Microsoft-based and enterprise-class StratusLIVE software will streamline operations and enhance constituent relationships and fundraising efforts.
StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based fundraising and CRM solutions to nonprofit organizations, announced today the selection of its products by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). In support of their strategic initiatives, NWF will be migrating from legacy systems to the StratusLIVE for Fundraisers platform, which now includes Advanced Marketing Automation and Business Intelligence capabilities. StratusLIVE was selected to increase constituent engagement, improve multichannel marketing effectiveness, enhance fundraising efforts, and streamline operations.
“The protection of wildlife is a mission that requires a constituent-centric focus across our organization,” said National Wildlife Federation Vice President of Philanthropy, Anne Senft. “To continue building a long-term sustainable community on a national scale with global impact, we must go beyond traditional fundraising. Supporters are increasingly motivated for greater involvement with the nonprofits they support. StratusLIVE will empower us to more effectively partner with donors and communicate how their participation with NWF—through donations, memberships, education, conservation, advocacy, and volunteerism—has a direct impact on wildlife.”
According to NWF Vice President of Systems and Technology, Matt Schuttloffel, “When we began our search for new software, we were looking for a single, comprehensive, enterprise-class solution which could replace several older technologies and complicated processes. We knew we wanted software that was easier to use without sacrificing the sophistication, flexibility, and scale we require. We also knew we wanted the latest commercial technology, which is better suited to grow and adapt with our needs.”
“The selection of StratusLIVE was the result of an extensive evaluation of industry-leading competitors,” continued Schuttloffel. “The clean, intuitive nature of StratusLIVE’s product, powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM, immediately stood out. It was important for us to find a platform that was familiar and accessible—to meet the users where they were. What was equally impressive was the roadmap for the future with both StratusLIVE for Fundraisers and the Microsoft platform. We recognized that with StratusLIVE we would benefit from the expertise of a software company with a real-world understanding of our nonprofit business needs and a vision for the future of nonprofit technology.”
Jim Funari, StratusLIVE CEO stated “We are pleased to partner with the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest conservation organization. The best in class business intelligence natively integrated within StratusLIVE for Fundraisers will provide NWF with greatly improved capabilities to connect with their constituents and provide service to their community. We are excited about the opportunity to help NWF advance their mission in ways that were previously unavailable.”
StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is an enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that provides comprehensive fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial processing for donations and pledges, distributions and payouts, campaign management, multi-channel marketing, and advanced analytics. In addition, StratusLIVE for Fundraisers includes event and volunteer management, planned giving, and data enrichment. Web-based portals facilitate online giving, workplace giving campaigns, and member agency support.
Architected as a true cloud-based solution, StratusLIVE software is mobile and social and is available anywhere, anytime, real-time through a browser, Microsoft Outlook®, and mobile devices. StratusLIVE delivers a cost-effective, familiar, and easy to use relationship management solution by leveraging the power of leading commercial platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM®.
StratusLIVE’s Business Intelligence and Data Management platform leverages an advanced data warehouse with extensive business intelligence and superior analytical capabilities for enterprise-wide data. The solution uses modern big data concepts like cloud-based integration services, cubes, and marts for highly targeted segmentation, predictive return on investment forecasting, segment focused metrics, and channel mix analysis.
Built on the modern data warehousing and analytical capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 Enterprise Edition, the software incorporates best practices in analytical services, master data management, data enrichment, and reporting services, including support for PowerView®, PowerQuery®, and PowerPivot® capabilities in Microsoft Excel® 2013. Additionally, the highly advanced functionality is tightly integrated within StratusLIVE for Fundraisers so constituent transactions and interactions are immediately available across the organization.
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About National Wildlife Federation:
Founded in 1936, National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. The organization seeks solutions to reduce the impact of climate change, protects and restores wildlife habitat, and connects kids of all ages with nature. Please visit http://www.nwf.org for more information.
StratusLIVE, LLC is a leading provider of cloud-based fundraising and CRM solutions to nonprofit organizations.
StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is an enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that provides comprehensive fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial processing for donations and pledges, distributions and payouts, campaign management, multichannel marketing, and advanced analytics. In addition, StratusLIVE for Fundraisers includes event and volunteer management, planned giving, and data enrichment. Web-based portals facilitate online giving, workplace giving campaigns, and member agency support.
StratusLIVE is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with multiple offices throughout the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.stratuslive.com.