Kintera Partners with Association of Fundraising Professionals -- AFP -- to Provide 26,000-Member Group With Innovative Internet Technology
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)-- Feb. 16, 2005 -- Kintera's web-based tools will take leading nonprofit professional organization and over 170 chapters to next level in online communication, education, advocacy and fundraising
When the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) knew it was time to provide its over 26,000 members in more than 170 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and East Asia the latest web technology and enhanced online tools, the most respected professional group in the nonprofit sector turned to Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA).
Kintera, the leading provider of software as a service to nonprofits, today announced a strategic agreement with AFP that offers the Kintera Sphere(TM) enterprise-level platform to the international nonprofit organization and its various chapters, to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.
Kintera's web content management system (CMS) and other technology tools will be used by AFP to redesign and enhance the organization's website. The site provides members with the latest news, information, updates and analysis from the nonprofit sector, the fundraising profession and AFP. Through the AFP website, members can take courses online, participate in forums and online discussions and renew their membership, among other activities.
In addition, AFP will provide Kintera's powerful software to its chapters on a phased basis. Kintera's online solutions will include a template-driven website, member login area, contact relationship management (CRM), membership management, event management, eMarketing/eNewsletter communications and payment processing capabilities.
"We are very excited about the opportunities this new relationship with Kintera will bring," said Paulette V. Maehara, CFRE, CAE, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "Kintera is providing AFP and our chapters innovative Internet capabilities that we haven't been able to access in the past. There is a huge need for web-based technology in our chapters, and the possibilities offered by Kintera Sphere will enable our chapters to reach more members and prospects in an easy and convenient manner."
Added Harry E. Gruber, CEO and co-founder of Kintera, "Whether it's innovation or infrastructure, Kintera is committed to investing in the nonprofit sector. We are pleased to embark on this groundbreaking partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the organization that sets the standards for the sector. We look forward to a long relationship supporting the nonprofit community's leading trade organization."
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 members in more than 170 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico and East Asia, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals, and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information or to join the world's largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.
About Kintera Inc.
Software provider Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA) delivers The Giving Experience(TM) by providing giving convenience to donors and feedback about the financial and social impact of their gifts, creating a sense of belonging and appreciation. Kintera services more than 15,000 accounts in the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. The company's "software as a service" innovations include its Friends Asking Friends(R) solicitation program and Kintera Sphere(TM), an enterprise-grade software system that provides contact relationship management (CRM), a web content management system (CMS), eMarketing and directed giving applications. For more information, visit Kintera at www.kintera.com.
Kintera, Kintera Sphere, Friends Asking Friends and The Giving Experience are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kintera, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, express or implied statements regarding the adoption web-based technology by nonprofit organizations) that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date hereof. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: our limited operating history; our history of losses; our dependence on increased acceptance by nonprofit organizations of online fundraising; lengthy sales cycles for major customers; our need to manage growth; risks associated with accounting for and processing large amounts of donations; the rapidly changing technologies and market demands; and other risks identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.