DonorPerfect Holds First Annual Community Network Conference to Improve Nonprofit Fundraising

DonorPerfect clients from across North America came to Philadelphia for 2 days of sessions devoted to networking and improving fundraising results.
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Horsham, PA – DonorPerfect fundraising software recently held its first conference for users of its software. Named the Community Network Conference, the purpose of the event was to bring together experts in fundraising and nonprofit issues so DonorPerfect clients could learn how to improve their fundraising results and operations, while networking with other nonprofit professionals.

For two days, October 25-26, DonorPerfect users gathered just outside Philadelphia to participate in workshops led by experts in fundraising, social media, legal issues, donor integrity, credit card/PCI issues, and many other topics related to nonprofits and technology. The conference was highlighted by a keynote address from Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, who received a standing ovation after delivering a passionate address that anyone can make the impossible possible.

Jon Biedermann, Vice President for fundraising solutions, said “Our goal was to bring together our clients, experts, partners, and staff to network and share ideas on ways to improve their fundraising and operations on a strategic level. Attendees left with clear, actionable strategies that will help them achieve their goals and fulfill their missions.”

Mike Sernoff, Vice President for client services, noted “We also wanted our clients to network with each other, and it was great to see them sharing ideas, whether it was how to perform a specific task in DonorPerfect, or accomplish something more strategic, like improving annual appeal results. Plus, the chance to have one-on-one conversations with our staff and speakers was extremely satisfying for our clients. They now have contacts around the country and Canada who are of a similar size or mission, or an expert in a particular field. Networking is a key to professional growth.”

Lauren Sheehan, Client Relations Manager, commented on client feedback from the conference. “I received so many positive comments from our clients. One gentleman even sent us a message via YouTube! We’re really gratified that our attendees enjoyed the conference as much as they did, and it was great to meet them in person. With their feedback and support, next year’s conference will be even better!”

About SofterWare, Inc.

SofterWare Inc.

SofterWare, Inc., based in Horsham, Pennsylvania is a leading provider of software to nonprofit organizations, with over 10,000 clients throughout the world. In addition to the company’s DonorPerfect fundraising software, SofterWare also offers software for managing childcare centers, public and private schools, and camps and conference centers. For more information on SofterWare and its products, please visit For more information on DonorPerfect Fundraising Software, please visit

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