New Duplicate Checking in Version 7.92 of The Raiser’s Edge

With the release of version 7.92 of The Raiser’s Edge a new algorithm is incorporated to enhance the prevention of duplicates.  In this post I will take you through some scenarios to illustrate the benefits of the new duplicate checking.  These scenarios are: 1. Carrying out a standard search through the Constituent Search screen with name… Read more »


CRM Platforms vs Products

With the emergence of more open technologies, web-based applications, and SOA architecture, I have seen an increasing number of charities who are looking to implement CRM platform solutions as opposed to CRM products which may provide more functionality ‘out of the box’. What’s the difference between a CRM platform and a product? A question which… Read more »


How much technology is too much?

I always thought that I would know when I was getting old by my lack of understanding of the current popular music (which happened awhile ago), but I now feel that technology will be the barometer. There are websites and features and tools, that I struggle to understand what they do and how they impact… Read more »

Fund-raising the game. Christopher Goodhart believes the route to more successful fundraising comes through thinking laterally & testing new channels

As the Arts Council cuts begin to take effect, and with budgets under continuing pressure from all quarters, there is a pressing need for arts organisations to re-evaluate their existing fundraising activity and seek out different and additional revenue streams. There continues to be a reliance on the traditional three-legged stool of core funding: central… Read more »