SOURCE: Sage Software

May 05, 2008 09:25 ET

Sage Software Updates Sage Fundraising 100 to Further Help Nonprofits Manage Endowments, Volunteers, and Grants

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Sage Software today announced the availability of the latest version of Sage Fundraising 100, its donor relationship management solution for medium to large nonprofit organizations. Sage Fundraising 100, version 7.0, includes a full suite of integrated modules for effective, in-depth management of sophisticated development programs, and features new capabilities that support some of the most important management elements for nonprofit organizations, including managing endowments, volunteers, and grants. This latest version of Sage Fundraising 100 was enhanced with a focus on simplifying how customers can use the software with their office systems, such as Microsoft® Excel and Microsoft Outlook.

"Some of the most successful fundraising organizations in North America use Sage Fundraising 100 each day," said Krista Endsley, senior vice president and general manager for Nonprofit Solutions at Sage Software. "Version 7.0 is packed full of new features and enhancements, adding to its already strong core functionality. Working closely with several of our largest Sage Fundraising 100 customers, we developed the new Endowment Data Examiner module, and new Volunteer Management module and interface, plus various ease-of-use enhancements -- all designed to help nonprofits manage their campaigns more efficiently and effectively."

Managing Endowments-

The new Endowment Data Examiner module enables nonprofits to import, view, query, and report on summary data from third-party endowment applications, including endowment balances, relationships, lifetime contributions, and disbursements; display consolidated campaign giving and endowment information; and synchronize demographics, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses between Sage Fundraising 100 and third-party endowment applications.

Managing Volunteers-

The new Volunteer Management module enables nonprofits to build detailed volunteer profiles, including skills, availability, preferences, wish lists, and other details; link volunteer profiles with the appropriate volunteer opportunities, using the site-configurable matching process; and facilitate the courting and grooming of volunteers by linking projects/tasks to volunteer profiles, opportunities, and placements.

Managing Grants-

Several Grants Management module capabilities have been added, including a new scheduled payment date manager; the ability to mass renew grant proposals; the ability to mass update decision approval steps from an import file; and the display of approval step and disbursement sub-totals on the Grant Proposal manager.

Simplifying Office Management with Improved Integration-

The Address View now boasts built-in Google Maps integration and Easy Letter functionality. The integration between Sage Fundraising 100's Projects and Tasks, and Microsoft Outlook's Calendar and Tasks, has been enhanced. Version 7.0 also features various import and user improvements, plus the Edit Constituent windows can be customized.

"This latest version of Sage Fundraising 100 offers new features without disrupting the software's look and feel," said Randall Lemley, IT director for Arlington, Texas-based The Seed Company, a Sage Fundraising 100 customer since 2006. "We are especially pleased by the improved integration with Microsoft Office. The new Easy Letter feature will save steps and time as we communicate with constituents."

Using Sage Fundraising 100, nonprofits can effectively manage communications and relationships, track contacts and prospects, and manage tributes, events, volunteers, endowments, and more.

For more than 25 years, Sage Software has been helping nonprofit organizations further their missions and better serve constituents through the use of technology by offering Sage MIP Fund Accounting and a range of Sage Fundraising product choices, including Sage Fundraising 50, Sage Fundraising 100, Sage Fundraising 100-Rainbow Edition, and Millennium, so that nonprofit organizations of all sizes can select solutions best fitting their budget and program needs.

Sage Fundraising 100, version 7.0, is available now. For more information about that solution and other Sage Software Nonprofit Solutions, visit www.sagenonprofit.com or call 800-463-4147.

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