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Mission Leaders Conference Opens the Door to Learning & Sharing

October 13th, 2014 No comments

Serenic Software participated as an exhibitor in our first Mission Leaders conference, hosted by Missio Nexus in Atlanta, GA, September 25-27. Typically, a vendor’s goal at any tradeshow is to network with current customers, check out new competitors, and bring home plenty of sales opportunities. And while we were successful in those endeavors, we found ourselves spending much of the time marveling at the passion and dedication of conference attendees. Listening to the stories of missionaries who have travelled all over the world and learning about the experiences of mission-focused experts who volunteer their time to help train, mentor and certify mission teams, was far more interesting than talking about accounting software for nonprofits.

However, we did engage with several like-minded members responsible for accounting or IT services within their organization who were excited to learn more about how the Serenic Navigator financial management suite can enable them to have a stronger positive impact on their mission through sound financial management. These included Tim Case, Assistant Director of International Ministries with Elim Fellowship, a Christ-centered worldwide revival fellowship “committed to strengthening leaders so that the church will be equipped to reach the world.” In fact, we drew Tim’s card as the winner of the $150 Visa gift card we gave away as part of our participation in the event. Read more…

Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference Wraps Up in Chicago

September 29th, 2014 No comments

The annual Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference (DFMC) in Chicago was, as always, a great experience. The Serenic staff, which included David Cote, Elizabeth Easter, Rhonda Shuptrine, and Mandy Wier spent two days in the exhibit hall catching up with old friends and meeting new contacts in the Diocesan market.

Diocese and Archdiocese have become one of Serenic’s biggest customer bases.  With clients such as the Archdioceses of Atlanta, Orange County, Los Angeles, the Dioceses of Fargo, Salt Lake City, and Orlando, a number of Catholic Charities, and other Catholic organizations, Serenic has become a recognized and respected name in the tight knit DFMC community. Read more…

Serenic is Now a Sylogist Company

September 22nd, 2014 2 comments

Serenic Software was acquired by Sylogist in July. Sylogist, headquartered in Canada, is a technology innovation company with a strong focus on the public sector market. The decision to acquire Serenic was based in large part on the integration potential of Serenic products with Sylogist’s existing public sector products, offered through its Bellamy Software division. Overall, Sylogist sees the acquisition of Serenic as a key piece of a global growth platform for the company.

Greater impact on your constituents

Benefits for Serenic

Becoming a Sylogist company will strengthen Serenic’s fiscal management structure and ensure company health moving forward. Serenic will be able to operate more efficiently, profitably, and effectively with streamlined business units that continue to nurture and support our traditional markets, including NFPs, NGOs and public sector organizations around the world.

Future Upgrades to Serenic’s Accounting Software for NonProfits

Following the upgrade of the product to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV R2 release in April of this year, Serenic currently plans to release Serenic Navigator 2015, based on Microsoft Dynamics 2015, in late Fall 2014. The upgrade will focus on easier and better upgrade tools, better integration with Microsoft products such as Office 365, and tablet support.

Serenic’s goal is to empower your mission by helping you do more good with your resources and have a greater impact on your constituents.

Rocky Mountain Region Hosts AIRI 2014 Conference

September 15th, 2014 No comments

Serenic Software was happy to once again be an official sponsor for the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) Conference September 7th through the 9th. And AIRI was happy to have us there, too, as they extended thanks during the general session for 10 years of support from Serenic Software.

The exhibit hours during breakfast, refreshment breaks, and the Sunday night reception provided our staff, which included Mandy Wier, Marketing Campaigns Manager, and Michael Pawlowski, Account Executive, ample time to speak with AIRI members about the environment that they work in today. A great number rely on grant funding to keep their research and operations going, specifically from NIH, and many people expressed interest in AwardVision for their pre-award through post-award tracking.

Our staff had fun giving away USB car chargers, media stands, and screen cleaners, as well as two lap top bags and a $150 Visa gift card to one lucky winner.

The conference, held at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, CO, boasted fantastic panoramic views from the 38th floor of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the city to the East. Conference goers and exhibitors were in awe. Serenic is lucky to have offices in the Denver area, and this conference was an awesome reminder of the beauty that surrounds us.

