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Blackbaud and Microsoft Windows Azure team up to connect the Raiser’s Edge mobile app to database

Blackbaud has announced the use of Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud services to connect The Raiser’s Edge mobile app to on-site versions of the Raiser’s Edge donor management software.

Nonprofits use information from the Raiser’s Edge for a range of tasks, such as fundraising appeals and supporter engagement. It will now be easier for nonprofit professionals to access data from their mobile devices, improving efficiency.

Chris Kennedy, International Mission Board development officer, said: “I’m very excited about the doors the mobile application opens in terms of mobility with our constituent data. The impetus for development officers’ success is their ability to be in front of constituents, not a computer. As mobile access to constituent data increases, so go excuses for neglecting face-to-face contact. This tool could not have come soon enough.”

Karri Alexion-Tiernan Microsoft’s Windows Azure director of marketing, said: “Mobile device users need access to on-premises data and assets. By taking advantage of Windows Azure Service Bus, Blackbaud enables large and small organizations to cost effectively access The Raiser’s Edge through the cloud.”

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