Packard Foundation Selects netEDITOR®-pro to Power its Next-Generation Web Property

July 28, 2005

Boston, MA. July 28, 2005 - The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the eighth largest grantmaking foundation in the United States with more than $5 billion in assets, has engaged iapps, a division of Bridgeline Software, to architect a next-generation Web property powered by netEDITOR®-pro, an enterprise content management system.

The Packard Foundation's new Web property will provide grantseekers and grantees with timely information about the foundation's three major program areas - Conservation and Science, Population, and Children, Families and Communities. Last year, the Packard Foundation made more than $217 million in grants to more than 700 nonprofit organizations across the United States.

The Packard Foundation selected netEDITOR®-pro because their solution required a CMS that could integrate seamlessly with their existing Microsoft technologies and which they could deploy and maintain on their own servers. Additionally they needed a product that could support the foundation's workflow and make it easy for communications and program staff to disseminate and manage the foundation's information assets.

With netEDITOR®-pro, a foundation's non-technical staff have the ability to publish relevant Web content while preserving a common look and feel across several Web properties, such as a public Web site, a staff intranet and a grantee extranet. netEDITOR®-pro also provides integrated, web-based administration capabilities, giving users a rich toolset for managing and editing content. Using the administration console, various editing, viewing, approving, and publishing privileges can be granted to the netEDITOR®-pro user base.

netEDITOR®-pro's administrative interface provides sophisticated time-based publishing capabilities that can be used to automatically determine when content items go live on the site. As an Application Integration Platform, netEDITOR®-pro also enables software developers to easily integrate Web content management with other proprietary databases and applications under a single unified framework.

About The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private family foundation created in 1964 by David Packard (1912-1996), cofounder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lucile Salter Packard (1914-1987). The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The Foundation makes national and international grants and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. Foundation grantmaking includes support for a wide variety of activities including direct services, research and policy development, and public information and education. The Foundation does not make grants intended to influence legislation or support candidates for political office. Foundation assets were approximately $5.2 billion as of December 31, 2004. General program grant awards totaled approximately $217 million in 2004. The Foundation has a grantmaking budget of approximately $200 million in 2005.

About iapps

iapps (www.iapps.com), a division of Bridgeline Software, is a leading provider of Internet solutions for the philanthropic sector. Founded in 1994, the firm has provided quality web based solutions to many of the nation's largest and most prominent foundations, affinity groups, and charitable organizations. It's flagship product, Orgitecture®, facilitates the development of custom Internet, intranet and extranet sites using a repository of web-based modules to support the online publishing, collaboration and community-building needs of its clients. Software modules include: logic-based survey tools, discussion boards, resource libraries, calendaring, email newsletter tools, user management, online registration, and more.

iapps clients include some of the world's largest and most renowned grantmaking foundations and social enterprises, such as: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the Aspen Institute and Community Health Charities, among others.

About Bridgeline Software

Bridgeline Software (www.bridgelinedigital.com) is a developer of content management software, asset management software, learning management systems, and award winning web development services. The types of web services include the complete development of enterprise Internet, intranet, and extranet web properties. Bridgeline specializes in information architecture, usability engineering, flash development, e-commerce, e-Learning programs, and database development.

Bridgeline's customers include companies such as The Bank of New York, John Hancock, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Cisco, First Albany Companies, Astra Tech, Cadaret Grant, Nomura Securities, March of Dimes, Omgeo, The New York Times, Power Steering Software, National Fire Protection Association, US Ski Team, and the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.