Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Juniper Networks Recognized as One of the Largest Corporate Philanthropists in Silicon Valley: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Juniper Networks Recognized as One of the Largest Corporate Philanthropists in Silicon Valley: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Press Release Source: Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks Recognized as One of the Largest Corporate Philanthropists in Silicon Valley
Wednesday December 13, 7:55 am ET
Company Ranked #23 in Corporate Giving By Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR - News) today announced the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal has recognized the company for its outstanding corporate philanthropy efforts and its contributions to the community. Through the efforts of the Juniper Networks Foundation Fund (JNFF), as well as the company's Corporate Giving and Matching Gift programs, Juniper Networks was ranked #23 in the Business Journal's list of the Top 35 Corporate Philanthropists in Silicon Valley."

Monday, December 11, 2006

Survey: Charitable Giving Remains Steady - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

Survey: Charitable Giving Remains Steady - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick: "Survey: Charitable Giving Remains Steady

InsideIndianaBusiness.com Report

12/5/2006 9:17:41 AM
A survey conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University shows that fundraisers overall optimism about the climate for giving in the United states has increased 1.6 percent over the same period a year ago. However, the survey shows that optimism was down 1.4 percent from this summer. The survey also shows that nearly 88 percent of fundraisers polled were aware of a new IRA charitable provision and a majority of fundraisers have a strategy for using it in fundraisers."

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity : Seeds of Healthy Change

Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity : Seeds of Healthy Change: "Sugar-free fundraising

This category invites ideas for school fundraisers that do not call for families to sell candy or other unhealthy foods. Entries should provide a template in 500 words or fewer that can be used by any school to launch a fundraiser. The winner will present an idea that is practical to execute and likely to produce as much revenue as traditional candy sales."

Monday, August 28, 2006

cMarket Helps Non-Profit Auction Planners Score Big with Authentic Steiner Sports Memorabilia; Steiner collectibles, once-in-a-lifetime experiences no

cMarket Helps Non-Profit Auction Planners Score Big with Authentic Steiner Sports Memorabilia; Steiner collectibles, once-in-a-lifetime experiences now available at cMarketPlace.: "cMarket Helps Non-Profit Auction Planners Score Big with Authentic Steiner Sports Memorabilia; Steiner collectibles, once-in-a-lifetime experiences now available at cMarketPlace.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Sports memorabilia tops the catalogs of many charitable auctions, proving it's definitely popular but, perhaps, also a bit humdrum. But a new partnership is infusing online charity auctions with authentic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences from your favorite sports heroes, creating fundraising drives that are anything but ordinary. The best part is that here, unlike the playing field, everyone wins.

cMarket, Inc., the leading provider of full service online auctions to support nonprofit causes, and Steiner Sports, a leading provider of sports marketing services and authentic memorabilia, have teamed to supply non-profit auction planners and their bidders with exclusive sports memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to increase their auction revenue with no risks attached. Using cMarketPlace(TM), cMarket's online catalogue store of proven hot-selling auction items, non-profit auction planners can build or augment their own auction catalogs with highly sought-after sports collectibles, clinics and athlete appearances provided by Steiner Sports."

Philanthropy Important to National Parks for Next Century of Preservation: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Philanthropy Important to National Parks for Next Century of Preservation: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Press Release Source: National Park Foundation

Philanthropy Important to National Parks for Next Century of Preservation
Friday August 25, 5:04 pm ET

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service and in response to the call to action issued today by the President and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to enhance our Parks for the Centennial and beyond, the National Park Foundation, the national charitable partner, affirmed that private citizens and philanthropy have always played an important role in our National Park System and will continue to be vital in securing its future. This legacy of philanthropy and stewardship is the basis of the charter of the National Park Foundation and the central idea behind the very creation of the first National Park more than a hundred years ago."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

GetActive Offers Data Integration with The Raiser's Edge®; Developed with JCA, Integration Bridge Maximizes Value of Constituent Data - Yahoo! News

GetActive Offers Data Integration with The Raiser's Edge®; Developed with JCA, Integration Bridge Maximizes Value of Constituent Data - Yahoo! News: "erkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2006 -- GetActive Software, Inc. , a leader in online constituent relationship management services that help nonprofits use the Internet to raise funds, conduct advocacy campaigns, and build community, announced today a new Integration Bridge application that streamlines the complex and time-consuming task of synchronizing individual profile and donation records with The Raiser's Edge®, Blackbaud's fundraising management product. The Raiser's Edge® is used by over 10,000 organizations."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Salesforce Foundation Marks 1,000 Non-profits Running Operations on Salesforce.com On-demand Services: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Salesforce Foundation Marks 1,000 Non-profits Running Operations on Salesforce.com On-demand Services: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Salesforce Foundation Marks 1,000 Non-profits Running Operations on Salesforce.com On-demand Services
Wednesday August 16, 4:20 pm ET
Unique Customization of Salesforce and AppExchange Delivers Value Across Range of Non-profit Implementations

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced that it has delivered salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM - News) on-demand business services to 1,000 non-profit organizations around the globe. The donation of Salesforce licenses is part of salesforce.com's 1/1/1 Model -- a commitment to deliver 1% Time, 1% Equity and 1% Product to non-profit organizations. Non-profit organizations use Salesforce, along with applications from AppExchange, salesforce.com's revolutionary platform for on-demand business services, to manage membership, contact and affiliate data; track and forecast fundraising campaigns; and report on volunteer opportunities."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) Selects GetActive Software to Improve Member Services and Enhance Outreach with Members and Nonprofits

Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) Selects GetActive Software to Improve Member Services and Enhance Outreach with Members and Nonprofits: "he Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) recently launched a newly designed website powered by GetActive Software that enables the organization to better serve its membership and the nonprofit community with an easy-to-use content management system and online tools to seamlessly integrate online and offline activities.

Berkeley, CA, and Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 16, 2006 -- The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits (ACN) recently launched a newly designed website, http://www.acnconsult.org, powered by GetActive Software that enables the organization to better serve both its member consultants and the nonprofit community.

'By utilizing GetActive’s tools for website management, email marketing, and listserve management, we’re able to serve both our membership and the nonprofit community in new ways,' said Chris Johnson, ACN President. 'As a volunteer-run organization, ACN needed a solution that would easily enable multiple people with various levels of technical skill to add content to the website to keep the material fresh and inviting. Prior to using GetActive, there was no mechanism for one of our consultants to easily update his or her own online profile or listserve preferences, and adding a new consultant profile was a labor–intensive, manual process. Our members appreciate being able to edit their own profile page on their own time.'"

