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Nonprofits Now Can Do It Their Way With Orange Leap’s Highly

New On-Demand Solution Featuring Business Process Automation Lets Nonprofits Achieve More But Spend Less Time Wrestling With Technology

DALLAS, TEXAS (March 31, 2009) – Orange Leap (formerly MPower) today announced availability of a new, eponymous, on-demand software solution that lets nonprofits highly customize their constituent and donation management, and even automate critical functions based on their unique business rules – so staff members can focus more on the organization’s mission and get more done instead of haggling with management of data, software and technology systems.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2009-04-30

Orange Leap’s Latest Innovation, The Guru, Makes Sophisticat

DALLAS, TEXAS (March 12, 2009) – Orange Leap (formerly MPower) today announced availability of The Guru, which enables nonprofits to easily create sophisticated reports for analyzing their data in real time – a key step for taking organizational performance to the next level and beyond.

Orange Leap provides bold, innovative and easy-to-use, open source software for nonprofits to strengthen constituent relationships, accelerate fundraising and enhance other mission-critical operations.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2009-04-30

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Picks Orange Leap for Optimizi

DALLAS, TEXAS (March 2, 2009) – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – one of the leading U.S. advocacy groups, with more than two million members and supporters and 400 entities – has picked Orange Leap (formerly known as MPower) as its platform for managing and optimizing constituent relationships, marketing and fundraising across the entire organization.

Orange Leap provides bold, highly innovative and easy-to-use software that strengthens relationships with constituents and other nonprofits. Used by organizations around the world, including some of the most sophisticated direct marketers, Orange Leap is a mature, full feature, open source constituent management solution specifically designed for nonprofits. It is available without licensing fees and gives users access to the source code so they can modify the software, develop new features and functionality, integrate with their other mission-critical solutions, and have a single platform for running their organizations.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2009-04-30

Going Half-Way Mid-level donors remain backbone of giving

By Michele Donohue
April 15,2009

The Redemptorists of the Denver Province sent an appeal letter strictly for mid-level donors. The appeal was to raise funds to buy a Jeep that would help missionary work in Nigeria. It was the first time the Denver-based organization strategically sent a piece only to mid-level donors.
It paid off.

The organization mailed 4,500 donors within its active database of fewer than 20,000. Nearly 600 mid-level donors responded, raising $92,576 with an average gift of $144.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2009-04-30

MADD taps Orange Leap for database consolidation

Mary Elizabeth Hurn
March 02, 2009

Advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has selected Orange Leap for its fundraising, constituent and database management. Dallas-based Orange Leap will provide software to allow MADD to consolidate its numerous databases and better communicate with supporters.

In addition to its national headquarters in Irving, TX, MADD also has state and city affiliates, all with various databases of constituents and donors, which are now being merged.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2009-04-30

MPower Open Rebrands As Orange Leap to Reflect Company’s Pas

DALLAS, TEXAS (February 26, 2009) – MPower Open – one of the leading providers of software for nonprofit constituent management and fundraising – today announced that it has rebranded as Orange Leap (www.orangeleap.com).

Best known to date for providing the only truly open source constituent management solution specifically for nonprofits, the company is changing its name, logo and tagline to more accurately reflect its broader mission: delivering innovation and efficiency through bold technology to the nonprofit community.... read more

Posted by Leo A. DAngelo 2009-02-27

The Orange Conference 2008

The Orange Conference 2008
September 24, 25, 26
Embassy Suites and Frisco Convention Center
Frisco, TX

Don’t miss this year’s Annual Conference, which will be the most exciting and informative one yet. The theme of our event and our new company tagline is “Freedom to Fundraise” because it describes so well how our recently introduced open source business model benefits nonprofit organizations like yours.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2008-07-29

Tech Solution: Open-Source CRM

By Christopher Musico
Posted Jul 1, 2008
Companies often have concerns when buying CRM from a traditional vendor: How much control can they really maintain, relying on the vendor for updates? Will they be able to customize and tweak solutions based on shifting business needs? Typically, once a company signs a contract with a vendor, it’s bound by the parameters of the document, no matter how its operational needs may change going forward. However, open-source CRM -- built around programming code that’s open to the public, as opposed to proprietary code -- may provide the desired freedom, enabling users to modify products to their own liking, and allow flexibility of use.
http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/Columns-Departments/ReTooling/Tech-Solution-Open-Source-CRM-49812.aspx... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2008-07-29

MPower Partners With NFP Consultants

MPower, a Dallas-based provider of the most open software for nonprofit constituent relationship management (CRM) and fundraising, and NFP Consultants announced a partnership that they hope will help drive adoption of open source CRM solutions by charitable organizations.

NFP Consultants, with offices in St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Austin, and Ponce, Puerto Rico and 2,000 clients, is a provider of technology management and software consulting services for nonprofits, as well as tribal and quasi-governmental organizations. NFP focuses on accounting and fundraising solutions, particularly products for nonprofits offered by Sage Software, including widely-used MIP Fund Accounting.... read more

Posted by Christopher Parks 2008-07-29

Understanding CRM Solutions For Nonprofits

Posted by: susietull on Monday, July 21, 2008. Over the past year, constituent relationship management (CRM) software vendors for nonprofits have been parading around the concept of “open” to the marketplace like presidential candidates touting “change.” Like “change,” “open” is something that everyone wants, but few people define it the same way. This creates confusion and inevitably disappointment for customers who expect their concept of “open” but get the vendor’s version instead. http://www.pnnonline.org/article.php?sid=8313&mode=thread&order=0

Posted by Christopher Parks 2008-07-29