New technology partnership with StratusLIVE to support Epilepsy Foundation focus on improved individual philanthropy programs while creating new efficiencies in operations, transaction management, and reporting.

StratusLIVE announced today The Epilepsy Foundation of America has recently selected StratusLIVE for Fundraisers CRM as their new software platform for the future to support the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy, accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America has Selected StratusLIVE Software

The Epilepsy Foundation software selection process encompassed a comprehensive review of available Nonprofit CRM systems which lead to an award for StratusLIVE.

In particular, The Epilepsy Foundation noted StratusLIVE’s ease of use, commercial Microsoft platform, capabilities in donor and transaction management, individual philanthropy best practices, and financial reporting as key factors which set StratusLIVE CRM apart from other competitors.

“The StratusLIVE platform was easy to use but still loaded with the features and functionality we were hoping to gain by moving to modern software. While things like native integration to Microsoft Office and Outlook are impressive, the features for our individual philanthropy officers are really exciting,” said M. Vaneeda Bennett, chief development officer for The Epilepsy Foundation of America. “Individual philanthropy is a relatively new program for us. We are excited to improve the quality and speed of information the team needs, such as donation summaries and engagement history, so they can quickly identify qualified prospects.”

Heidi Meireles, director of philanthropy operations mentioned “the moves management features were seen as especially important to our fundraisers as they work to cultivate deeper donor relationships over time. In our old software, many of the summary fields don’t tabulate properly, making it difficult for users to get the information they need without a lot of manual calculations. It is time-consuming for fundraisers to create work arounds with spreadsheets. The ability for our fundraisers to see accurate summary information about giving history and engagement health all in one view, even on their mobile devices, will significantly improve the efficiency of their work.”

The Epilepsy Foundation also noted comprehensive financial donation tracking, processing, and flexible reporting as critical in the decision-making process.

According to Diane Rubinstein, senior director of finance and controller at the Epilepsy Foundation, “StratusLIVE provides a lot of great reports and dashboards right out of the box, but being able to recreate the custom reports we’ve used for a long time, was actually a primary factor in the final decision. We presented these specific and complex requirements to multiple vendors, but the StratusLIVE team was the only one able to provide us the precise reports we required quickly and accurately.”

“We are excited to add The Epilepsy Foundation of America to our growing list of clients making a difference through their nonprofit work,” said Jim Funari, StratusLIVE CEO. “Their efforts to save lives, improve the standard of living, and lead research to find cures, are critical to millions of people around the world.”

About The Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation of America’s mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

About StratusLIVE, LLC

StratusLIVE is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for nonprofit organizations. The StratusLIVE CRM suite features enterprise-class relationship management, online fundraising, business intelligence, and analytical marketing capabilities, natively integrated with the commercial Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform. StratusLIVE is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with offices throughout the United States.

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