How We Sold 639 Memberships Online in 96 Hours: Guest Post from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose


Guest Post from Debbie McKenzie, Development Manager for Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose: These days it seems everyone is looking for the daily deal. Groupon and LivingSocial deals work well for admissions and drive people in the door, but we have found that they do little to convert the visitor into a member. Here […]


The BEST Thing About bbcon


I asked a few members of the Altru team what their favorite thing about bbcon was. From meeting customers to karaoke to the grub, it seems like everyone had a fantastic time. Here are their responses: Other than all the exercise I got walking around the beautiful Gaylor Opryland hotel, my favorite part of BBCON […]


Free Webinars: The Science of Turning Visitors into Major Donors & The Case for Free Admission


At bbcon this year, we had two great sessions featuring some best practices from other Altru users. We realize everyone can’t make bbcon, so we’ll be redoing the sessions as webinars, and we’d love for you to attend. Here are the details: Converting everyday supporters into major donors is a science. To grow your major donor base, you’ve […]


How to Solve a Common Acknowledgement Process Error


Have you ever tried running the acknowledgement process and received this error: Error activating the marketing effort: Error running marketing effort export. An error occurred before executing the process ‘Marketing Effort Export Process’: Error running marketing effort export. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. What does that even mean? Don’t worry! […]


100 Ideas Implemented from the Altru Community

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With the 3.18 release of Altru (coming this week), we will implement our 100th customer-generated idea, submitted via our community! I know we say it often, but it really is true – we value your input. Our product managers sort through ideas weekly, offering insight to our roadmap for the year and using your suggestions […]


New Feature: OData and PowerPivot


Have you heard about this new functionality in our latest release of Altru called OData?  Questions I hear around OData include what is it and how can it help me?  OData stands for Open Data Protocol which allows you to consume, share, and manipulate data from Altru using queries. If you are a Microsoft Excel […]