Heavy-Hitting Nonprofit Software Executive, Bryan Klann, Joins MPower as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

2008-08-05 07:00:00

Heavy-Hitting Nonprofit Software Executive, Bryan Klann, Joins MPower as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

DALLAS–(EMWNews)–MPowerwhich provides the most open, flexible,

and powerful software for nonprofit constituent relationship management

(CRM) and fundraisingtoday announced that

nonprofit software sales veteran and dynamo, Bryan Klann, has joined the

company as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO).

Klann will be responsible for acquisition of new clients, retention of

existing clients and further building MPowers

brand equity throughout the nonprofit community.

The newly created CSMO position comes only a few months after MPower

made its widely used, mature and full feature CRM software solution

available to all nonprofits by moving to an open source model in March.

Since then, more than 1,000 nonprofit professionals and other potential

users have downloaded the software from www.mpoweropen.com.

To attract a superstar like Bryan is a major

coup for us as it would be for any nonprofit-focused software company,

said Randy McCabe, Founder and CEO, MPower. Bryan

has an outstanding record of developing strong sales teams and growing

revenue exponentially for enterprise software firms serving charitable

organizations. He is one of the best and brightest in the business today

and someone who can write his own ticket professionally, so his decision

to join us is another real sign that were

onto something big for nonprofits.

Klanns Background

Klanns 15-plus years of experience includes

accelerating the sales and marketing functions for technology companies

serving public sector organizations such as nonprofits and governmental

agencies. Prior to joining MPower, Klann served as Vice President of

Sales for the nonprofit division of Sage Software, one of the worlds

leading providers of business process management software. Sages

nonprofit division, well known for MIP Fund Accounting, helps more than

7,000 organizationsincluding American Lung

Association, American Red Cross, Easter Seals, Goodwill Industries,

Salvation Army and United Wayto manage their

accounting and fundraising processes. Under Klanns

leadership, Sages nonprofit division grew

significantly with new customer acquisition increasing by 97 percent

over three years.

Klann also has served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Austin-based

Hart Intercivic which is a market leader in public sector technology. Additionally,

Klann has held management-level sales and business development positions

with Hansen Information Technologies in Sacramento and Day Software AG

of Basel, Switzerland.

Im thrilled

about joining MPower because while other nonprofit vendors are talking

about openness

and making a lot of noise with their marketing campaigns, this company really

is helping to bring truly open CRM to the nonprofit sector,

said Bryan Klann, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, MPower. In

doing so, we are helping to foster a very positive sea change in the way

nonprofits approach management of constituent relationships to drive

giving.

Snapshot of Open CRM for Nonprofits

Hundreds of nonprofits, including some of todays

savviest direct marketers, use MPower as a platform for more efficiently

and effectively managing daily operations (e.g., donation processing,

fulfillment, event and volunteer management, call center and mail

activity tracking, and major donor relations) and also integrating

constituent data in real time from multiple channelssuch

as direct mail, television and radio, online, telemarketing and special

eventsinto a single, sophisticated but

easy-to-use, database.

MPower is available without licensing fees and users can access the

source code so they can integrate best-of-breed applications and modify

the software to meet their organizations

unique needs. Users also can benefit by sharing innovations to the

software. To download MPower, please visit www.mpoweropen.com.

The alternative to MPower is closed, or proprietary, software, which

requires hefty upfront licensing fees and holds a user hostage

in a variety of ways. He/she cannot make changes to the product and

instead is dependent on the vendors roadmap,

which typically moves too slowly and/or may not include the specific

functionality he or she needs. Also users of proprietary solutions have

to pay for new modules or releases whether or not they need them.

About MPower

Dallas-based MPower provides the most open, flexible, and powerful suite

of software and services for fundraising and constituent relationship

management for todays nonprofits. MPower

enables organizations to manage important daily operations (including

donation processing, fulfillment, event and volunteer management, call

center activity tracking and major donors relations) and also capture

and leverage key constituent data from all channels for building strong,

lifetime relationships. MPower serves hundreds of nonprofits of all

sizes with diverse missions and constituencies, including some of the

worlds largest and most sophisticated direct

marketers. For more information, please visit www.mpoweropen.com.

MPower
Susie Tull, 512-577-2956
susie@mpoweropen.com

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