Most nonprofit organizations face common challenges when it comes to spreading the word about their ideas, mission, products or services. The most common challenges include a constrained budget; limited staff or resources; and a lack of understanding on how to best utilize marketing and innovative tools and techniques to convey their mission or purpose to constituents, sponsors and supporters. We understand nonprofits are required to do more with much less by leveraging both traditional and non-traditional events and activities.
Surviving in today’s competitive nonprofit world requires the ability to create and execute integrated marketing programs that meet constituents, donors and corporate sponsors’ needs. Bluestone’s solutions leverage market leading Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service Software to tailor and deliver enterprise solutions across the donor lifecycle. We assist organizations through successful technology implementations and transformations. We specialize in delivery solutions across a wide variety of business initiatives by collaborating with our clients, sharing accountability, transferring knowledge, and helping transform the culture to embrace cloud computing and technology innovation.
Salesforce.com “Starter Pack” is a powerful constituent relationship management system. It can be customized and easily integrated with other systems. This platform has been extended to manage donors throughout their life cycle. This robust solution is free for up to 10 licenses for all 501(c)(3) organizations. This flexible, robust system includes the following features:
- Adding and Tracking Donors
- Managing Donor Information
- Prospecting and Proposals
- Payment and Website Integration
- Volunteer Tracking and Event Management
Marketing a nonprofit in today’s environment is more challenging than ever before. If you’re like most nonprofits, you are constantly asking yourself – how can we retain our current donors and sponsors while also attracting new supporters of our mission? How do we sustain our organization for the short- and long- term? And most importantly, how can we better market our mission to a broader base of constituents? Bluestone’s marketing team assist nonprofits with all facets of their marketing programs. From creating the strategic organizational plan to managing and executing the components of the plan, we work closely with nonprofits to ensure their most valuable asset – their brand – is portrayed in the most effective manner possible to raise not only awareness but also the necessary funds required to continue their mission.
WordPress is free web software to create new Websites and Blogs. The Open Source software contains thousands of plugins that enable us to tailor your site to meet your needs and budget. We also extend your solution to the back office by using Open Source tools and databases to manage members, profiles and Ecommerce solutions.
Intacct – Accounting Software
Intacct helps nonprofits such as charities, trade and membership associations, cultural institutions, and faith-based organizations save money, increase revenue, and improve operational / financial management. This solution streamlines the grant, fund, project, and donor accounting process and tightly integrates with Salesforce.com.