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Posted on 10/15/2011 @ 10:00 AM

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Plus Three builds feature-rich online fundraising system for “DASH FOR DAD” endurance team races

Posted on 09/19/2011 @ 12:00 PM

Cutting-edge tools boost fundraising for ZERO, The Project to End Prostate Cancer

WASHINGTON, DC – Plus Three, a leader in social media and technology for nonprofit and political organizations, built an extensive new online fundraising system for ZERO—The Project to End Prostate Cancer and its DASH FOR DAD and Great Prostate Cancer Challenge race series. The system allows race participants to raise money using customized individual and team online fundraising tools.

“DASH FOR DAD is a fantastic program that promotes men’s health while raising money for a vital cause,” said Juan Proano, president and founder of Plus Three. “We are proud to partner with ZERO in their work to end prostate cancer, and we are excited that the system we built has already expanded ZERO’s fundraising. This ambitious project is built on new components of our ARCOS technology that allows DASH FOR DAD racers to more easily their fundraising goals.”

This year, ZERO’s Great Prostate Cancer Challenge strives to raise $1 million dollars through 27 running and walking events across the country. Using the new ZEROCancer.org and GreatProstateCancerChallenge.com, the community of participants—including athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members and friends—can use personalized individual and team pages to raise money and track their progress toward their fundraising goals. The ARCOS system lets fundraisers easily engage with friends and family through online social networks, accepts online and offline contributions, sends email alerts to fundraisers, and allows users to search for teams and racers. The sites will also honor top fundraisers.

“Plus Three’s fundraising software is an excellent and important resource for our organization and the race participants,” says Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO. “The work of Plus Three helps us to boost our fundraising efforts for our DASH FOR DAD and Great Prostate Cancer Challenge events, and ultimately helps us reach our goal of ending prostate cancer.”

Plus Three’s work for ZERO is just one among a host of examples of their capabilities. To learn more, visit Plus Three’s website at http://www.plusthree.com, or contact Alice Lincoln at (866) 945-4889 ext. 707.

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Plus Three Migrates Production Infrastructure to Windstream Hosted Solutions

Posted on 09/08/2011 @ 02:00 PM

Raleigh Data Center to Provide IT Services for Company's Campaign to Support the Democratic National Convention Host Committee "Charlotte in 2012"

Windstream Communications

RALEIGH, N.C., Sep 8, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Windstream Hosted Solutions, a premier provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, today announced that Plus Three has chosen to colocate the production infrastructure for its "always on" fundraising and member management systems at Windstream's SAS-70, Type II data center in Raleigh.

Plus Three, a state-of-the-art web design and technology company that helps nonprofit, membership and political organizations promote social change in America, decided to move to Windstream Hosted Solutions from another company's facilities in New York to help continue its rapid growth as one of America's fastest growing Latino-owned companies. "Our business is growing rapidly, but it was too crowded at the other facility in New York," said Juan Proaño, Plus Three's president & co-founder. "We could have installed additional racks in another area, but it would not have allowed us to keep up with our growth while still delivering low cost services to our clients."

Proaño said Plus Three needed the additional capacity to support the company's steady growth and to handle the online traffic expected from its fundraising and member management for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee "Charlotte in 2012" leading into the 2012 presidential election. Since its founding in 2002, the company has sent out more than two billion opt-in emails to more than 12 million enrolled members and has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars in contributions.

Windstream Hosted Solutions' "Hi-Touch" consultative approach was a key factor in Plus Three's decision. Team members from both companies worked closely, designing and implementing the transition. "They understood our specific needs, the logistics of transfer, and the cutover," Proaño said. "Website control transferred without any downtime and our front end never went down." He notes the flawless transition was needed to maintain consistency to Plus Three's clients and their donors.

"Companies require consistent reliability that enables them to deliver their services to customers," said Kip Turco, senior vice president of data center operations at Windstream Hosted Solutions. "By providing our clients with state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities, coupled with unparalleled uptime, we help them meet their objectives. This proves beneficial to them and to the companies with whom they do business."

"If companies are serious about growing their business and scaling their infrastructure, but conscious about cost, there isn't a better partner than Windstream Hosted Solutions," Proaño said.

About Windstream

Windstream Corp., headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 communications and technology solutions provider with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. The company also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers primarily located in rural areas and operates a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 60,000 route miles. For more information about Windstream, visit www.windstreambusiness.com .

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SOURCE: Windstream Corporation

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Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee Launches New Democratic National Convention Website CharlotteIn2012.com, Relying on Plus Three's Design Team and ARCOS System

Posted on 09/07/2011 @ 02:00 PM

Website kicks off preparation for the 2012 convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

WASHINGTON, DC – Plus Three, a minority-owned business that is a leader in social media and technology for nonprofit and political organizations, designed and implemented CharlotteIn2012.com, which was launched last week by the convention’s host committee. The site will allow convention organizers to share information with attendees and reach their $37 million fundraising goal with the backing of Plus Three’s industry-leading ARCOS system.

“The beautiful, diverse, and dynamic city of Charlotte is a fitting host for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. We hope the social media and fundraising tools Plus Three has honed will reflect the vibrancy of the city and the excitement that is already building for the 2012 presidential race,” said Juan Proaño, president and founder of Plus Three. “Through the tools that we have built for the committee, over the next year CharlotteIn2012.com will become the hub of information for the millions who will follow and attend the convention. We are proud that the site continues to build on our success of creating a state-of-the-art presence for many important political and progressive causes.”

CharlotteIn2012.com includes Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ integration. The site combines tools for volunteers and donors with information for delegates and the thousands who will flock to Charlotte in just over a year. The site also features a “Making History” multimedia archive of past Democratic National Conventions, an online store, and a vendor directory that will help national organizations connect with local and regional businesses in order to meet their Democratic National Convention-related needs. Business owners can register and create a company profile that can be searched by categories including services, company size and other demographics.

The Convention will draw an expected 35,000 visitors to the Charlotte area, including 15,000 media, 600 – 700 delegates, members of both the U.S. House and Senate and other significant figures in public life from around the world. It is anticipated that there will be more than 1,000 events held in Charlotte during the convention, in addition to official DNC activity.

Plus Three’s work for the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee is just one among a host of examples of their capabilities. To learn more, visit Plus Three’s website at http://www.plusthree.com, or contact Alice Lincoln at (866) 945-4889 ext. 707.

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July Newsletter

Posted on 07/19/2011 @ 11:00 AM

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