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InsideNGOs Gift Card Winner Announced

August 18th, 2014 No comments

Christelle Gorman, Operations Assistant, Global Program for the National Alliance of State & Territorial Aids Directors (NASTAD) is the winner of Serenic Software’s $150 Visa gift card drawing staged at the InsideNGOs 2014 Annual Conference. Christelle stopped by the Serenic booth to learn more about Serenic Navigator, Serenic’s financial management software for NGOs, and dropped her business card into the basket for the drawing. We enjoyed visiting with Christelle and hundreds of other NGO representatives who attended the event in Washington, D.C. July 29 – 31. The passion and dedication the attendees have for their missions was overwhelmingly apparent, as they eagerly soaked up all of the information they could to help their organizations have a stronger impact.

One of the most special aspects of the event for those of us in the Serenic booth, which included Serenic Director of Sales Chris Stevenson, Sales Manager Michael Pawlowski, and Director of Marketing Linda Nicholson, was the opportunity we had to renew acquaintances and reestablish friendships with our many customers who were in attendance. The opportunity to work with people who focus every day on making the world a better place is an opportunity we cherish.

As a new member of the Sylogist group of companies, we at Serenic have a very exciting year ahead of us. We can’t wait to see you all again next year to share in person how that excitement translates into new benefits for customers and enables stronger impacts on the missions they serve.

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InsideNGO 2014 Annual Member Conference

July 21st, 2014 No comments

The annual InsideNGO Conference is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to exhibit again this year.  We’ll be showcasing our flagship nonprofit accounting software solution for NGOs, Serenic Navigator Enterprise, which continues to gain notoriety among InsideNGO members for its unique functionality designed for global organizations.

We look forward to seeing our long-time customers, as well as meeting new folks doing praiseworthy work around the world.  There’s a few times at this year’s conference where we can catch up:

  • Swing by our booth (number 24) to try your luck at winning a lap-top bag or $150 Visa gift card.
  • Our Vice President of Sales, Chris Stevenson, will be participating as a panelist in the Roundtable, “Financial System RFPs: Content Considerations” for those planning to prepare an RFP for a new financial management system this year. The Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 30th from 9:30 am to 10:45 am in room 207A.
  • Serenic clients are invited to a Serenic User Group Lunch on Tuesday, July 29th at 12:00 pm in room 306. Let us know how we’re doing, speak with company representatives, and mingle with other Serenic Navigator users. Let us know if you’ll be there by emailing mwier@serenic.com.

There’s no doubt that this year’s conference will be as enjoyable as years past for both attendees and exhibitors. See you in D.C. July 29th through the 31st! For updates on the conference, follow InsideNGO on Twitter:  #INGO2014.

2013 InsideNGO Conference

2013 InsideNGO Conference

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Embrace Young People

February 5th, 2014 No comments

A recent study by Oracle has shown that Generation Y (or the “Millennials”) is a generation of conscientious, caring and giving citizens of the world. It therefore makes sense for nonprofits to harness their energy, know-how and donor potential. There’s a multitude of ways in which the younger generation can provide great value to nonprofits; we’ve listed our top five reasons to embrace Generation Y below. Read more…

Three Ways Social Media can Benefit Nonprofits

October 17th, 2013 No comments

A 2013 study by Vertical Response found that nonprofits are ahead of small businesses in adopting social media. 96% of nonprofits and 90% of small business use Facebook while 72% of nonprofits use Twitter versus 70% of small businesses. These findings suggest that social media investment is increasingly important and budget allowances are deepening. But just how can social benefit nonprofits. Read more…

Visit with Serenic at AFP

March 11th, 2013 No comments

Serenic Software is looking forward to participating again this year as a vendor at the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) conference.  This year’s event, held in sunny San Diego on April 7-9, will bring together nonprofit fundraising professionals to explore solutions to a variety of challenges—uncertain economic situation, generational gaps, ethical considerations, finding and engaging donors—a myriad of important pieces that compete for professional attention.

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Registration for Explorations 2013 is now open!

February 28th, 2013 No comments

We are excited to open up registration for another Explorations, our nonprofit accounting software conference for Serenic users and partners. The theme of this year’s conference is, “empower your team” with workshops, roundtables, one-on-ones, and more.  We are returning to Denver, Sep 29 – Oct 2, and looking forward to seeing you!

During our 3-day conference, you will learn from experts and your peers how to be more effective and make the most of your nonprofit financial software. Explorations 2013 will offer numerous learning and networking opportunities, along with interactive group discussions.  Sessions will include:

  • Training workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Best practices
  • Consultant one-on-ones
  • Networking events
  • Basic and advanced technical tips
  • New solutions and offerings
  • Computer lab Read more…