MicroEdge Announces Disaster Relief Programs to Help Clients Respond to Hurricane Sandy

New York, Nov. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions for the giving community worldwide, today announced a number of special offers to facilitate its clients' response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. These offers include programs intended to help both MicroEdge clients working to support victims, as well as those directly affected by the storm.

Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, causing numerous deaths and considerable damage along the U.S. Atlantic Coast as well as the Caribbean. This disaster will impact the lives of millions for many months and years to come. In times like these the value of the philanthropic community is undeniable, as giving organizations of all types step up to unite individuals and local

organizations to assist in the relief and recovery efforts. As a partner to the giving community, MicroEdge is working to facilitate its clients' response to this disaster by offering programs that make it easier to assist victims. Below are four programs that MicroEdge is offering to clients that are able to assist in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Complimentary Matching GIFTS Program

Matching GIFTS programs are set up by organizations to enable their staff to provide financial support for the causes they care about, which the organization will then match. In the aftermath of a disaster, many individuals want to help support relief efforts. For this offer, GIFTS clients that currently license the Matching GIFTS module can obtain one additional Matching GIFTS program at no charge, allowing them to set up an employee program to match charitable contributions to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. In addition, MicroEdge will offer one hour of assistance to help clients set up the additional Matching GIFTS program. This offer is available to GIFTS clients that currently license the Matching GIFTS module.

Assistance in Setting up Online Applications for Hurricane Relief Support

Many local nonprofit organizations are already on the ground lending support to the hurricane relief effort, and they need additional funding to meet victims' needs. With this program, MicroEdge clients who currently license or subscribe to MicroEdge online application products can obtain two hours of complimentary services to help them set up additional online applications to accept requests for relief funding.This offer is available to clients using IGAM for FIMS, IGAM for GIFTS, or Online Applications in GIFTS Online.

Complimentary Donation Webpage for Online Fundraising

The power of online fundraising is undeniable; web communications and social media make it easy for a cause to go viral. MicroEdge is pleased to partner with Kimbia® to provide MicroEdge clients with an online fundraising form that can be personalized with their own logo and incorporated into their website to raise additional funds for the relief effort. Clients can facilitate donations for up to three designated charities - The American Red Cross, New York Cares, and/or Jersey Cares. Donations are processed through the Austin Community Foundation to keep administration as simple as possible for MicroEdge's clients.Any MicroEdge client that wishes to set up an online donation form can do so free of charge.

Free Assistance to FIMS Clients in Areas Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Many MicroEdge clients using the FIMS foundation information management system are located in areas directly impacted by the storm and may need assistance to maintain their normal business procedures and complete their end-of-year processes. To help those clients MicroEdge is offering them the ability to have a copy of their FIMS database placed on the MicroEdge FIMS Host*Net service--MicroEdge's fully hosted, online version of FIMS. Clients may maintain their FIMS database on the FIMS Host*Net service for the next three months, at no additional charge. This offer is available to any FIMS client located in a region directly impacted by the storm.

Offer details and conditions
Agreements related to these offers must be signed by December 1, 2012. In order to qualify for these offers clients must have an active MicroEdge Maintenance & Support or Client Care agreement, or a current subscription. Clients are not limited to one offer and may take advantage of all for which they qualify.

How to get more information and take advantage of these offers

Those wishing to take advantage of any of these programs can do so by completing this form. A MicroEdge representative will respond to requests and work with clients to put an agreement in place and schedule the services. For more information about these programs, contact salesops@microedge.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.

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