Capital Business Solutions recently provided Raiser’s Edge training services and consulting to Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Working with Eric Rivenbark, Senior Director of Development and Gift Planning, CBS provided a customized and comprehensive training on the software to the Foundation staff covering a Topline Overview of the System, Constituent Records, Gifts, Reports, Queries, Importing and Exporting and Mail Functionality. The comprehensive training is being conducted over 3 daily Sessions onsite at the Foundation offices.

Who is Methodist University?

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In September 1960, Methodist College opened for business with 88 full-time students, 12 faculty members and four buildings: the Classroom Building, the Student Union, the Science Building, and the Boiler Plant. The purpose of Methodist University is to provide an undergraduate and graduate education firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition that nurtures moral values and ethical decision making; to provide distinctive professional and graduate programs that complement the undergraduate programs; to provide educational and cultural services and resources to the community; and to prepare students for a variety of careers and educational pursuits. While there are many reasons to provide support for Methodist University, the ultimate purpose is to assist in providing an affordable, quality college education to deserving students, whether it is support for the operating budget, academic programs, or scholarships. Over 85% of their students receive some form of financial assistance to attend college. Support for operating expenses, academics, and athletic programs allows them to keep our tuition costs reasonable.

Which CBS Consultant is working with Methodist 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.