• Testimonials

    Kenny and AnnieWaterGrass is a fantastic and powerful piece of software that goes beyond my knowledge in accomplishing many tasks.  When I have gone in to VisualForce or to develop and/or create templates, I approach the task with enthusiasm knowing that Carl is there to help, seemingly without regard to time of day or day of week.  On weekends, in the evening, I have found myself in need of guidance, I write Carl, and shortly thereafter, I get a thoughtful and relevant response.  No need, on these occasions, to stop a project and wait for a response, he has been very prompt.  He is patient and responds with sufficient guidance and anticipation of other difficulties I might have and directs me to the appropriate resource or even do it himself.  I whole heartedly am thankful for this type of support and resource.  – Kenny Braitman, Savage River Watershed

    The staff of Prairie Rivers Network (Illinois)

    The staff of Prairie Rivers Network (Illinois)

    Moving from a standalone desktop donor database to WaterGrass’ fully integrated web based donor management system has made our jobs easier and more efficient. We no longer have to spend time entering credit card donations from one website and online event registrations from another website into our donor database, because WaterGrass is completely integrated and does that work for you. I love the workflow feature. Workflows allow us to automatically thank our donors for their online donations and event registrations instantaneously, something we had to do by hand before. Navigating through your donor records is super easy because everything is hyperlinked. And of course if you don’t know how to do something or need a little customization help, just give Baird or Carl a quick email and they get back to you right away. Having your own database techspecialist on call is something small non-profits can’t usually afford. - Vickie Nudelman, Operations Manager, Prairie Rivers Network

     

     

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    The Planning Team for Clean Your Streams 2013.

    From the day I started with PCS, my goal was to consolidate our spreadsheets, business cards, names on backs of envelopes into one database and be able to share those with everyone in the organization.  We have done that and so much more!  We had struggled with Salesforce, but with WaterGrass and the guidance of Baird and Carl, we are now able to track not only contacts, but donors, members, and have now integrated event registration with our database and website as well – all within just a few short months.  This is beyond anything I had imagined. - Paige Sloma, Partners for Clean Streams.

     

     

     

     

    Thomasina Anderson snowshoeing in Cordova, Alaska, at the foot of the Heney mountain range.

    Thomasina Anderson on snowshoes.

    Our organization is doing so much more with Salesforce now that we’re running WaterGrass. It’s really tailored to how we do things, but it’s dynamic enough to change when we change. Also the support is terrific. It’s not just some help desk where you set up a ticket and they resolve your issue for you; Baird and Carl are intimately aware of what’s going on with our specific database and are teaching us how to maintain things ourselves. Our communications with them and with other users make us feel in control of our own situation and yet part of a larger WaterGrass team. It’s very empowering. — Thomasina Anderson, Operations Manager, Copper River Watershed Project

    We just released LNRP’s first quarterly newsletter in Vertical Response and Carl’s help was instrumental! With his support and knowledge, he made the launching of the newsletter a much smoother operation. — Jenn Hansmann, Administrative Assistant, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership

    Emilio DeLia, Development Director, Hackensack Riverkeeper

    Emilio Delia

    The WaterGrass Team was extremely responsive and considerate during the data migration process. Our list is probably our organization’s most valuable asset and we trusted that it was in good hands with them. Our original system was severely outdated and had grown into a cumbersome tool which was extremely difficult to work with. Baird and Francis worked with us to carryover certain aspects of our old system that we were comfortable with and they were always willing to accommodate our requests for changes or adjustments. They were also able to clearly demonstrate Watergrass features and explain the potential that Watergrass provides for our organization’s growth.
    — Emilio DeLia, Development Director, Hackensack Riverkeeper


    Stephanie Bishop

    Stephanie Bishop

    “When we decided to switch databases, I expected the transition to be painful and tedious; however, I was surprised at how smooth the transition to WaterGrass was. Lead Green understands how small nonprofits work and the Lead Green team was helpful, responsive and patient when it came to our group’s transition to WaterGrass.”
    — Stephanie Bishop-Schweickert, Outreach Coordinator, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation


    Jennifer McMillon

    Jennifer McMillon

    “WaterGrass does everything our small organization needs from sending emails to our members, monitoring memberships and tracking the success of each event we hold. No more multiple spreadsheets and our information is backed up and secure. Now I can spend more time applying for grants or on education and outreach.”
    — Jennifer McMillon, Friends of the Shiawassee River


    “Watergrass has allowed me to get a very clear picture of how our individual campaigns are doing, and how they feed into our overall strategy. The well designed interface and responsive support has meant that I have used the database more in two months than I used our previous system in the course of a year.  I feel as if we now have the right tool to take our fundraising to the next level.”
    — Shanda Minney, Executive Director, West Virginia Rivers Coalition


    Diane Hackl

    Diane Hackl

    “WaterGrass is always available to help with any and all questions. There is never a dumb question with them; they always take the time to understand what you are trying to accomplish and walk you through the solution step by step. The support is tremendous and immediate. Someone from WaterGrass will return your call within an hour or two; there’s no run around, automated phone service, or waiting for days. A real person calls you back and teaches you how to accomplish your goals. It means a lot to me to know I’ll will be able to get answers to my questions quickly and be taught something along the way!”
    — Diane Hackl, Colorado Watershed Assembly


    Michele Wheeler

    Michelle Wheeler

    “Thank you. Bob and I were just saying the other day that most of the time, when you work with consultants, you get less than you thought you would. Working with you, we’ve received more support than we thought we would. I’m a tight wad when it comes to what we pay for. This contract has been worth every penny.”
    — Michele Wheeler, Bad River Watershed Association


    Bob Rice

    Bob Rice

    “WaterGrass is proving to be a tool that helps the Bad River Watershed Association strengthen and nurture our relationships with donors and volunteers and find ways for them to be more integrally involved in the work of the association. Vital to the success that we are having with WaterGrass in realizing the goals we set for its use is the support and training that we have gotten from Baird. I’m impressed with Baird’s continued desire to see the application work for the organization instead of the organization work for the application. To that end, whenever we’ve asked for help in seeing the database be more useful in meeting our needs, Baird’s response has been swift and the solutions he has engineered have been just what we need.”
    — Bob Rice, Bad River Watershed Association


    “Having a database (WaterGrass) that is able to provide us with clear and detailed tracking information about our donors and members is such a blessing! We are finally getting a good picture of our situation and taking important steps toward growing our individual donor program, an essential effort in these tough economic times.”
    — Cindy Lowry, Executive Director, Alabama Rivers Alliance


    Katie Shaddix

    Katie Shaddix

    “The responsiveness the LeadGreen staff is exceptional. We always know that if we need support, they will deliver it promptly.”
    — Katie Robertson Shaddix, Alabama Rivers Alliance

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