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E-Tapestry has helped answer this question and helped organizations compare themselves to other nonprofits in areas such as: donors, pledges, gifts etc.  Participants discovered how to: optimize website, reviewed current trends in online fundraising, developed CRM for fundraising and evaluated your current technology

Florida Nonprofits/E-tapestry contact: Justin Raisor 888.739.3827 x7335



Blackbaud Teams with the Florida Association of Nonprofits to Offer Members Discounted Management Software

eTapestry solution now recommended to all members

Charleston S.C. (Jan. 10, 2010) – eTapestry, a division of Blackbaud Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), announced that it will partner with the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, to offer the eTapestry database to its members at a discount. Florida Nonprofits, an organization committed to the well-being of people and the communities in the state of Florida by building the capacity of the nonprofit sector, will recommend the eTapestry solution to all its members.


“We help Florida nonprofits strengthen their leadership, management, and financial/public policy capacity in a variety of ways,” said Dr. Barry Burak, Chairman of Florida Nonprofits. “Our partnership with eTapestry is just another way we are providing our members with the support and opportunities they deserve.

Founded by nonprofit leaders in 1989, Florida Nonprofits helped found the National Council of Nonprofits and has been assisting nonprofits for more than 19 years on a variety of subjects while acting as a clearinghouse of information. With more than 700 members, Florida Nonprofits assists members in fulfilling their missions by providing resources such as a helpline, educational courses and training, advocacy and access to decision makers throughout Florida, research, and cost savings to members.

We are excited to partner with the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, giving their members tools to focus on their missions,” said Jay Love, chief executive officer of eTapestry, a Blackbaud solution. “Florida Nonprofits is bringing superior donor management to their members.”

Along with offering discounted technology solutions to Florida Nonprofits members, eTapestry will offer data conversions at a discount, provide the online matching gift tool as an incentive for any Florida Nonprofits members signing up for BlackbaudNow, and members using eTapestry in 2010 will receive the “Benchmark Reporting” module at no cost.  For more information about eTapesty and state associations call Marina Pavlov President CEO at 305.557.1764.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 22,000 organizations — including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, In Touch Ministries, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraisingconstituent relationship managementfinancial managementwebsite management,direct marketingeducation administrationticketingbusiness intelligenceprospect researchconsulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

 About eTapestry

In 1999 eTapestry introduced the first on-demand fundraising software delivered over the Internet, giving users access from any location and a solution that is automatically backed-up, maintained and updated.  eTapestry’s web-based software spans the globe with over 5000 nonprofit clients. eTapestry’s ala carte offering lets organizations choose the combination of services to best meet their needs.  Solutions include a donor database, custom website, ecommerce tools, personal fundraising, prospect research, advanced email, and many others.  eTapestry also provides a free and open application programming interface allowing full integration of third party and custom solutions.  eTapestry’s base service is offered free to organizations with fewer than 500 records.  In 2007 eTapestry became a member of the Blackbaud family of companies. For more information, visit, or call at 888-739-3827.  eTapestry is a Blackbaud Company.

About the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations

FANO is Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc., a statewide resource center and professional network for staff and board members of 501(c)(3), nonprofits in Florida.  Florida Nonprofits was founded by nonprofit leaders to enhance the well-being of all people and communities in the state of Florida by building the capacity of the private nonprofit sector.  Florida Nonprofits assists Florida’s 45,000 nonprofits in strengthening their leadership, management, financial and public policy capacity to reach their missions.  We invite participation by anyone interested in the future of Florida’s private nonprofit sector.  Please send comments or items of interest to: 512 Northeast Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 , 305.557.1764, E-mail:, Web site:

Media Contacts:

Melissa Dodge                                    

Blackbaud, Inc.

843.216.6200 x3209

Marina Pavlov 

Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Inc.


Source: Blackbaud

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