Balgord Software Solutions Adds Solution to Help Nonprofits Maximize Fundraising Efforts

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Balgord Software Solutions is the first fully Canadian-owned and operated Sage Software partner to offer a complete fund accounting and integrated fundraising and development program management solution to nonprofits in the Ontario market.

Balgord Software Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in implementing business management solutions for nonprofit organizations, has announced the addition of Sage Fundraising 50 to its portfolio of product offerings.

Balgord Software Solutions is the first fully Canadian-owned and operated Sage Software partner to offer a complete fund accounting and integrated fundraising and development program management solution to nonprofits in the Ontario market. In addition to product knowledge, Balgord Software Solutions has considerable expertise working with nonprofits to determine how a fundraising system can improve employee productivity by simplifying and automating gift and donor-related tasks.

"Our client relationships go beyond a traditional software implementation," said Annette Balgord, principal of Balgord Software Solutions. "We work with nonprofits to help them determine a complete solution that is best for their organization to expand their donor base and ultimately increase funding. Sage Fundraising 50 is ideal for organizations that want cost-effective ways to increase the number and amount of donations."

"Sage Software Nonprofit Solutions is excited that Balgord has decided to add Sage Fundraising 50 to their portfolio, and offer nonprofits a full complement of integrated nonprofit management systems from Sage," said Tom Thornton, director of sales, Sage Software Nonprofit Solutions. "Balgord has a great track record, both with Sage products and the Ontario market, and we are thrilled to take our ongoing partnership to a new level."

For over 13 years, Balgord Software Solutions' relationship-oriented approach of listening to nonprofit organizations has helped to solve IT-related challenges in a timely and cost-effective manner. Their consultants are certified on the Sage Fundraising 50 product and boast significant real-world experience helping nonprofits be more successful.

Sage Fundraising 50 features an intuitive interface, comprehensive constituent and campaign tracking, on-line gift processing, built-in communication tools such as email blasts and flexible reporting capabilities. It extends fundraising capabilities by including volunteer, memberships, special events management and proposal tracking. By targeting solicitations, organizations can maximize the rate and level of response. Sage Fundraising 50 is easy to learn, understand, and use effectively, yet the solution is scalable to meet the changing needs of organizations.

About Balgord Software Solutions
For more than 13 years, Balgord Software Solutions has specialized in identifying and implementing business application solutions for companies based on their immediate and future needs. Training, custom development, report writing, application integration and on-going software support are services offered to ensure client success. As an award-winning, authorized Sage Software and Development Partner, Annette Balgord, CGA and Balgord Software Solutions Principal, is committed to providing clients with affordable software solutions and superior long-term service. Recently, Balgord Software Solutions has been recognized as a Sage Software Solution Provider of the Year and as a 2006 Accounting Technology Pacesetter. They are committed to maintaining their firm's ethical standards and professional development through their active involvement with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Project Management Institute, Information Technology Alliance and Sage Leadership Academy Alumni Association. For more information, please call (905) 829-3541 or visit the Web site at

About Sage Software
Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide.

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