New Announcements: Information on Products and Services

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Blackbaud is now offering Standing Room Only4 (SRO4), a web-delivered ticketing solution by TopTix, designed to help performing arts organizations enhance the customer experience and optimize ticketing operations. For more information, visit

Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A), a leading global philanthropic management consultancy, announced the launch of New DonorScape®, the next generation of the industry’s most comprehensive prospect intelligence tool. GG+A has a commitment to evidence-based consulting and data-driven fundraising which is reflected in the approach to the products and services offered to clients. New DonorScape® supports this commitment by embedding proven practices derived from client consulting engagements into the application design, workflow, and guided analytics thatcomprise the user experience. For more information, visit

Rooomr, is a new hotel booking site that donates to homeless youth with every booking made. Customers booking with Rooomr are not only guaranteed a warm bed in a cool hotel, but also that warm feeling which comes with helping others. In partnership with Virgin Unite and Virgin Mobile USA’s The RE*Generation, Rooomr donates five percent of its gross revenue to The RE*Generation each time a hotel room is booked. The RE*Generation initiative actively supports the two million youths dealing with homelessness each year in the USA by providing shelter, medical care and education. In keeping with Rooomr’s social good ethos, none of the donation costs are passed on to the customer and hotel price parity is guaranteed.

Root Action launched Dot-org Strategic Plan, a Web-based application for do-it-yourself, non-profit strategic planning. The application helps organizations design a custom planning process and then guides users step-by-step to develop a plan using step guides, backgrounders, templates, examples, worksheets, and other resources. For more information, go to:

Royalty Clouds, a royalty-based crowdfunding platform in the U.S., and Universal Media Consultants have established and partnered on a new advertising system for crowdfunders. The system is designed to provide the greatest chance of successful funding for crowdfund projects. Crowdfunders using Royalty Cloud’s platform will be able to access the advertising and marketing services of Universal Media Consultants, thereby giving the crowdfunding campaign the greatest opportunity of becoming fully funded.

Salsa Labs Inc. (Salsa), creator of the online, integrated platform for building a base of support, announced the release of a new book exclusively for nonprofits on how to engage and enhance supporter recruitment. The Essential Guide to Online Advocacy for Nonprofits, sponsored by Salsa and published by Wiley will be available in e-book and print form through, a new website featuring free tools, how-tos and guides, aims to help nonprofits build their financial muscle. Developed in partnership between The Wallace Foundation, a national philanthropy that supports education and enrichment for disadvantaged children, and Fiscal Management Associates, a national consulting firm building nonprofit fiscal strength, the site contains more than 64 resources for anyone involved in nonprofit financial planning, monitoring, operations or oversight, and particularly nonprofit afterschool program providers.

Thedatabank inc., a Minnesota based company, has released a fully integrated Social CRM, as part of its nonprofit constituent management system. It includes tools for social media tracking, reporting, customized scoring, as well as a social dashboard. SocialCRM provides nonprofits with data that can be used as search, selection, and targeting criteria for direct fundraising and marketing campaigns.

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