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Nonprofit Accelerator

  • 1.  Nonprofit Accelerator

    Posted Sep 03, 2019 03:19 PM


    Does anyone have any experience at this point working with the nonprofit accelerator or is anyone considering how it could be used for your nonprofit organization?

    I've read a good amount of the documentation surrounding the accelerator, but wondering if anyone has taken it a step further yet.

    Thanks for any info on your experiences or thought processes!

    Stephen Truax
    IT Manager
    CBMC, Inc.
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  • 2.  RE: Nonprofit Accelerator

    Posted Sep 03, 2019 04:52 PM
    Hey Stephan,

    I am also playing around with this myself. We used it in a hackathon recently and, while we don't have major NFP experience, we did find that it drastically cut down on the amount of time we spent building custom entities and processes.

    My recommendation is to pop it into a dev environment and see if the processes will work for you. I could be wrong but I think The American Red cross are using it, but I would need to double check with some contacts there. @Kyle Hill - was it yourself who has worked with this before or am I mistaken?​​

    Emma D'Arcy
    MCSE: Business Applications
    Pre-Sales Consultant

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  • 3.  RE: Nonprofit Accelerator

    Posted Sep 04, 2019 05:53 AM
    Hi there,

    I've downloaded it and put it into a development environment, but not had the time to have much of a play with it yet. I'd be really interested to hear from any other people who are using it.

    Julian Coleman
    Technical Programme Manager
    Comic Relief

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  • 4.  RE: Nonprofit Accelerator

    Posted Sep 04, 2019 10:35 AM
    Mission CRM ( is a fundraising solution that is being migrated to the Accelerator right now. As I understand it, our implementation will be the first ISV solution in the world to be based on the accelerator and actually used in a production environment. Go team. :)

    We are hoping to base a rebuild of our custom mentor management solution that has been essentially unchanged since Dynamics v4 in/with the Accelerator in 2020. That is subject to funding and project approval right now.

    I have not personally spun up an instance with it as I am more of a business analyst and not a developer. Also don't have that kind of spare time at the moment.

    Peter Gulka
    National Director, Information Solutions & Data Analytics
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
    Burlington ON

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