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Auctionpay and cMarket Collaborate in NonProfit Online-Auction Market

Auctionpay and cMarket Collaborate in NonProfit Online-Auction Market: "Auctionpay and cMarket Collaborate in NonProfit Online-Auction Market
By Ina Steiner
AuctionBytes.com
August 02, 2006

cMarket and Auctionpay will partner to offer a complete fundraising solution for nonprofit organizations. cMarket and Auctionpay, which focus solely on nonprofits, will work together to expand their menu of services, providing clients a convenient, integrated fundraising event - online, live or both."

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

PRESS RELEASE LexisNexis and Harcourt Education Partner With VolunteerMatch to Engage Workforce in Volunteer Service

PRESS RELEASE LexisNexis and Harcourt Education Partner With VolunteerMatch to Engage Workforce in Volunteer Service: "LexisNexis and Harcourt Education Partner With VolunteerMatch to Engage Workforce in Volunteer Service

MIAMISBURG, OH and ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- LexisNexis and Harcourt Education (members of Reed Elsevier, plc) have partnered with VolunteerMatch, the nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for anyone to find a rewarding way to volunteer, to help engage their employees in volunteer opportunities throughout the United States.

With VolunteerMatch's business service, the LexisNexis and Harcourt Education workforce can now access the VolunteerMatch network of over 41,000 nonprofit organizations, and any of their employees can use VolunteerMatch to receive a list of volunteer opportunities based on individual interests and ZIP code."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Dr Pepper And Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Announce 23 Finalists In Nationwide 'Pepper Your Community' Volunteer Contest

Dr Pepper And Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Announce 23 Finalists In Nationwide 'Pepper Your Community' Volunteer Contest: "Hometown heroes hail from small towns and big cities, and come from all walks of life. They freely donate their most precious assets, time and energy, to make the world a better place. As of today, 23 hometown heroes have been selected as finalists in the Dr Pepper 'Pepper Your Community' contest. Each finalist is guaranteed a donation in their honor to their local charity of choice, and America can now vote and select two grand-prize winners who will receive $23,000 for their local charity of choice."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Convio and Easter Seals Partner to Create New Job Opportunities in Web Publishing for People With Disabilities | Convio

Convio and Easter Seals Partner to Create New Job Opportunities in Web Publishing for People With Disabilities | Convio: "Convio and Easter Seals Partner to Create New Job Opportunities in Web Publishing for People With Disabilities
Pilot Program Provides New Accessibility Tools and Training for Web Site Administrators; Boon to Nation's Untapped Workforce and Employers

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 19, 2006) As the nation's employers face a growing need for workers with Web-related job skills, Convio, Inc. and Easter Seals today announced a first-time program in the nonprofit sector which provides new Internet accessibility technology, job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Convio is the leading provider of on-demand software and services that help nonprofits use the Internet to build strong constituent relationships for driving fundraising, awareness and enduring support. Easter Seals provides services to 1.3 million children and adults with disabilities annually and is recognized nationally as a leader in job training and employment services, workforce development and assistive technology. Convio has worked with Easter Seals since 2002 to help the organization with online fundraising, and also has partnered with the group on a series projects designed to help make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities."

Thursday, July 06, 2006

New Convio Internet Tools Earn A+ for Higher Education, Help Universities Strengthen Communications and Fundraising Programs

New Convio Internet Tools Earn A+ for Higher Education, Help Universities Strengthen Communications and Fundraising Programs: "New Convio Internet Tools Earn A+ for Higher Education, Help Universities Strengthen Communications and Fundraising Programs
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 2006--

Market-Leading Fundraising Solution Allows Schools to Better Understand Alumni and Donors' Brand Affinities; Enables More Targeted, Coordinated Online Communications


At a time when universities and colleges face increasingly challenging, complex fundraising environments, Convio, Inc. today announced new tools which help schools use the Internet to more effectively communicate with alumni and donors while driving increased giving. Convio's market-leading on-demand solution now makes it possible for universities, colleges, alumni groups and related organizations to leverage the efficiencies of the Internet for conducting sophisticated marketing and fundraising campaigns which utilize a higher education institution's multiple brands.

Convio is the leading provider of online constituent relationship management (eCRM) solutions for nonprofits and institutions of higher education. The company's on-demand software and services help organizations use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships that drive fundraising, awareness and enduring support. Convio's tools for online fundraising,"

Monday, June 26, 2006

PRESS RELEASE Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners Announced

PRESS RELEASE Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners Announced: "Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners Announced
Complementary Applications Enable Quote and Order Configuration, Telephony Integration and Data Cleansing Capabilities for Sage CRM Solutions Product Family

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/26/2006 -- Sage Software today introduced Client 1, Endeavor Commerce, InaPlex and QGate as Sage CRM Solutions Premiere Technology Partners. Premiere partners develop technology solutions that integrate with Sage Software Mid-Market CRM products including Sage CRM, SageCRM.com and Sage CRM SalesLogix to expand the automation of specific business processes and database administration capabilities. Six new value-add solutions addressing data cleansing and de-duplication, phone integration and quote-to-order processing have been designed by these partners."

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

NAMC Newswire - Convio Announces Customer Summit 2006, Nonprofit Sector's Foremost Customer Event Highlighting Inter

NAMC Newswire - Convio Announces Customer Summit 2006, Nonprofit Sector's Foremost Customer Event Highlighting Inter: "Convio Announces Customer Summit 2006, Nonprofit Sector's Foremost Customer Event Highlighting Internet Strategies & Best Practices; Inaugural Customer Conference Showcases Innovative Approaches & Effective Techniques for Achieving Strong Online Results
AUSTIN, TX, (NAMC) - Convio, Inc. - the leading provider of on-demand software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships and driving support - today announced its inaugural customer conference, Convio Customer Summit 2006, October 23-24, in Washington, DC.

The event will feature Convio experts, partners and leading nonprofit groups presenting best practices and case studies pertaining to online fundraising, marketing, and advocacy as well as other topics - all aimed at helping organizations become more effective at fulfilling their missions by optimizing use of the Internet.

'There has been a sharp increase in demand among our customers and across the entire nonprofit sector for learning how to best leverage the online channel to generate stronger marketing and fundraising results,' said Gene Austin, CEO, Convio, Inc. 'The Convio Customer Summit will give our customers the most valuable insight on this subject that our marketplace has to offer, and will be a springboard vaulting them to new levels of success.' "

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Oxfam Press Release: Oxfam and Daily Mirror win prestigious media award for 'Village of Hope' series

Oxfam Press Release: Oxfam and Daily Mirror win prestigious media award for 'Village of Hope' series: "Oxfam and Daily Mirror win prestigious media award for 'Village of Hope' series

Oxfam and The Daily Mirror have won a prestigious award from the One World Media Trust for their 'Village of Hope' series, beating top quality competition from the Sunday Times' Authors in the Frontline series and the Guardian's Hear Africa, in a award ceremony in London on 8 June. The judges acknowledged the series of articles and photojournalism to be outstanding and commended the use of compelling personal stories to influence change."

