Compass Technology Launches Nationwide Channel Partner Program for its Fundraising Software Suite

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Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and independent software vendor Compass Technology (Compass) is expanding its own partner opportunities by launching a channel partner program to distribute its end-to-end fundraising software suite for nonprofits. This suite (Compass CRM™ for Fundraisers, Compass Analytics™ for Fundraisers, and Compass Personalized Marketing™ for Fundraisers) is built on industry-leading Microsoft® tools and technologies and is designed to help nonprofits manage and grow donor relationships, increase fundraising results, and operate more efficiently. Compass is specifically recruiting current Microsoft partners.

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In my experience, the biggest sticking point for these partners has been finding a product offering for their nonprofit customers that truly and efficiently meets the customers' needs and fits the partners' business model. What we offer does both.

Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner and independent software vendor Compass Technology (Compass) is expanding its own partner opportunities by launching a channel partner program to distribute its end-to-end fundraising software suite for nonprofits. This suite (Compass CRM™ for Fundraisers, Compass Analytics™ for Fundraisers, and Compass Personalized Marketing™ for Fundraisers) is built on industry-leading Microsoft® tools and technologies and is designed to help nonprofits manage and grow donor relationships, increase fundraising results, and operate more efficiently. Compass is specifically recruiting current Microsoft partners. Compass Channel Partner Program Manager, Susan Turner is spearheading the outreach and recruitment. Ms. Turner previously managed a group of nonprofit-focused partners for Sage Software's Nonprofit Solutions Division.

Turner explains, "Our goal is to selectively develop an elite group of partners that currently serve the nonprofit sector. These carefully selected partners must know the unique needs of nonprofit organizations and have expertise in fundraising and donor management. We are looking for resellers that know the space, have a true sense of partnership, and want to take our next generation of fundraising software to market." The first partner training and authorization class will be held in Virginia Beach, VA in mid-April.

"The unique component of our partner offering is that for the first time, VARS who service the nonprofit community--particularly with fundraising and donor management software--will have a fully scalable product offering that not only meets customers' needs, but also allows partners to earn generous margins and service dollars for their firm," says Turner. "In my experience, the biggest sticking point for these partners has been finding a product offering for their nonprofit customers that truly and efficiently meets the customers' needs and fits the partners' business model. What we offer does both."

Compass trains partners in sales, consulting, and implementation in order to elevate customer satisfaction and enhance profitability for clients and partners. Each partner has its own Compass Account Manager who assists with all partner needs, sales development, and revenue forecasts. Partners also receive premium support and recommendations from Compass customer service and marketing, thereby advancing partner agreements.

About Susan Turner, Partner Program Manager

In addition to over seven years working with channel partners serving the nonprofit community in the technology space, Turner previously served as a volunteer fundraiser and board member for several Austin, TX nonprofit organizations. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Austin Association of Women in Technology.

About Compass

Compass offers end-to-end solutions for nonprofits built on Microsoft® technology. Compass CRMfor Fundraisers is the only complete fundraising and donor management software running entirely in Outlook and built on the Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 platform. Compass Analyticsfor Fundraisers provides a data warehouse and analysis/reporting tools to transform data into actionable intelligence. Compass Personalized Marketingfor Fundraisers extends Compass CRM's campaign features into a multichannel marketing suite.

Compass is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with offices located in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Nashville, TN; Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA.

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