SOURCE: Sage Software

March 28, 2006 09:00 ET

Sage Software's Sage Fundraising Solutions Help Health-Related Organizations Across North America Raise Funds, Manage Special Events

Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and Women's Center of Northwest Indiana Choose Sage Fundraising 50 for Its Cost-Effectiveness and Ability to Grow With an Organization

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- Sage Software announced today that health-related nonprofit organizations across North America continue to choose its Sage Fundraising solutions for their fundraising management so they can dedicate more time and effort to their missions of researching cures for diseases and disorders, promoting public awareness, and caring for the ill. Sage Fundraising 50, Sage Software's all-in-one fundraising management solution for value-conscious nonprofits, will help Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and Women's Center of Northwest Indiana manage donor and constituent relationships and special events.

"Although our healthcare software package has a fundraising module, it is not user-friendly, nor is it fully supported by the vendor," said Fritz Barns, major and planned gifts officer for New Hartford, N.Y.-based Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. (HCPI), which brings dignity to patients, their families and caregivers during one of life's most important journeys. "Sage Fundraising 50 is cost-effective, but more importantly, it will enable us to track pledges, time payments, and manage special events, such as our annual telethon."

Affordable and easy-to-use, Sage Fundraising 50 features an extensive suite of fundraising and development management modules, including Donor & Constituent Relationship Management, Recurring Gift Management, Events Management, Volunteer Management, Donor Profiling, and Online Gift Processing, plus comprehensive queries & reports. The solution also features extensive guides so that new users can get started quickly, and expanded e-mail tools for efficient communications with donors, such as the ability to batch and time-delay message distribution. Sage Fundraising 50 users require no IT resources to install or maintain the software.

"The program we had used for 12 years was getting corrupted and no longer meeting our needs," said Lindel Brothers, executive director for Women's Center of Northwest Indiana, a pregnancy resource center serving Highland, Merrillville, and Valparaiso. "Sage Fundraising 50 is affordable, but will also grow with us. Our data was easily converted from the old program to Sage Fundraising 50, and we have already begun using the new software to input donations and send gift acknowledgements."

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 so that each nonprofit organization, no matter the size, can select solutions that best fit their budget and program needs. Sage Fundraising 50, Sage Fundraising 100, Sage Fundraising 100-Rainbow Edition, and Millennium offer the tools to help nonprofit organizations thrive and grow, while Sage Endowment Management is complete software for planned giving and endowment programs.

For more information about Sage Software's Nonprofit Solutions, visit www.sagenonprofit.com or call 800-647-3863.

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