Designer Today Xerox to Make Over Four Nonprofit Organizations in Key Cities Nationwide -

Designer Today Xerox to Make Over Four Nonprofit Organizations in Key Cities Nationwide -: "Xerox to Make Over Four Nonprofit Organizations in Key Cities Nationwide
Press Release 6/15/06



Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is sweeping the nation looking for outdated nonprofit offices in dire need of a productivity refresh and a spruced-up environment. The winners of Xerox's 'Helping Hands' Office Makeover Contest will receive design, document technology, and d├ęcor upgrades aimed at making the organizations more efficient.

'Many small but vitally important nonprofits are struggling to serve their communities while keeping up with their own office needs,' said Donna Wittmann, vice president, Small and Medium Business for Xerox North America. 'This contest will provide organizations with the necessary tools to help them be even more effective in their work. It will also demonstrate how small changes in technology can result in big changes in productivity.'

Xerox will hold contests in four cities to find the most obsolete nonprofit offices. Entries will be accepted during a three-week period in each city:"

PRESS RELEASE St. John's College Uses Kintera Sphere to Network, Manage Prospect Information in Real-Time From Two Separate Campuses

PRESS RELEASE St. John's College Uses Kintera Sphere to Network, Manage Prospect Information in Real-Time From Two Separate Campuses: "St. John's College Uses Kintera Sphere to Network, Manage Prospect Information in Real-Time From Two Separate Campuses

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/15/2006 -- Kintera® Inc. today announced that St. John's College is using Kintera P!N™ Electronic Screening® in Kintera Sphere™ to house, network and manage prospect information. By using P!N Electronic Screening within Kintera's Web-based technology platform, the institution's staff can utilize shared data to create more comprehensive profiles and access updated information in real-time, enabling St. John's College to build more effective fundraising relationships."

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

'Making Change for Katrina' New National Effort Targets more than $10 Billion in Idle Change to Build Homes in Partnership With Hurricane Victims: Fin

'Making Change for Katrina' New National Effort Targets more than $10 Billion in Idle Change to Build Homes in Partnership With Hurricane Victims: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Making Change for Katrina' New National Effort Targets more than $10 Billion in Idle Change to Build Homes in Partnership With Hurricane Victims
Wednesday May 31, 2:31 pm ET

BOSTON, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new hurricane season begins, yet tens of thousands of Katrina victims remain without permanent homes. Hundreds of thousands of the nearly one million houses destroyed remain in ruins. Today, this dire need for affordable housing in the Gulf Coast has prompted private citizens to launch a national call to action and fundraising campaign -- Making Change for Katrina (http://makingchangeforkatrina.org). Making Change for Katrina is the nation's first-of-its-kind citizen-driven campaign to collect spare change and transform the idle coins into much-needed housing for families devastated by last season's Gulf Coast hurricanes. Proceeds from Making Change for Katrina go directly to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent housing in partnership with people in need."

Friday, May 19, 2006

Professional Speaker Management Company to Launch Expert Advice E-Newsletter

Professional Speaker Management Company to Launch Expert Advice E-Newsletter: "Professional Speaker Management Company to Launch Expert Advice E-Newsletter

Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.

Cornerstone Speakers, a professional speaker management company, to distribute free expert advice e-newsletter to trade association and member organization executives.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2006 -- Cornerstone Speakers, LLC, an emerging leader in speaker management, announces the launch of 'Cornerstone Insights', a free monthly e-newsletter for trade association and member organization executives.

“The mission of 'Cornerstone Insights' is to share valuable information from cutting edge experts in the areas of business, diversity, intergenerational communication, IT strategy, PR, sales and marketing, government relations and work/life balance issues,” says Andria Younger, Cornerstone's Co-Founder and CEO. “Our goal is to become an information resource for the association and member organization industry.”
"

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Major Nonprofits Turn to Blackbaud Solutions to Drive Fundraising Results; Prospect Management and Research Division Signs New Customers and Expands T

Major Nonprofits Turn to Blackbaud Solutions to Drive Fundraising Results; Prospect Management and Research Division Signs New Customers and Expands Team: "Major Nonprofits Turn to Blackbaud Solutions to Drive Fundraising Results; Prospect Management and Research Division Signs New Customers and Expands Team
CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2006--Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, announced today that dozens of leading nonprofits, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, have selected the company's complete prospect research solution.

'We are very happy with the quality of our relationship with Blackbaud. The team understands us and is very responsive,' said Fran Sobel, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's senior research analyst. 'The results are clear--Blackbaud Analytics(TM) helps us identify qualified prospects through readable, usable data and ultimately points us in the right direction toward reaching our development goals.'"

Monday, May 15, 2006

CNW Group

CNW Group: "Hbc Releases 2005 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) today released its
fourth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report offering greater
transparency on four core areas of its operations: ethical sourcing, energy
conservation, associate wellness and community investment programs.
'Hbc continues to be a leader in CSR reporting, and we are proud of our
accomplishments in 2005,' said Michael Rousseau, President, Hudson's Bay
Company. 'Although Hbc operates solely in Canada, our effect is global - from
our vendors, to the factories we source from, to our associates. Everyone who
works with or for Hbc can be proud of what we represent.'"

Friday, May 12, 2006

Convio Extends CRM Success Adding Salesforce Service & Support to Existing Salesforce SFA Application: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Convio Extends CRM Success Adding Salesforce Service & Support to Existing Salesforce SFA Application: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Press Release Source: salesforce.com, Inc.

Convio Extends CRM Success Adding Salesforce Service & Support to Existing Salesforce SFA Application
Friday May 12, 8:55 am ET
Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform enables company to easily customize solution to automate workflows and manage business operations throughout the customer lifecycle; leading to an increase in customer support interaction."

Monday, May 08, 2006

e-Dialog to Offer Goodmail CertifiedEmail to Clients; Highest-Ranking Service-Oriented ESP Expands Comprehensive Range of Deliverability, Authenticati

e-Dialog to Offer Goodmail CertifiedEmail to Clients; Highest-Ranking Service-Oriented ESP Expands Comprehensive Range of Deliverability, Authentication and Accreditation Services: "e-Dialog to Offer Goodmail CertifiedEmail to Clients; Highest-Ranking Service-Oriented ESP Expands Comprehensive Range of Deliverability, Authentication and Accreditation Services
LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--e-Dialog, the proven provider of precision e-marketing solutions, today announced it will offer Goodmail's CertifiedEmail service to clients. The offering complements the company's breadth of e-mail deliverability, authentication and accreditation services, allowing clients to optimize their e-mail programs with the service that best fits their needs.

