Monday, September 17, 2007

USA TODAY Concludes 'Spirit of the USA' Charity Program as Part of Newspaper's 25th Anniversary Celebration

USA TODAY Concludes 'Spirit of the USA' Charity Program as Part of Newspaper's 25th Anniversary Celebration: "MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of USA TODAY's 25th anniversary celebration, USA TODAY concludes its 'Spirit of the USA' 25- week charity program that highlights a different charity each week for 25 weeks. The program began on March 30th and continued each Friday as USA TODAY thanked America for its support over the past 25 years by saluting the nation's generosity. USA TODAY has selected 25 charities and has celebrated the work of one charity per week for 25 weeks both in print and online via a signature USA TODAY Snapshot as well as on a special 25th anniversary web site on http://www.USATODAY.com."

Monday, August 13, 2007

Balgord Software Solutions Extends Offering to Nonprofit Organizations

Balgord Software Solutions Extends Offering to Nonprofit Organizations: "Balgord Software Solutions Extends Offering to Nonprofit Organizations Balgord Software Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in implementing business management solutions now provides nonprofits located in Ontario with a choice in software applications to meet their growing needs, and stiffening compliance regulations for reporting and tracking multiple funds across multiple budgets. Oakville, ON (PRWEB) August 13, 2007 -- Balgord Software Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in implementing business management solutions for commercial and nonprofit organizations, has announced the addition of Sage MIP Fund Accounting to its portfolio of product offerings. 'Based on our past expertise in the nonprofit sector implementing Sage Accpac ERP, it was a natural choice to add Sage MIP Fund Accounting to our product offering,' said Annette Balgord, principal of fully Canadian-owned and operated Balgord Software Solutions. 'The addition of Sage MIP Fund Accounting allows nonprofits a choice in software applications to best meet the needs of their growing organizations, to comply with stiffening government reporting regulations and to accurately track and apply multiple funds across multiple budgets.'"

Friday, June 22, 2007

Archimede Philanthropy Partners Names Robert E. Carter Vice-Chairman: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Archimede Philanthropy Partners Names Robert E. Carter Vice-Chairman: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "Press Release Source: Archimede Philanthropy Partners

Archimede Philanthropy Partners Names Robert E. Carter Vice-Chairman
Thursday June 21, 1:26 pm ET
Leading Philanthropy Leader Joins Changing Our World Family of Companies

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Archimede Philanthropy Partners, a leading consulting firm serving individuals, foundations and corporations, has appointed nationally-known philanthropy consultant Robert E. Carter as its vice-chairman."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Convio Launches Client Advisory Board to Share Ideas and Cultivate Innovation: Nonprofit Leaders to Provide Insight, Knowledge and Best Practices to S

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Convio Launches Client Advisory Board to Share Ideas and Cultivate Innovation: Nonprofit Leaders to Provide Insight, Knowledge and Best Practices to Support Product and Service Innovation: "Convio, Inc. -- a trusted partner that leads the way in helping nonprofits use the Internet strategically to achieve extraordinary results -- today announced the formation of the Convio Client Advisory Board, the first consolidated advisory board since the successful acquisition of GetActive Software earlier this year. The Convio Client Advisory Board, comprised of clients from both companies, reflects the ongoing successful integration and continues Convio's longstanding commitment to client satisfaction and success.

AUSTIN, Texas (BusinessWire EON) June 21, 2007 -- The CAB brings together a knowledgeable group of clients to discuss the company's current and future product and service plans and openly share their insights, opinions and needs so that Convio continues to create and deliver the most relevant and widely used solutions for online constituent relationship management (eCRM). Comprised of individuals from a cross-section of the company's client base of public interest, charitable and faith-based organizations, the Client Advisory Board will meet quarterly, holding its first meeting in Washington, D.C., June 26 - 27, 2007."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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Untitled Document: "Vermont Directory of Foundations Makes Online Debut

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., June 12 (AScribe Newswire) -- 'The Vermont Directory of Foundations' has found a new home at the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF), which is publishing the latest edition in three different forms: a free searchable online database, a free PDF download, and a printed book. The directory is used by Vermont nonprofits to identify potential sources of funding. Its comprehensive information on grantmakers located in Vermont as well as out-of-state funders who give in Vermont is also useful for foundations and others interested in the philanthropic sector."

