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Altus Dynamics Donor Engage To Improve Fundraising And Combat Homelessness In Victoria, British Columbia

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Jan 16, 2015 11:05:00 AM

victoria-cool-aidThe Victoria Cool Aid Society is a registered non-profit charity determined, with their partners, to end homelessness in the Capital Region of Victoria, British Columbia. For decades Cool Aid has worked to provide support services and housing for homeless and vulnerable members of the community. Currently they have a plan to develop over 360 apartments for people in need of a home, providing long term community benefit and reducing the financial burden on government.

As the Society continued to grow, they came to the realization that their current donation management software, Sage Fundraising 50, failed to provide the advanced functionality they needed to grow their donation base.Roberts, Manager of Finance at Victoria Cool Aid Society. “It had to meet our expected needs, while also providing tools such as social media monitoring and future integration to our ERP system. Donor Engage and the Dynamics CRM platform provides that.”

Selecting a donation management solution based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM will offer The Victoria Cool Aid Society powerful constituent management and reporting capabilities. They will also benefit from new tools such as marketing campaigns and social listening, which combined with Donor Engage will deliver the capabilities they need to grow their fundraising.

The selection of Donor Engage was also strategically aligned with our wider use of Microsoft products,” says Roberts. “Our financial management runs on Dynamics GP, so with the purchase of Dynamics CRM we are building and strengthening our Microsoft product suite and facilitating better system integration.”

The Altus Dynamics Donor Engage implementation will start this January and has a scheduled go-live date of March 2015.

About Victoria Cool Aid Society

The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. We create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. We make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year, at 14 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich. The Society’s major new campaign is “Help End Homelessness”, to build an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes

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This Post Was Written By Melissa Alvares
Melissa truly believes that technology can change the world for the better, and loves that she gets to see that in action every day at Sparkrock. She’s been involved in building computer labs and teaching technology skills in rural Rwanda and Uganda, and locally is a regular volunteer at the Daily Bread Food Bank and mentoring new immigrants through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)