CertifiedEmail is a new solution that creates a safe and reliable class of e-mail to help shield consumers from spam, fraud and phishing. The service involves placing a trust icon in e-mail that designates it as authentic and enables it to bypass filters that often relegate legitimate e-mail to the spam pile. In addition, CertifiedEmail ensures that links and images are enabled in the consumer's inbox. Accredited senders with the highest standards of e-mail best practices can apply for the program in order to achieve higher delivery and open rates."

Friday, May 05, 2006

Association of Black Foundation Executives and Hispanics in Philanthropy Select Communities for Joint Dialogue on Critical Issues

Association of Black Foundation Executives and Hispanics in Philanthropy Select Communities for Joint Dialogue on Critical Issues: "Association of Black Foundation Executives and Hispanics in Philanthropy Select Communities for Joint Dialogue on Critical Issues

Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) recently announced that three community partnerships will receive small grants and technical support to convene local donors, grantmakers, and nonprofit leaders to discuss issues affecting Black and Latino communities across the country.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 5, 2006 -- The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) recently announced that three community partnerships will receive small grants and technical support to convene local donors, grantmakers, and nonprofit leaders to discuss issues affecting Black and Latino communities across the country. Dialogues in Chicago, Denver, and Atlanta are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2006 and occur throughout 2007. ABFE and HIP expect to announce grant support for additional communities next year.

These convenings are part of the ABFE/HIP Initiative – a recently launched, multi-year project of ABFE and HIP that seeks to raise awareness about the role that philanthropy can play in targeting resources to high-priority issues disproportionately affecting Blacks and Latinos in the United States. Ricardo Millet, ABFE board member and member of the HIP Leadership Council, agrees with the new direction of the initiative. “Strategically, it makes sense to focus our efforts and resources on the local level. This is where the relationship between philanthropy and our communities is strongest.” "

The Home Depot :: The Home Depot Announces $57 Million Investment To Support Gulf Coast Rebuilding Efforts

The Home Depot :: The Home Depot Announces $57 Million Investment To Support Gulf Coast Rebuilding Efforts: "ATLANTA, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the most devastating hurricane season in American history, The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it is investing $57 million to support rebuilding efforts throughout the Gulf region. Combining capital construction with philanthropic support, this investment will create jobs, drive economic activity, and support local community efforts to rebuild homes and offer hope for the future.

The bulk of the new $57 million commitment will support capital projects in the region. The company will spend more than $13 million to re-open two New Orleans-area stores, in Chalmette and along I-10 in New Orleans, that were completely destroyed. An additional $43 million will support the opening of new The Home Depot stores, including a recently announced site in downtown New Orleans near the Superdome, a new site in East Slidell, LA, and other sites along the Gulf Coast."

Regulatory Standards for Annuities Should Be Clear and Consistent, Whether State or Federal, According to IMSA

Regulatory Standards for Annuities Should Be Clear and Consistent, Whether State or Federal, According to IMSA: "Regulatory Standards for Annuities Should Be Clear and Consistent, Whether State or Federal, According to IMSA
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2006--Consumers, companies and sales professionals deserve better, more efficient regulation that reflects dynamic product changes and increasing consumer expectations, not the disorganized and inconsistent patchwork of laws and regulations that exist today said Brian Atchinson, President and CEO of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) at today's NASD Annuity Roundtable.

'Consumers purchasing annuities and other financial service products should be adequately protected, no matter who regulates the products they are considering,' said Atchinson."

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

PRESS RELEASE SageCRM.com Wins Network Computing's Well-Connected Award for On-Demand CRM Over Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Microsoft and Others

PRESS RELEASE SageCRM.com Wins Network Computing's Well-Connected Award for On-Demand CRM Over Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Microsoft and Others: "SageCRM.com Wins Network Computing's Well-Connected Award for On-Demand CRM Over Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Microsoft and Others
Hosted Sage Software CRM Solution Continues to Outpace Competitive Alternatives With Its Full-Service, Customizable and Affordable Offering

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/02/2006 -- Sage Software announced today that CMP Media LLC's Network Computing magazine has awarded SageCRM.com with its 2006 Well-Connected Award for On-Demand CRM Service in its Enterprise Applications category. The Well-Connected award honors outstanding technology products featured in head-to-head product evaluations conducted by the publication during the past year, and builds upon SageCRM.com being named its Editor's Choice in a hosted CRM comparison over Salesforce.com, Microsoft, NetSuite, RightNow Technologies and Entellium Corporation."

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Kintera and SofTrek Complete Database Integration for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kintera and SofTrek Complete Database Integration for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Kintera and SofTrek Complete Database Integration for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 2006--Kintera(R) Inc. today announced that Kintera and SofTrek have completed a database integration for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Kintera and SofTrek, a Kintera partner, integrated the organization's existing PledgeMaker donor database with Kintera Sphere(TM).

DFCI uses Kintera Sphere online technology to manage and host events, such as runs, walks, golf tournaments and auctions on its Web site. Kintera worked with SofTrek to create an on-demand export to transfer data housed in Kintera Sphere, such as event transaction and payment information, into PledgeMaker.

'Kintera's database consulting group has extensive experience with major integration projects involving a variety of database vendors. Working with SofTrek to successfully complete the database integration for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has resulted in meeting this important client's integration needs,' says Harry Gruber, M.D., Kintera CEO."

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Nonprofits Would Benefit from Adopting For-Profit Business Practices, Accenture Research Finds; Specific Operational Improvements Could Alleviate Fund

Nonprofits Would Benefit from Adopting For-Profit Business Practices, Accenture Research Finds; Specific Operational Improvements Could Alleviate Fundraising Pressure; Study Highlights Six Steps for Success: "Nonprofits Would Benefit from Adopting For-Profit Business Practices, Accenture Research Finds; Specific Operational Improvements Could Alleviate Fundraising Pressure; Study Highlights Six Steps for Success
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2006--Nonprofit organizations would benefit from adopting some of the for-profit world's basic business practices related to operational efficiency, according to results of a study released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

Accenture surveyed more than 230 senior executives involved with nonprofit organizations in the United States in an effort to help nonprofits identify and address key barriers to and accelerators for achieving high performance in the nonprofit community. This study is unique in that it is one of the few studies to poll senior-level executives on both the nonprofit and for-profit sides: executive directors of nonprofit organizations and for-profit executives serving on nonprofit boards of directors."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Community Season Announces Nonprofit Study with Graduate Researcher

Community Season Announces Nonprofit Study with Graduate Researcher: "Community Season Announces Nonprofit Study with Graduate Researcher

Researcher will help Facilitate Six-Month Study

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 13, 2006 -- Community Season, a leader in Web-based management solutions for community-based organizations, announced today that it will conduct a research study of its services for nonprofit organizations with the help of Delia Kuczmarski, a graduate student in the arts administration program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Delia will act as the researcher and will help facilitate recruitment, execution and evaluation processes for Community Season and its nonprofit study participants.

