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The Microsoft Common Data Model for Nonprofits came from sitting with, observing, learning from 100's of nonprofits about their unmet technology challenges and the frustration of managing data across many systems of record. The approach includes:
The Microsoft Common Data Model for Nonprofits is the first of its kind to provide a model that reflects industry best-practices and insight across program delivery, grant/award management, constituent management, fundraising, and donation management.
Some of the key challenges that were considered while creating the Microsoft Common Data Model for Nonprofits include:
Delivery Framework (Program Management/Results)
The Delivery Framework entity aligns with the IATI Activity standard.
The following represent some samples about how to model key segments of the Nonprofit Common Data Model.
360 degree view and tracking of constituent's data to include profile, salutations, relationships, preferences, education, and employment.
How to Model Constituent
Tracking donations and donor commitments from individuals and institutions to include one-time and recurring donations, GIK, grant payments, and bequests.
How to Model Donation
Solicitation to transaction model enables tracking end-to-end fundraising across gift types.
How to Model Fundraising
Requests to Awards and Disbursements model to help nonprofits efficiently make and transparently manage investments, grants and awards.
How to Model Grants/Awards
Outcome and result based model help nonprofits efficiently deliver on their missions, measure results and communicate their impact.
How to Model Delivery Framework
We strongly encourage you to join the Nonprofit CDM Insider Program. We will share more information about how to join the program soon.
Our goal is to build a community around customers and partners that want to collaborate and continue to improve upon industry best practices. We don’t want to build a “Microsoft CDM”, but rather a “Community CDM”, which will be a great outcome of the CDM extension program.
We plan to iterate the CDM and future releases for the Nonprofit Accelerator as well as published additional contents while collaborating with our strong partner channel. We are excited and look forward to continued conversations with nonprofits about their unique business processes and about how Dynamics 365 and all of Microsoft’s technologies can support your digital transformation journey.
Please visit Michael Gernaey’s Microsoft announces its first Nonprofit Accelerator blog posted HERE for more references.
Hi Smith, is there an updated data model we can view for Version 2?
Is there a Demonstration Script or Golden user for use with the demo data?
Hi, I'm getting an error while installing the Dynamics 365 Application (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Accelerator Installation) - "Unable to find instance". Thanks in advance.
Per our offline discussion, the app only supports Dynamics 365 Online.
Hi Smith, the Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator only applies to Online only, not On-Premises right? Thanks.
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