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Austin , TX – Aug 30, 2010 – Sage North America today announced the Connect with Sage grant contest for its recently launched, award-winning Sage Fundraising Online service. The contest will award grants to six nonprofit organizations. Entrants will be in two categories—Smaller Organizations and Larger Organizations—based on annual funds, and contest winners will be determined based on the total amount raised using Sage Fundraising Online.

The contest begins on October 1, and is open to any tax-exempt organization in North America or a registered Canadian charity. On December 18, the top six organizations—three in each of two categories, Smaller Organization and Larger Organization—with the highest total amount raised using Sage Fundraising Online will be deemed winners. The two Grand Prize winners will each receive a $5,000 grant, with the four other winners receiving grants of $1,000 (Second Prize) or $500 (Third Prize).

“Sage Fundraising Online makes it easy for nonprofits to meet their donors where they already are—online,” said Krista Endsley, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Nonprofit Solutions. “Organizations using the service can empower their supporters to recruit others, advocate for their cause, and raise funds. I know nonprofits will see great results with Sage Fundraising Online, and I look forward to congratulating our first Connect with Sage contest winners.”

For more information about the Connect with Sage grant contest, including rules and eligibility, please visit or call 800-811-0961. For more information about Sage Fundraising Online and other Sage solutions for not-for-profit organizations, please visit or call 800-811-0961.

About Sage Fundraising Online

Sage Fundraising Online is a flexible fundraising and event management service that helps nonprofits and other organizations more effectively use the Internet to increase giving, participation, and overall support. Nonprofits can use the service to create web forms, which can be embedded on an existing webpage or social networking site. Selected as a Top New Product for 2010 by Accounting Today magazine, Sage Fundraising Online allows organizations to create donation and event registration forms and other personalized fundraising campaigns, which can be used by donors and participants to fundraise on those organizations’ behalf. The service either integrates or maps to a number of CRM products in the nonprofit software market, including Sage Fundraising 50 v8.2 or higher and Sage Fundraising Online is delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) and works with almost any website, software platform, or content publishing system, so organizations get the most out of their current technology.

About Sage Nonprofit Solutions

Sage Nonprofit Solutions has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations for more than 30 years. Sage currently helps more than 3.1 million small and midsized businesses, including more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and fixed asset management, to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll, and health care, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization’s need.

About Sage North America

Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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