The nonprofit research study is set to begin on May 1, 2006, with 48 nonprofit organizations representing a diverse array of areas, including health care, advocacy, education, social services and the arts.

Community Season plans to use the study to obtain case studies and customer testimonials, conduct focus groups and determine the solution’s overall usability. The products of the study will help determine the effectiveness of Community Season’s Web-based tools for online registration; payment processing; centralized database maintenance; and resource, donation and membership management for nonprofit organizations."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

LogoBee Helps Nonprofits with a Logo Design Makeover: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

LogoBee Helps Nonprofits with a Logo Design Makeover: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "LogoBee Helps Nonprofits with a Logo Design Makeover
Wednesday April 12, 10:00 am ET
Makeover contest receives terrific response, highlighting the need for nonprofit marketing

MONTREAL, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Logo design firm LogoBee, Inc. is a believer in the work of nonprofit organizations. Their efforts help improve people's lives and communities around the world. This year's Logo Design Makeover has come to a close, however due to the incredible response LogoBee decided to donate a total of ten packages instead of three as was initially planned when the contest launched in the fall.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050719/NYFNSK02LOGO )"

Friday, April 07, 2006

The California Endowment Opens Doors to New Model In Philanthropy: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

The California Endowment Opens Doors to New Model In Philanthropy: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "he California Endowment Opens Doors to New Model In Philanthropy
Thursday April 6, 6:22 pm ET
The Center for Healthy Communities to Serve as Hub for Tackling State's Most Pressing Health Issues

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2006--The California Endowment, the state's largest, private, health foundation, ushered in a new model for philanthropy with the official opening of the Center for Healthy Communities today."

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Convio, Inc. Achieves Solid First Quarter Performance; Year-Over-Year Revenue Up Significantly by More Than 55 Percent

Convio, Inc. Achieves Solid First Quarter Performance; Year-Over-Year Revenue Up Significantly by More Than 55 Percent: "Convio, Inc. Achieves Solid First Quarter Performance; Year-Over-Year Revenue Up Significantly by More Than 55 Percent
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2006--Convio, Inc. -- the leading provider of on-demand software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships and driving support -- began 2006 with continuing momentum, increasing first quarter revenue more than 55 percent year-over-year. The company's strong start this year follows revenue growth of approximately 50 percent for each of the last two calendar years.

Driving Convio's steady growth is the nonprofit sector's increasing demand for the company's market-leading online constituent relationship management (eCRM) software and services. New customers announced in Q1 2006 include The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and its 50-state network of chapters to support 1,100 fundraising special events. The company has grown its customer base more than 50 percent in the past year and now serves more than 550 nonprofit organizations."

Monday, March 27, 2006

ICMA-RC/Story-"Revolutionizing Gift Cards: Giveline, Inc. Merges Corporate Reward and Philanthropy Spending

ICMA-RC/Story: "Revolutionizing Gift Cards: Giveline, Inc. Merges Corporate Reward and Philanthropy Spending

Business Wire - Monday, March 27, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas, Mar 27, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A first of its kind philanthropy gift card program launched by online retailer Giveline, Inc. is providing an innovative way for companies to reward employees and offer sales incentives while giving back to the community.

Giveline gift cards are a way for community-minded companies to recognize their staff, thank customers and brand their corporate social responsibility objectives at no additional cost over traditional gifts or giveaways."

Sage Software Selects Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting to Deliver Fast, Easy and Secure Desktop Access and Online Meeting Solutions to SMBs

Sage Software Selects Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting to Deliver Fast, Easy and Secure Desktop Access and Online Meeting Solutions to SMBs: "Sage Software Selects Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting to Deliver Fast, Easy and Secure Desktop Access and Online Meeting Solutions to SMBs
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, announced today a marketing alliance with Sage Software, the leading provider of business management software and services to small and mid-sized business (SMBs) customers in North America. Sage Software is offering Citrix(R) GoToMyPC(R) remote access service and Citrix GoToMeeting(TM) web-conferencing service to Sage MAS ERP, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage BusinessWorks, Sage PFW, and Sage BusinessVision customers. The value-added services from Citrix will enable Sage Software customers to easily and securely access the full contents of their desktops and collaborate in real time to increase productivity and reduce operational costs. "

Software Industry Leaders Join Blackbaud's Board of Directors; George Ellis and John McConnell bring technology and philanthropic experience to new ro

Software Industry Leaders Join Blackbaud's Board of Directors; George Ellis and John McConnell bring technology and philanthropic experience to new roles: "Software Industry Leaders Join Blackbaud's Board of Directors; George Ellis and John McConnell bring technology and philanthropic experience to new roles
CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2006--Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, announced today that George Ellis and John McConnell have joined the company's board of directors.

Ellis is the former CFO of Sterling Software, Inc. and both a founder and former CFO of the spin-off company Sterling Commerce, Inc. Sterling Software, acquired by Computer Associates International, Inc. in 2000, provided a variety of products for applications and systems management as well as software and services to the U.S. government. Sterling Commerce, now a subsidiary of AT&T, is a provider of multi-enterprise collaboration solutions."

gomembers' .NET Solution Q Version 1.6 Released @ SYS-CON AUSTRALIA

gomembers' .NET Solution Q Version 1.6 Released @ SYS-CON AUSTRALIA: "gomembers' .NET Solution Q Version 1.6 Released
Provides Complete Back Office, Front Office and E-Com Processing in One Integrated Solution.

By: .NETDJ News Desk
Mar. 27, 2006 09:30 AM


gomembers has made its newest release of Q, Version 1.6, available. Q, gomembers’ newest Association Management System (AMS) utilizing Microsoft’s .NET technology, was initially released in March of 2004. Q will bring organizations into the 21st century, with full features that provide complete back office, front office and e-commerce processing in one integrated solution. Several of gomembers’ customers have implemented Q and many more are migrating this year, taking advantage of the GO2Q program to upgrade from their association+, az ware, dmg4, and pinnacle systems. New clients are also being won over by the scalability and ease of use.
"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wireless Developer Network-Sage Software Offers Diverse Mobile Access Options for Number-One Selling ACT!

Wireless Developer Network: "Sage Software Offers Diverse Mobile Access Options for Number-One Selling ACT!

