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Learn More CUSTOMER STORY: Mark Morris Dance Group The Mark Morris Dance Group was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City. The company's touring schedule steadily expanded to include cities both in the U.S. and in Europe. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the company has maintained and strengthened its ties to several cities around the world. The Mark Morris Dance Center provides a home for the company, rehearsal space for the dance community, outreach programs for local children, and a school offering dance classes to students of all ages. Challenge In 2001, the Mark Morris Dance Group was transitioning from a touring group to a dance company that would house a state-of-the-art dance center. The new Center was going to offer a wide range of programming including performances and classes. Therefore, MMDG needed to increase its administrative and program operations, which meant a new, more robust accounting system capable of handling this growth and the detailed account needs required to support both the Center and the Group. "I couldn't do my job without Financial Edge. With it we can work smarter, not harder. It allows us to focus on growing our business and not the little tasks. We are able to grow without having to add staff, can be more reactive to our customers needs and can make better, more informed business decisions. The growth we have experienced would not have been possible without Financial Edge." — Elizabeth Fox Chief Financial Officer Mark Morris Dance Group Mark Morris Dance Group is powered by: • Financial Edge ™ • Raiser's Edge ™ 800.443.9441 solutions@blackbaud.com www.blackbaud.com August 2016

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