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“Thinking Outside the Box


“Thinking Outside the Box: On-Line Solutions for Your Association”

“Thinking Outside the Box: On-Line Solutions for Your Association”

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  • From a Goodwill Survey


  • 1. “Thinking Outside the Box: On-Line Solutions for Your Association”
  • 2. Today’s Speaker
    Michael Shollenberger
    CEO, AuthWire LLC
    Sean Hill
    CTO, AuthWire LLC
    Founder of two successful software start-ups
    Former IT executive with Goodwill Industries International
    Expert in Open Source and Non-profit software solutions
  • 3. Topics
    Constituent Management
    Online membership dues processing
    Web sites management/donations
    Online voting
    Conferences/Seminars – signups and payments
    Continuing education/ online courses
  • 4. The Challenge
    Lack of integrated information systems
    Consolidated and standardized reporting
    Cost effective donations management
    So many solutions, vendors and technologies
  • 5. How do you manage your data?
    Index cards/paper
    Access Database
    Online tool
    Proprietary software
    We’re not tracking our data
  • 6. Constituent Management “Where it all starts”
    • Establish a core system to manage your constituent data
    • 7. Everything you need to know about all of your constituents – donors, board members, staff, volunteers and clients – all in one place.
    • 8. Choose a solution that is expandable as your needs grow
    • 9. Know how you are going to use it, only implement what you need
    • 10. Start with a good set of quality and accurate data
    • 11. Go for cloud-based solutions to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • 12. Choose a multi-tenant solution for data consolidation and reporting
    • 13. Compare licensing and support costs
    • 14. Flexibility to meet your businesses’objectives, needs, and structure
    • 15. Examples (Salesforce, CiviCRM)
  • Online Dues Processing
    Analyze cost structures
    One-time and recurring donations processing
    Integrated receipts and communications (email, mail)
    Personal campaign pages
    Examples (, Paypal, SkipJack)
  • 16. Web Site Management & Donations
    Content Management system
    Membership Dues Processing integration
    Employee directory integration
    Online donation integration
    Examples (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla)
  • 17. Online Voting
    Ease of use/minimal training
    Examples (, Survey Monkey)
  • 18. Conferences & Seminars
    Event listings integrated with your site
    Online or offline registration (paid or free)
    Find and communicate with current and past participants
    Simple or complex fee structures
    Examples (Cvent, CiviCRM)
  • 19. Continuing Education & Online Courses
    Standards compliant (Scorm, AICC)
    Registration and payment
    Forums, Lessons, Quizzes
    Examples (Moodle, Blackboard)
  • 20. Open Source Advantages
    Predictable, measurable cost
    Standards based
    Flexibility and extensible
    Community support and accountability
    Consistent feature upgrades
  • 21. Authwire Solution
    • Web Based Training
    • 22. Course Registration
    • 23. Continuing Education
    • 24. Web Site Management
    • 25. Donations
    • 26. Constituent Management
    • 27. Online Voting
    We partner with open source vendors to help non-profits reduce software license and credit card processing fees, while re-directing revenue to open source vendors to fund their missions.
    • Membership Dues
    • 28. Shopping Cart
    • 29. Credit Card Processing
  • Q&A
    Questions and answers