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.
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.
Social Solutions, the leading provider of nonprofit performance management software for the human services sector, today announced the acquisition of Esteam, a provider of financial performance management software and services.
Orange Leap (formerly MPower) today announced availability of The Guru, which enables nonprofits to easily create sophisticated reports for analyzing their data in real time – a key step for taking organizational performance to the next level and beyond.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) — one of the leading U.S. advocacy groups, with more than two million members and supporters and 400 entities — has picked Orange Leap (formerly known as MPower) as its platform for managing and optimizing constituent relationships, marketing and fundraising across the entire organization.
MPower — one of the leading providers of software for nonprofit constituent management and fundraising — today announced that it has rebranded as Orange Leap.