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- Sage Software today detailed a diverse set of mobile and Web access options for use with the ACT! by Sage 2006 and ACT! by Sage Premium for Workgroups 2006 contact and customer management solutions, that enable ACT! functionality for use on handheld devices and remote access. Data synchronization and key ACT! features are available for individual and workgroup use with BlackBerry, Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices. Additionally, ACT! Premium for Web enables real-time Web access to centralized data that can be easily deployed for both remote and on-premises users. "

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

ICMA-RC/Story-About 200,000 Nonprofit Organizations in the US Have Significant Economic Activity,

ICMA-RC/Story: "About 200,000 Nonprofit Organizations in the US Have Significant Economic Activity, with Combined Annual Revenue of $600 Billion

Business Wire - Tuesday, March 21, 2006

DUBLIN, Ireland, Mar 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c34601) has announced the addition of Nonprofit Institutions - Industry Profile to their offering.

About 200,000 nonprofit organizations in the US have significant economic activity, with combined annual revenue of $600 billion. Although technically distinct, the terms 'nonprofit' 'tax-exempt' and 'charitable'; are often used interchangeably. Nonprofits are sometimes referred to as '501(c)' entities, after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that defines their tax status. The IRS recognizes over 740,000 charities, with about 30,000 new ones each year."

Faith-Based Nonprofit Organization Embarks Upon $100M Community Revitalization Initiative: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Faith-Based Nonprofit Organization Embarks Upon $100M Community Revitalization Initiative: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Faith-Based Nonprofit Organization Embarks Upon $100M Community Revitalization Initiative"

Friday, March 17, 2006

Punam Mathur Named as 'Woman of Distinction' for Gaming by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada

Punam Mathur Named as 'Woman of Distinction' for Gaming by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada: "Under her leadership, the company has received numerous accolades for its
efforts in diversity and community affairs, including being named by Fortune
Magazine as one of the '50 Best Companies for Minorities' in 2004. Recently,
the company was recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 'Top 30'
companies in the U.S. for diversity. In 2005, MGM MIRAGE and the Voice
Foundation were named 'Outstanding Corporation/Foundation of the Year' by the
Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals."

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

PRESS RELEASE Three More Sage Software Business Partners Drop Microsoft, SAP to Become "Sage Select" Partners

PRESS RELEASE Three More Sage Software Business Partners Drop Microsoft, SAP to Become "Sage Select" Partners

PRESS RELEASE Three More Sage Software Business Partners Drop Microsoft, SAP to Become "Sage Select" Partners

PRESS RELEASE Three More Sage Software Business Partners Drop Microsoft, SAP to Become "Sage Select" Partners

PRESS RELEASE VolunteerMatch and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner to Engage Volunteers in the Fight Against MS

PRESS RELEASE VolunteerMatch and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner to Engage Volunteers in the Fight Against MS: "VolunteerMatch and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner to Engage Volunteers in the Fight Against MS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/13/2006 -- Just in time for National MS Awareness Week, March 13-17, VolunteerMatch and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society have teamed up to recruit volunteers to join the fight against MS. Through its 50-state network of chapters, the National MS Society now lists more than 200 volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch, and already reports an increase in volunteer signups and activity. "

Skoll Foundation Awards $16 Million to Nonprofits Around the World in Support of Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Foundation Awards $16 Million to Nonprofits Around the World in Support of Social Entrepreneurship

Friday, March 03, 2006

Ketchum and Its Clients Take Home Four PRWeek Awards

Ketchum and Its Clients Take Home Four PRWeek Awards: "Ketchum, a leading global public relations firm, was honored with four awards and one honorable mention for outstanding client work at last evening's seventh annual PRWeek Awards ceremony held at New York City's Tavern on the Green. 'I am immensely proud of these awards. The PRWeek Awards are growing in importance in the U.S. and Ketchum's performance is a clear indication of the vibrancy of our brand and a reflection of the passion and precision our colleagues apply to their work with clients,' said Raymond L. Kotcher, senior partner and chief executive officer at Ketchum."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Hip-Hop Industry's Burgeoning Philanthropic Influence Profiled In Worth Magazine's April Issue | Worth

Hip-Hop Industry's Burgeoning Philanthropic Influence Profiled In Worth Magazine's April Issue | Worth: "April Issue
02.28.06

NEW YORK – Bolstered by the philanthropic efforts of award-winning recording artists, producers and executives, the hip-hop industry is supporting previously underserved communities at unprecedented levels, according to Worth magazine’s April cover story.

Scheduled to reach newsstands on March 14, the April issue examines how this burgeoning international industry, led by executives such as Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons, has created an undeniably personal style of giving. "

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Northern Trust Study Reveals Asset Allocation Trends of Investors: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Northern Trust Study Reveals Asset Allocation Trends of Investors: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Northern Trust Study Reveals Asset Allocation Trends of Investors
Monday February 27, 11:00 am ET

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amid an uncertain economy and lackluster stock market performance, a new study by Northern Trust, one the nation's largest private wealth managers, reveals the asset allocation trends of high-net worth households, a leading indicator of stock market activity in 2006."

Friday, February 24, 2006

Free Domain Name for US and Canadian Nonprofit Organizations

Free Domain Name for US and Canadian Nonprofit Organizations: "ree Domain Name for US and Canadian Nonprofit Organizations

Grassroots.org is pleased to introduce a new program in association with Moniker.com that provides a free domain for one year to US and Canadian nonprofit organizations that apply to Grassroots.org for free web services.

(PRWEB) February 24, 2006 -- Grassroots.org is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is looking to change the world slowly but surely via the Internet at local, national, and international levels.

Grassroots.org is pleased to announce that new and existing nonprofit clients are eligible to receive a free domain name of their choice for one year. The arrangement is made possible through a new partnership with the domain name registrar Moniker.com. Under the agreement nonprofit organizations will be able to register a new domain name or transfer their existing name to take advantage of the offer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Convio Launches New Online Fundraising Solution That Changes the Landscape of Internet Fundraising; Convio5 Represents Major Innovation; Lets Nonprofi

Convio Launches New Online Fundraising Solution That Changes the Landscape of Internet Fundraising; Convio5 Represents Major Innovation; Lets Nonprofits Create Highly Customized, Campaign-Specific Fundraising Programs: "onvio Launches New Online Fundraising Solution That Changes the Landscape of Internet Fundraising; Convio5 Represents Major Innovation; Lets Nonprofits Create Highly Customized, Campaign-Specific Fundraising Programs
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2006--Convio, Inc. today announced release of Convio5, making online fundraising for nonprofits easier and more effective than it has ever been. Convio5 sets a new standard for online fundraising solutions because it gives nonprofits an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and confidence in creating effective online fundraising campaigns that accelerate giving and enhance the online donor experience.

