Articles in this Newsletter May 17, 2019

An Easy Way to Reduce Expenses

It's trendy to talk about being paperless. In fact, we could go as far as saying that it's now an expectation.

Why is "going paperless" such a benefit? A clever answer is the impact on the environment. The quick explanation is that by using less paper, there will be fewer trees cut down, and we (and the earth) need trees for oxygen.

Another intelligent reason for "going paperless" that's a little closer to home is your organization's bottom line. For example, by switching your paper billing to online billing, you can save on printing costs and mailing costs. Your Bill Me donors can view their account balance and billing statements online, plus they can download their latest statement and make an online credit card payment on the same webpage. This process, together with emailing PDF statements, cuts on your costs and also empowers the donor by giving them more information when they want it.

Get online statement and payment info below.

Play Tetris With Your Dashboards

Who remembers playing Tetris in the 90s? Almost every computer had the game installed, so chances are you've come across it. The basis of the game was that square tiles would fall from the sky in different formations, and the player would have to make them fit as they fell, like a puzzle piece, without leaving any holes.

Well, Andar hasn't come out with a remake of the game — although maybe we should! — but you can think of Tetris as you customize your dashboards. Roll over the rectangular shape with the three rectangles on the inside, and you'll see the text "Show icons (enable editing of apps)." Clicking on that icon will make icons appear on the top right of each of the dashboard sections. Click on them to adapt the height and width of each container, and much more.

Become a dashboard pro by reading the Andar Tutorial in Customer Support, "How To Create and Use the Dashboards (Andar 2019.01)."

Stay Current on Social Media

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms to-date, and they have recently stepped up their game. You can now use a new "donation sticker" in your Instagram stories! With the tool, you can choose which nonprofit you want your donation to go to, and all credit card fees are covered by Facebook (Instagram's owner.) Get the details on the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

IMPORTANT: Monthly Server Maintenance for Andar Hosting Customers

This message only affects customers who are hosted by Andar on the cloud. 

Hosting customers should note that maintenance will be performed the weekend of May 18-19, 2019, as part of our regularly scheduled maintenance. During this time, there may be brief periods during which customers may not be able to access hosted applications.

Regular maintenance is always scheduled for the weekend after the second Tuesday of each month.

Quote of the Week

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

Winston Churchill

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