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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Alpha Software donates $270,000 to support the nonprofit community through TechSoup Global

About two years ago, we donated a truckload of copies of Alpha Five to TechSoup to help nonprofit organizations. I'm happy to tell you that we're continuing our partnership with them. We announced it to the world today via a press release.

Alpha Software Donates $270,000 to Support the Nonprofit Community through TechSoup Global

Latest donation brings Alpha Software's total contributions to an estimated $500,000

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alpha Software continues to power socially responsible businesses through its support of TechSoup Global, a technology resource provider to nonprofits. Today, Alpha Software announced it is making an unlimited number of software licenses of its latest version of Alpha Five Version 10, the company's industry leading Ajax Web database development tool, available to nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup. Over the past five years, nearly 700 nonprofit organizations throughout North America have received Alpha Five through TechSoup, a value of $273,540. This latest donation is expected the reach the same number of nonprofits, bringing the value of Alpha Software's total donations to nonprofit organizations through TechSoup to over $500,000. The nonprofits are using Alpha Five to create highly interactive, easy-to-use Web sites that let them manage their volunteers, donors, programs, and finance data. And with Alpha Five Version 10, it's easier than ever for nonprofits to build rich Internet database applications without having to learn to program, thanks to the company's patent-pending "Codeless Ajax™" technology.

"The value of our donation goes beyond the raw cost of the software," says Richard Rabins, Co-Chairman of Alpha Software. "There's an important human component to working with TechSoup. Our software is being used to support great social causes, such as dispatching volunteers and life-saving equipment to disaster areas, helping people find housing and jobs, improving communities through fundraising, and so much more. The array of nonprofit organizations and missions being helped by our software is unlimited."

TechSoup is a one-stop resource that provides nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and community-based organizations with computer hardware, software, and services they need. Through the partnership, Alpha Five Version 10 is now available for download to all nonprofits and libraries registered with TechSoup.

In addition to providing the database software, Alpha Software and TechSoup are scheduling a training seminar to help nonprofits get the most out of the platform quickly. TechSoup will also provide instructional articles, worksheets, online forums, message boards, and blogs.
"We have been delighted to introduce Alpha Software's innovation and generous spirit to so many nonprofits since the beginning of this program in 2005," says Gayle Carpentier, Director, Business Development, TechSoup Global. "We look forward to seeing the advances and innovative uses of this powerful software in the field now and in the years ahead. It is the support of great partners, like Alpha Software, that makes it possible for TechSoup to achieve our mission every day."

ABOUT TECHSOUP
TechSoup Global is a comprehensive nonprofit technology resource provider to nonprofits and NGOs around the world, employing a staff of 184, and deploying a budget of $23 million as of December 2009. Founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, TechSoup conducts a range of programs on the international, national, and local level, including the operation of its nonprofit technology Web site, TechSoup.org (www.techsoup.org) where nonprofits share their experiences and learn about technology through online forums, events pages, surveys, blogs, and Second Life. Its distribution service for technology product donations, TechSoup Stock (www.techsoup.org/stock) has served almost than 112,000 organizations, distributed over 5.5 million software and hardware products and enabled nonprofit donation recipients to save over $1.6 billion in IT expenses in 32 countries around the world.

ABOUT ALPHA SOFTWARE
Since 1982, Alpha Software has been providing developers with award-winning tools that make it easy to build business applications. Today over 1 million developers and tens of millions of users rely on Alpha Software's Alpha Five. The company is privately held, and based in Burlington, Mass. Alpha Software can be found on the Web at http://www.alphasoftware.com. The company's blog is located at http://blog.alphasoftware.com.

Contacts
Alpha Software
Media contact:
Kate Ritchie, 610-642-8253
KateR@GregoryFCA.com

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Company contact:
Richard Rabins
Richard@AlphaSoftware.com

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