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The Myth Is True About Us

So all of us data folks live in a world where gift entry is priority and drives so many other tasks and processes in the organization. Well the myth that gift acknowledgement happens 24 hours…


The Reason You Should Upgrade To RENXT

Ok, let me start by saying I know folks from Blackbaud read my stuff so if that's you I would tell you to go ahead and get the link to this article to the person…


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Raiser's Edge Best Practices: Event Record Request Form

Event management, setup and maintenance is a challenge all in itself.  The responsibility of managing RSVP's, venues, contracts and important attendees is enough to drive anyone mad. I know we have been able to eliminate…


What Is Business Intelligence And Is It For Us?

Now I'm sure some or most of you have heard the term Business Intelligence, however the term and technology is relatively new to the nonprofit industry.  Now before you think this blog post is not…


Finally, The Basics How Raiser's Edge and Financial Edge Intergrate

I've worked with the two tools enough that I throw Project ID, T-Code, Fund and Appeal around without thinking others would like to know just what terminology to use when working with the two tools.…


Stop Over Complicating Your Fundraising and Data Coding

As we've worked with dozens of organizations over the years one of the first things I do is go and take a look at their Code Tables.  This truly lets me know where the organization…


Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference: The Power Of Raiser's Edge Reporting

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the power of the standard reporting built into the Raiser's Edge. Even if you don't use Raiser's Edge you can grab some valubale suggestion…


Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference: Raiser's Edge Just What You Can Do With It

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about some of the way you can use Raiser's Edge to power through the challenges your nonprofit is experiencing.


Rebel, what do you think about RENXT?

Fresh off BBCON (I'm on the plan back to Denver now), I have to address this RENXT subject that I keep getting asked. Before BBCON2016, I was always a NO (really a HELL NO) but…


The Best Skill BBCON 2016 Taught You That You Didn't Know

Well, this was an interesting week at BBCON 2016.  There will be a number of blog post from me on my experiences at BBCON (don't worry I grew up a bit this year and you…


Raiser's Edge Events Module Requires To Much Data Entry: Your're Doing It Wrong

I just love when I hear this question in our consulting or trainings we provide! I just recently heard this in our St. Louis, MO training this week and it drove me to write a…


Make Constituency Code A Required Filed

O, you thought I needed to say more.


Gift Processing: Gift In-Kind Is NOT A Fund Type

I've encountered a few organizations that take a "unique approach when it comes to gift processing and correctly coding gifts to support accurate financial reporting. Let's take a look at the basics of gift processing.…


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Rebel Rebelation - Let Me Explain What a Database is And How to Successfully Benefit From it.

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the true reason your Raiser's Edge database should be a mission critical resource for your organization.  


Rebel Rebelation - Staying Organized in the Raiser's Edge is a Priority

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about how using the tools provided in The Raiser's Edge to stay organized will help with executing tasks and processes efficiently and accurately.  


Nonprofit Rebels - Why Earn When You Can Generate?

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about changing your fundraising strategy to a Generate not Earn methodology.  


Nonprofit Rebels - The Donor Retention Strategy You're Forgetting

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, discusses the single most important but most forgotten donor retention strategy.  


Nonprofit Rebels - Why the words Manual and Spreadsheets Are Such Dirty Words

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about how there is so much opportunity when using The Raiser's Edge to eliminate using excel to reach the final result of a report of…


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Rebel Rebelation - What? There are Bugs When Using Technology?

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the bugs that come with the use of technology and how to handle them.  


Nonprofit Rebels - I Challenge You to Generate Revenue Not Earn it

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about how moving your business or organization from an "Earn" model to a "Generate" model with support growth and more dollars coming in the door.…


Rebel Rebelation - Why Are You Working so Hard to Get Paid?

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the opportunities nonprofits have to get money in the door faster by using technology.  


Rebel Rebelation - Embrace The "Bugs" That Come With Using Technology

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the "bugs" that come with software and technology.    


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How Do You Handle Inviting Org Contacts To Events In The Raiser's Edge

Handle Inviting Org Contacts Events the Raisers Edge: Now I understand there are definitely two ways of managing event invites when it comes to an Organization. I know there are those of you who build the…


Rebel's Rebelations: Query Criteria Mistakes

In this Rebel's Rant Rebel Saffold III discusses how the challenges technology professionals have in the #nonprofit industry. Specifically he discusses queries, and how we provide whats requested not what requests have in their pretty…


Spotify or Pandora?

