StratusLIVE Introduces Latest Version of Online Workplace Giving Software

The new cloud-based Workplace Giving Portal enhances StratusLIVE’s mobile, social CRM software, leveraging Microsoft Dynamics across large enterprise organizations.

Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) May 08, 2014

StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based fundraising and social CRM solutions to nonprofit organizations, has announced the latest release of StratusLIVE’s online workplace giving software. A breakthrough in cloud-based workplace giving campaigns, the Workplace Giving Portal allows donors to make contributions from virtually any device, including smartphones and tablets, while delivering elegant, content rich, and engaging fundraising campaigns to donors.

The Workplace Giving Portal includes complete integration with StratusLIVE for Fundraisers, providing efficiency and accuracy for workplace campaign coordinators and enabling a real-time 360-degree view of campaign progress. The new “shopping cart” style experience makes giving fast and easy and adds the ability for donors to create multiple types of gifts and pledges in a single transaction.

“The Workplace Giving Portal is yet another example of how StratusLIVE solutions continue to break barriers and improve how we engage the workplaces and donors we serve,” said United Way of South Hampton Roads Chief Operating Officer Bill Reid. “The responsive web design offers an exceptional modern, intuitive user experience for donors. In addition, the full integration with StratusLIVE for Fundraisers means significant performance gains when setting up and managing sites, as well as back office tasks such as processing, payouts, distributions, acknowledgements, and reporting. It’s a large step forward to provide such a great giving experience to donors - improving real-time campaign monitoring, increasing accuracy, saving time and saving money.”

Designed to deliver the flexibility and innovative features that clients have come to expect from StratusLIVE, the Workplace Giving Portal makes it possible for employees to review previous gift history, make new online gifts and pledges, view personalized content, manage designations, and update personal contact information. Employers who utilize the Workplace Giving Portal will find that its state-of-the-art content management tools will save time for campaign coordinators while improving overall donor experiences.

“Our clients asked for a modern, responsive user interface capable of running on all widely available devices for their workplace giving campaigns,” said StratusLIVE CEO Jim Funari. “They want the ability to personalize content and deploy new sites directly from their StratusLIVE for Fundraisers environment with full integration including campaign activities.”

The new and enhanced features of the latest StratusLIVE Workplace Giving Portal include:

Mobile-ready, responsive design

The newest iteration of StratusLIVE’s Workplace Giving Portal allows donors to make contributions from virtually any device, including smartphones and tablets.

Through the integration of a responsive design framework, which includes Bootstrap theme support, campaign administrators can now easily customize each workplace giving portal with the look and feel they desire, while allowing each site to efficiently scale to multiple devices and browsers.

Full StratusLIVE CRM integration

Extensive integration with StratusLIVE for Fundraisers provides the basis for many of the enhanced features in the newest Workplace Giving Portal.

•Pushbutton deployment of new workplace giving sites - New workplace fundraising campaigns can be provisioned out of StratusLIVE for Fundraisers by simply entering a few setting options and clicking the “deploy” button.

•Advanced contact matching - Transactions, giving history, and donor demographic information can flow directly to and from StratusLIVE for Fundraisers, allowing for precise contact matching. By automatically recognizing existing donors, the portal can present them with previous year giving history for quick gift renewal or changes according to the donor’s interest.

•Campaign monitoring - As donors make pledges, the Campaign Dashboard provides real-time monitoring of progress toward contribution and participation goals, as well as response curve rates, internal vs. external designations, donors per recognition level, donors per affinity group, and more. All of these data points captured by our constituent relationship management software.

Custom payment methods

Workplace giving administrators now have the ability to create, define, and customize any number of payment methods to meet the unique requirements of donor organizations.

The five standard payment methods delivered out of the box (payroll deduction, check, credit card, direct bill, and paid time off) can be customized to meet specific organization and client business rules. Additional payment types can be added, substituted, or disabled.

Multiple Payment Types in a Single Transaction

One of the most requested features for the latest release is the ability for donors to select multiple types of gifts and pledges in a single transaction through the giving wizard, much like an e-commerce shopping cart experience. For example, if a workplace donor wants to make a pledge by payroll deduction, contribute 20 hours of paid time off, and include a one-time gift by credit card, they may now do so all at the same time. In addition to simplifying the giving process, this allows constituents to see the total of all gifts and also understand how the giving totals can be reflected in affinity groups, step up plans, and recognition levels.

StratusLIVE’s product suite brings everything together into one consistent, integrated architecture. The new Workplace Giving Portal extends this single platform approach directly into workplace giving campaigns. The result is an enterprise-class, fully integrated solution available anytime, anywhere to serve even the largest of nonprofits and the companies that support their efforts.

About StratusLIVE for Fundraisers

StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is an enterprise-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that provides comprehensive fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial processing for donations and pledges, distributions and payouts, campaign management, multichannel marketing, and advanced business analytics. In addition, StratusLIVE for Fundraisers includes event and volunteer management, planned giving, and data enrichment. Web-based portals facilitate online giving, workplace giving campaigns, and member agency support. StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is built as a product-based solution on the commercial Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform.

About StratusLIVE

StratusLIVE, LLC is a leading provider of cloud-based fundraising and CRM solutions to nonprofit organizations. StratusLIVE is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with multiple offices throughout the United States. For more information about StratusLIVE, please visit http://www.stratuslive.com.


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