United Way of South Hampton Roads Selects StratusLIVE for Fundraisers as Fundraising and Donor Management Solution

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Comprehensive solution is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform, delivered in Microsoft Outlook or a Web browser and includes campaign management, pledge and gift processing, major gift prospecting, event management, designation processing, instant acknowledgement and constituent self-service.

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We recognize the need to develop deeper relationships with our contributors, resulting in a better understanding of what motivates the individual to give

The United Way of South Hampton Roads, http://www.unitedwayshr.org , has selected StratusLIVE for Fundraisers, a donor management and fundraising software solution from StratusLIVE, LLC (http://www.stratuslive.com), as their fundraising platform for the future.

"We recognize the need to develop deeper relationships with our contributors, resulting in a better understanding of what motivates the individual to give," said Mike Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, of the United Way of South Hampton Roads. "However, these deeper relationships require a greater frequency of contact through more customized communications. To accomplish this we needed a fundraising and donor management system capable of capturing all constituent profile information, constituent interactions across all channels of communication, and each related constituent transaction with the organization, regardless of the type. After a thorough and detailed selection process, we chose StratusLIVE for Fundraisers as our next generation fundraising and donor management system."

"We're thrilled to have the United Way of South Hampton Roads as a StratusLIVE customer," says Jim Funari, Chief Executive Officer of StratusLIVE. "They have been leaders in the community for many years and our objective is to assist them in reaching their ambitious goals for serving the needs of South Hampton Roads."

According to Bill Reid, Chief Operating Officer of United Way of South Hampton Roads, "Our goal was to find a fully integrated solution for constituent support and campaign management. StratusLIVE for Fundraisers was the only system we found that provided a constituent relationship management system with all of the advantages of a Microsoft platform. Because it is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform and delivered in Outlook, no other fundraising and donor management software we saw could match its ease of use, low cost of ownership and the security of a long-term commitment to technical innovation and vendor stability. This product combines the benefits of a true CRM with a pledge processing system designed specifically for United Way, to create a comprehensive solution that we have found to be best in class.It includes, on-line giving, event management, designation processing, instant acknowledgment and constituent self-service."

Said Angela Kellam, Vice President of Development, "StratusLIVE provides a multi-faceted software solution along with extensive technical expertise, to insure that our team will have the tools needed to hit the ground running. The 35 years of experience of the StratusLIVE team is the differentiating factor. They have a great track record in both the relational approach to constituent management and the use of data to support strong relationships. Because of this combination, the return on our investment will be immediate."

About the United Way of South Hampton Roads
United Way is a leading community organization, focused on what matters - lasting change. Over 70 local human service organizations rely on United Way funding. The United Way of South Hampton Roads is known and trusted for its low operating budget so that the most contributed funds go towards measurable programs that improve the lives of local people. For more information, or to make a donation, go to: http://www.unitedwayshr.org.

About StratusLIVE, LLC
StratusLIVE, LLC is a leader in both on-demand and on-premise donor management and fundraising software solutions for the nonprofit industry. StratusLIVE for Fundraisers is built on the latest Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 CRM platform and delivered in the familiar Microsoft Outlook and Web browser interfaces. The product provides ease of use, familiarity and flexibility - all backed by the over 35 years of collective nonprofit experience, of the company's leadership. Fundraising-based nonprofits can now leverage their existing IT investments with the latest in technical innovation from Microsoft. The result is a cost-effective, familiar and easy to use donor management solution, which ensures a low-risk investment for any nonprofit. For more information please visit: http://www.stratuslive.com

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