Jenzabar Introduces New Advancement Solution to Propel Fund-Raising Success

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Higher Education Institutions Pilot FrontRunner by Jenzabar

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This new Web-based product will allow our casual user to navigate the alumni, donor, and prospect database with more ease, with the information displayed in a way that is easy to disseminate.

Jenzabar, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today a pilot program for FrontRunner by Jenzabar®, a new institutional advancement system with progressive features to manage advancement activity, engage constituents, and cultivate stewardship. The FrontRunner by Jenzabar system provides comprehensive advancement functionality in a flexible service-oriented architecture to help organizations achieve fund-raising success in this new era of constituent and donor engagement.

Users of FrontRunner by Jenzabar interact with the system anytime, anywhere through popular Web browsers. Advancement professionals can improve their effectiveness with quick and easy access to their schedules and complete prospect and constituent profile information. The integrated reporting in FrontRunner equips staff and leaders with the data and business intelligence needed to execute successful campaigns. Networking features, such as online communities and events management, help institutions strengthen alumni affinity and increase constituent engagement.

Four institutions are participating in the pilot program including Spring Arbor University, which offers programs at 14 locations throughout Michigan and in Ohio.

“We are excited to be partnering with Jenzabar as one of the pilot schools for FrontRunner by Jenzabar. This new institutional advancement solution will greatly enhance the work of the Office of Advancement at Spring Arbor University,” said Rhonda Saurbek, Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations. “This new Web-based product will allow our casual user to navigate the alumni, donor, and prospect database with more ease, with the information displayed in a way that is easy to disseminate. For the power user, data entry and gift receipting will be more intuitive and will cut down extensively on the amount of time needed to enter and process information.”

FrontRunner by Jenzabar runs on multiple hardware platforms and works with multiple database languages. It can be implemented as a stand-alone advancement system or as a fully-integrated component of Jenzabar’s Java enterprise resource planning system. In addition to the full set of advancement functionality, the extensible technology platform of FrontRunner by Jenzabar enables integration and partnering; institutions can easily incorporate other components into FrontRunner, including services that run in the cloud.

“Jenzabar has embraced a new product development paradigm that combines our expertise in the advancement needs of higher education with the best open standards tools available to deliver highly functional, highly adaptable technology,” said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “FrontRunner by Jenzabar’s service-oriented architecture delivers an extensible platform to harness the value of institutional data with the power and flexibility of technology to achieve advancement success.”

About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 35 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to more than 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit


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