Convio is the leading provider of on-demand software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships and driving support. The company developed Convio5 based on lessons learned over the years from working with customers that collectively have used the Internet to raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Through focus groups and one-on-one interviews, Convio's 500-plus customers have provided extensive input about what today's nonprofits need to optimize their use of the Internet to support integrated marketing and fundraising."

Salesforce Foundation Announces Grant Program to Enable Nonprofit Capacity Building

Salesforce Foundation Announces Grant Program to Enable Nonprofit Capacity Building: "Press release from: Salesforce.com

Salesforce Foundation Announces Grant Program to Enable Nonprofit Capacity Building

Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative Grants, totaling $500,000, will help nonprofits use technology effectively to reduce administrative costs and advance their missions


(CSRwire) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-— Salesforce Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced the Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative, a grant program designed to foster and enhance technology deployment for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative Grants will be awarded in three categories; Development, Regional Mission Support, and Turn-It-Up, each focused on helping nonprofit organizations obtain, implement, and maximize use of technologies to reduce administrative costs and to advance and extend their missions.

The Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative Grant Program consists of: "

Friday, February 10, 2006

Schools, Libraries, Nonprofits Across America to Receive Books, Thanks to Fifth Annual Season's Readings Program

Schools, Libraries, Nonprofits Across America to Receive Books, Thanks to Fifth Annual Season's Readings Program: "Schools, Libraries, Nonprofits Across America to Receive Books, Thanks to Fifth Annual Season's Readings Program
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Verizon Employees Make National Book Drive and Reading Campaign a Success by
Collecting 150,000 Books, Pledging More Than 27,000 hours of Reading Time

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations across the United States will receive 150,000 new and gently used books collected by Verizon employees during December. Season's Readings,Verizon's fifth annual national book drive and reading campaign, was conducted at company sites across the nation.
Employees and their families also pledged 1.6 million minutes (or more than 27,000 hours) to read to their children or others at literacy centers, libraries, schools and other organizations in their communities throughout the coming year. Since 2001, Verizon employees nationwide have donated almost 2 million books to some 3,500 schools, libraries and nonprofits and pledged more than 250,000 of hours of reading time."

Motorola and KaBOOM! Join Forces to Rebuild in Hurricane-Ravaged Waveland, Mississippi: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Motorola and KaBOOM! Join Forces to Rebuild in Hurricane-Ravaged Waveland, Mississippi: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Motorola and KaBOOM! Join Forces to Rebuild in Hurricane-Ravaged Waveland, Mississippi
Thursday February 9, 7:00 am ET

WAVELAND, Miss., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After mobilizing the single largest disaster recovery response in Motorola's (NYSE: MOT - News) 77-year history in 2005, top leaders from Motorola's Government and Enterprise business this week returned to hurricane ravaged Hancock County to construct a new public playground as part of the company's ongoing relationship with the national nonprofit organization KaBOOM!."

Monday, February 06, 2006

PRESS RELEASE Sage Software Adds Four New Nonprofit Solutions Business Partners

PRESS RELEASE Sage Software Adds Four New Nonprofit Solutions Business Partners: "



Sage Software Adds Four New Nonprofit Solutions Business Partners
AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/06/2006 -- Sage Software announced today the addition of four new business partners for its Sage Fundraising and Sage MIP Fund Accounting product lines, further strengthening the company's delivery of management solutions to nonprofit and government organizations. By working with business partners, Sage Software provides customers with local experts who have in-depth, specialized knowledge of best practices for automating and creating efficiencies in the nonprofit and government sector, enabling them to focus their own resources on their missions.
'Sage Software truly understands the value a partner channel brings to its customers and organization,' said Bob Schilling, VP of sales at Raleigh, N.C.-based Capital Business Solutions, a company serving nonprofits for more than eight years. 'The company's vision, along with its strong nonprofit financial and fundraising solutions, makes Sage Software a clear winner for us and our more than 350 customers. By representing Sage MIP Fund Accounting and Sage Fundraising products, we can provide a nonprofit organization with a complete and highly functional solution encompassing all facets of its mission.'

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cross-Cultural Solutions Uses Salesforce.com to Support Rapid Global Growth: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Cross-Cultural Solutions Uses Salesforce.com to Support Rapid Global Growth: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Cross-Cultural Solutions Uses Salesforce.com to Support Rapid Global Growth
Wednesday February 1, 8:55 am ET
Salesforce.com Provides Complimentary Licenses to Non-profits as Part of Ongoing Global Initiative to Build the Capacity of Non-profit Organizations Through Technology Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, announced today that Cross-Cultural Solutions, a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering, is using salesforce.com's award-winning CRM service to support its global expansion. Cross-Cultural Solutions relies on Salesforce to manage volunteer recruitment, alumni communications, and program planning to more efficiently facilitate the organization's fast-growth."

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Charity Chief Commended for Promise to Account for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Grant

Charity Chief Commended for Promise to Account for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Grant: "Charity Chief Commended for Promise to Account for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Grant
Project 21 Members Urge CBCF to Be Similarly Forthcoming



For Release: January 23, 2006
Contact: David Almasi at 202/543-4110 x11
or Project21@nationalcenter.org


Black activists are applauding the New Orleans non-profit 'Community of Faith for Economic Empowerment,' commonly known as COFFEE, for pledging to make public a full report on how Katrina aid monies it apparently received from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation are being spent."

Monday, January 23, 2006

Lou DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC to be Enshrined in The American College’s Hall of Fame

Lou DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC to be Enshrined in The American College’s Hall of Fame: "ou DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC to be Enshrined in The American College’s Hall of Fame

Financial services industry icon Louis P. DiCerbo II, CLU®, ChFC® will become the first ever inductee into The American College’s Hall of Fame. An award ceremony will take place on the campus of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on January 23, 2006. The Hall of Fame is designed to recognize graduates of The College’s designation or degree programs who have made extraordinary contributions in time, effort and energy to this remarkable institution of higher learning.

Bryn MAawr, PA. (PRWEB) January 23, 2006 -- Financial services industry icon Louis P. DiCerbo II, CLU®, ChFC® will become the first ever inductee into The American College’s Hall of Fame. An award ceremony will take place on the campus of The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on January 23, 2006.

The Hall of Fame is designed to recognize graduates of The College’s designation or degree programs who have made extraordinary contributions in time, effort and energy to this remarkable institution of higher learning. Individuals must be long-term volunteers of The College and active participants in The College’s community and learning environment.

