MicroEdge and Crown Philanthropic Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

New York, NY, Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions for the giving community worldwide and Crown Philanthropic Solutions, LLC, a leading provider in Donor Experience Management Software (DExM™) , today announced a connector that enables the seamless pass-through of data between MicroEdge's FIMS financial information system and Crown's DonorFirst™ solution.

Today's announcement of the connector between these two systems demonstrates both companies' commitment to serving philanthropic institutions, and MicroEdge's continued focus on extending the capabilities of FIMS with value-added solutions. MicroEdge's clients now have expanded offerings, with the ability to leverage DonorCentral, the company's donor management solution, or to work with Crown's DonorFirst solution, enabling them to select from among some of the best technology solutions available in the marketplace today. Crown's clients now have the added benefit of being able to seamlessly bring FIMS data into the DonorFirst platform.

FIMS is the backbone of day-to-day operations for a range of charitable giving organizations, including community foundations, faith-based organizations, education and scholarship foundations. Nearly 85% of the total assets of the community foundation market are managed with FIMS, which dramatically reduces the time and effort involved in tracking and managing foundation information, managing pooled investments and preparing financial, donor and board reports.

DonorFirst is an easy-to-use and engaging web environment that drives high touch donor services and relationship development. Combined with a built-in set of workflows and audit trail capabilities, DonorFirst offers a comprehensive technology solution to empower foundation staff to deliver efficient and effective donor services.

"We are pleased to work together with Crown Philanthropic Solutions to deliver seamless connections between two complementary products for the philanthropic community," says Preston McKenzie, CEO of MicroEdge. "FIMS is the core system for the vast majority of community foundations, and we are committed to fostering connections to third-party solutions that enable our clients to build upon the power of FIMS to supplement their technology needs."

This collaboration enables philanthropic institutions to utilize the powerful, centralized capabilities of a mission-critical system such as FIMS, while allowing greater flexibility in their choice of donor management platform. Together with DonorFirst, a solution that emphasizes personal connections to donors, strong collaboration capabilities, and a custom-branded experience, a leading technology offering is available to the community foundation field.

"Crown is excited to enter into this partnership with MicroEdge. The DonorFirst product is a wonderful complement to FIMS and together this creates a win-win situation for community-based public charities," says Ephy Torenberg, CEO of Crown. "MicroEdge has been a leader in this field since 1985 and by combining the power of FIMS with DonorFirst, MicroEdge continues to demonstrate the openness, progress and responsiveness its clients have come to expect."

To Learn More

For more information, contact MicroEdge at info@microedge.com or Crown Philanthropic Solutions at info@crownps.com.

About MicroEdge

Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.

About Crown

Crown Philanthropic Solutions, LLC, the firm behind DonorFirst was established in 2005 with the vision of delivering the most rewarding philanthropic experience possible for donors by merging the social power of the internet with the robust transactional systems of the financial community. By creating a powerful donor engagement platform, Crown empowers clients with the ability to create loyal and passionate donors by managing donor experiences. Crown offers both a powerful philanthropic platform for managing a wide variety of charitable accounts, as well as outsourced accounting services. Each service is delivered by an experienced team of industry experts that assist with design, deployment and integration with existing systems.

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MicroEdge:

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Source:MicroEdge, LLC