Tips, Opinions & Notes from our Team

Distilling our knowledge, experiences, and resources on a wide range of digital, technical, nonprofit, and advocacy topics.

Beautiful New Bookstore at CAC

by Kellen Johnson | April 18, 2019

The Center for Action and Contemplations new store is up and running! You can browse and buy a book.

Percolator Love

Read About our Work with Ceres

by Kellen Johnson | January 1, 2019

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit. But they do things differently: theyre making a business case for sustainability by organizing influential investors.

Best Practices

Goodbye, Chris

by Barbara Christensen | December 13, 2018

This month we say goodbye to one of our founders, Chris McCullough, who is leaving us for new adventures. Chris played a major role in building Percolator, and we will miss him mightily! We asked Chris about these past six years... and his 28 jobs!

Percolator Love

Percolator's 2018 Gift Guide

by Karen Uffelman | December 13, 2018

Need some last-minute gift ideas? Here are some smart and thoughtful options offered by our clients.

Percolator Love

Salesforce, Digital Advocacy Platforms, and Nonprofits, Oh My!

by Kellen Johnson | August 8, 2018

As a social change organization, making your supporters voices heard is an important part of what you do.

Advocacy, Engagement Strategy, Salesforce

Discovering Your Hidden Engagement Pyramid

by Barbara Christensen | June 11, 2018

This week, Barbara presented at The Digital Nonprofit conference in Vancouver, BC. She took the room on a journey into the wilds of creating an engagement strategy.

Advocacy, Best Practices, Engagement Strategy, Fundraising

The Importance of a Thorough Discovery Process

by Karen Uffelman | April 18, 2018

At Percolator, we work with nonprofits, and nonprofits have limited budgets.

Best Practices, CRM

Six Technology Policies and Processes Every Nonprofit Needs

by Barbara Christensen | April 5, 2018

Too often nonprofits manage technology from one emergency to the next, on a tiny budget, so technology policies may never cross their minds. But written technology policies are worth it.

New Case Study: Washington Environmental Council

by Kellen Johnson | November 17, 2017

We love the outdoors and are grateful to those who care for it.

Percolator Love

What Happened at Dreamforce 17

by Barbara Christensen | November 14, 2017

At Dreamforce 2017 last week, Percolator enjoyed time with clients, celebrating women in tech, and learning these tips for admins and engagement superstars!

CRM, Percolator Love, Salesforce

Endorsers: Your Powerful Base

by Karen Uffelman | August 31, 2017

Your message resonated, they say they agree! On your engagement pyramid, they are level 2, Endorsers. Learn how convert them in our latest DIY engagement strategy installment.

Advocacy, CRM, Engagement Strategy, Fundraising

Followers: The Start of Something Big

by Barbara Christensen | May 23, 2017

When your observers stop watching your work from the sidelines and officially opt in to your movement, they become followers. Here's how to convert, measure, and engage them.

CRM, Engagement Strategy