MicroEdge Announces Integration With Simplify

Dec 18, 2014 2:25 PM ET
Press Release

New York, NY, December 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge®, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, recently acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), today announced the integration of Simplify with its GIFTS® family of grantmaking solutions.

Simplify is a collaborative effort between GuideStar® and the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) that eliminates the repetitive elements of applying for grants by allowing nonprofits to store standard grant application information in the GuideStar Exchange database. That information can then be seamlessly pulled into the application forms of grantmaking organizations that participate in the Simplify project. Simplify is now integrated with MicroEdge’s GIFTS, GIFTS Alta® and GIFTS Online® grant making solutions.

By integrating its grantmaking solutions with Simplify, MicroEdge is helping its clients to significantly reduce the time and effort required from nonprofit organizations to complete the grant application process. Standardizing the information grant applicants provide also ensures that grantmakers receive the most accurate information during the application process. The Simplify integration coincides with MicroEdge’s release of IGAM 6.0—the latest update to the leading online grantee portal—which lays the groundwork for the Simplify integration and also provides additional benefits to both grantees and grantmakers alike.

“The grant application process can be extremely time-consuming for the applicant and the grantmaker,” said Kristin Nimsger, CEO of MicroEdge, now part of Blackbaud's Foundation and Corporate Markets Group. “With the Simplify integration, we’re demonstrating our commitment to minimizing the time burden involved in that process so our clients can focus more of their time on fulfilling their mission, and grantees can save endless hours applying for grants and focus their time and energy on maximizing the outcomes of the programs that our clients are funding.”

For More Information
Read more about Simplify at www.simplifynow.org. Contact MicroEdge at info@microedge.comfor more information on how you can incorporate Simplify into MicroEdge solutions. Or you can register to join MicroEdge for a live webinar on January 8 and receive an in-depth look at the benefits available to MicroEdge clients.

About MicroEdge

Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackbaud Inc., headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.

About Blackbaud

Serving the philanthropic, charitable giving and education communities for more than 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology solutions and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works in over 60 countries to support more than 30,000 customers, including nonprofits, K12 private and higher education institutions, healthcare organizations, foundations and other charitable giving entities, and corporations. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, and related services for organizations of all sizes, including nonprofit fundraising and relationship managementeMarketingadvocacy,accountingpayment, and analytics, as well as grant managementcorporate social responsibilityeducation and other solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise, invest, manage and award more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.


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