Capital Business Solutions welcomes Family Service of Roanoke Valley in Roanoke, VA as a new Abila Fundraising 50 (formerly Sage FR50) software client to its consulting practice.

Working with Ruth Cassell, Chief Development Officer and Kim Turner of Turner Fundraising and Associates, CBS helped with extensive database cleanup, data importing and performed training for the staff.  The training included  how to word merge, using custom fields, administering security rights, creating campaigns, funds and appeals plus their hierarchy design.

Who is Family Service of Roanoke Valley?

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Family Service of Roanoke Valley  improves life and restores hope to the most vulnerable of their neighbors, from the very youngest children to the oldest adults, through prevention, counseling and support services. Family Service was the first human service agency in the Roanoke Valley and has served the community since 1901. Family Service is a member of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Family Service Council of Virginia. Agency services are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Family Service is a partner agency of the United Ways of Roanoke Valley and Franklin County. They are committed to creating a stronger community by enhancing the well-being of their neighbors and increasing awareness of mental health issues in their region.

Which CBS Consultant is working with Family Service of Roanoke Valley?

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 You can also use our contact us form to request a free no obligation quote.