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Blackbaud’s eTapestry ( software is specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. It provides a tool to efficiently manage fundraising activities. It is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. This application tracks donors, prospects, pledges and payments. The eTapestry software has advanced executive analysis, contact management, and event registration features.

In Use
This software is very easy to use. eTapestry is designed to reduce the time and effort required for all aspects of donor cultivation. It is web-based, which allows multiple users to access the data at the same time. It has a variety of modules including donor management, gift maintenance, query/reporting, and communications. The menus and user interface are designed so as to make navigation between modules easy.

The donor management module has a powerful search engine for account look-ups, on screen drill down reporting from any field. The gift maintenance module allows for complete gift processing for all forms of gifts. It has complete pledge processing features, which include reminders and reporting tools. The query, reporting and exporting features can be used on all fields, and all reports feature full drill down capabilities. Overall eTapestry is a complete and versatile solution for any size of nonprofit organization.

Technology employed
This software is Internet-based, and all that is required is an internet connection and an appropriate browser. eTapestry is compatible with Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 7 or higher.

Ease of use, configuration, and deployment
The eTapestry software is simple to use, and since it is web-based no installation is required. The software was designed specifically for the Internet, and the purchase of new hardware is not required. It is very easy to use, configure and deploy.

This software is easy to use, and is accessible from anywhere via the Internet. It is a complete system specifically designed to provide a tool for nonprofit organizations to manage fundraising activities. It is multi-module with tools and features including donor management and communications. It is a versatile and complete application and can handle all aspects of managing the fundraising aspects of all sizes of nonprofit organizations.

Pricing varies depending on how many donor records and users your nonprofit organization has, and fees are based on monthly subscription plans. There is an easy to use price calculator on their website that will let you calculate all the options available, including data conversion and consulting.

  • User friendly
  • Web-based
  • Query and Reporting features
  • E-commerce and Website Integration
  • Additional add-ons and options may boost the cost of the system
My Opinion
Blackbaud’s eTapestry software is a complete and highly efficient system that handles all aspects of donor management and cultivation. The software is very easy to use and has a multitude of features and tools. I was very impressed with this whole system. It is well designed and has innovative high tech features and tools. I would recommend this software to any size of nonprofit organization that is looking for an effective and efficient donor management solution. Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013
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