Monday, June 11, 2007

MAS Consulting Releases First Issue of New Sage Nonprofit Solutions Newsletter for Sage Software Business Partners

MAS Consulting Releases First Issue of New Sage Nonprofit Solutions Newsletter for Sage Software Business Partners: "The new Sage Nonprofit Solutions newsletter focuses primarily on Sage MIP Fund Accounting and represents a milestone for MAS Consulting as they continue to expand the breadth of marketing products beyond the 'MAS' product line to partners across the entire Sage Software community including Sage Timberline Office, Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage CRM, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage FAS Fixed Assets and Peachtree by Sage.

Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2007 -- MAS Consulting, a leading provider of simple and cost-effective marketing products to the Sage Software reseller community, announced today that they have published the inaugural issue of a new quarterly newsletter - Sage Nonprofit Solutions."

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Easter Seals and Guide Dogs for the Blind with Convio, Inc. Lead Trend Toward Greater Web Site Accessibility and Usability

Easter Seals and Guide Dogs for the Blind with Convio, Inc. Lead Trend Toward Greater Web Site Accessibility and Usability: "Easter Seals and Guide Dogs for the Blind with Convio, Inc. Lead Trend Toward Greater Web Site Accessibility and Usability


Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2007 -- From training people with disabilities to use accessible online constituent relationship management (eCRM) tools to develop and manage Web content, to creating Web sites that exceed certification standards for accessibility, Easter Seals and Guide Dogs for the Blind, with the help of Convio, Inc., are leading a trend that has ramifications beyond the nonprofit sector."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Give2Asia's 2006 Financial Results Mark Record Year for Personalized Giving to Asia

Give2Asia's 2006 Financial Results Mark Record Year for Personalized Giving to Asia: "Give2Asia's 2006 Financial Results Mark Record Year for Personalized Giving to Asia

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Give2Asia, a U.S.-based nonprofit
facilitating personalized philanthropy for corporations, foundations and
individuals, released audited financials that mark 2006 as a record year
for its donors' giving to local charities in Asia. During its fiscal year
ending October 1, Give2Asia made possible a record $17 million in giving,
facilitated 250 grants to local groups in Asia, and hosted 111
client-directed giving funds."

Convio, Inc. Names Gary Allison Vice President of Engineering

Convio, Inc. Names Gary Allison Vice President of Engineering: "Convio, Inc. Names Gary Allison Vice President of Engineering

Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Professional Engineering and Client Service Experience to Leading Nonprofit Technology Partner

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Convio, Inc. – a trusted partner that leads the way in helping nonprofits use the Internet strategically to get extraordinary results – today announced that 20-year technology industry veteran Gary Allison has joined the company as vice president of engineering."

Friday, May 11, 2007

Ketchum Strengthens Change Management Offering

Ketchum Strengthens Change Management Offering
Ketchum Strengthens Change Management Offering

Stromberg Consulting Opens London Office and Appoints New Managing Director

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum announced today the opening of
the first European office for its wholly owned management consultancy,
Stromberg Consulting. Based in London, U.K., the expansion will enable
Stromberg to share its proven approach to organizational change management
and internal communications with the European market. Victoria Brown will
lead the consultancy's London practice while Stromberg further enhances its
U.S. leadership through the appointment of Ken Boughrum as managing
director.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Changing Our World Launches Archimede Philanthropy Partners; Expands Rapidly-Growing Philanthropy Services Practice

Changing Our World Launches Archimede Philanthropy Partners; Expands Rapidly-Growing Philanthropy Services Practice: "Changing Our World Launches Archimede Philanthropy Partners; Expands Rapidly-Growing Philanthropy Services Practice

'Give me a place to stand and a lever, and I can move the world.' -
Archimedes, c. 287-212 BC

NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changing Our World, Inc. today announced the reorganization and rebranding of its rapidly-growing philanthropy services practice into a new firm, Archimede Philanthropy Partners."

PRESS RELEASE Sage Software Sharpens Customer Focus With Launch of Business Management Division, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division

PRESS RELEASE Sage Software Sharpens Customer Focus With Launch of Business Management Division, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division: "Sage Software Sharpens Customer Focus With Launch of Business Management Division, Industry & Specialized Solutions Division
Organization Evolves to Focus Resources More Closely on Customer Needs

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 09, 2007 -- Sage Software announced today that it is evolving its business organization to better address its customers by aligning business units more closely to its customer segments. The company's new Business Management Division brings its accounting, ERP, CRM, and related businesses into a single organization to serve the broad needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with core business management solutions. The new Industry & Specialized Solutions Division provides industry-specific solutions for businesses and organizations in the construction, real estate, and nonprofit industries, as well as serving businesses of all types with human resource management systems, online payroll services and other employee-management solutions. These two new divisions join the company's Healthcare Division, which serves healthcare practices, and the Payment Solutions Division, which supports merchants' payment processing needs."

