Lauren has been a godsend. We contracted with her to help fill the gap while our Database Administrator position was empty. We quickly learned the value of her expertise and professionalism, and we intend to keep her on even after filling the DBA position. She is smart, creative and responsive. Not only is she able to complete our Raiser’s Edge data requests with very little oversight, she is providing strategies for data clean up and integrity. She is a great communicator and very easy to work with. I recommend Lauren without reservation.
Lauren provides the perfect combination of Raiser’s Edge expertise, professionalism, efficiency, and understanding of non-profit data structures. She applies heart and determination to her projects. Lauren not only met our requests/expectations, but surpassed them, and even delivered them with a smile. SJC highly recommends Lauren for RE projects.
Lauren is a skilled and savvy fundraising professional so what she brings to her consulting practice is a unique expertise that one would be unlikely to find anywhere else. Lauren, simply put, is not your run-of-the-mill software “geek.” She brings a far greater breadth of fundraising know-how to the table than most software consultants.
As a result, Lauren’s suggestions can help elevate your operations while adding efficiencies that no matter what size your shop is, will allow you to immediately reap the benefits. Equally important, Lauren is astute, client-focused, and committed to strengthening every organization she works with. I only wish I had found Lauren sooner!
Our staff is small so we don’t always have the time or resources to focus on data management, integrity, staying abreast of updates and researching the most efficient/effective ways to tackle projects associated with Raiser’s Edge. Lauren has been a tremendous asset in reviewing our data, identifying improvements, and assisting with reporting methods. She is a Raiser’s Edge ROCK STAR with a great personality!
Lauren Schler is exceptional!
Having a strong database that serves your needs is the foundation for any organization’s fundraising (development) efforts. Accuracy in documentation and access to dependable information are critical to tracking and planning. Even if our organizations had the resources to save someone on staff to focus on strengthening and supporting database capabilities, it requires a level of understanding and expertise that few have.
What makes Lauren Schler is exceptional is her combination of understanding and expertise, not just in the world of data, but also as a 15+ year development professional.
Lauren is a very thorough, personable, and intelligent person. Her knowledge, willingness to question, and attention to detail has taken our organization’s database to another level. She was vital to our organization’s continued success during staff changes, staff training, and standard operating procedure training. Her services extend beyond basic training or referring to a software help desk. She dives deep into understanding her client’s unique needs and existing situation so she can offer real, customized solutions and services. We count on Lauren to always look out for our best interests, and investigate problems and offer solutions, which she consistently delivers. We consider her an extension of our team.
Lauren Schler has worked with our clients who needed temporary Raiser’s Edge™ database management, and she improved their use of the product and helped them streamline their processes. Our clients have say that Lauren’s work has “changed their lives.” We are proud to be a partner to her firm.