Capital Business Solutions recently provided South Carolina State University a comprehensive System Assessment of their Raiser’s Edge fundraising software.

Working with A.L. Fleming, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, CBS performed a comprehensive System Assessment of the Advancement Office 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 South Carolina State University?


The South Carolina State University Foundation was chartered in 1971 to support the University’s educational goals. The foundation receives, manages and distributes restricted and unrestricted endowment gifts, annual gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving and other ongoing fund-raising programs — all aimed toward building and maintaining outstanding programs. Gifts to the foundation support and build the academic, research and public service programs of the University through faculty and student aid programs.

Which CBS Consultant worked with South Carolina State University?

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.