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Hello CRM friends. I’m happy to announce that Donation Management for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 has been posted to the Dynamics Marketplace! Donation Management is available in English for the US and Canada right now, and we’re gauging interest levels outside North America.
Though this is branded as a “version 1.0”, in fact the solution builds upon our previous work in the not-for-profit space – formerly known as the “Not for Profit Accelerator” or the “Charity Accelerator”. The older NfP Accelerator is in use by museums, charities, and public broadcasting corporations across North America. Where the former accelerator was restricted to CRM Online, this version works across CRM Online, on-premises, and partner-hosted. It’s now available at no charge for customers of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or as part of the on-going $9.99/user/month not-for-profit pricing for CRM Online in the United States. Also, you may remember the Dynamics Marketplace from a blog article in 2010.
This solution was built in collaboration with Microsoft Community Affairs and showcases the flexibility and customizability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. The package re-skins CRM for non-profit organizations to help manage their donation pipeline, memberships, benefits, events, and fundraisers. A future release will also include capabilities to directly track electronic contributions. Also, look for a user guide to ship in the next several weeks – we have the awesome group NPower Seattle lined up to help us craft documentation.
Also, if you know anyone in the charitable space that’s looking for a CRM solution, please point them to http://crm.dynamics.com/ngo first.
Hi Matt, there are several large UK charities already using on-premise Dynamics CRM, and several UK partners delivering great work in the not-for-profit sector. I'm sure a lot of smaller charities would really benefit if this solution was made available worldwide.
This is absolutely fantastic news! Thank you for releasing this skin so quickly!
Hi Matt. I'm evaluating member/donor database alternatives for my employer, a national charity (we're planning on replacing our current system). We really appreciate your team's contribution to the charitable community in developing this solution. The Microsoft solution will be of tremendous value to many organizations and the populations we serve. Thanks again.
Thanks for the positive comments! Neil, we're working on making this more broadly available - couple of small legal issues to take care of but I'm hopeful that we can release in the UK shortly.
In speaking with smaller nonprofits looking for an entry level solution we point them to the NFP accelerator for Dynamics. But for those mid to large market nonprofits looking for Blackbaud or Convio like functionality on the Dynamics platform, then you may want to investigate StratusLIVE, www.stratuslive.com. Our software is the choice of 3 of the top 20 United Way affiliates in the country, one of the largest YMCAs in the US and Community Health Charities. It is a comprehensive fundraising and donor management line of business software available both hosted or on premises and is built on CRM 2011. It has a familiar and consistent user interface delivered via Microsoft Outlook. This encourages ease of training, higher user adoption and quicker time to value. StratusLIVE CRM for Fundraisers is a comprehensive, sophisticated, "best of class", fundraising and donor management software, competitive to anything on the market today. The capabilities of Microsoft's ISVs like StratusLIVE not just in the nonprofit vertical but virtually every other vertical market does, as Greg pointed out, add tremendous value to the many organizations worldwide that we all serve together as partners.
Thanks for the recommendation, Mike. As you can see, the solution we've released is just a taste of what CRM can do for non-profits. It showcases CRM's customizability and flexibility, and for those with expanded or specialized needs, we hope it drives them to explore partner solutions such as yours.
We've heard good things about the previous iterations of this and have also heard about the US release of Donation Management for CRM 2011 in the US from Ross Dembecki and his team. This note is to confirm interest for releasing this to Australia. There are charities in Australia which we are assisting with CRM solutions who would love this option to be available for consideration (on premise).
What currency is the $9.99 in?
Is this offer available in other countries?
Wow! That's a wonderful news!