Software/Technology

Charities Battle World's Woes With Technology
April 10, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Agence France Presse, April 10, 2009 — Technology matters when it comes to doing good.

Nonprofit groups are learning from the corporate playbook, uniting under a NetHope banner to use collective clout to provide technology that helps save lives, protect nature and stretch precious donor cash.

University City Science Center Launches Proof-of-Concept Funding Program
April 7, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2009 — The University City Science Center, in collaboration with key academic research partners, has launched a program to bridge the funding gap between research grants and private seed investment. The QED program will support proof-of-concept research projects related to life science technologies with high commercial potential in the healthcare industry. Researchers at selected academic institutions in the Greater Philadelphia Region have been invited to apply for up to $200,000 in funding for projects to be completed over a 12-month period.

Goodmail Systems Launches Video-in-Email
April 2, 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 2, 2009 — Goodmail Systems, the creator of CertifiedEmail™, the industry’s standard class of trusted email, today announced the launch of CertifiedVideo, a cutting-edge technology that allows legitimate commercial and nonprofit organizations to incorporate streaming video within the body of email communications they send to opted-in recipients. AOL is the first email provider to implement CertifiedVideo, enabling its Webmail users to receive CertifiedVideo messages. The first CertifiedVideo senders include Country Music TV, DailyCandy.com, Fox Digital, iVillage (NBC Universal), LiveNation, the New York Times, Target, Thrillist and Turner Networks.

New Idealware Report Compares Open Source Content Management Systems
April 1, 2009

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone are all free and open source systems that can help nonprofit build and manage websites — but how do they compare? This 60-page independent Idealware report provides both an introduction to the topic and a very detailed comparison of the four systems.

Blackbaud and PayPal Offer New, Low-Cost Web Tools for Nonprofits
April 1, 2009

Charleston, S.C. and San Jose, Calif., March 30, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, and PayPal, a leading global online payment service, today announced the availability of BlackbaudNow™, an affordable solution to help new and growing nonprofits reach their fundraising goals. BlackbaudNow offers nonprofits a point-and-click website builder with secure donation processing and the ability to send emails and record donors’ giving histories.

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.