New Resources to Improve Your Evaluation of Nonprofit Software

In an effort to help associations and nonprofits overcome their current challenges with finding the right software tools, SmartThoughts LLC., a professional software selection firm dedicated to nonprofits and associations, has been launched. With th

ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONALS: NEW RESOURCES TO IMPROVE YOUR EVALUATION OF SOFTWARE IS HERE

In an effort to help associations and nonprofits overcome their current challenges with finding the right software tools, SmartThoughts LLC., a professional software selection firm dedicated to nonprofits and associations, has been launched. With the charter of this new firm, a fresh new website has gone live and can be found at www.smartthoughtssolutions.com.

Chad Stewart, Principal, Chief Selection Adviser, of SmartThoughts stated, " Over the past decade there has been a monumental shift taking place in the way that people buy goods. And, the way clients acquire software has been forever transformed by this fact. We no longer look to vendors to uncover the basics for us, when buyers are ready to talk, they require true counsel in sifting through the marketing noise of options. Our goal in starting this company and website is to be the primary source for nonprofit professionals beginning their search to find the right software for their organization. We have listened to the nonprofit market and are responding to one of the biggest challenges facing associations and nonprofits today; Technology. Our answer to that challenge is education and services to help elevate our clients above the marketing noise and assist them in selecting the software tools they need based on their goals, needs, and budget. We are committed to an agnostic approach and plan to use our combined industry experience and valued strategic partner resources to help educate and align our association clients with the proper vendor partner solution based on the information we have curated over the last 20 years in the software industry. It's our goal that our organization will give associations the insights they need to meet their strategic objectives with technology automation well into the 21st Century".

The SmartThoughts organization and website aims to educate association professionals in the areas of software selection processes, association management software & complimentary software solutions which work in concert with their respective AMS and Donor Management systems. SmartThoughts brings expertise in many software disciplines with specific expertise in Association Management Software solutions, Marketing Automation software, and other complimentary software designed to ignite the use by staff and constituents alike. The website contains a specific blog which is designed to serve as a free resource for selection process tips, current software in the market, software vendors, solutions providers, and general technology information pertinent to the association and nonprofit industry.

Subscribers to the blog will be able to sign up to receive weekly posts so nonprofit software information will be as close as their inbox. In addition, SmartThoughts is accepting applications for guest bloggers for the new site. Association professionals, Software Vendors, and others are invited to share on the site. We encourage all to apply on the site.

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About SmartThoughts: Our mission is to shift the paradigm involved in the evaluation and acquisition process of nonprofit software. Our Software Selection Services are designed to help associations conquer the ever-changing challenge with determining how to find the software they need to engage their members and donors grow their membership, and efficiently manage their human capital investments. Our goal is to work in the spirit of collaboration managing the relationships with buyers and vendor partners in order to find a solution which adds value and truly meets the needs of our existing and future client advocates.