Software/Technology

Latest Version of Sage Fund Accounting Released
December 16, 2011

Sage North America announced that Version 11.0 of its Sage Fund Accounting nonprofit and government financial management software is now available. Product enhancements focused on improving the customer experience and included streamlining the upgrade process with the new Sage Auto Update console; implementing user-requested improvements within core modules; updating the workflow and user interface; improving reporting capabilities; and adding Sales Order functionality to the Accounts Receivable (A/R) module.

Blackbaud Releases New Version of NetCommunity
December 15, 2011

Blackbaud announced new enhancements to Blackbaud NetCommunity, its comprehensive Internet marketing solution that integrates with The Raiser's Edge for website management, online community-building, and e-mail marketing.

Blackbaud has partnered with Janrain, a leader in social identity solutions, to offer customers easy access to robust and reliable social sign-on functionality. The recently released version also features mobile-ready features, integrated multichannel reporting, a website integration gallery, and embedded how-to videos.

Blackbaud Announces Acquisition of Everyday Hero
October 7, 2011

Blackbaud announced that it has acquired Everyday Hero, a privately-owned company based in Brisbane, Australia. Everyday Hero’s event fundraising tools are used by tens of thousands of individual fundraisers and 1400 customers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


The 27-person Everyday Hero staff will continue to serve its growing customer base of leading nonprofit fundraising events in Australia and will continue to grow Everyday Hero’s presence in Asia-Pacific and the UK. Blackbaud will continue to grow Everyday Hero’s product offerings.

Two Nonprofits Honored for Innovative Technology
September 30, 2011

South by Southwest, the annual conference of thinkers and innovators, has honored two nonprofits it says are using technology in novel ways to promote social good.

The organizations, which won scholarships to attend next year’s conference, are Hollaback and Friendfactor.

Hollaback, which works to fight sexual harassment by collecting personal stories of victims, released smartphone applications that let victims log incidents. Friendfactor, a gay-rights advocacy organization, is also using online technology to help supporters share information about its mission.

Charity Dynamics Launches Boundless Voices™ for Nonprofits
September 29, 2011

Charity Dynamics, a provider of comprehensive online marketing and fundraising solutions for nonprofits, introduced Boundless Voices, a suite of online advocacy applications for Facebook, e-mail and smartphones that empower organizations to exponentially extend their reach and amplify their impact.

Boundless Voices provides a way for nonprofits to engage more closely with supporters, give advocates a stronger voice, and leverage their social networks to increase awareness for their organizations’ causes.

Target Analytics Releases New Tools for Nonprofit Prospect Researchers
September 29, 2011

Blackbaud announced the availability of two new services for nonprofit prospect researchers: Dossiers on Demand and NOZA Exact Match Constituent Screenings. The services are the latest offerings from Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, which offers solutions for donor acquisition, prospect research, donor benchmarking, custom modeling, and data enrichment services to more than 6,000 nonprofits.

WealthEngine and StratusLIVE Partner on Donor Prospecting and Fundraising Tools
August 16, 2011

WealthEngine, provider of sophisticated prospect research tools and analytics, and StratusLIVE, provider of constituent relationship management (CRM) software built on the Microsoft® Dynamics™ CRM 2011 platform, announced the formation of a strategic relationship to integrate WealthEngine data seamlessly into StratusLIVE.

StratusLIVE works with leading charitable organizations including affiliates of the United Way and YMCA to provide them with the tools to identify key constituents and actively cultivate those relationships over time.

Grant Professionals Association Endorses Sage Grant Management
August 9, 2011

Sage North America announced that the Grant Professionals Association, the premier membership organization of grant professionals, has endorsed its new Sage Grant Management solution. Web-based and available either on-premises or in a hosted environment, Sage Grant Management helps nonprofit and government organizations maximize their funding potential by tracking grants and providing transparency at the organization, program, and grant levels.

American Bible Society Selects Blackbaud CRM
August 9, 2011

Blackbaud announced that the American Bible Society (ABS) has selected Blackbaud CRM to improve its supporters’ experience, from direct marketing to online engagement.

The mission of ABS, a 195-year old organization, is to share God’s word with people around the world in a language and format that they can understand so they can enjoy the benefits of transformation that comes from God.