Blackbaud and Tickets.com Partner to help non-profit box-offices

first_imgThe technology solution developed by the two firms will allow The Raiser’s Edge®, Blackbaud’s fundraising software, and Tickets.com’s Ticketing Software to communicate. The result is a system that coordinates the critical fundraising, patron management and ticketing functions and, say Blackbaud, “increases the nonprofit’s ability to successfully develop key relationships.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising/membership technology provider Blackbaud and Tickets.com, the global live events ticketing solutions provider, have announced have announced a partnership to help non-profits integrate their fundraising and ticketing functions.Blackbaud and Tickets.com’s new partnership will aim to serve the 10,000 or so US non-profits, including museums, performing arts groups, zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens, that operate box offices that sell tickets for entry to the organisation’s grounds or to events and concerts.Staff selling tickets need access to certain fundraising data and vice versa. For example, the box office staff needs to know that the person purchasing a ticket is a major donor and should receive priority seating and special discounts. Fundraisers need to have access to data showing which prospective donors often attend events and might be interested in giving to the organisation. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 October 2002 | News Blackbaud and Tickets.com Partner to help non-profit box-officeslast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Kristin! Pippin! The Phantom Visits the Queen!

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. The Phantom of Windsor Castle: Original Phantom of the Opera star Michael Crawford was recognized by the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle March 7, according to the BBC. The Tony winner was made a CBE (that’s Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in case you were wondering), for his work supporting a wide range of charities. Acrobat-Actor Orion Griffiths’ Inspirational Return Journey to Pippin After Injury: Trust us, the CBS This Morning video below is worth watching. It’s an inspirational story to take us into the weekend. Pippin’s Orion Griffiths suffered a serious back injury and managed to make a remarkable recovery using his sister as a role model. Kristin Chenoweth to Play London: U.K. fans are going to get to see Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth! The Tony and Emmy winner will play a one-night-only concert, An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth, at the historic Royal Albert Hall on July 12. The star will take fans on a ride of laughter, heartbreak and thrills with an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Glee and Promises, Promises. Kristin Chenoweth View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

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Safdar uses recent experience to propel Syracuse past Boston College

first_imgKomal Safdar was in familiar territory — a chance to secure a victory against a ranked opponent for the second time in the last 16 days.This time, she was trailing by a point in the final set. Her facial expression remained the same throughout the match, and the junior never showed any signs of fear.Instead, Safdar dominated the final set 6-1 en route to a win over Boston College.“All six courts were in a battle,” Safdar said. “ I was just here feeding off my teammates’ energy and fighting hard.”Safdar’s victory in the final set clinched a 4-3 victory for Syracuse (3-9, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) over Boston College (10-6, 2-4) at Drumlins Tennis Club on Sunday. With the singles match coming down to the third set, Safdar’s recent experience in a close match against Florida State on March 7 propelled her to a second consecutive win at home.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe began the match oozing with confidence after a convincing 6-2 win over Wan-Yi Sweeting in the first set. Syracuse interim head coach Shelley George believed that Safdar’s win against the Seminoles played a role in her success on Sunday.“It helped her a ton. Anytime you can draw in what you’ve done in the past, of course it will help,” George said. “She really brought her game. She stayed aggressive and took it to her.”Yet her opponent was not demoralized by a lackluster start. Sweeting immediately turned her attention to the second set and responded by winning 6-4, setting up a final set.And Sweeting carried the momentum early in the last set by earning the first point. Safdar, though, would not be fazed by Sweeting’s surge and leaned on her triumph against FSU.“I definitely was visualizing Florida State since it was a very similar situation,” she said. “It’s about dealing with the pressure, and playing for every point like it matters.”Safdar embraced the opportunity to deliver another win in front of the home crowd. She won six consecutive points to end the match, and caught the attention of her teammates.Maddie Kobelt thinks Safdar has excelled in pressure situations by staying calm and collected during matches in her career, most notably in the last two matches.“Ever since she’s came here as a freshman, she has done an excellent job of composing herself and using the pressure in her favor,” Kobelt said. “She played her game, she fought to the last point, and really put pressure on her opponent.”Syracuse now shifts its focus to North Carolina, a Top-10 opponent that boasts one of the premier rotations in the country. And the Orange is hopeful that Safdar will use her recent success in the ACC to become a difference maker next Sunday.Safdar is convinced that her team will be focused during practice this week, and have plenty of motivation to fight for what would be the biggest win in program history.“I know this entire team is very motivated to play (North Carolina)”, Safdar said. “It’s nice that we only have one match that weekend so all of our energy will go into that one match.” Comments Published on March 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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