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InsideNGO 2014 Annual Member Conference

July 21st, 2014 No comments

The annual InsideNGO Conference is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to exhibit again this year.  We’ll be showcasing our flagship nonprofit accounting software solution for NGOs, Serenic Navigator Enterprise, which continues to gain notoriety among InsideNGO members for its unique functionality designed for global organizations.

We look forward to seeing our long-time customers, as well as meeting new folks doing praiseworthy work around the world.  There’s a few times at this year’s conference where we can catch up:

  • Swing by our booth (number 24) to try your luck at winning a lap-top bag or $150 Visa gift card.
  • Our Vice President of Sales, Chris Stevenson, will be participating as a panelist in the Roundtable, “Financial System RFPs: Content Considerations” for those planning to prepare an RFP for a new financial management system this year. The Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 30th from 9:30 am to 10:45 am in room 207A.
  • Serenic clients are invited to a Serenic User Group Lunch on Tuesday, July 29th at 12:00 pm in room 306. Let us know how we’re doing, speak with company representatives, and mingle with other Serenic Navigator users. Let us know if you’ll be there by emailing mwier@serenic.com.

There’s no doubt that this year’s conference will be as enjoyable as years past for both attendees and exhibitors. See you in D.C. July 29th through the 31st! For updates on the conference, follow InsideNGO on Twitter:  #INGO2014.

2013 InsideNGO Conference

2013 InsideNGO Conference

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Embrace Young People

February 5th, 2014 No comments

A recent study by Oracle has shown that Generation Y (or the “Millennials”) is a generation of conscientious, caring and giving citizens of the world. It therefore makes sense for nonprofits to harness their energy, know-how and donor potential. There’s a multitude of ways in which the younger generation can provide great value to nonprofits; we’ve listed our top five reasons to embrace Generation Y below. Read more…

Three Ways Social Media can Benefit Nonprofits

October 17th, 2013 No comments

A 2013 study by Vertical Response found that nonprofits are ahead of small businesses in adopting social media. 96% of nonprofits and 90% of small business use Facebook while 72% of nonprofits use Twitter versus 70% of small businesses. These findings suggest that social media investment is increasingly important and budget allowances are deepening. But just how can social benefit nonprofits. Read more…

Visit with Serenic at AFP

March 11th, 2013 No comments

Serenic Software is looking forward to participating again this year as a vendor at the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) conference.  This year’s event, held in sunny San Diego on April 7-9, will bring together nonprofit fundraising professionals to explore solutions to a variety of challenges—uncertain economic situation, generational gaps, ethical considerations, finding and engaging donors—a myriad of important pieces that compete for professional attention.

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Registration for Explorations 2013 is now open!

February 28th, 2013 No comments

We are excited to open up registration for another Explorations, our nonprofit accounting software conference for Serenic users and partners. The theme of this year’s conference is, “empower your team” with workshops, roundtables, one-on-ones, and more.  We are returning to Denver, Sep 29 – Oct 2, and looking forward to seeing you!

During our 3-day conference, you will learn from experts and your peers how to be more effective and make the most of your nonprofit financial software. Explorations 2013 will offer numerous learning and networking opportunities, along with interactive group discussions.  Sessions will include:

  • Training workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Best practices
  • Consultant one-on-ones
  • Networking events
  • Basic and advanced technical tips
  • New solutions and offerings
  • Computer lab Read more…

Serenic Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

February 12th, 2013 No comments

Please join us in welcoming Toby Brauer to the Serenic team.  Toby is our new Regional Sales Manager for the eastern U.S., and brings with him several years of experience working with nonprofits.  For the past 10 years, Toby worked for Blackbaud.  His various roles included account development for the partner channel, inside sales, and account management working with larger boarding schools in the northeast U.S.  Toby earned notable recognition as a top performer and is very familiar with nonprofit financial and fundraising software.

Like some of our other Serenic employees, Toby lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  The Charleston area has now unofficially become the “Serenic Southeast” office.  Toby is originally from Peoria, Illinois (home of CAT) and is an avid sports fan.  He roots for the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and the University of Illinois.  Outside of the office, Toby enjoys staying active playing tennis and basketball. However, his biggest hobby is riding his two motorcycles.  Toby and his wife have two beautiful daughters aged six and nine.

