Blackbaud to support Microsoft SQL Server 2000

first_imgBlackbaud to support Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Blackbaud, the technology provider for non-profits and educational institutions, will be offering Microsoft® SQL Server„¢ 2000 versions of its applications.The SQL Server solution will be released in early summer, say Blackbaud, and others will follow.Blackbaud’s Chief Technology Officer Shaun Sullivan explained the firm’s choice of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2000 as a database engine for its products. Its “combination of ease and speed is exactly what nonprofit and education professionals need to help them get their jobs done quickly and effectively.“Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is a world-class database, and Microsoft is continually improving the product line. By migrating to this platform, Blackbaud is best positioned to leverage this constant innovation,” he added.The first product to use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is version 7.2 of The Financial Edge(tm), the company’s financial management software for non-profits, which should be released this month.The Microsoft SQL Server 2000 version of fundraising database The Raiser’s Edge® will be released “later in 2003.” Tagged with: Finance Individual giving Technology Advertisement  79 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 June 2003 | News  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told senators Tuesday to be ready to vote as soon as next week on a budget reconciliation package that would lay the groundwork for swift passage. The action provides a first test of Republican opposition to the White House priorities as well as to the new president’s promise of a “unity” agenda. It’s the first time in a decade that Democrats have controlled Washington, and the party says it has no time to waste trying to broker compromises with Republicans that may, or may not, happen.last_img


first_imgIn an age of meetings and email, you’d think information flow and understanding inside an organization would be in a constant state of improvement.OK, you can stop laughing now. But there’s something in that statement that should bother every manager. Because even with all of our communication tools, many of our colleagues do not know the game plan.A recent study by Harris Interactive had 64% of respondents agreeing with the following statement:“I’m confused. Who’s doing what?”The confusion, or lack of clarity, is really a form of conflict.Conflicting prioritiesLack of communicationLack of understanding about what is urgentAmazingly, personality conflicts only popped up 3% of the time as a problem, hugely dwarfed by the three bulleted items above.And what does conflict lead to?Lost productivityLow moraleHigh turnoverLow confidence in the organizationNot a nice list, eh.So, for 2015, the solution may not be a fancy consultant or piece of software. It may simply be some clarity.What’s the plan?Who does what in the plan?What is urgent? What are the priorities?And the great thing (or sad thing) is that, in theory, the clarity should be easy to find – each organization should be clear on what it is doing and why.Now, we both know that organizational clarity is extremely difficult to produce.Well, then put that to the side and do this.Be as clear as you can be moving forward.The next message you send, send it with crystal clear clarity.Deadlines. Responsibilities. Expectations.Banish the fog.Good things should happen. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

JPMAM creates new leader role for international institutional sales

In this new capacity, the company said he would broaden his leadership of institutional sales efforts for international clients.Gatch said that, as head of the company’s sovereign business for the last five years, Thomson had already helped some of the largest investors in the world through a period of big changes and expansion.Using that experience with international sales teams will help ensure better outcomes for clients, he said.Thomson said this was a very challenging time for investors, given the continued growth in pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign investors even at a time of low yields. JP Morgan Asset Management has appointed Patrick Thomson in the newly created role of head of international institutional clients, as the company seeks to bolster sales to a changing client segment.Alongside the new job, Thomson will continue working in his current role as global head of sovereign clients, and will continue reporting to George Gatch, chief executive of JP Morgan Investment Management Global Clients.Gatch said: “As institutional investors increasingly look to more sophisticated investment strategies, and continue to evolve their asset allocation to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow’s market environment, strengthening our international client service resources ensures we can continue to provide cohesive, tailored and pragmatic solutions that address the needs of our clients.”Thomson, based in London, will start in the new role immediately. read more