“The College and Alumni Association were very judicious about picking the very best person to represent this institution and be our founding Hall of Fame inductee,” said Larry Barton, PhD., President and Chief Executive Officer of The American College. “There were many nominees – far more than we expected. The nominees read like a who’s who of the financial industry. It was hard to narrow the choices down because the tendency was to vote for everyone, but whenever we mentioned Lou’s name, everyone would say “excellent choice.” He was the Babe Ruth of the selection process. Lou is The American College!”

DiCerbo personifies the spirit of the educational institution. He has sp"

Blackbaud Announces Acquisition of Campagne Associates

Blackbaud Announces Acquisition of Campagne Associates: "Blackbaud Announces Acquisition of Campagne Associates
CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2006--Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLKB), the leading provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Campagne Associates, Ltd., a privately held provider of fundraising software and services for nonprofit organizations. The purchase price for the acquisition was $6 million, all cash, with potential for additional amounts payable based upon certain performance-based metrics over the next two years.

Marc Chardon, President and CEO of Blackbaud Inc., stated, 'We are excited about the acquisition of Campagne Associates, which brings more than 2,000 customers and 18 years of additional domain expertise to Blackbaud. Both companies share a similar goal - an intense focus on customer satisfaction and success. This acquisition allows us to use each firm's extensive market knowledge in a combined effort to ensure we deliver solutions that give our customers the ability to better support their missions.'

With more than two decades of service to nonprofits and approximately 13,000 customers, Blackbaud provides technology solutions that help nonprofits raise money and operate more effectively. Organizations of all sizes rely on Blackbaud's integrated solutions to handle their critical fundraising efforts."

news - 8 Xerox Employees Receive Paid Leaves to Focus on Full-time Community Service

news - 8 Xerox Employees Receive Paid Leaves to Focus on Full-time Community Service: "8 Xerox Employees Receive Paid Leaves to Focus on Full-time Community Service

/noticias.info/ Aiming to make a measurable impact on the places they work and live, eight Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) employees are taking sabbaticals to tackle full-time community service projects throughout 2006 - while their full pay continues from Xerox.
For up to a year, the employees will apply their technical, business and personal skills to address a range of social issues, such as advocating for abused children, supporting military families, improving emergency response systems, and more.

The leaves of absence are part of The Xerox Foundation's long-standing Social Service Leave initiative, which has granted sabbaticals of up to one year to 469 employees since the program began in 1971. One of few corporate sabbatical programs that provide paid opportunities for employees to volunteer full-time, Social Service Leave is believed to be the oldest of its kind in American business."

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Convio Named 'Private Company of the Year' by Austin Business Journal

Convio Named 'Private Company of the Year' by Austin Business Journal: "Convio Named 'Private Company of the Year' by Austin Business Journal
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2006--

Company Increases Revenue Nearly 50 Percent for Second Consecutive Year and Lands 500th Nonprofit Customer


Convio, Inc., the leading provider of software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships and driving support, has been named the 2005 'Private Company of the Year' by the Austin Business Journal.

The editorial staff at the regional business newspaper honors Central Texas companies and executives with various year-end distinctions based on a demonstrated track record of success and continued achievement in their respective marketplaces."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

New Kintera Online Grants Software Captures Grant Applications Flexibly, Efficiently; Product Provides Online Grant Application Process

New Kintera Online Grants Software Captures Grant Applications Flexibly, Efficiently; Product Provides Online Grant Application Process: "New Kintera Online Grants Software Captures Grant Applications Flexibly, Efficiently; Product Provides Online Grant Application Process
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2006--Kintera(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTA) today announced the availability of online grant application software, Kintera Online Grants, that helps foundations and other grant making organizations capture grant applications more flexibly and efficiently -- without requiring a new grant making system.

Kintera Online Grants enables foundations and other grant making organizations to create grant applications online, including features such as letters of inquiry and saved applicant profiles for future application use. In addition, foundations can offer nonprofit organizations the convenience of managing grant-related documents and checking grant status online.

'Kintera Online Grants was developed to meet the high demand for online grant application capabilities that exists within the foundation community,' said Debbie Snyder, general manager of directed giving for Kintera Inc. 'In addition, Kintera Online Grants can be used with existing grant making systems, which means that foundations don't need to invest in new systems.'"

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Kintera Announces Annual User Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm, Inc.; Industry Event Offers Nonprofit Leaders, P

Kintera Announces Annual User Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm, Inc.; Industry Event Offers Nonprofit Leaders, Partners Unprecedented Opportunity for Best Practices, Networking and Product Training: "Kintera Announces Annual User Conference Featuring Keynote Speaker Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm, Inc.; Industry Event Offers Nonprofit Leaders, Partners Unprecedented Opportunity for Best Practices, Networking and Product Training
Kintera User Conference 2006
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2006--Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA) today announced that the Kintera User Conference 2006, 'Revolution In Giving', will be held Feb. 26 through Mar. 1, 2006 in San Diego. The national conference offers Kintera's industry-leading customers and partners the opportunity to learn best practices, network and receive new product training.

An annual event for the nonprofit sector, the Kintera User Conference features nearly four days of training on best practices and new products, as well as two must-see presentations -- keynote speaker Irwin Jacobs and leading nonprofit lawyer Seth Perlman:"

Monday, January 09, 2006

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Chooses Convio

Untitled Document: "National Multiple Sclerosis Society Chooses Convio for Organization-Wide Online Constituent Relationship Management Solution

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 (AScribe Newswire) -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), has selected Convio as the organization's enterprise-wide Internet solution.

Convio is the leading provider of online constituent relationship management (eCRM) solutions for the nonprofit sector and works with many of the country's largest, multi-affiliate charitable groups. The company's software and services help nonprofits use the Internet for building strong constituent relationships that drive fundraising, awareness and enduring support.

The National MS Society will use Convio at its national office and across its 50-state network of chapters for volunteer-led fundraising, email communications, Web content management and ecommerce, putting the organization on a single Internet platform to more effectively inspire constituents to give and provide other forms of mission-critical support. Several Society chapters, including those serving Wisconsin and Illinois, already work with Convio and have been achieving strong results."

Friday, January 06, 2006

Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving(R) Surpasses $1 Billion in Charitable Contributions: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving(R) Surpasses $1 Billion in Charitable Contributions: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving(R) Surpasses $1 Billion in Charitable Contributions
Friday January 6, 9:00 am ET
Fund Reaches Major Milestone with More Than $500 Million in Donations in 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving, one of the country's largest and fastest growing donor- advised funds, announced total contributions to its Charitable Gift Accounts have exceeded $1 billion since the Fund's inception. Created in 1999, the Fund achieved the milestone as it ended its most productive year for charitable contributions. In 2005, the Fund received more than $510 million, more than doubling the $225 million in contributions received the previous year."