We can finally keep track of our grants processes and where applications are in the cycle.”  – Stephanie Cheney, Senior Grants Manager at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation The Nellie … Read More

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Nonprofit Fundraising Data: Looking Back at 2017 with roundCorner

by Kendra Carter and Chris Delja 2017 was a busy year for nonprofits! A new administration in Washington instituted changes in many areas that directly impacted their programmatic work. The tax reform bill that was passed in late December will likely have long-term implications … Read More

Enhancing NGO Connect’s Form Builder with IFrames

by John G. Levis Jr. NGO Connect‘s form and application builder is an easy-to use tool that requires minimal coding for its UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) creator. This native builder can be enhanced by leveraging Visualforce data … Read More

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Vilcek Foundation Takes a Driver’s Seat with foundationConnect on Salesforce Communities

“We manage the entire Prize cycle in a single system: from application to recommendation to reviewer to grantee. We truly leverage the full power of foundationConnect and we feel that we’re in the driver’s seat.”  – Brian Cavanaugh, Director of … Read More

Faster Data Entry, Faster Stewardship: roundCorner’s Batch Gift Entry

By Kenny Allen When donors are rushing to give to your nonprofit, it can be both exciting and stressful. When you’re flooded with gifts, you face the issue of keeping up with data entry. This is a good problem to have! … Read More

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roundCorner Announces New Vice President of Product

Villanova, PA – January 29, 2018 – Today, roundCorner announces the appointment of Erin McHugh Saif as Vice President of Product. In her new role, Erin is responsible for leading all product and engineering efforts across roundCorner’s product suite. “We are … Read More

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Reinventing Impact Measurements: Biology or Blockchain?

by Julia Cannon Any nonprofit or philanthropic professional is familiar with the challenges of impact measurement. Impacts are vital to nonprofits because they prove the theory that their programs work. They provide evidence that they are creating positive impacts in … Read More

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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

First Time Donor Retention roundCorner

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

Data Validation roundCorner

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

The Importance of Having an Internal System Administrator roundCorner

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

Nonprofits Guide to Dreamforce 2017

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

Exploring Roll-Up Solutions, Part 2: Rollup Helper & DLRS

By Carlos Gallardo Last month, we went over the advantages of using roll-up summary fields in Salesforce. Roll-up summary fields are a great tool for streamlining your data reports. This time, we’ll cover two solutions on the Salesforce App Exchange … Read More

Hard Truth on Soft Credits

The Hard Truth on Soft Credits

By Rubin Singh I’ve always had a soft spot for soft credits. Soft credits are a truly powerful way to uncover fundraising insights that otherwise go unnoticed. Take this scenario for example–you have a donor who makes a $50 per … Read More

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3 Ways to Maintain Expertise on foundationConnect as a Partner

By roundCorner and Sputnik Moment roundCorner is constantly evolving products like foundationConnect to reflect the needs in the marketplace. With multiple updates each year, such as the recent Winter ‘17 Release, products like foundationConnect are able to stay ahead of … Read More

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foundationConnect Celebrates Growth, New Partnerships at PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference 2017

Los Angeles, Ca. – March 20, 2017 – foundationConnect, a Salesforce-based grants management solution (GMS), celebrates over 25 percent growth in implementations in 2016. As of March 2017, over 100 grant making foundations use the solution that is natively built … Read More

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4 Reasons Why Your Foundation Should Manage Grants with a Whole Organization Solution

By roundCorner and Exponent Partners As foundations expand in size and scope, siloed legacy systems become increasingly ineffective for grants management. Accordingly, we find that more foundations are placing their trust in whole organization platforms to handle their processes around … Read More

Salesforce Roll-Up Solutions

Exploring Roll-Up Solutions, Part 1: Inside Salesforce’s Standard Functionality

By Carlos Gallardo   Why Not Roll-Up? As an admin at your nonprofit or institution, you want to make processes around CRM and fundraising efficient as possible. When you optimize your tools, your organization can achieve quicker access to the … Read More

Advancement Connect Winter '17 Release

Advancement Connect Winter ’17 Release Is Live!

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

NGO Connect Winter '17 Release

NGO Connect Winter ’17 Release Is Live!

By Kenneth Allen and Mike Best Today, roundCorner announces the NGO Connect Winter ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with new features and improvements, so you have the tools to continue to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with … Read More

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foundationConnect Winter ’17 Release Is Live!

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

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What’s Your Constituent’s Mission in Life?

In today’s digital age, nonprofits are held to a higher standard by the constituent, largely as a result of the increasing transparency of this connected world. One thing this world enabled people to do is to fulfill a basic psychological … Read More

Connecting the Dots: rC Clients and The Rise in Giving

At roundCorner, we pride ourselves on the causes we have the privilege to serve. As we kicked off 2017, we took stock of the progress we’ve made over the past several years. We asked ourselves why and how we’ve been able … Read More

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Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Sharif Shaalan

Meet Sharif Shaalan, roundCorner’s Technical Architect Manager, pictured above enjoying Egypt with his daughter. In his six year tenure with roundCorner, Sharif has worn many hats on both the product and services side, acquiring 7 Certifications and earning the title … Read More

User Adoption

Tips for User Adoption

By Stephanie Buckwalter As important as building a system that captures your data in a meaningful way, is ensuring that staff are entering the data. User adoption is often the last hurdle that can significantly affect the outcome of your … Read More

Salesforce vs. SQL

Salesforce vs. SQL Solutions: a Primer

By Gabriel Csanalosi Salesforce is an excellent platform for managing, updating, and reporting data that lives in the cloud. Their ‘No Software’ slogan is a testament of their commitment to making an extensible solution. It requires only a browser to … Read More

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Driving Results With roundCorner’s Event Management

By Mike Best Many of our clients rely on events to drive fundraising throughout the year, often with an auction or gala. While we built NGO Connect and Advancement Connect to focus on fundraising and constituent relationship management, roundCorner recognized … Read More

Millennials for Nonprofit Success

Millennials for Nonprofit Success

Every generation is misunderstood in one way or another. However, few have received as much negative backlash as millennials have. Generation Y is often thought of as narcissistic, lazy and entitled. But simultaneously, they have a desire to make a … Read More

Building a strong and passionate team

Building a Strong and Passionate Team

Nowadays, companies are more than just workplaces where employees come in to do work between 9 and 5. They are communities, families if you will; each with its own unique culture, habits and customs. Here at roundCorner, we shape our … Read More

Happy Holidays From Your Friends at roundCorner

Best wishes for the holiday season and the new year from all of us!

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Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Stephanie Buckwalter

By Stephanie Buckwalter I fell into my first job and my career by chance. In 2007, as a recent college graduate, I thought I knew what I wanted to be. I planned campus events throughout college and was sure that … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from roundCorner!

Thanksgiving is a special time to be thankful for our health, loved ones, and the communities around us. From all of your friends at roundCorner, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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roundData News from The roundCorner Team

By Kendra Carter The roundCorner team is excited to announce an important product upgrade to our archival functionality. We will be releasing this upgrade early December. Current customers know that archiving older data from the Salesforce environment into the roundData … Read More

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Adapting Grant Making for the Changing Role of Outcomes

By Julia Cannon A recent blog post by the Stanford Social Innovation Review talks about how putting grantees at the center of foundations helps provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful. The writer also says that to stay … Read More

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Behind The Scenes at roundCorner: KC Huang

By KC Huang I always liked puzzles and Legos as a kid. Although I never exactly knew what I wanted to do when I would grow up, I did know that if I did something as fun and rewarding as … Read More