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Major Differences Between Business Analytics and Business Intelligence

Business analytics is a blend of technology and business that takes a data-driven approach, using data modeling and statistics to develop new business insights. It can be defined as software or business systems that make decisions for organizations by carefully analyzing relevant metrics. Simply put, it is the data-driven tools companies use to gain insight into past business performance to make the right decisions in the future.

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5 Major Reasons Why You NEED a Customer Portal in 2020

5 Major Reasons Why You NEED a Customer Portal in 2020

No matter what product you’re selling, customers will have questions and they’ll expect you to provide answers. It sounds easy enough to do, except customer expectations are shifting and are much higher than they used to be. You might think you’re going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service, but to your customers you’re barely doing enough.

In today’s world, it doesn’t take much to find answers when a Google search takes milliseconds. Customers don’t want to be put on hold anymore. They want newer, faster methods for finding solutions, and one way to make that happen is through a customer portal.

A customer portal is a great way to connect your support team with customers to send important information and resolve issues faster. Portals also help your business gain more trust and loyalty among users. If you’re not familiar then let’s take a look at what a customer portal is and how it can benefit you.

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How to Run Your Nonprofit Budget Like a Pro

How to Run Your Nonprofit Budget Like a Pro

There’s never an easy day when running a nonprofit. Even when you think all your problems are solved, something else pops up to set you back. These setbacks often arise from budgeting errors, a shortage of funds, or a lack of overall program effectiveness. A majority of nonprofits struggle with these issues, but it doesn’t mean you have to. There are ways to avoid going down that path and that starts with budgeting correctly.

Here are some quick tips on how you can budget for your nonprofit like a pro to better prepare for the future and avoid hitting a major setback.

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Top 5 Mobile Trends to Boost Fundraising

Top 5 Mobile Trends to Boost Fundraising

If your nonprofit hasn’t started reaching out to mobile users, you’re missing out. Everything is accessible on mobile devices nowadays, including donations. 

The reason you should be advocating to mobile users sooner rather than later is because both Millennials and Gen Z will be the demographic you cater to in the coming years. Not only do they spend a lot of time on their phones, but other generations are starting to as well. So if your nonprofit wants their attention, you need to move to platforms that attract wider audiences. 

Here are some mobile trends your nonprofit needs to get on right away to turn heads in your mission’s direction. 

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Nonprofit Staff Development: 5 Effective Best Practices

Nonprofit Staff Development: 5 Effective Best Practices

Professional development can be complicated, especially within the nonprofit sector. While you’re struggling to meet your budget and serve as many people as you can, even the most experienced staff is falling behind as new techniques and technology burst onto the scene – techniques and technology that could save you money and make mission delivery more effective.

Then there’s the newbies to nonprofits – whether they’re right out of college or transitioning from a business career. These individuals need help ramping up your mission, understanding their role, and how they can make an impact in the nonprofit sector.

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Why Cloud Accounting is Perfect for Your Business

Why Cloud Accounting is Perfect for Your Business

On a daily basis, we use cloud technology in our personal lives to store photos, back up data, and socialize through platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Cloud technology has transformed the way we run our lives and has given us more mobility, security, and storage.

While we use cloud technology in our personal lives, it rarely reaches over into our business operations, especially for accounting purposes. For many organizations it’s not uncommon to do a majority of your accounting from one server, which severely cuts back on your functionality and versatility. If you want more freedom with your accounting, you should be looking at how cloud accounting can benefit your business.

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a CRM Now

Why Your Nonprofit Needs a CRM Now

Nonprofits talk all the time about the importance of having CRM software, but is it really necessary? The short answer is yes. However, since costs are always a concern for nonprofits, you should know why a CRM is essential. For starters, it’s going to save you a lot of time and stress and help expand your mission. So let’s take a look at what a CRM is and how it’ll benefit your organization in the long run.

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Why eSignatures are More Important Than You Think

Signing documents has always been an essential part of business. The process of obtaining a signature, however, can be time-consuming and disruptive to your workflow. You have to mail out the document then wait for it to be returned which could take weeks. In today’s world, there has to be a better solution. 

Electronic signatures, or eSignatures, have been around for some time now. Instead of signing a document in person, eSignatures make it so you can sign them online. While some believe eSignatures aren’t as valuable as a physical signature, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s look at why you should switch if you haven’t already.

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Nonprofit Collaborations: Why You Need to Start

Collaborating alongside another nonprofit certainly has its pros and cons. The upside is that it can grow your mission and tackle issues you weren’t able to resolve on your own. The downside? You’re working with another nonprofit that has its own agenda. You might not see eye to eye on everything, which can create tension at times, so it’s important you stay on the same page to avoid any friction.

Despite the differences you might have, collaborating with another nonprofit is one of the best decisions your organization can make. The benefits far outweigh the cons. If you’re considering partnering with another nonprofit, here are some of the benefits you should think about.

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Best Online Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus

Best Online Fundraising Strategies During the Coronavirus

With social distancing measures in place and people quarantined in their homes, fundraising couldn’t be any more difficult than it is right now. Just about every nonprofit has had to postpone or cancel an event. Before you scrap your next event, however, you should know there are a lot of nonprofits actually surpassing their fundraising goals lately. How? They are reaching out to donors online and explaining how crucial their mission is at this time. Here are just some of the strategies those nonprofits are using to increase their donations during the Coronavirus that you can use as well.

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