Tuesday, December 27, 2005

IT Software Programming Networking - NGO to Release Free Nonprofit Fundraising Software


IT Software Programming Networking - NGO to Release Free Nonprofit Fundraising Software: "GO to Release Free Nonprofit Fundraising Software
Posted on Thursday, December 22 @ 10:45:00 CST by xtv
IT Software Programming Networking

Organizers' Collaborative announced a February 15, 2006 release date for ODB 1.0, a free database program for nonprofits. This is entirely open source software, not based on any commercial products. Previous versions of this user-friendly database are in use at over 350 organizations in the U.S.

Boston, MA, USA, December 22, 2005 -- The nonprofit group Organizers’ Collaborative announced it would release version 1.0 of its flagship open source Organizers Database (ODB) software on February 15, 2006. ODB is a free software program for fundraising designed specifically for smaller organizations.

ODB allows nonprofits to easily track members, prospects and donors. Especially during the holiday season, a usable donor database is critical to an organization, allowing it to generate end-of-year appeals and process a high volume of gifts.

Yahoo Encourages Cyber Giving

Yahoo Encourages Cyber Giving: "Network For Good and Yahoo have partnered on the Cyber Giving Week initiative, and provided a site with donation links, and resources and tools to help with learning about where to contribute and how it impacts taxes.

Yahoo noted in a statement how charitable giving increases toward the end of a year. The company cited the Kintera/Luth Nonprofit Trend Report, which claimed 65 percent of donors are influenced in their giving by what they find on the Internet.

Now, Yahoo has kicked off some extra effort to get donors to give generously before the end of 2005. They have teamed with Network For Good to do so, and spotlighted several charities while providing the means to discover more, and find out more about them.

Various Yahoo properties like Messenger and News, and keyword integration in Search, will promote Cyber Giving Week. The initiative formally kicks off on December 25th, and runs through the 31st. "