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Conversion Timeline Survey - LAST CALL

  • 1.  Conversion Timeline Survey - LAST CALL

    Posted 7 days ago
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    So far, I have thirteen responses to this call for input.  I'm shooting for twenty (minimum).  Please respond by Thursday, and I'll send out a summary Friday.  Also, if you are currently in conversion, please respond with estimates on timing.  Any input is better than no input at all!

    John H. Taylor
    Principal
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
    919.816.5903 (cell/text)

    Serving the Advancement Community Since 1987


    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: John Taylor <johntaylorconsulting@gmail.com>
    Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 10:23 AM
    Subject: Conversion Timeline Survey
    To: FundSvcs <aasp-fundsvcs@connectedcommunity.org>


    Friends, if you have changed advancement CRMs within the past five years, read on!

    I am conducting a reality check of sorts.  I am hearing from the field that some VPs claim that full conversions don't take "nearly as long" as they did ten years ago.  My first-hand experience contradicts that claim.  But I am just one voice.

    So please help me conduct a reality check by completing a fairly simple survey (below).  Send responses directly to me so the list isn't cluttered.  One week from today I will publish the results.

    There are nine pretty straight-forward questions.  I've given an example of responses.  But if you have questions about the survey, please send me a private note!

    You can send an email reply or complete the attached spreadsheet.

    Organization Name Keep My Responses Anonymous? Total Unique Records Converted Original CRM New CRM
    John's Nonprofit No 125,000 Symantec Q&A John's Cloud

    Months from Contract Signing to Go-Live Design & Implementation Testing & Training Comments
    36 18 18 Original database had 25% duplicates to merge.

    John H. Taylor
    Principal
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
    919.816.5903 (cell/text)

    Serving the Advancement Community Since 1987

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