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Cloud ERP Helps Food Banks Manage the Monumental Task of Feeding the Needy

By integrating NetSuite with an industry-specific software bundle, food banks can expand their reach, reduce food waste and meet reporting requirements without adding new resources.

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Why Growing Community Foundations Leverage NetSuite and Salesforce

For community foundation companies, accounting and reporting transactions can take time but can be made simpler by bringing technology solutions onto a single platform. By adopting NetSuite and Salesforce, community foundations can more easily manage complex gifts, innovate, scale and more efficiently serve the causes they support.

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New Study: Connecting Dollars to Outcomes in Nonprofits

How do nonprofits measure impact when attempting to solve complicated issues that are influenced by civic, individual and corporate behavior beyond their organizations' control? In the last decade, watchdog agencies have introduced new metrics—some of them controversial—for nonprofit effectiveness.

One of these is Outcomes Measurement which encourages nonprofits to shift their focus from what they are doing to how they have impacted change. To unpack this topic, NetSuite approached 353 nonprofit executives to explore if and how they evaluate mission effectiveness, use logic models and correlate programs to financial metrics for dollars-to-outcomes transparency.

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Metrics for Mission Impact

With changing donor expectations, the demand for accountability in nonprofits is increasing rapidly. Now more than ever, nonprofits must be able to truthfully report the revenue-to-program delivery chain, as they walk a tightrope to justify overhead expenditures as an integral component of mission fulfillment.

Using advice from sector thought leaders and examples from NetSuite's nonprofit customers, this ebook will explore the metrics needed to ensure that your organization is financially healthy, spending dollars wisely, delivering successful programs and creating mission impact in an efficient manner.

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The Holy Grail: Integrating Finance and Fundraising

It's an age old question—what is the best way to integrate Fundraising and Accounting systems? The two functions require markedly different technology solutions because the people—fundraisers and finance—live in completely different worlds. This business guide is designed to assist those responsible for fundraising operations who want to find a better way. Download now to learn how to:

  • Define the differences in fundraising and finance software.
  • Recognize the importance of the nonprofit transaction.
  • Identify the building blocks of a successful integration.
  • Evaluate if you need an “all in one” or an “as if one” solution.
  • Understand the power of NetSuite Nonprofit SuiteSuccess to bridge the teams together.

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Shining a Light on the Clouds: Finding a True Cloud Solution

The Cloud continues to hang over the business computing landscape like, well, a cloud. Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS—all of it makes for a confusing alphabet soup for even the most experienced industry observers and IT pros.

And, as longstanding technology firms look for ways to get into the market and new entrants emerge, creating new terminology, claiming firsts and generally obfuscating the entire landscape, it only promises to get more confusing for technology buyers seeking a cost effective, scalable and agile solution for their needs. This paper serves to provide some clarity around the different flavors of cloud and a detailed explanation of why multi-tenant SaaS offers the greatest combination of value, agility and scalability.

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Research Report - Agile ERP: Continuous Improvements for Nonprofits Through Rapid, Incremental Implementations and Value Realization

Making the move to cloud ERP is mission critical, but contrary to traditional belief—implementation does not need to be an all or nothing approach. The critical goal for a nonprofit is having a system that is usable, executing properly and creating tangible value for the organization. You need a proven solution that can be deployed quickly, predictably and affordably, to set you up for growth and success. ChainLink Research dives deep into how an agile, phased approach to ERP implementations can bring tremendous benefits.

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Social Impact, Accelerated: How Your Nonprofit's Back Office Can Change the World

Every donor today wants to be told that 100 percent of their donation is being used directly for their desired cause—that more children are being fed, or that more diseases are being cured. Rarely are constituents interested in hearing that their dollars have been put toward an organization's infrastructure. Yet in reality, back office infrastructure is mission critical. Download this Ebook to learn how nonprofits are engaging NetSuite's technology, strategic vision and partnerships to break this starvation cycle and accelerate their mission.

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Finance Pros Share Tips for Navigating the End-of-Year Fundraising Season

The end of the calendar year is often an incredibly busy time for nonprofits. While most literature focuses on how to bring more money in the door, NetSuite wanted to highlight how finance and accounting pros prepare for and handle the busy end-of-year fundraising season. Download this business guide to hear how CFOs, controllers and bookkeepers of leading nonprofits (also NetSuite customers) keep up with the active nature of the season.

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Accounting For Your Mission

Nonprofits operate in a world of significant complexity, limited resources, and software solutions that were built for a different time. With increasing expectations to accurately measure outcomes, and massive change in nonprofit business models, these organizations can no longer afford to use obsolete technologies that can't provide real-time visibility and insight into their operations and mission. Download this new business guide to learn how nonprofits are engaging modern technology to move beyond the limitations of QuickBooks and fuel their mission.

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Escaping The Nonprofit Technology Trap

Often times, nonprofits are so focused on their mission that internal needs fall to the wayside. Despite these daily frustrations, nonprofits make do or go without—worried that an investment in technology will eat into funding that might otherwise be spent on delivering critical programs and services. As a result, employees forced to use these outdated technologies feel hampered or undermined in their efforts to make the world a better place.

The solution? A cloud based system that is both affordable and easy to deploy. Download this new business guide to gain an insightful look into how cloud technology can offer your organization:

  • Anywhere, anytime access for a remote workforce.
  • A unified view of the organization.
  • Greater financial oversight and transparency.
  • Closer engagement with supporters.
  • A foundation for new digital initiatives.

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The Elephant in the Nonprofit Boardroom: How to Bring Your Development and Finance Teams Together in Harmony

Nonprofit finance and development teams each bring a unique perspective to an organization’s finances: not right, not wrong, but certainly different. Disparate fundraising strategies and accounting regulations can lead to conflicting reports that threaten an organization’s long-term sustainability. “The Elephant in the Nonprofit Boardroom” explores the common mismatches between finance and development strategies and comments on the role that technology plays in supporting a strategy of transparency, impact and stewardship.

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Workbooks: Should Your Organization Consider the Cloud and Implementing A Cloud Solution

Should Your Organization Consider the Cloud is a series of nine easy-to-understand worksheets that help you define your costs, security and functional priorities. We'll also help you identify if the Cloud is a good cultural fit for your organization, if your existing technology will complement the Cloud, and if it would be a worthwhile investment to make the switch.

Implementing A Cloud Solution will help you define and plan your cloud-based software solution. We'll help you identify your organizations readiness for the cloud, training requirements, data migration strategy and more. You'll finish the workbook with a completed plan to implement your Cloud-based software solution.

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The Limits of QuickBooks

Download this business guide to uncover the four critical issues nonprofit organizations face when reaching the limits of QuickBooks.

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