October 16, 2012 09:00 ET

Sage Announces Grant Giveaway in Conjunction With Its Participation in the Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference

Sage Will Be Giving Away a $1,000 Grant; Two of Its Nonprofit Executives Will Lead Workshops on Fundraising, Evaluations, and Success Measurement

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Sage North America today announced that it is giving away a $1,000 grant in conjunction with its participation in this week's Grant Professionals Association (GPA) annual conference. Two of its nonprofit executives, Bridget Brandt and Kathleen Denyer Hall, will present workshop presentations on fundraising, evaluations, and success measurement at the conference.

Tax exempt organizations may enter the Sage Grant Giveaway by "liking" the Sage Nonprofit Solutions Facebook page at, then navigating to the "Win a Grant" tab and telling Sage what the nominated nonprofit would do with a $1,000 grant. The Grant Giveaway began at 12:00 a.m. ET on October 12, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2012.

GPA's 14th annual conference is being held October 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, IN, and will attract more than 700 attendees from across the country and internationally. The conference has gained a well-earned reputation as the most comprehensive educational and professional growth event available for those committed to excellence in the practice of grantsmanship. Conference participants will attend workshops on a wide variety of topics presented by the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields.

Brandt, director of marketing, will be presenting two workshops: "Raise Funds Faster than Apple Sells iPads" on Thursday, October 18th from 1:45-3:15 p.m. and "Top 10 Tactics: What Every Organization Should be doing to Evaluations" on Friday, October 19th from 8:30-10 a.m. Hall, associate product manager, will present "Real-time Outcome Measurement = Healthy Funder Relationships" on Friday, October 19th from 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Brandt has developed and promoted award-winning educational and marketing programs for nearly 15 years. She is current president of the Austin, Texas-based Support Behind the Badge organization. Brandt is also a member of the Austin Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), and has presented at the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, CharityChannel Summit, the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising, and numerous other industry events.

Hall is the product manager for Sage Grant Management, responsible for driving the application's development to better meet market needs. Over the last four years at Sage Nonprofit Solutions, Hall has worked with over 2,500 customers in fund accounting, grant management, and human resource software. Hall is a natural writer, trainer, and speaker -- known for injecting fun into her blogs, courses, and presentations. She combines her love of teaching with the ability to support change agents. She is passionate about the sector and is a long-time volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Grant Professionals Association (GPA), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. Founded in 1997, GPA has grown to close to 2,000 active members representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than 50 chapters have formed in the past four years. For more information on the GPA annual conference, please visit:

Sage has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations throughout North America for more than 30 years. The company helps more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and grant management to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll and fixed asset management, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization's need. Follow Sage Nonprofit Solutions on Twitter® ( and Facebook® (, read its blog (, and join its community for not-for-profits (

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