Nation's Leading Infant Health and Survival Organization Turns to Doubleknot for Online Member Management and Communication Tools

Doubleknot, Inc (http://www.doubleknot.com) a leading provider of hosted applications and services to non-profit organizations, announced today that First Candle/SIDS Alliance (FC/SA), a national non-profit health organization dedicated to advancing infant health and survival, is using Doubleknot to provide membership management and fund raising features for its newly released website.

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BALTIMORE, MD; SARATOGA, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2004

Doubleknot, Inc (http://www.doubleknot.com) a leading provider of hosted applications and services to non-profit organizations, announced today that First Candle/SIDS Alliance (FC/SA), a national non-profit health organization dedicated to advancing infant health and survival, is using Doubleknot to provide membership management and fund raising features for its newly released website. In the initial rollout, Doubleknot has been used for online membership applications, online donations and the members’ only section, which offers resource libraries and communities of interest among other features.

“After a careful review of the other solutions, First Candle chose Doubleknot because of its online feature set that incorporates the best practices needed to respond to the needs of our donors and other parties of interest. Because we encompass such a broad spectrum of activities, we needed a hosted service that could manage several aspects of our organization and meet our unique needs”, says Deborah M. Boyd, FC/SA’s Executive Director. “Doubleknot was the only integrated application that met these needs while offering an attractive fee structure that others could not match. Its breadth of functionality is impressive and includes several online revenue generating vehicles, such as dues, donations, event registration and merchandise sales. In addition, as non-technologists we really like their toolset that allows our staff to easily manage the task of creating, reviewing and publishing fresh content to the site”, concludes Boyd.

“Doubleknot is excited to be associated with First Candle/SIDS Alliance. We strive to deliver unprecedented value to our clients by providing technology and services that enhance their organization’s income producing potential and introduce operational efficiencies”, says Joe Garappolo, CEO of Doubleknot.

About Doubleknot, Inc.

Headquartered in Saratoga, California, Doubleknot provides affordable, subscription-based applications, tools and support services to Civic & Social, Business & Professional, Political & Religious Organizations and Associations. Founded in 1998, Doubleknot helps increase community awareness, extend geographical reach and enhance the income producing potential of its clients. Doubleknot’s suite of applications includes modules for revenue generation, outbound/inbound communications, event management, site branding, digital content management and system security & administration. To learn more about Doubleknot, visit its website at http://www.doubleknot.com.

About First Candle/SIDS Alliance

First Candle/SIDS Alliance is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. With help from a national network of member and partner organizations, First Candle/SIDS Alliance is working to increase public participation and support in the fight against infant mortality.

First Candle/SIDS Alliance is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, meets all standards set by the National Charities Information Bureau and is listed in their Wise Giving Guide. Parenting and Parents magazines have recognized the organization as one of the top fifteen children's charities in America and as a "little charity that does big things." Most recently, Worth Magazine named First Candle/SIDS Alliance one of the nation's top 100 charities.

A national member in good standing of Community Health Charities, First Candle/SIDS Alliance participates in workplace giving programs throughout the country. To learn more about First Candle/SIDS Alliance, visit its website at http://www.firstcandle.org.


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