Software/Technology

Constant Contact and Blackbaud Enter Into Strategic Partnership
August 4, 2011

Blackbaud and Constant Contact announced a strategic partnership agreement that will provide small and growing nonprofits with the tools and training they need to optimize their e-marketing programs. The companies will integrate key products and combine their expertise to develop nonprofit-specific seminars training, and best practices. Leveraging Blackbaud’s analytics expertise, the companies will also work together to help nonprofits enhance their programs with new analytic capabilities.

Nonprofits Achieve Online Fundraising Milestone
July 28, 2011

Charity Dynamics, a provider of comprehensive online marketing and fundraising solutions for nonprofits, announced that nonprofit organizations across the country have now raised more than $100 million directly through the company’s Boundless Fundraising solution since it first launched less than three years ago.

Boundless Fundraising is a suite of online fundraising applications that enable participants in nonprofit special events to extend their fundraising efforts through Facebook, email and mobile devices. More than 75 U.S. charities currently use the applications as part of their overall event marketing and fundraising strategy.

Microsoft Broadens Global Software Donation Program to Reach More Nonprofits
July 27, 2011

Microsoft Corp. announced updates to its software donation program that make it easier for nonprofit organizations to get access to affordable technology. The program, which has already provided more than $3.9 billion worth of software to nonprofits around the world since 1998, is being expanded to enable more nonprofit organizations to request software donations when they need them at any point in the year.

Convio Launches Luminate™ Constituent Engagement Solution for Nonprofits
July 25, 2011

Convio announced Luminate™, an innovative new cloud-based constituent engagement solution for the nonprofit market. Luminate combines Convio’s online fundraising suite with its CRM platform and leading analytics technologies and expertise to meet the complex needs of large, enterprise nonprofits. Luminate offers an open, extensible, cloud-based constituent engagement solution that allows nonprofits to analyze and cultivate relationships with donors, advocates and other constituents. This enables organizations to design tailored, integrated, multi-channel campaigns and interactions that are beneficial to both the mission and the individual supporter.

CafeGive Announces New Marketing Platform
July 12, 2011

CafeGive announces the 'Giving by CafeGive' platform providing businesses a powerful way to showcase their social giving strategies, build momentum for their philanthropic activities and communicate directly with their consumers in a fun and engaging way. The online platform includes applications that run on websites or Facebook, allowing companies to raise awareness for their social giving practices and to promote consumer participation in campaigns.

The first marketing application, 'Reward for Donation,' allows companies to quickly set up and promote a comprehensive social giving campaign that collects and distributes donations and rewards consumers for their participation.

KELL Partners Launches Kickstart Program for Salesforce.com Foundation Nonprofit Starter Pack
July 7, 2011

Nonprofit Software-as-a-Service consulting specialists KELL Partners has launched its KELL Kickstart program for organizations using the Salesforce.com Foundation Nonprofit Starter Pack. KELL Partners is a Salesforce.com Registered Consulting Partner, and has experience servicing more than 150 Salesforce.com projects. The company provides Software-as-a-Service consulting and implementation solutions that enable nonprofits to attain maximum value from their technology investments.

The Nonprofit Starter Pack from the Salesforce.com Foundation is Salesforce CRM with a pre-built data structure that addresses the unique needs of nonprofit organizations and their constituent relationships.

Target Analytics Introduces Mid-Level Donor and Alumni Engagement Custom Modeling
June 14, 2011

Blackbaud announced the availability of two new custom modeling solutions from Target Analytics. The first is a Mid-Level Giving Likelihood Model, a new service that analyzes the constituent databases of nonprofit organizations to identify promising, untapped mid-level giving prospects. The second is the Alumni Engagement Model which was specifically developed to help higher education institutions identify engaged alumni and cultivate them to become supporters.

Convio and Constant Contact Join Forces to Help Small and Mid-Size Nonprofits
June 8, 2011

Convio announced a strategic partnership to integrate e-mail marketing from Constant Contact with Convio Common Ground CRM™. The integration is designed to help small and mid-sized nonprofits create, grow and maximize the value of relationships with donors, volunteers and other constituents. The combination of Convio Common Ground and Constant Contact Email Marketing offers small and mid-sized charities an affordable, easy-to-use solution to reach, inspire and move people to support their cause and manage relationships. Convio will also become a member of Constant Contact’s AppConnect partner program.

Convio Expands Common Ground With Fundraising and Volunteer Management Enhancements and Constituent Self-Service
May 31, 2011

Convio introduced new features and enhancements for Convio Common Ground™ that help nonprofit organizations raise funds and manage and support their constituent relationship programs. Additionally, donors, volunteers and other supporters now have the ability to enter and update their own information, print gift receipts, update recurring gifts and manage the date that gifts are charged to their credit cards.