Automatically connects to The Raiser's Edge to improve efficiency
CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 12, 2013-- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB)today announced the launch of The Raiser's Edge Event App for iPad to help nonprofits manage check in and registration for on-site events, and to provide instant access to event statistics. The app automatically synchronizes data with both hosted and on-premises installations of The Raiser's Edge donor management software via the Event module.
"We're very excited about this application because it frees us up and allows us to focus on what matters at an event - making our guests feel comfortable and welcome," said Lisa Brosch, Raiser's Edge Specialist with Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. "It also eliminates the need for us to comb through paper lists or stay tethered to a table or desk - we can go wherever our guests need us. We love it!"
Key features of the app include:
Attendee check in - Eliminates the need for paper check-in lists, long waits at the check-in desk and prevents duplicate data entry into The Raiser's Edge.
Guest registration - New guests and walk-in guests can quickly be registered through the app with automatic updates in The Raiser's Edge.
Statistics - At a glance, the app provides real-time statistics about capacity, attendee information, percent of registered attendees and paid/unpaid status.
Raiser's Edge integration - Enables seamless registrant check-in through synchronization of attendee information between the app and The Raiser's Edge.
Multiple instances - The Mobile Event Management app can be downloaded on multiple iPads to speed the process of check in and registration at an event.
"Events are an important part of many nonprofits' community awareness and donor cultivation strategies," said Tom Maszk, Blackbaud's vice president of product management. "Being able to quickly check in attendees and enter new registrations at the event allows event staff to spend more time with the people attending the event. And, having all that information automatically sync from their iPads to The Raiser's Edge is a game changer for many nonprofits."
The Raiser's Edge Event App for iPad is free and is currently available for download on the iPad from the App Store. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com/reeventapp.
Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 28,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), financial management, payment services, analytics and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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