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

BizBash Media Acquires Online Events Calendar Masterplanner

BizBash Media Acquires Online Events Calendar Masterplanner: "BizBash Media Acquires Online Events Calendar Masterplanner

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--David Adler, C.E.O. and Founder of BizBash Media, the largest Web site and trade media for event planning professionals, announced today that his company has entered into an agreement to purchase Masterplanner, an online event clearinghouse calendar service, from Kintera, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNTA). Kintera provides software as a service to help organizations reach more people, raise more money, and run more effectively. Mr. Adler also announced that the founder of Masterplanner, Elisabeth Familian, will be named the Chairperson of the new entity. Familian is the West Coast President of BizBash Media. The transaction is expected to close in early May 2007. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed."

Monday, April 30, 2007

dBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop

dBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop: "Salesforce.com , the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and the Salesforce.com Foundation today announced that the YMCA of San Francisco has honored the Salesforce.com Foundation with its 2007 Building Strong Communities Award for its contributions to the building of a new playground for the children of Bayview Hunter's Point. The Building Strong Communities Award is given to honor corporate and philanthropic organizations that help provide vital and much-needed services to the children and families within the four-county area served by the San Francisco YMCA."

Kintera Names Scott Crowder as Chief Technology Officer

Kintera Names Scott Crowder as Chief Technology Officer: "Kintera Names Scott Crowder as Chief Technology Officer

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kintera® Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTA) today announced that Scott Crowder has joined its executive management team as chief technology officer. A high-tech industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Crowder will be responsible for end-to-end product development at Kintera, spearheading the company’s product management, engineering, quality assurance and IT operations."

Monday, April 16, 2007

dBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop

dBusinessNews :: Daily Business News Delivered to Your Desktop: "Convio Client Summit 2007 to Highlight Internet Strategies, Best Practices for Nonprofits to Achieve Results
Austin -

AUSTIN -- Convio, Inc. – a trusted partner that leads the way in helping nonprofits use the Internet strategically to get results – today announced its second annual client conference, Convio Summit 2007, October 17-19, in Austin, TX.

Designed to help organizations be more effective in fulfilling their missions by optimizing their use of the Internet, the two-day educational conference will feature fundraising, advocacy and technology experts, partners and leading nonprofit groups presenting best practices, case studies and technical tips. Topics include integrating online and offline marketing; integrating online fundraising, marketing and advocacy; leveraging Web 2.0; effective Web content management; donor relations and other current topics."

Friday, March 30, 2007

USA TODAY Launches 'Spirit of the USA' Charity Program as Part of Newspaper's 25th Anniversary Celebration

USA TODAY Launches 'Spirit of the USA' Charity Program as Part of Newspaper's 25th Anniversary Celebration: "USA TODAY Launches 'Spirit of the USA' Charity Program as Part of Newspaper's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Big Brothers Big Sisters highlighted today

McLean, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a continuation of
USA TODAY's 25th anniversary celebration, USA TODAY kicks off its 'Spirit
of the USA' 25-week charity program that highlights a different charity
each week for the next 25 weeks."

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Guide Dogs for the Blind Launches State-of-the-Art Website: a Model for Accessibility

Guide Dogs for the Blind Launches State-of-the-Art Website: a Model for Accessibility: "Guide Dogs for the Blind Launches State-of-the-Art Website: a Model for Accessibility

Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.

Guide Dogs for the Blind is announcing the launch of its new website. Guidedogs.com was designed to be visually pleasing, and a model of accessibility.

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2007 -- Website accessibility -- luxury or necessity? It's a question that's been around since the birth of the Internet. While in the past, the decision may have been based on political correctness, recent headlines of pending litigation for denying access to information has made businesses start to sit up and take notice."

Monday, March 26, 2007

TMA Resources Signs Partnership With Kintera as Platinum Solutions Provider

TMA Resources Signs Partnership With Kintera as Platinum Solutions Provider: "TMA Resources Signs Partnership With Kintera as Platinum Solutions Provider

Leading Association Management Software Provider to Market and Sell Kintera’s Comprehensive Solution Suite
Association of Fundraising Professionals International
Conference on Fundraising

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kintera® Inc. (NASDAQ: KNTA) today announced that TMA Resources, a leading provider of member relationship management software to the association and community-based markets, has joined the Kintera Partner Network as a Platinum Solutions Provider. As a result of the agreement, TMA Resources will be trained and certified to market and sell the full suite of solutions on Kintera’s social CRM platform, including Kintera Sphere® CRM, Kintera Sphere CMS, Friends Asking Friends® Kintera Thon, Kintera P!N and Kintera Advocacy."

