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NAMB Partners with Kintera to Provide Online Tools for 42,000 Churches

( [email protected] ) Sep 10, 2004 11:00 AM EDT

In order to effectively reach and manage information for NAMB's 42 Southern Baptist state conventions -- comprised of 1,200 regional associations, which include 16 million church members -- Kintera will oversee and enhance many new websites currently being supported by NAMB (www.namb.net). The websites will be built on the Kintera Sphere(TM) software platform, featuring comprehensive Content Management System (CMS) technology with an array of contact management, communication and fundraising tools.

The North American Mission Board has partnered with software provider Kintera to oversee the development of many of its websites. The websites will be built on the Kintera Sphere(TM) software platform, featuring comprehensive Content Management System (CMS) technology with an array of contact management, communication and fundraising tools.

The software provided by Kintera will be robust enough to handle over 42,000 Southern Baptist Churches and 16 millions congregants. Key features include: Tools for email and eNewsletter communications, online registrations tools, a web editor, and a solicitation system to maximize donations.

"We needed Internet software that would help us reach out to the Southern Baptist Convention on every level as we spread our message," said Dr. Bob Reccord, president of the North American Mission Board. "Kintera's online tools allow us to connect with our churches throughout the U.S. as well as Canada, Guam and American Samoa, providing evangelical Christians real-time information and the ability to manage and disseminate this news to others."

The first phase of the NAMB website to go live was the Acts 1:8 Challenge (www.ActsOne8.com), a challenge to the Southern Baptist Convention members to expand the organization's global outreach by embracing a comprehensive mission strategy at the local, state, national and international levels. Website visitors can gather information on the mission, search for regional associations by zip code to register for the cause, send emails to family and friends encouraging them to participate, download a variety of testimonial videos and PowerPoint presentations, and much more.

"We are glad that Kintera's web-based technology is helping the Southern Baptist Convention and other nonprofit organizations succeed," said Kintera's co-founder and CEO, Harry Gruber, M.D. "The Internet can be a powerful force in bringing together people with a common goal, and mission."