Millions Raised Online by Nonprofits for Asian Relief Efforts
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Dec. 30, 2004 -- Following the devastating tsunamis that struck South Asia, nonprofit organizations have mobilized quickly to help victims of the disaster via the Internet. In fact, Kintera(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTA), a provider of online fundraising technology to nonprofits, estimates that their clients alone -- including U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders -- will soon surpass $20 million raised online since Sunday’s disaster.
The organizations and web links listed below are a sampling of the many nonprofits that are accepting online donations to aid those affected by the disaster in Asia:
-- Catholic Relief Services www.catholicrelief.org
-- Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org
-- American Red Cross-Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter www.redcrossatlanta.org
-- U.S. Fund for UNICEF www.unicefusa.org
-- World Vision www.worldvision.org
“The ease and immediacy of using the Internet has already resulted in millions of dollars donated to assist the victims of this horrific tragedy in Asia,” said Harry E. Gruber, M.D., CEO of technology provider Kintera Inc. “These financial gifts enable organizations to quickly provide shelter, safe water, food and emergency care to those in need, especially children. But significantly more funds are critically needed to support the millions of people who have been displaced by the tsunamis.”
About Kintera Inc.
Kintera(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:KNTA) is an innovative provider of software as a service that helps nonprofit organizations foster a powerful sense of community to achieve their mission. Kintera’s Knowledge Interaction(TM) technology strengthens an organization’s community by providing volunteers, members, donors and staff web-based tools to efficiently fulfill their tasks and share real-time data and information. The company’s Internet innovations include its Friends Asking Friends(R) solicitation program and Kintera Sphere(TM), an enterprise-grade software system that provides content management, contact management, communication tools, commerce applications, community-building features and reporting functions. Kintera’s technology is built on a unified database and payment processing engine. A web browser is all that is needed to use Kintera Sphere to help increase donations, reduce fundraising costs and build awareness and affinity for a cause. For more information, visit Kintera at www.kintera.com.
Kintera, Kintera Sphere, Friends Asking Friends and Knowledge Interaction are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kintera, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, express or implied statements regarding the adoption of Internet software by nonprofit organizations) that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date hereof. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: our limited operating history; our history of losses; our dependence on increased acceptance by nonprofit organizations of online fundraising; lengthy sales cycles for major customers; our need to manage growth; risks associated with accounting for and processing large amounts of donations; the rapidly changing technologies and market demands; and other risks identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
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