Friday, March 23, 2007

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FinanceVisor - Markets > News > News Detail: "Papilia Obtains Key Patent For Personalized Content And Donor-Centered Communication

San Francisco, Calif. (FV Newswire) - Papilia, a pioneer in donor-centered fundraising solutions for nonprofit organizations, today announced that it was awarded a U.S. Patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on its cutting edge personalization communications technology and methodology.

Papilia's patented solution has direct benefits for today's nonprofits, allowing them to automatically personalize professionally designed communications from a single content management database across virtually any media type--email, direct mail, websites, blogs, and SMS messaging. These methodologies lay the foundation for donor-centered fundraising and are dramatically improving the way nonprofits engage, develop, and retain their supporters on an individual basis."

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Convio, Inc. and StrategicOne Conduct First Comprehensive Study Quantifying Impact of Online Engagement on Giving

PRESS RELEASE
Convio, Inc. and StrategicOne Conduct First Comprehensive Study Quantifying Impact of Online Engagement on Giving: "Convio, Inc. and StrategicOne Conduct First Comprehensive Study Quantifying Impact of Online Engagement on Giving

Online Constituent Relationship Management (eCRM) Improves Rate of Giving by Offline Donors

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Convio, Inc., in partnership with StrategicOne, LLC, have conducted the nonprofit sector's first comprehensive study quantifying the impact of online engagement (eCRM) and multi-channel marketing on overall giving. The data, presented at the DMANF conference in Washington, DC, shows that online engagement improves how much offline (direct mail) donors give each year and the rate at which they renew (retention rates) even if they continue to give solely in the mail. If they opt to give online as well, i.e. become multi-channel, their rate of giving and retention rate increases further.

Details of the research have been published in a whitepaper, “Integrating Online Marketing (eCRM) with Direct Mail Fundraising: Adding a New Communication and Donation Channel Increases Donations,” available at http://www.convio.com/impaper."
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Faith-Based Organizations Turn to Blackbaud to Strengthen Relationships with their Supporters both Off and Online

Faith-Based Organizations Turn to Blackbaud to Strengthen Relationships with their Supporters both Off and Online: "ndustry survey highlights importance of Internet to faith-based sector.

Charleston, S.C. (Vocus/PRWeb ) March 12, 2007 -- Blackbaud, Inc.(Nasdaq: BLKB), announced today that an increasing number of faith-based organizations are leveraging the company's technology solutions to better serve their members and engage them online.

Given the importance of individual donations, online fundraising and online community building are crucial for this group
More than 900 faith-based organizations including CRISTA Ministries, Partners International, Catholic Diocese of Orange, Great Commission Ministries, and Franciscan Development Office use components of the Complete Faith-Based Solution."

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Envelope, Please: UH American Humanics Program Named Tops in Nation; National Group Recognizes Local Program With Excellence Award

The Envelope, Please: UH American Humanics Program Named Tops in Nation; National Group Recognizes Local Program With Excellence Award: "HOUSTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A University of Houston program dedicated to meeting community needs and developing future community leaders has been recognized by the American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI) as the best in the country. The UH David M. Underwood chapter of the American Humanics program received the coveted Program Excellence Award during a recent awards ceremony in Washington D.C. The program is part of the offerings from the UH Graduate College of social Work."

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "High Water Women Raises $800,000 in Second Annual Casino Night
Tuesday January 23, 7:30 am ET
Proceeds to Support the Economic Empowerment of Underserved Women Worldwide

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- High Water Women, an organization founded in 2005 by senior female executives in the financial industry and focusing on philanthropy and volunteerism, began the New Year by raising $800,000 at its second annual Casino Night, surpassing last year's total. On January 18, high rollers from hedge funds and Wall Street convened for a night of fun and philanthropy to promote the economic empowerment of underserved women in New York City and around the globe."

Monday, January 22, 2007

WebWire® | 6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits

WebWire® | 6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits: "6 Xerox Employees Granted Full-Time, Fully Paid Sabbaticals to Lend Business Skills to Boost Nonprofits

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 22, 2007 -- The St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center in Rochester, N.Y., relies on 160 volunteers to provide healthcare services that cover more than 3,000 uninsured or underinsured patients - or 18,000 visits - every year.

Yet every single appointment has to be scheduled in a plain old paper calendar by hand.

That’s about to change, thanks to Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) employee Patrick Waara. He’s spending the next year at St. Joseph’s to build a new computerized system for appointment and volunteer scheduling and all patient records, bringing a whole new level of efficiency to the nonprofit organization. 'I can’t wait to see the productivity gains,' Waara says."