11 Donate Now Best Practices from @diosacommunications.com

The always spot on Heather Mansfield, author of Social Media for Social Good, offers up a great list of best practices when building and maintaining your online donations page. Some of them may surprise you! As a Raiser’s Edge consultant, I was especially pleased to see her number 11 on the list. Take a peek at her suggestions, and then see how your Donate Now button measures up! How did you do?

Keeping you on the Leading Edge,

Lessons from LESS: Show your true colors!

Did you know you can make the  Raiser’s Edge or Financial Edge reflect your own personal flair for color? Both systems include a variety of user specific Legends (Tools, User Options, Color, Legends) that let you display different items in different colors. For example, you can make Debits and Credits display in different colors in Financial Edge. Or in Accounts Payable, you can set alternating rows to display in different colors in the Check Register In the Raiser’s Edge, you can make Cash gifts display in green, while Pledges display in red. This option is not only fun, but it’s useful for helping you quickly identify items on a record. And don’t worry, these settings are for your eyes only; you’re not affecting any system settings. It’s all about your viewing pleasure