Capital Business Solutions recently provided Raiser’s Edge services and consulting to Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

Working with Jessica Carswell, Director of Institutional Advancement, 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 Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools?

The Academy of the New Church is a mission-driven, Middle States accredited, private Girls School and Boys School providing 9th–12th grade education. Our self-motivated students are interested in an academic approach that combines rigorous course work with a uniquely Christian education inspired by the New Church and its fundamental values. ANC is two schools in one. We have two independent schools—ANC Girls School and ANC Boys School—working collaboratively under the umbrella of a shared purpose. This unique collaboration allows us to provide our students with all the advantages of an all-girls or all-boys classroom environment, while also benefiting from cooperation and camaraderie between genders. All students at ANC, whether they attend the Girls School or the Boys School, receive a morally grounded, academically rigorous education

Which CBS Consultant is working with Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools?

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.