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How to review your CRM System

Now you are back in the swing of things, the January blues have faded and you are looking forward to your new goals for 2015, it is the perfect time to think about checking that your CRM system is in good shape to help you achieve your targets.

CRM systems need love, care and attention, if you are going to get the best from them and keep them accurate. This is essential to make it easy for all your staff to use, update and understand the data.

databasecartoonWhen I visit charities as part of my consultancy work I often find that their CRM systems are organic beasts.  With changes in staff or business processes or sometimes both, over time, what used to be a lean and relevant system with clear procedures has become increasingly a long winded process that doesn’t easily meet the needs of the organisation’s current objectives.


Software Donations from the Charity Technology Trust (CTT)

Through this programme, eligible UK-based charities are able to request donated technology products from Partners such as Microsoft, Symantec and Cisco.

The products include operating system software and server software, security software and hardware products such as switches, routers, wireless equipment and firewalls.

CTT and TechSoup are actively working to further expand the programme to include donations from other leading corporate technology donors.

Charities are required to pay a small Administrative Fee to cover the costs of the programme. Whilst the administrative fees vary, charities will still make savings of between 92-96% on typical retail prices.

via About CTX | Charity Technology Exchange CTX.

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Eduserv extends Adobe discount to all charities

Eduserv has reached an agreement with Adobe to offer its software products to charities with discounts of up to 40 per cent.The Eduserv Adobe CLP agreement lasts until 24 July 2013 and offers UK registered charities perpetual licenses and maintenance for Adobe products including Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop.

via Eduserv extends Adobe discount to all charities – Civil Society – IT – News – providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits.


Help your favorite nonprofit get a software donation

Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it.While we currently provide software donations to over 40,000 nonprofits each year, we’re just getting started and we need your help.

via Help your favorite nonprofit get a software donation – Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs.