NGP VAN Offers 4 Tips To Ensure A Better End-Of-Quarter Experience

Nearing the end of a quarter can put a pinch on your budget and create a higher level of stress. While there’s no way to go back and improve past performance, you can still act to ease the burden of that end of the quarter pressure. NGP VAN, a top progressive software company, recommends these four tips to make this a better experience.

  1. Brainstorming for Emails

As an entrepreneur, you’ve likely been sending out emails on a daily basis, probably sending out more than one per day. That comprises a great deal of brain power and, by quarter’s end, you may be feeling your creative juices have been all tapped out. In the future, try to brainstorm a long list of ideas and keep it on hand for these circumstances. For now, try sending out data that provides proof of your campaign strength. You might also share your fundraising thermometer, average contribution amount, or talk about the reasons others have contributed.

  1. Get Your Writing Out of the Way

There’s a ton of writing involved in preparing for the end of the quarter. By doing as much of it in advance as you can, you can lighten your workload later. This will help reduce your obligations at a more stressful time. If you get enough prepared ahead of time, you may only have to plug in specifics, before sending it off.

  1. Organize Your Calendar

By keeping track of your emails, contacts, appointments, and deadlines on one calendar, you’ll be better able to track what you have done and what has yet to be completed. You can also set up alerts, so your calendar will push notifications to your phone. This will help you stay focused.

  1. Celebrate Your End-of-Quarter Successes

Once you’ve finally made it to this point, there’s nothing more to do, except put it in the past and move onto the next quarter. Before you look to the future, though, take the time to celebrate your successes. You should feel proud for meeting your goals and there’s nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for that.


NGP VAN is an organization that specializes in fundraising for the Democratic party. Additionally, their software helps to keep track of voters, fundraising efforts, and volunteers. They also maintain strict compliance to voting regulations in every state in the country.

Priding themselves on being able to provide quality service to the Democratic party means that NGP VAN has to state updated on the latest tech innovations. By supplying clients with the most recent state of the art advances, NGP VAN ensures those clients are able to stay competitive.

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Autism Rocks out Worldwide

After his son was diagnosed with autism, successful businessman and CEO Sanjay Shah founded Autism Rocks to help fund research by the Autism Research Centre. In 2011 after taking his youngest son to the doctor complaining of stomach problems, Sanjay Shah was informed that as well as a food allergy his son shows signs of autism.

Autism is a developmental disorder, impairing social interactions and typical communication with others. It can also be characterized by repetitive or obsessive behaviors. Some forms of autism is said to affect over three million individuals across the world and one in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum according to studies by the CDC. When one of these three million individuals happened to be Sanjay’s son, the family quickly learned how much it costs to care for someone with autism and that research was still underfunded.

In an afternoon tea chat with Snoop Dogg and using his long list of contacts including event planners, musicians, and interested parties; Sanjay founded Autism Rocks. Its first event was an invite only concert in London, headlined by Prince. Since its resounding success, Autism Rocks has funded over 15 research projects including the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.

Shah has contributed to helping children in India but focuses his attention on the research into better diagnostic knowledge and studies into specific implementations for building social skills. Donations from Shah, his family, and his trusts have provided transportation for clients of the Dubai Autism Centre and the discovery that autism affects different parts of the brain depending on the sex of the individual.

The discovery made by the ARC concluded that if certain identifiers are present in males, we should not assume that it would also affect a female in the same way. This shows that there is more diversity on the autism spectrum than previously thought, so behaviors may not be misdiagnosed as ADHD or other syndromes and carers can adjust and treat rather than prescribe drugs.

Right now Autism Rocks is a private event, raising awareness for people living with autism across the world but you can still donate to help the cause here: Donate to Autism Rocks