NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, recently acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), today announced the launch of the first native mobile app for GIFTS Online®, the leading online grants management solution. GIFTS Online Mobile, available for both Android and iOS, will allow grants managers, program officers, board members, executives and more, to access, create and edit important grantmaking data from the convenience of their own smartphone or tablet.
GIFTS Online equips giving organizations of all types and sizes with powerful grants management tools to work more efficiently, track and improve results, and effectively collaborate to make a greater impact. With its high level of scalability and personalization, it easily meets the needs of larger organizations while its easy-to-use, intuitive interface and powerful functionality make it the perfect choice for smaller giving organizations with fewer resources. GIFTS Online is cloud-based and fully hosted by MicroEdge which eliminates IT costs, ensures data security, and lets clients enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working in the system remotely.
That flexibility is now taken to new heights with the introduction of GIFTS Online Mobile, providing grantmakers on the go with mobile access to key grantmaking information whenever they need it.
GIFTS Online Mobile provides:
- Mobile access to extensive information about grantee organizations including award histories, past and pending grant requests, payment histories, outstanding requirements and more
- Ability to create and update records on the move allowing users to keep their core system data current at all times
- Access to personalized dashboards and saved searches providing grantmakers with key insight into the results and progress of their programs while on the move
- Built-in mapping of grantee organizations that allows users on site visits to easily locate grantee organizations' offices
At the recent 2014 MicroEdge Solutions Conference in Miami Beach, a sneak preview of GIFTS Online Mobile received praise from current GIFTS Online users. "I can see GIFTS Online Mobile being used during our board meetings," said Beth Broomall, grants coordinator at the Charles H. Dater Foundation. "Board members on their tablets will be able to click on a recent grant request and bring up all the information about the request and the organization, and I can see that being very useful for our board."
GIFTS Online Mobile will be particularly useful to users who are often traveling. "We have some very active program officers who travel a lot and having GIFTS Online Mobile will allow them to access our grants information in the moment they need it," said Tina Kroll-Guerch, administrative director at Wallace Global Fund. "If they need to know how much we gave to a particular grantee last year or when that grantee's next requirements report is due, they have that information at their fingertips."
"As we enter into a new era of grantmaking where grants staff is on the move often, it's becoming imperative that they are able to access the important grants information they need from their mobile device," said Charlie Vanek, vice president of Product & Business Development at MicroEdge. "With more veteran grantmakers using mobile technology and a younger generation of grantmakers emerging in the philanthropic community, providing convenient, useful mobile access to grants data will continue to be critical to their success. We're excited to release GIFTS Online Mobile and eager to evolve the application into the future."
Availability & More Information
GIFTS Online Mobile is available free of charge to all current GIFTS Online clients. To learn more about GIFTS Online and GIFTS Online Mobile, visit the MicroEdge website or contact MicroEdge at email@example.com or 800.899.0890.
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 a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackbaud Inc., headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.
Serving the philanthropic, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship management, eMarketing, advocacy, accounting, payment and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility, education and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
MicroEdge and GIFTS Online are registered trademarks of MicroEdge, LLC. All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
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