Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit. But they do things differently: they’re making a business case for sustainability by organizing influential investors. They didn’t have a great way for investors to these folks to share information. We solved that problem by building an online investor portal. It uses Salesforce communities. If you want to know more, …
Percolator’s 2018 Gift Guide
Need some last-minute gift ideas? Here are some smart and thoughtful options offered by our clients. Happy holidays!
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!
Salesforce, Digital Advocacy Platforms, and Non Profits, Oh My!
As a social change organization, making your supporters’ voices heard is an important part of what you do. Since shouts from a soapbox only travel 50 feet, it’s likely that you’re going to need a strategy to amplify their message. Giving out free megaphones might be out of your budget range; you’re going to need …
Discovering your hidden engagement pyramid
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. Even if you couldn't attend, we hope you'll benefit from these resources, too. Engage!
The Importance of a Thorough Discovery Process
A discovery process is where your consultants spend time digging into how your systems currently work as well as your needs and ambitions for your new system. Discovery usually includes staff and/or other stakeholder interviews, technical research, and the formulation of an architectural approach and implementation budget.
Six Technology Policies and Processes Every Nonprofit Needs
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. They will help you clarify your organization's approach to tech, set expectations for staff, and handle staff growth and turnover.
New Case Study: Washington Environmental Council
Did you know? Our Principal, Karen Uffelman, once went on a 6-week climbing trip. We love the outdoors and are grateful to those who care for it. Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and it’s sister organization Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) work to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all. We were thrilled to help them …
What happened at Dreamforce 17
At Dreamforce 2017 last week, Percolator enjoyed time with clients, celebrating women in tech, and learning these tips for admins and engagement superstars!
Endorsers: Your Powerful Base
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.
Followers: The Start of Something Big
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.
Percolator at NTC 2017
We were at NTC 2017 last month, were you? Team Percolator gave two presentations about Salesforce integrations that engage...and won some pool.
Observers: Your Future Champions
Every single one of your supporters, from your petition signers to the chair of your board, started as an Observer, the bottom level of your engagement pyramid. Do you have a strategy to engage your Observers?
A Beautiful Custom Volunteer Platform
Speaking of lovely integrations (because aren’t we always?), here’s a story about a custom volunteer management platform we launched last year for the Washington Trails Association (WTA).
Organizing Opportunities in the Trump Era
If President Trump keeps even a fraction of the promises made by Candidate Trump, an unprecedented number of people in our country will suffer immediate and serious consequences. If your organization works on any of the many issues under threat, this is a golden organizing opportunity that you cannot afford to ignore.