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Andrew Smith Tony Speakman
Object Marketing General Manager, FileMaker Northern Europe
Tel: 020 8762 9292 Tel: 01628 534100

FileMaker Donations 2.0 Upgrades Easy-to-use Fundraising Management Software

FileMaker Donations 2.0 Features New Security, Flexibility, Reporting
and Donor Relationship Management Capabilities

LONDON, UK – November 25th, 2004 – FileMaker International announced today shipment of FileMaker Donations 2.0, a ready-to-use donations management application that helps charitable organizations and other non-profits plan, track and streamline their fundraising campaigns, donations and donor outreach efforts. FileMaker Donations 2.0 features several new capabilities since its groundbreaking introduction in 2003, including a complete re-design of the application to take advantage of the award-winning FileMaker Pro 7, launched earlier in 2004.

Major improvements includes a user-controlled multi-window environment, built-in security with predefined privilege sets, more powerful reporting capabilities, and quick view of outstanding actions on the home page, including contact interactions, organizations, group interactions, events and donations.

“One of the easiest-to-use donations management application just got better,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, Marketing and Services, FileMaker. “FileMaker Donations helps fundraising managers focus more time on high value activities so they can improve their results and strengthen the network of relationships among their donor support base.”

New Features

Now tightly integrated to leverage the flexibility and power of FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Donations 2.0 includes many new features:
Built-in security with predefined privilege sets
More powerful and customizable reporting capabilities
Quick view of outstanding actions on the home page, including contact interactions, organizations, group interactions, events and donations
Improved data import from Microsoft Outlook and Apple Address Book
User-controlled multi-window environment
Enhanced batch mail functionality for donation acknowledgments
Defaults and preferences for contacts
Saved Find criteria

Ready-to-Use Donations Management

FileMaker Donations 2.0 features a variety of donor management capabilities that give organizations more effective use of existing information about their donors, volunteers and fundraising activities. With its flexible entry and tracking system, customizable reports, pre-defined security access levels and re-usable mail templates, FileMaker Donations increases the power and productivity of an organization’s networks of donors, volunteers, activists and clients so more prospects can be converted into long term donors.

And FileMaker Donations is easy to install since no knowledge about database software is required. Non-technical managers can begin using the application immediately.

Pricing, Distribution and Availability

Owners of FileMaker Donations 1.0 can upgrade to Donations 2.0 for free. For first time buyers, FileMaker Donations 2.0 is affordably priced at £79.95 (£84.95 with CD) excluding VAT and will be sold from the end of the month through FileMaker’s Web Store ( It can be downloaded or purchased as a CD-ROM. Customers will also need to have FileMaker Pro 7 installed to run FileMaker Donations 2.0.

System Requirements

FileMaker Donations 2.0 requires FileMaker Pro 7v3 and runs on Microsoft Windows XP and Apple’s Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).


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Tel: 01628 534158

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