Software/Technology

Children’s Defense Fund Reports Significant Increase in Web Site Traffic After Redesign With Convio Software
June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 — Leading child advocacy organization, the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), released information today that six months into the launch of their redesigned website (www.childrensdefense.org), site visits have increased 12%, Google organic search visits have risen 23% and the average time spent on the site has climbed 15%. These statistics demonstrate how the redesigned site reflects CDF’s deepened understanding of their audiences and goals through improved usability and accessibility. Now integrated with the organization’s online marketing tools, the content management system (CMS) enables staff to easily update website copy and graphics to ensure consistent branding and constituent experiences across all channels.

Nonprofits Turn to Blackbaud NetCommunity Grow to Launch Interactive Websites Backed by Industry-Leading Support and Strategy Services
June 15, 2009

Charleston, S.C., June 11, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced today that an increasing number of nonprofits are selecting its new website management offering, Blackbaud NetCommunity Grow™. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Blackbaud NetCommunity Grow was developed to make it easier for nonprofits to quickly build interactive websites that are integrated with their constituent relationship management (CRM) solutions and backed by strategy services to help them be successful. Additionally, as a fully-hosted solution available on a subscription basis, Blackbaud NetCommunity Grow is ideal for nonprofits that need flexible payment and deployment options.

Tony Award Productions Uses The Patron Edge for 2009 Tony Awards® Ticketing
June 3, 2009

Charleston, S.C., June 3, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), today announced that Tony Award Productions, a joint venture between The Broadway League, Inc. and The American Theatre Wing, Inc., has selected The Patron Edge® to record ticketing history, process credit card transactions and manage reserved seating for its 63rd annual awards program recognizing Broadway productions and performances.

PaperThin Helps Nonprofits Extend Community Reach
June 2, 2009

BOSTON, June 2, 2009 — PaperThin, Inc., a leading Web content management solution provider, today announced that nonprofit organizations—such as the United Way, LeSEA Broadcasting, PneumoADIP, AAPHERD, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, Epilepsy Foundation, NACCHO, and WomenHeart—are leveraging the CommonSpot Web content management solution to connect with constituents by maximizing the delivery, value, and timeliness of Web content.

New England Center for the Performing Arts Leverages Brainshark to Attract Donors for $33 Million Capital Campaign
June 2, 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2, 2009 — Brainshark, Inc., a leader in on-demand presentations, today announced that the New England Center for the Performing Arts is the latest grant recipient in the Brainshark Non-Profit Program. With the grant, the center will leverage Brainshark to create high-impact, on-demand multimedia presentations to increase awareness and galvanize volunteers and prospective donors.

Howard University Receives In-Kind Software Grant Valued at $150 Million from Siemens PLM Software; Largest-Ever for the University
June 2, 2009

PLANO, Texas & WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 — Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a series of in-kind software grants valued at more than $150 million to Howard University. Taken together, the grants represent the largest in the history of Howard University.

Target Analytics Introduces ResearchPoint for Prospect Research Management
June 1, 2009

Charleston, S.C., June 1, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), today announced the launch of ResearchPoint™ by Target Analytics™, a solution that helps nonprofits identify, target, and cultivate  potential major and planned giving donors. Among the early adopters using ResearchPoint to gain a better understating of their donor bases are Operation Homefront and The Wichita State University (WSU) Foundation. With ResearchPoint, these organizations can now efficiently manage key prospect information and build donor cultivation strategies.

Vanco Services, LLC Announces New Donor-Managed Option for Organization Web Sites
May 28, 2009

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 27, 2009 — Vanco Services has released a new version of e.service(R) by Web, its widely-used online giving solution for churches and nonprofit organizations. The new version has an optional feature that allows donors to log in and self-manage all aspects of their donation activity. By placing more control into the hands of individual donors, organizations save valuable staff time and all parties benefit from greater security.