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FileMaker Donations 2.0 Upgrades Easy-to-use Fundraising Management Software

  • 17 November, 2004 13:42

<p>FileMaker Donations 2.0 Features New Security, Flexibility, Reporting
and Donor Relationship Management Capabilities</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia– November 17, 2004 – FileMaker, Inc. has announced shipment of FileMaker Donations 2.0, a ready-to-use donations management application that helps charitable organisations and other non-profits, plan, track and streamline their fundraising campaigns, donations and donor outreach efforts. FileMaker Donations 2.0 features several new capabilities since its groundbreaking introduction in 2003, including a complete re-design of the application to take advantage of the award-winning FileMaker Pro 7, launched earlier in 2004.</p>
<p>Major improvements includes a user-controlled multi-window environment, built-in security with predefined privilege sets, more powerful reporting capabilities, and quick view of outstanding actions on the home page, including contact interactions, organisations, group interactions, events and donations.</p>
<p>“One of the easiest-to-use donations management application just got better,” said Steve McManus, General Manager Asia Pacific, FileMaker. “FileMaker Donations helps fundraising managers focus more time on high value activities so they can improve their results and strengthen the network of relationships among their donor support base.”</p>
<p>New Features
Now tightly integrated to leverage the flexibility and power of FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Donations 2.0 includes many new features:
• Built-in security with predefined privilege sets
• More powerful and customisable reporting capabilities
• Quick view of outstanding actions on the home page, ,including contact interactions, organisations, group interactions, events and donations
• Improved data import from Microsoft Outlook and Apple Address Book
• User-controlled multi-window environment
• Enhanced batch mail functionality for donation acknowledgments
• Defaults and preferences for contacts
• Saved Find criteria</p>
<p>Ready-to-Use Donations Management
FileMaker Donations 2.0 features a variety of donor management capabilities that give organisations more effective use of existing information about their donors, volunteers and fundraising activities. With its flexible entry and tracking system, customisable reports, pre-defined security access levels and re-usable mail templates, FileMaker Donations increases the power and productivity of an organisation’s networks of donors, volunteers, activists and clients so more prospects can be converted into long term donors.</p>
<p>FileMaker Donations is easy to install as no knowledge about database software is required. Non-technical managers can begin using the application immediately.</p>
<p>Pricing &amp; Distribution
Owners of FileMaker Donations 1.0 can upgrade to Donations 2.0 for free. For first time buyers, FileMaker Donations 2.0 is affordably priced at $175 (AUD inc. GST) and is sold through FileMaker’s Web Store Customers will also need to have FileMaker Pro 7 installed to run FileMaker Donations 2.0. Customers upgrading to both FileMaker 7 and Donations 2.0 can upgrade to both for the special price of $325(AUD inc. GST, saving $99.00). Customers buying FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Donations for the first time can get both for the special price of $575 (AUD inc. GST, saving $99.00). FileMaker Customer Service 1 800 028 316 (Australia).</p>
<p>System Requirements
FileMaker Donations 2.0 requires FileMaker Pro 7v3 and runs on Microsoft Windows XP and Apple’s Mac OS X 10.2 or later.</p>
<p>About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).</p>
<p>Customer contact:
1800 028 316</p>
<p>Media contact:
Jody Lennon
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 997 66611</p>
<p>©2004 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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