We’re very excited to have Toby on our team.

Serenic Welcomes Toby Brauer to the Team

We're proud to welcome Toby Brauer to the Serenic Software team!

 

South Carolina Human Service Providers Association Winter 2013 Conference

February 1st, 2013 No comments

Join us in Myrtle Beach, where Serenic will be presenting at the S.C. Human Service Providers Conference.  The topic of the presentation is: Four signs you need a new Financial Management System and the requirements for selecting a new system.  

Serenic will share the following:

  • When you need to look at new software.
  • The top ten criteria for selecting a new system.
  • Calculating the costs associated with this type of acquisition. Read more…

Donor Loyalty Webinar

January 16th, 2013 No comments

We’re excited to be sponsoring a live webinar hosted by Fundraising Success.  The webinar, “Doing What it Takes to Keep Supporters Involved”, is being hosted on Wednesday, January 23 at 12pm Mountain, 2pm Eastern.  If one of your goals for 2013 is to increase the loyalty of your donors, you should register for the webinar.

We all know how important it is to cultivate the relationships you have with your donors.  Managing communications is time consuming, but essential.  We have donor management software to help build and maintain relationships by segmenting constituents, allowing you to target your communications and also track the success of your fundraising efforts.

As part of the cultivation of donors, this webinar points out how important it is to manage donor files and retain the donors with which you currently work.

Join us and Fundraising Success for this webinar to learn:

  • Top mistakes your organization might be making that drive away donors
  • The basic building blocks to donor loyalty
  • Social Media – the new face of donor loyalty and engagement

Fine-tune your organization’s retention efforts and start off 2013 on the right foot!

 

Serenic Software Announces ‘Year of Giving’ Contest Winner

January 10th, 2013 No comments

Congratulations to our ‘Year of Giving’ contest winner, Jolee and her nomination of Soldiers’ Angels! Our team is thrilled to have such a fantastic organization as the recipient of our $1,000 ‘Year of Giving’ donation and we are honored to award Jolee with a Microsoft Surface for her thoughtful nomination.

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing comfort and support to the men and women of the United States armed forces. Since the nonprofit’s founding in 2003, Soldiers’ Angels has sent hundreds of thousands of care packages to ‘adopted’ service members and over 25,000 ‘First Response Backpacks’ to Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany. The organization works to support military families in need and has partnered with the Department of Defense to provide wounded service members with the technology they need to support rehabilitation.

We also wanted to thank all entrants, voters, and participants for taking the time to support the spirit of giving during the busy holiday season. We received dozens of essays nominating absolutely fantastic nonprofit organizations and we are very thankful for your contribution to our online community.

Have a very happy New Year!

Serenic Software's Year of Giving Contest

Serenic Software is proud to donate $1,000 to Soldiers' Angels, our 'Year of Giving' contest winner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Your Personality Contributes to the Success of Nonprofits

January 8th, 2013 No comments

Did you ever wonder why some people thrive and are happier working in the nonprofit vs. for-profit world?  What traits foster empathy and vision to set forth a mission, and then bring together others to support that mission?  There are several personality tests:  short tests, long tests, word tests, color tests, etc.  But what can these tests tell us about why we do the things we do?   We recently ran across one personality theory from SalesWorks that gave us more insight into the people we serve – the nonprofit and charity organizations around the globe.

Here’s what we learned.  As with other personality tests, there are four categories or quadrants. In this instance, they are called:  Supporter, Analyzer, Controller, and Promoter.  This test indicates that the people we work with in nonprofit organizations (mostly Supporters) value relationships, are typically care givers or work towards humanitarian causes, and are good listeners, in addition to being dependable, loyal, patient, and empathetic. We’ve always known that we’re lucky to be working with such helpful, dependable and respectful people!

We also realized that our accounting software users also have a strong tendency toward the Analyzer quadrant.  They are commonly described as data-driven, organized and comprehensive. 

So if you look at all these personality traits, it’s clear that they all contribute to the success of any nonprofit or NGO.  So the next time we connect with our clients or prospects, we hope we can be thoughtful, appreciative, eager for feedback and respectful. 

After all, we live in a better place because of the important missions our nonprofits and NGOs tackle in the world today.

Thank you, merci, gracias, obrigada, tak, asante, zikomo!