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Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

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Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

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English


Episodes

SharePoint for Nonprofits pt 1

9/23/2022
Do you have questions about file sharing and collaboration at your nonprofit? Do you use Microsoft 365? If you use Teams to share files with colleagues, you use SharePoint. Have you been confused about SharePoint in the past? Sometimes SharePoint training can be overwhelming. SharePoint can also be over-built and overly complicated for the basic user. In this webinar, we answer your most common questions and walk you through the ways SharePoint makes sharing files easier. Kyle Haines,...

Duration:00:28:48

Nonprofit Development, Meet Accounting pt 2

8/26/2022
Nonprofit organizations often enter and manage key financial data in places other than their accounting system—and require that the data flow into the general ledger. But getting the data from those systems—for managing fundraising, membership, grants, or services—into the accounting system is rarely as straightforward as we would like it to be. In this episode part 2, three of Build’s experts lead a discussion on how nonprofit development and accounting teams can better work together in...

Duration:00:28:26

Nonprofit Development, Meet Accounting pt 1

8/12/2022
Nonprofit organizations often enter and manage key financial data in places other than their accounting system—and require that the data flow into the general ledger. But getting the data from those systems—for managing fundraising, membership, grants, or services—into the accounting system is rarely as straightforward as we would like it to be. In this episode part 1, three of Build’s experts lead a discussion on how nonprofit development and accounting teams can better work together in...

Duration:00:27:32

Change Management: Practical Solutions, Not Just Buzzwords pt 2

7/29/2022
In Part 2 of this presentation, Build’s newest Partner Debbie Cameron presents Change Management: Practical Solutions, Not Just Buzzwords virtually at the 202 Good Tech Fest conference. This accessible explanation of her consulting passion is a timeless exploration of practical steps your organization can implement right now. “Change management” is a discipline with rigorous methodologies but applying it to your organization or technology project is an art. Debbie helps demystify the...

Duration:00:40:49

Change Management: Practical Solutions, Not Just Buzzwords pt 1

7/15/2022
Build’s newest Partner Debbie Cameron presents Change Management: Practical Solutions, Not Just Buzzwords virtually at the 202 Good Tech Fest conference. This accessible explanation of her consulting passion is a timeless exploration of practical steps your organization can implement right now. “Change management” is a discipline with rigorous methodologies but applying it to your organization or technology project is an art. Debbie helps demystify the discipline and walks through practical...

Duration:00:34:56

Selecting Nonprofit Software Pt 2

6/30/2022
In part 2 of this webinar, our experts will lead a discussion of why, to be successful with new software at your organization, technology must come last. In this “Ask the Experts” webinar, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before considering the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. The Questions The experts: David Deal, Kyle Haines, and Peter Mirus, co-founders of Build Consulting.

Duration:00:31:43

Fireside Chat: Change Management in Nonprofit IT Projects

6/27/2022
Guest Debbie Cameron, Build Consultant’s newest Partner, and Build Consulting’s Kyle Haines had an informal discussion on what the upcoming few years will probably bring to the nonprofit IT ecosystem, changes to expect and the value of change management in nonprofit IT projects. Their conversation also touches on the importance of planning for 3-5 years out instead of trying to plan for 10 years out when making a software selection, how best-of-breed models allow greater flexibility to pivot...

Duration:00:13:03

Selecting Nonprofit Software pt 1

6/17/2022
In this webinar, our experts will lead a discussion of why, to be successful with new software at your organization, technology must come last. In this “Ask the Experts” webinar, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before considering the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. The Questions The experts: David Deal, Kyle Haines, and Peter Mirus, co-founders of Build Consulting.

Duration:00:28:34

Improving Nonprofit CRM Data Management Pt 2

6/3/2022
Part 2: Nonprofit organizations collect a lot of donor data in their CRM systems. But what is the quality of that data? And what insights are nonprofits getting from that data to help increase donations? Listen to Build Consulting’s development/fundraising operations and CRM experts, who offer ideas and answer your questions about how to take your donor data management to the next level, originally recorded in 2019. Our experts have served hundreds of nonprofit organizations, assessing...

Duration:00:29:33

Improving Nonprofit CRM Data Management Pt 1

5/20/2022
Nonprofit organizations collect a lot of donor data in their CRM systems. But what is the quality of that data? And what insights are nonprofits getting from that data to help increase donations? Listen to Build Consulting’s development/fundraising operations and CRM experts, who offer ideas and answer your questions about how to take your donor data management to the next level, originally recorded in 2019. Our experts have served hundreds of nonprofit organizations, assessing their needs...

