Manchester Grammar School and Hope for Children are among the organisations that have taken part in a successful UK early adopter programme for Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT, a cloud fundraising and relationship management solution due to launch in summer.
This year Manchester Grammar School has a significant programme of national and international events taking place in celebration of its 500th anniversary and needs the right system in place to support the necessary administrative and financial planning.
Simon Jones, Director of Development for Manchester Grammar School explains: “ We have already seen significant payback on our initial investment in Raiser’s Edge over two years ago. So we were keen to be involved in the early adopter programme for Raiser’s Edge NXT in order to help shape the new solution to our needsRaiser’s Edge NXT is user-friendly, time-saving and will undoubtedly make it easier for us to plan our upcoming events. The fact that it comes with unlimited user licences also means we can open up the system to members of the team that wouldn’t previously have had access, such as our archivists.”
With the new solution, Manchester Grammar School will be able to access donor data while out on the road. “Now when meeting with major donors I can immediately access their records and let them know there and then how much they have given through various appeals,” continues Jones.
Accessing data on the go is also a major benefit cited by Hope for Children, whose marketing manager Chris Lyne said: “Raiser’s Edge NXT provides a fantastically intuitive user experience and our team has really enjoyed using it. Having it as a more mobile product will have a huge impact on our fundraisers and enable them to access records when they’re on the road, where previously they had to wait until they got back to the office after a long day out canvassing.”
Jerome Moisan, Managing Director, Blackbaud Europe, said: “Working with customers throughout the design and development stage has been of paramount importance to the success of the new product. Seeing and hearing the reactions of our early adopters has been fantastic and confirms that we have made the right investments. We look forward to launching the product this summer and seeing our not-for-profit customers achieve much more through adopting this new cloud solution.”
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