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CFSC grants $5,000 to Lighthouse of Manasota for donor management software
By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014

The Lighthouse of Manasota has received an Immediate Impact Grant of $5,000 from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Lighthouse will use the funds to purchase Donor Perfect donor management software.

The much-needed software will help the Lighthouse significantly by integrating with accounting software to eliminate double entry, streamlining the gift recording and acknowledgement process, and allowing the Lighthouse to utilize Constant Contact for electronic newsletters and other donor communications, and so much more.

“We are grateful to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Immediate Impact Grant Advisory Team for seeing the value in supporting our grant request,” said Lisa J. Howard, CFRE, Lighthouse Director of Development. “This software will help us strengthen our relationship with current donors and give us a platform for growing our donor base, two crucial aspects to our success as we move this organization in a new direction.” 

Lighthouse of Manasota is the only nationally accredited, private, non-profit agency providing rehabilitation training to blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages residing in a five county region that includes Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Charlotte and Highlands. The Lighthouse offers training and rehabilitation to foster independence, productivity, and improved quality of life. For more information, please visit The Lighthouse website.

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