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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT Sisters of the Presentation 800.443.9441 March 2017 The Sisters of the Presentation are Catholic women who dedicate their lives to God through evangelization, prayer, service, and hospitality. Their way of life is based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and they share a vision of a better world for the poor, sick, and uneducated by incarnating the hospitality of God, confronting injustice, and working for peace. Just a few years ago, the Sisters of the Presentation was using a database that required a lot of manual entry to manage the donors. The Sisters needed a database solution that would provide a more efficient way to populate fields, keep records organized, and handle credit card donations. After consulting with another Sister organization using Blackbaud solutions, the group decided to go with eTapestry because it's an easy-to-learn database and tracks information the way the Sisters wanted. The Sisters also chose Blackbaud Merchant Services so they could begin processing credit card donations. Prior to having eTapestry, the Sisters sent out prayer cards letting their supporters know they would be taking requests for prayers on All Souls Day. They had thousands of cards returned to them, but didn't have a sufficient place to store all the information at the time, so it all went into a box. When Karen Tuecke, partners in mission coordinator at the organization, came onboard she knew the Sisters could use that data in some way. After populating the information in eTapestry and developing queries for the reporting features, the team is able to send out hundreds of cards for birthdays, memorials, and anniversaries each month. "The flexibility and robust features of eTapestry allow me to run reports quickly so I can focus more on our donors and our mission." —Karen Tuecke, Partners in Mission Coordinator The Sisters of the Presentation is powered by: • eTapestry ® • Blackbaud Merchant Services ™ Discover what eTapestry can do for your organization

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