Duration:00:28:56

A Good Nonprofit CRM Database Manager is Hard to Find Pt 2

5/6/2022
In Pt 2, Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus presents an interactive webinar on CRM Database manager characteristics to look for when hiring, how to manage this position, and how to improve in this role at your organization. Finding, developing, and retaining good CRM database managers (including for systems like The Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce) is a constant business challenge for the nonprofit community. This challenge can create problems for donor data management that adversely impacts...

Duration:00:29:01

A Good Nonprofit CRM Database Manager is Hard to Find Pt 1

4/22/2022
In Pt 1, Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus presents an interactive webinar on CRM Database manager characteristics to look for when hiring, how to manage this position, and how to improve in this role at your organization. Finding, developing, and retaining good CRM database managers (including for systems like The Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce) is a constant business challenge for the nonprofit community. This challenge can create problems for donor data management that adversely impacts...

Duration:00:27:10

What Makes Nonprofit Tech Projects Succeed Pt 2

3/31/2022
In Part 2, Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus presents an interactive webinar offering insights from his years of experience as an executive and consultant, and answering participant questions on driving successful technology projects. What you’ll learn: 50% of tech projects that succeed There is a 15-minute Q&A at the end of the webinar addressing specific business cases. Build Consulting’s CIO service provides part-time or interim CIOs to lead strategic technology planning and project...

Duration:00:26:50

What Makes Nonprofit Tech Projects Succeed Pt 1

3/24/2022
In Part 1, Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus presents an interactive webinar offering insights from his years of experience as an executive and consultant, and answering participant questions on driving successful technology projects. What you’ll learn: 50% of tech projects that succeed There is a 15-minute Q&A at the end of the webinar addressing specific business cases. Build Consulting’s CIO service provides part-time or interim CIOs to lead strategic technology planning and project...

Duration:00:28:57

Uniting Your Divided Data Pt 2

3/18/2022
Part 2: More than ever, the data associated with constituents and how they engage with your organization are strategic assets worthy of investments. This webinar covered how to define CRM for your organization, the current state of CRM technology options, common challenges in organizational adoption of CRM, and how to get your organization aligned and excited for the work ahead. Listen to this discussion with Kyle Haines, co-Founder of Build Consulting, and Watt Hamlett, Watt Hamlett...

Duration:00:33:37

Uniting Your Divided Data Pt 1

3/14/2022
Part 1: More than ever, the data associated with constituents and how they engage with your organization are strategic assets worthy of investments. This webinar covered how to define CRM for your organization, the current state of CRM technology options, common challenges in organizational adoption of CRM, and how to get your organization aligned and excited for the work ahead. Listen to this discussion with Kyle Haines, co-Founder of Build Consulting, and Watt Hamlett, Watt Hamlett...

Duration:00:30:26

5 Steps to Create an Information Strategy for Your Organization Pt 2

2/28/2022
Part 2: Are you leaving your information strategy up to chance? To move your nonprofit organization to the next level, you need to create and promote an information strategy that defines how information supports your mission. A good information strategy is defined in 5 important steps: LeadershipoperationsprocessesDatatechnology Presenter Peter Mirus co-founded Build Consulting in 2015, following over 15 years of nonprofit consulting experience in the areas of technology, branding,...

Duration:00:24:44

5 Steps to Create an Information Strategy for Your Organization Pt 1

2/21/2022
Part 1: Are you leaving your information strategy up to chance? To move your nonprofit organization to the next level, you need to create and promote an information strategy that defines how information supports your mission. A good information strategy is defined in 5 important steps: LeadershipoperationsprocessesDatatechnology Presenter Peter Mirus co-founded Build Consulting in 2015, following over 15 years of nonprofit consulting experience in the areas of technology, branding,...

Duration:00:25:48

Ask the Experts: State of the Nonprofit CRM Market Pt 2

2/10/2022
Part 2 covers your questions on how to know if your organization really needs a new CRM, and what CRMs to consider. The competition in the nonprofit CRM market has become increasingly fierce over the past couple of years. The number of viable competitors has increased, and their systems present a wide range of different features for you to consider. This situation has raised many questions from our clients, including: What are the types of CRMs on the market fornonprofits? What are the key...

Duration:00:24:37

Ask the Experts: State of the Nonprofit CRM Market Pt 1

2/3/2022
The competition in the nonprofit CRM market has become increasingly fierce over the past couple of years. The number of viable competitors has increased, and their systems present a wide range of different features for you to consider. This situation has raised many questions from our clients, including: What are the types of CRMs on the market fornonprofits? What are the key differentiators between major CRM products? What are the vendors and CRM systems my organization should know about?...

Duration:00:34:22