Software/Technology

Convio and PayPal Team Up to Boost Donations for Nonprofits
June 17, 2010

Austin, Texas (June 16, 2010) —

Convio (Nasdaq: CNVO), a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, and PayPal today announced an agreement that will enable nonprofits to quickly and easily implement PayPal to collect donations online.

PayPal will be a part of Convio’s integrated services, making it simple for Convio’s 1,300 nonprofit clients to add PayPal to their site and collect donations. PayPal’s nonprofit services include comprehensive reporting tools and discounted rates for 501(c)(3) charities.

ShowStoppers® to Work With Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on 2010 mHealth Summit
June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN, TX., 16 June 2010 — ShowStoppers® today announced it is working with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to provide a range of media, marketing and sales services for the 2010 mHealth Summit – a high-level international event focused on accelerating the use of mobile technologies for medical research, information, diagnosis, treatment and care in the developed and developing worlds, including the U.S.

The 2010 mHealth Summit is a partnership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health. The Summit is the leading U.S. conference advancing cross-sector collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. This annual event, in its second year, returns with an expanded format that includes a networking event for funding; concurrent sessions in research, technology and mFinance; as well as an exhibit floor featuring the latest technologies.

Constant Contact MarketPlace Introduced to Connect Small Organizations With Tools and Services to Grow Their Business
June 8, 2010

Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT) today introduced the Constant Contact MarketPlace9, an online resource to connect small organizations with tools and services to grow their businesses. As a complement to its leading email marketing10, event marketing, social media marketing, and online survey tools, the Constant Contact MarketPlace11 is the only free, online resource of its kind exclusively focused on small businesses and nonprofits looking for marketing tools and services.

The MarketPlace offers members of the Constant Contact Partner Program, including professional services and solution providers, a channel to promote their small business-focused applications and services. Developers, application partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) are also invited to use Constant Contact's AppConnect APIs to develop or integrate their applications with Constant Contact and to offer these solutions in the MarketPlace.

Sage Peachtree 2011 Helps Nonprofits Manage More With Less
May 28, 2010

Sage North America today announced the general availability of the Sage Peachtree 2011 industry-specific products, including Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Nonprofits, following the company’s announcement last week of Sage Peachtree Quantum 2011 and the rest of the standard Sage Peachtree 2011 lineup. “Many organizations are struggling to do more with less. With fewer employees on staff and fewer financial resources, nonprofits must maximize both, all while carefully maintaining accountability to donors,” said Connie Certusi, general manager, small business accounting solutions, Sage North America. "Peachtree 2011 is easier to use than ever, enabling nonprofits to get the critical information that they need and complete key tasks quickly, so they can focus instead on serving the communities and organizations that rely on them for support.”

Blackbaud Launches Platform for Managing General Admissions Arts and Cultural Organizations
May 19, 2010

Charleston, S.C. (May 18, 2010) – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced the launch of Altru™ for general admissions arts and cultural organizations. Organizations including the Gibbes Museum of Art, South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, and Tallahassee Museum have recently selected and will use Altru to gain a complete view of their organization, data, and visitors; streamline operations; and better engage and cultivate visitors and supporters.

IBM to Boost Tech Donations to Nonprofits
May 13, 2010

ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM Corp. plans to increase its donations of technology to schools and nonprofit groups by nearly one-third over the next three years.

The increase - to $175 million per year from $135 million per year currently - represents a small fraction of IBM's overall revenue. But the company says its "Trailblazer" grants are vital for small organizations that otherwise might not be able to afford its products.

GuideStar Enables Nonprofits to Thrive With Lyris HQ
May 11, 2010

EMERYVILLE, CA. – May 11, 2010Lyris, Inc., the online marketing expert, today announced that GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, has deployed Lyris HQ to manage its online marketing campaigns. Leveraging Lyris HQ, GuideStar has completely revamped its email marketing program to better segment and engage its audience. Since launching Lyris earlier this year, the company has increased email deliverability by 12 percent.

 
GuideStar is using Lyris HQ to send nearly half a million emails per month to donors, funders, researchers, educators and professional service providers that are passionate about nonprofit information. With Lyris’ unique segmentation capabilities, GuideStar sends eight to ten tailored emails a week to a range of professionals working with and in the nonprofit industry. Additionally, with Lyris HQ’s email deliverability analytics GuideStar has been able to fine tune content and clean email lists to better reach and engage its audience.

Will iPads Prompt New Form of Online Appeals?
May 11, 2010

The key to a winning Internet appeal is pretty simple—it has to grab the reader or viewer quickly.

The Web is what  Jakob Nielsen, a prominent Web design experts, calls a "lean-forward" medium.

People lean forward when content hooks them. They do not relax. And if you fail to grab them with your video or words, they'll move on to something else.

That is why the most popular videos on YouTube are short and why Twitter succeeds despite its 140-character limit.

Apple's new iPad changes that dynamic.

Blackbaud Launches Nonprofit Leadership Circle to Encourage Employee Volunteerism
May 5, 2010

Charleston, S.C. (May 4, 2010) – Blackbaud, Inc (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of nonprofit software and services, today announced the launch of a new Nonprofit Leadership Circle, a group of employees who serve on nonprofit boards of directors, and several other employee-related philanthropic initiatives. Blackbaud is dedicated to its mission of making the world a better place both as a corporate citizen and as a catalyst for individual employees through a dedicated focus on philanthropy.