Capital Business Solutions recently provided Raiser’s Edge services and consulting to Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Working with Denise Taylor, Director of Development, CBS provided a comprehensive System Assessment of the nonprofit’s Raiser’s Edge software including meetings with the organization staff, a review of current fundraising processes and systems, and a discussion of future needs. A recommendation for addressing the items contained in the findings report was provided and used as a reference for additional discussion and formulation of a detailed work plan. Areas that were covered during the process included data entry, constituents, gifts, mail and exports, database review including table configuration, modules, campaigns, funds and appeals, reports, along with identification of user training needs. As a result of the System Assessment future work will be performed including data cleanup, conversion and user training.

Who is Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School?

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Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School is a coeducational parish day school located at the corner of Belvedere and Peabody in beautiful Central Gardens, the heart of Midtown Memphis. This historic residential district dates back to the early 1900’s. Grace-St. Luke’s has more than 550 students in from two-year-old Preschool through 8th grade. Although GSL marks its founding in 1947, the beginnings of the institution actually go back to the year 1919. In that year, the Reverend Bartow B. Ramage, Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, started a small parochial school in the little red clapboard Parish House then existing where Trezevant Hall is today.

Which CBS Consultant is working with Grace-St.Luke’s Episcopal School?

Alyson Watts – Fundraising Practice Manager Alyson offers 13 years of fundraising experience in a variety of nonprofit settings, including 9 years in a Director of Development capacity and 6 years administering The Raiser’s Edge® databases. Her fundraising experience includes corporate development, membership, annual giving, special events, grant writing, and capital campaigns; and her nonprofit management experience includes strategic planning, budgeting, volunteer development, staff structuring, and training. She has direct experience with both national organizations with hundreds of employees and with small non-profits with budget size of under $1 million. Her professional services experience includes implementing software, managing software conversions and upgrades and devising workflow and written procedures manuals. If you are interested in finding out more about customized Fundraising Software Training and Consulting call Andy at 888-366-7527 x26 or email You can also use our contact us form to request a free no obligation quote.