Our Roots are Yours: Allegiance Software History
Our story begins in public broadcasting. More than 30 years ago, we were approached by a public broadcasting station that was looking for the same features and functionality found in the comprehensive fundraising software used by the “big” stations.
Accepting the challenge to create such a solution, we, along with the station membership coordinator, worked diligently to develop a fully-relational database management system. Allegiance Software was born. As public broadcasters learned about our sophisticated yet easy-to-use software, demand increased dramatically.
Over the years, we've continued to develop our systems. Allegiance is used by non-profit organizations and broadcasters. Today, as always, we carefully listen to our customers while following industry trends and best practices. It's our mission to exceed our customers' expectations and to maintain their loyalty for a lifetime. We invite you to become part of our story.
Timeline of Key Events
1977 - Dakota Computer Professionals (DCP) begins working on a fully-relational database management system for Prairie Public Broadcasting (PPB), Fargo, North Dakota
1978 - PPB goes live with the Allegiance Fundraising System
1989 - Demand for more sophisticated fundraising software by public broadcasters prompts PPB and DCP to enter into a partnership to market Allegiance software nationally to PBS and NPR stations
1992 - The DCP-PPB partnership is dissolved; DCP retains full control of Allegiance
1993 - DCP installs its first Volunteer Management System at KUSC-FM, Los Angeles, California
1997 - DCP installs its first Auction System at WNIN, Evansville, Indiana
1999 - Dakota Computer Professionals officially changes its corporate name to Allegiance Software, Inc.; Allegiance installs its first Radio Traffic & Corporate Support System at KWMU-FM in St. Louis, Missouri
2000 - Allegiance introduces the Traffic & Corporate Support System, the only integrated traffic and billing system designed specifically for public radio
2002 - Allegiance introduces its Web module
2004 - Allegiance Fundraising's Major Gifts module is unveiled
2005 - A new file structure that separates individuals from accounts is included in a major upgrade
2006 - Allegiance installs its 200th system
2007 - Conversion to state-of-the-art .NET software technology begins
2008 - Construction begins on the new Allegiance headquarters building
2009 - Allegiance Software University is launched
2011 - Fundraising converts to .NET in a major new release; work begins on converting Traffic & Corporate Support to .NET
2012 - Allegiance offers Cloud Solutions for all of its products.