The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Selects Blackbaud Enterprise CRM
The technology architecture of Blackbaud Enterprise CRM also played a key role in the LCMS' decision. In order to maximize extensibility and data security, organization leadership wanted to shift towards a shared services IT environment based on a .NET architecture with true application integration and interoperability.
"We were very impressed with the new Infinity platform-it is highly scalable and extensible in many different ways to meet the unique requirements of our diverse family of ministries," said Alan Meyer, executive director of Concordia Technologies, which manages LCMS information technology resources and support for users. "In addition, Blackbaud's people have the domain expertise to help our team navigate a large transformation effort."
Hear more about the LCMS partnership in a video interview with Alan Meyer at www.blackbaud.com/customers/faith-based/missourisynod.aspx.
With Blackbaud Enterprise CRM, the LCMS will now be able to:
* Implement a CRM system and approach that extends across all stakeholders and provides a single, 360-degree view of constituent activity
* Empower constituents, including donors, missionaries, volunteers, and internal end users, with online data access, reporting, and collaboration tools that improve the experience of engaging with the LCMS
* Improve fundraising operations to support best practices at all levels
* Integrate relationship, revenue development, and financial management for coordinated multi-channel marketing and effective reporting
* Deliver collaborative Web 2.0 technologies for personalized and dynamic relationship management with constituents
For more information about Blackbaud Enterprise CRM, visit www.blackbaud.com/crm.
About The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
The St. Louis-based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, founded in 1847, has 2.4 million baptized members in 6,170 congregations served by more than 9,000 pastors. The church, which ranks as one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, owns and operates the KFUO radio stations, two seminaries, 10 colleges and universities, and the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 30 other confessional Lutheran church bodies on six continents, supports more than 800 missionaries in nearly 90 countries around the globe, and is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, an alliance of two Lutheran church bodies and their more than 300 social ministry organizations, with budgets totaling more than $9 billion and serving one in every 50 Americans. For more information, visit www.lcms.org.