What’s in a Name? Defining Donors, Members and Subscribers

July 1, 2015





By now we all know that you say tomato and I say to-mah-to, and we’ve agreed to disagree over potatoes and po-tah-toes, but if you work in a nonprofit with a diverse revenue sources, you might struggle with defining your constituent groups. Are they members? Subscribers? Donors? Does it matter? — Actually, it does.

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2015 Central Iowa Heart Walk

We Walked. We Donated. We Saved Lives.

June 23, 2015





On June 13, CDS Global sponsored the 2015 Central Iowa Heart Walk, a 5K in downtown Des Moines that raised over $400,000 to fund the mission of the American Heart Association. With over 3,500 financial supporters and nearly 5,000 walkers, the 2015 Central Iowa Heart Walk is sure to impact the lives of many fighting heart disease and stroke.

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One Day, Countless Lessons – Fundraising Day in NYC

June 18, 2015





I was able to attend the Fundraising Day in New York. This an annual event that is organized and hosted by the NYC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It is the largest one day even on fundraising in the world.

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AFP Mid-American Conference

Review of the 2015 AFP MAC Conference

May 14, 2015





The 2015 Mid America Conference on Fundraising showed us the fundraising game is alive and well in the Midwest.

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CDS Global JDRF One Walk

CDS Global is Ready to Walk in Support of Diabetes Research

May 11, 2015





CDS Global is proud to support JDRF in Iowa for their One Walk fundraiser on May 16th. We will be on the ground volunteering and walking to help support diabetes research. JDRF is also able to lower costs and improve efficiency by using CDS Global’s donation processing and donor acknowledgement solutions. It’s a Win-Win!

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Group of Business People Meeting About Teamwork

The Need to Stay Nimble in an Ever-Changing Direct to Customer Space

April 28, 2015





Vice President of Business Development, John Goering attended the Multi-Channel Merchant Operations Summit. Find out what he learned from other direct to customer leaders focusing on operations and fulfillment.

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2015 AFP International Fundraising Conference

Great fundraising is not about fundraising – thoughts from #AFPFC

April 8, 2015





I got to attend my first AFP International Fundraising Conference last week with some other folks from the CDS Global team, and what an experience I had! I feel so lucky to be able to participate in a show that draws such a dynamic crowd.

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DRIVE/2015 conference

DRIVE/2015! Conference – What I Learned About Data

April 7, 2015





CDS Global’s Sandy Fallis recently attended the DRIVE/2015! Conference. She writes about the sessions and keynotes she attended focused around how to use Data to strengthen your business and your relationships with your clients & customers.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTC 2015 – 7 Observations from a First-Timer

March 16, 2015





Get seven great insights from the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Learn how best to navigate the conference and what were some of the takeaways from this years conference.

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A closer look at data after bbcon 2014

October 22, 2014





I recently had the good fortune to attend bbcon 2014 – Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits —and I have to say, it was a terrific show: Fantastic speakers, gorgeous venue, and we got to meet lots of folks doing great things for their organizations. The session tracks were absolutely top-notch. A common thread throughout the presentations: […]

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