Tips, Opinions & Notes from our Team

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

Borrow & Match

by Sarah Francis | July 16, 2016

Think about borrowing that is my best online fundraising advice. Heres what I mean: watch what the major nonprofits or large political campaigns are doing and test a similar version with your audience.


Advocacy and Election Resources for Nonprofits

by Barbara Christensen | June 15, 2016

For those of you who are up to your eyebrows in legislative advocacy, the elections will have a big impact on your chances to improve policy.


Essentials 5, Part 2: Evaluating Salesforce Intergrations for Nonprofits

by Chris McCullough | June 14, 2016

In a previous post, we talked about the qualities we look for in a good Salesforce integration: reliability, transparency, configurability, well-supported, and playing well with NPSP.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

Get Them to Open it

by Sarah Francis | May 25, 2016

Lets say you have a great email broadcast program and well-cultivated email, now what? How do you get people to continue to open your emails? How do you get people to take action?

Engagement Strategy, Fundraising

Zombie Prevention!

by Karen Uffelman | May 25, 2016

Managing your email program is a big job. You have to pick the right database and email broadcasting platforms, and you need to be able to wield them well.

CRM, Engagement Strategy

The quest: broadcast email & salesforce

by Chris McCullough | May 19, 2016

I have a (possibly unhealthy) obsession with broadcast email platforms that integrate with Salesforce. Im always searching for the email holy grail the right balance of power, usability, and reliability.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

5 Essential Quantities of Great Salesforce Integration (Part 1)

by Matthew Scholtz | May 17, 2016

The vast ecosystem of 3rd-party integrations is one of the big reasons so many nonprofits use Salesforce.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

18 months working with Greenpeace

by Karen Uffelman | April 29, 2016

Last month we wrapped up an 18-month project with Greenpeace offices globally and Greenpeaces Mobilisation Lab, collaborating on curriculum for organizing in the digital age.

Where We'll be at NTC

by Barbara Christensen | March 22, 2016

Are you going to NTENs annual conference for all things nonprofit tech this week? So are we!

Percolator Love

NPSP 3 Keeps Washington Hiking

by Karen Uffelman | January 27, 2016

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is one of our favorite clients. While they are busy protecting hiking trails and wildlands and promoting hiking in Washington State, they are equally busy making sure their systems supporting that work are top-notch.

CRM, Salesforce

Always Go Up: Upgrade Month

by Barbara Christensen | January 16, 2016

When hiking the myriad trails around Bellingham every weekend, I have a wanderers mentality. I often dont plan a specific route beyond basic safety, but follow the path that seems most interesting when it appears.

CRM, Salesforce

We're Thankful for Clients like Sacred Heart Community Service

by Karen Uffelman | November 24, 2015

Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose is working to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and action. The organization provides essential services, works to improve lives, advocates for justice, and inspires their community to love, serve, and share.

Percolator Love