More Than 1000 Fundraising Websites Created With BlackbaudNow
Charleston, S.C., October 14, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations announced today that since its launch in March 2009, BlackbaudNow™ has seen rapid adoption among nonprofit organizations and personal fundraisers.
BlackbaudNow provides nonprofits and personal fundraisers a point-and-click website builder with secure donation processing through PayPal and the ability to send emails and record donors’ giving histories. Users do not pay any setup or monthly fees for BlackbaudNow, but instead, pay fees on a per-transaction basis.
“With BlackbaudNow, I was able to quickly create a website, get a PayPal link, and use my database easily, with no training,” said Amy Pratt, The Greene School’s director of fundraising. “It was a very seamless process and we were up and running in a matter of minutes.”The Greene School now has a professional-looking website which allows staff to take donations online, track payments, and keep supporters up-to-date with information about promotions and events.
When My Sister’s House in Charleston, South Carolina decided to launch a campaign to urge supporters to donate five dollars within five days, the organization evaluated several options, including deploying changes to the organization’s national website. Given the campaign timeline, this domestic violence shelter and advocacy group chose BlackbaudNow as a fast and easy option to get online and start accepting donations. In just five days, the organization raised more than $6000, mostly online. “BlackbaudNow is very easy to use—in an hour I had the website designed, up and live,” said Kira Perdue, a board member with My Sister’s House.
“BlackbaudNow is not only easy to setup and use, but there are no upfront costs, which makes it ideal for small and growing nonprofits and personal fundraisers that want to establish a web presence for their cause and take their fundraising efforts online,” said Kirk Sadler, product line manager for BlackbaudNow. “We are pleased that more than 1000 fundraising sites have been created in such a short time – an adoption rate that is a true testament to the ease-of-use and value of the product.”