Charleston, SC, July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge®, a Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) company and provider of solutions to the giving community, today announced the release of GIFTS Online® 5.3, a significant update to the leading cloud-based grants and scholarship management system.
This release brings major improvements to Online Review functionality including a redesigned, intuitive user interface with enhanced branding and personalization opportunities. In addition, GIFTS Online users now have increased administrative control with new configuration and management tools for Online Reviews. These upgrades help to facilitate communication between staff and reviewers for a more collaborative GIFTS Online experience.
GIFTS Online 5.3 streamlines and improves philanthropic organizations’ ability to more effectively collaborate with reviewers and board members within GIFTS Online. It is now easier than ever for grantmakers to work and communicate with their reviewers, and for their reviewers to collaborate with each other through the redesigned GIFTS Online Reviewer Portal.
“GIFTS Online represents the future of grantmaking, given the growing trend toward cloud-based software solutions,” said Kristin Nimsger, former CEO of MicroEdge, now vice president and general manager of Blackbaud’s Foundation and Corporate Markets Group. “Board members and reviewers are key to the grantmaking process. When they are able to quickly and easily provide insight via our intuitive, mobile-responsive portal, they are better connected to the organization, grantees and applicants. GIFTS Online enables them to make the best decision for the organization ensuring the highest degree of impact for the constituents they serve.”
GIFTS Online is MicroEdge’s fully hosted, cloud-based grants and scholarship management system that helps corporate, private, community and other foundations of all types and sizes maximize the impact and efficiency of their grantmaking with powerful tools for reporting, tracking, collaborating and analyzing the effectiveness of their giving.
Established in 1985, MicroEdge 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 nonprofit, 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, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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