Do you love spending hours listening to music? Besides listening to songs from your playlist, do you love streaming it online? Then it’s time to learn about two major players in the world of digital…


Why SnagIt is the Best Screen Capture Application

Today we discuss why Why SnagIt is the best screen capture application.  Sometimes it’s just easier to capture and show a picture than wasting words on explaining your ideas. Whether you are a teacher, an…


Why Expensify Is A Great Tool For Small Business Owners

When you own a small business, it’s really important to keep a record of every sale, transaction, taxes, salaries and all sorts of expenses. Do you find things are getting lost? Do you find yourself…


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How Making Money is Killing Your Business {VIDEO}

In this video, Rebel Saffold III, CEO of Lebertech, talks about the book How Making Money Is Killing Your Business by Chuck Blakeman. Rebel had to opportunity to meet with Chuck and discuss his book.…


Top 5 Ways Small Business Can Use Evernote

Here we present the Top 5 Ways Small Business Can Use Evernote. When you’re panicking about managing your ever-increasing contact list and don’t know how to prioritize, when your browsing history is not reflecting that amazing…


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Why Manual is a Dirty Word {VIDEO}

In this video, Why Manual is a Dirty Word, Rebel Saffold III discusses the reasons why you should use automation to maintain social media.


The Value Of Technology {VIDEO}

In this Value of Technology video Rebel Saffold III discusses how to make the case to invest in new technologies to move the goals of the business or organization forward to success.  


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Android or Gmail User? You Need To Know About This Google Authenticator

I know over the last few years I've become more and more of an Android user.  I currently rock a Samsung Edge and a iPhone 6 Plus, but my device of choice is my Edge!…


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Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack User Profile Definitions

Below are the user role types standard in the Salesforce Nonprofit Starter pack. Profiles define how users access records, how they see their data, and what they can do within the application.  This document is available…


Wordpress Tutorial: Customizing WordPress {VIDEO}

Customizing WordPress is the first of a series of videos on how to manage a WordPress site. There are a number of other videos that will be posted on the site shortly, including Creating a…


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Managing Class Notes In The Raiser's Edge

Managing Class Notes in The Raiser's Edge for many educational organizations is a priority for keeping up to date on what their constituents or alumni are doing in the world.  I've noticed a pattern while…


End Of Fiscal Year Reporting Tip For Raiser's Edge...

Just a quick tip/suggestion to make end of FY reporting a bit easier for all of us out here in Nonprofit Technology and Raiser's Edge users.


Non-Constituent Records: It's Like Being FRIEND ZONED By A Woman You Want.

Ok, seriously guys we have all been there and ladies you have all done it.  It's life, I get it, but it's just sooooo wrong to do a brotha like that. You know we're interested,…


Battleground: The Raiser's Edge - Opponents: Executive Director vs. Database Manager (2 of 2)

Did you think I would forget talking about my second experience when it came to working with males in managing The Raiser's Edge. BTW, I don't know why I put the Unicorn Image in here,…


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Battleground: Raiser's Edge - Opponents: Executive Director vs. Database Manager (1 of 2)

If this is what your life is like managing The Raiser's Edge this article is for you. The battle of who should be the primary decision maker for how The Raiser's Edge is managed is…


The Raiser's Edge Best Practices: Tables - Code Table Maintenance

Normally when I begin consulting with an organization I take a look around at their data and in most databases your can see the evolution of the organization the same way you can count the…


Raiser's Edge Best Practices: Queries - Favorite Fields

While working in The Raiser's Edge I'm always looking around for something new that I haven't used before that could make my job easier.  Well a few months ago as I'm blazing through building some…


Rebel's Rant: Technology Tool Companies Support "Where Dey At Doe"

I love me some #blackbaud but the reason I have a thriving business is because of their lack of helping people to use their tool. So in this rant I just wanna ask #blackbaud "Where…


How Do You Manage Divorced Records In The Raiser's Edge

So I'm at it in The Raiser's Edge with some global changes again, and I'm creating a Salutation Type of "Couple Informal Salutation" and it's pretty straight forward when it comes to married couples.  However…


Preferred Address Maintenance In The Raiser's Edge

Just a quick note on Address Maintenance.  As I've explained in other blog posts, when I begin consulting with an organization it's a requirement that I spend a minimum of 2 hours performing database consistency processes.…


Raiser's Edge Global Changes You Should Be Running Monthly

So over the last few months I've settled into this business focus of purely on Raiser's Edge consulting. I realized that before I can truly begin to work on new ideas or projects I need…


Technology Tip: Linking Your Dropbox Account With Your Wordpress Website For Backup Storage

If you're a nonprofit that's up and running I'm confident that you've implemented a website as a part of your marketing platform.  In some cases using the Wordpress platform is the right solution for a…


The Transition: eTapestry to Salesforce Step 4

Ok, so your first step is to get all of the data you need out of your existing system.  Which in this case is eTapaestry. When I began working with eTap, I thought it was…


The Transition: eTapestry to Salesforce Step 3

Ok, so I want to be very clear that the process is specifically for nonprofit organizations that are attempting to implement Salesforce.  There are several version of Salesforce based on your industry.  To align Salesforce…


The Transition: eTapestry to Salesforce Step 2

Ok, so I'll begin this with the facts: Never touched the existing eTapestry database I'm transitioning from before. Only had limited access and experience working with eTapestry. Only had limited access and experience working with Salesforce.…


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