JCA celebrates 30 years in the business of nonprofit technology

NEW YORK, New York – JCA (Jacobson Consulting Applications), an independent consulting firm dedicated to the technology and information management needs of nonprofits, celebrates its 30th year in business this month. Incorporated in 1988 by CEO Steve Jacobson, the company has grown from a staff of one in 1988 to a staff of 50 in 2018 and is considered one of the world’s foremost boutique consulting companies in nonprofit information management.

JCA creates value for its clients by providing services that help nonprofits create and foster relationships with their constituents. Since its incorporation, JCA has worked with more than 1,600 nonprofits on a variety of consulting projects, ranging from business process improvement and CRM implementations to advanced analytics and dashboards. The company works across all nonprofit verticals, including healthcare, higher education, membership, and arts and culture. JCA’s history also includes notable partnerships with large CRM companies in the nonprofit space such as Tessitura, Blackbaud, thankQ USA, Gateway, accesso, and Community Brands.

In addition to its vast consulting capabilities, JCA also has a robust product development arm. Products that the company develops generally pull data from CRM for enhanced business intelligence. JCA products include JCA AnswersTM, the Revenue Management ApplicationTM and the Segmentation EngineTM (both co-developed with UK-based partner Baker Richards), T-StatsTM, Tessitura DashboardsTM, and the Arts Engines Platform (currently in development). In partnership with Artifax UK, JCA is also the North American Distributor of ArtifaxEvent, a leading event management software primarily used by cultural nonprofits.

In 2014, JCA acquired The Pricing Institute, and rebranded the company “JCA Arts Marketing”. As a wholly owned subsidiary of JCA, JCA Arts Marketing adds to JCA’s offerings for organizations in the arts and culture space with its top-notch data analysis and strategy services to increase revenue, boost attendance, and grow patron value for its clients. JCA Arts Marketing has worked with over 100 of North America’s top cultural institutions.

The company’s first client when it launched in 1988 was NYU Medical Center (now NYU Langone Health), which included the NYU School of Medicine. Since then, JCA’s client roster has expanded to include such organizations as the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Brown University, University of Arizona, Vassar College, Carnegie Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Lyric Opera of Chicago, March of Dimes, Children’s National Health, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

The staff at JCA is proud to celebrate this landmark anniversary. Says CEO Steve Jacobson “The past 30 years have been an amazing ride, only made possible by our talented team and our nonprofit clients’ desire to maximize their potential.” --more--

About JCA: JCA (Jacobson Consulting Applications) is the first and largest independent consulting firm dedicated to addressing the technology and information management needs of nonprofits. Over the past three decades, the firm has helped more than 1,600 nonprofits in North America and around the world leverage their CRM technology, processes, and data. JCA’s team includes consultants, engineers, and data analysts who understand nonprofit operations. Its strategic consulting includes development of organizational metrics, process redesign, data cleanup, and project management. Its technical services span a variety of projects including data conversions, integrations, and business intelligence development.

JCA Arts Marketing, a fully owned subsidiary of JCA since 2014, provides strategic marketing consulting services to hundreds of cultural institutions across multiple genres. It helps clients increase revenue, boost attendance, and grow patron value through data-driven insights.

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