Software/Technology

Sage Previews New ePhilanthropy Offering, Plans Next-Generation Technical Enhancements for Millennium, and Launches Hosted Sage Fundraising 50 Options for Nonprofit Organizations
April 1, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 30, 2009 — Sage North America today announced several fundraising technology developments designed to further help nonprofit organizations support their missions. The company will soon offer a new ePhilanthropy tool; has a renewed focus on adding next-generation technical capabilities to its Millennium fundraising platform; and has launched fully managed hosting services for its Sage Fundraising 50 software. Sage is demonstrating all of these technologies on the trade show floor at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) 2009 International Conference on Fundraising, being held through Wednesday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

DonorPerfect Enables Automated Workflows in Fundraising Software With SmartActions
March 27, 2009

SofterWare, Inc., developer of DonorPerfect fundraising software solutions, has announced the release of SmartActions™ automated business rules with its web-based DonorPerfect Online constituent relationship management (CRM) solution. SmartActions™ enables nonprofits to set up workflow procedures that their DonorPerfect Online system will carry out automatically when certain predefined conditions are met.

National Nonprofits Select Blackbaud Sphere for Multi-Chapter Management
March 11, 2009

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced enhancements to Blackbaud Sphere™ that will further support the complex data needs of national nonprofits with multiple chapters. More than 85 multi-chapter organizations already use Blackbaud Sphere for their online fundraising, communication, event management, and advocacy needs.

Nonprofit Sector Benefits From Server Virtualization With Virtual Iron
March 10, 2009

Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced organizations in the non-profit sector are leveraging the company's virtualization platform to further extend the reach of their services. Customers such as Convoy of Hope and Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs have been able to cost effectively improve their IT infrastructure enabling employees to more efficiently reach the maximum number of people.

Virtual Gallerie Goes Online With Los Angeles County Museum of Art
March 10, 2009

Virtual Gallerie, LLC (VG), a 3D software and production company that caters to museums, universities, and other cultural institutions, launched the first personalized and interactive multimedia museum tour in virtual 3D online for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA now offers their visitors a free multimedia tour on a Nokia PDA that can display still images and educational text, play audio and video commentary, and features a "Favorites" button, which allows visitors to bookmark objects that they can later view from home in a personalized 3D virtual gallery online.

Uncensored Interview and Creative Commons Team Up to Give Free Access to Artist Interviews
March 6, 2009

Today, Uncensored Interview, a video producer and licensor of musician interviews, announced a collaboration with Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization focused on building a body of openly shareable and reusable creative work, by releasing thousands of videos from its interview footage archive under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC-BY) license. Previously, Uncensored Interview's library consisted of premium content available for commercial licensing, but now includes videos available via download in Ogg Theora, a free and open video compression format. Under CC-BY, users of the content are only required to give attribution to Uncensored Interview as the content source.