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Cheri has been working for and with non-profits since 1984. As a fundraiser in charge of Special Gifts at Planned Parenthood/Chicago from 1984 to 1987, Cheri researched, selected and implemented the first fundraising software product used by the organization.
From 1987 to 1993, Cheri worked as an account manager for a national software company. Working exclusively with nonprofits, Cheri developed and delivered training programs, performed data conversions, installed software for new clients, organized and hosted users groups, provided on- and off-site consulting services and provided input into software updates.
In 1993, believing she could more efficiently serve the nonprofit community without the overhead of a larger company, Cheri created what began as CJW Enterprises and was renamed CJW Consulting & Services, Inc. upon its 1999 incorporation.
Cheri has been working for and with nonprofits since 1984.
After several years as a fundraiser at a Chicago nonprofit, Cheri moved on to become an account manager for a national software company, where she developed and delivered software training programs, performed various data-related services, organized and hosted users groups, provided on- and off-site... (continued)
Whatever fundraising software you're organization is using, you need the capability to effectively segment your database to more effectively appeal to your donors. Segmentation has come a long way since we started dividing our data by current donors, lapsed donors and non-donors!
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Sometimes, making the phone calls is the easy part! If your organization finds it a challenge to pull information to be included for use by callers, or your staff is finding it difficult to keep track of the various responses and the associated actions required, download this PDF to learn about best practices and tricks of... (continued)
Wikis can add a lot to an organization's productivity. They are designed to be shared resources so that staff members can collegially work on documents such as grant proposals, newsletters, reports, etc. It's an option that should be considered, particularly if your work involves people from different locations.
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Everyone seems to be jumping on the social media bandwagon. Fundraisers are no exception. However, raising money via social media is something that requires a time commitment, staff resources, and a PLAN. This presentation will give you a better handle on what is involved so that you will be more prepared when you are ready to... (continued)
Finding the right fundraising software solution can be a daunting task. This document will help you ensure that you are taking the right steps to find the best fit for your organization's needs.
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Hiring the person who will be responsible for your data can be a challenge. Some of the best people in these positions possess skills and characteristics that you might not have thought were appropriate for a data management position.
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Every Development office should have a document that can be handed to any new hire along with the words, "Here -- this is how we do things here."
Internal documentation is a "must" that most people seem to feel is a "must to avoid". Yes, this type of document requires a great deal of time to create, but it can be invaluable to... (continued)
Cheryl J. Weissman established CJW Consulting & Services, Inc. (CJW) in 1993 to help nonprofit organizations make the best use of their software resources. Cheryl's 25+ years of experience with fundraising, the not-for-profit community, and its associated software allow CJW to provide high-quality consulting and services at prices designed to fit your... (continued)
All nine parts from IdeaEncore from GrantStation's 2010 Tracks to Success series on grant proposals. Each part outlines an important component of grant proposals, and contains multiple examples from successfully funded grant proposals, along with links to the full proposals.
Components outlined in this guide include the introduction,... (continued)
This article describes the different programs and applications that can be used to create an online events calendar for your organization, including links to examples.
This presentation was delivered at the NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) #11NTC conference 3/17/11. It covers the important contribution to the sector, to our careers, and to our organizations from taking 10 seconds to "like" or share-forward a resource
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This guide will help your organization to use information gathered from program evaluations to both help your program, and financial support for your program.
This groundbreaking book shows nonprofits a new way of operating in our increasingly connected world: a networked approach enabled by social technologies, where connections are leveraged to increase impact in effective ways that drive change for the betterment of our society and... (continued)
Brief article warning against the hazards of free software.
Acquiring software for very little money — or even getting it for free! — can feel great. Yet is that bargain really a bargain? Learn how to assess whether that affordable software package is a great deal or a lemon.
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Highlighting creative ideas for growing your mailing list with no money using social media, events and your website.
Forms to evaluate the effectiveness of your board's fundraising capability and willingness.
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