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PayPal and Blackbaud Partner to Help Nonprofits

By on Mar 30, 2009

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Blackbaud and PayPal have announced the launch of BlackbaudNow, an affordable solution to help new and growing nonprofits reach their fundraising goals.

"More than 100,000 nonprofits already use PayPal for payment processing, We know that our work with Blackbaud, a trusted partner of nonprofits, will allow us to better serve our nonprofit customers and help them achieve their fundraising goals.” – Glenn Lim, general manager of alliances and non-retail payments, PayPal

BlackbaudNow gives smaller nonprofits the tools they need to quickly and easily get their organization online and growing its donations today. This allows them to quickly and easily build a website by using prebuilt templates to establish an online presence and enable online donations in just minutes.

There are no programming skills or special technology required for nonprofits to use BlackbaudNow. Online donations are automatically processed and populated in your donor database. This enables these nonprofits to run reports, email constituents, and enable future fundraising campaigns.

BlackbaudNow is specifically designed for smaller nonprofits, with features such as:

  • WebNow — to create online presence and enable online fundraising, with point-and-click site design, and donations securely processed with PayPal
  • DonorNow — to track donor giving history and communications
  • EmailNow — to support email messages, e-newsletters and appeals With this affordable solution, nonprofits do not pay any setup or monthly fees. Instead, nonprofits only pay fees on a per-transaction basis.

Set up, hosting, and support are all free. Nonprofits simply pay a transaction fee of 4.95% and $0.30 per transaction for all online donations. Funds are deposited twice monthly to their nonprofit PayPal account. Nonprofits that sign up will also have access to a nonprofit community with the information, knowledge, and resources to ensure their success.

"We welcome the addition of BlackbaudNow to the marketplace and applaud both Blackbaud and PayPal for their efforts to provide the nonprofit sector an easy, cost-effective and secure way to take their fundraising and communications efforts online." – Rebecca Masisak, Co-CEO, TechSoup Global

In celebration of the launch, Blackbaud and PayPal are inviting nonprofits to participate in the BlackbaudNow Donation Sweepstakes. From March 30 to June 30, 2009, nonprofits that sign up for BlackbaudNow will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. The first place contest winner will receive a matching donation of up to $2,500 and 20 additional nonprofits will receive matching donations of up to $500.

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