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Blackbaud to Acquire Nonprofit Software Maker Convio

Vertex Systems

The list of major nonprofit software vendors will grow smaller this year as the largest maker  of fundraising software to non-profit organizations has agreed to buy Convio. Convio provides fundraising software and is … Continue reading → Good news or bad news for non-profits?

4 Nerdiest Upcoming Convio Features

Connection Cafe

Over the past several months I've had the pleasure of working with Convio's Engineering team on a number of new features for Luminate Online.

Blackbaud Buys their Rival Convio: Now What?

Frogloop

The nonprofit community was stunned yesterday when Blackbaud purchased long time rival Convio. According to Blackbaud President Marc Chardon, “Combining Convio and Blackbaud is expected to help create one of the largest SaaS vendors with over $440 million in trailing twelve months pro forma revenue.” The Good.

Convio and Blackbaud: The NPTech Brady Bunch?

NTEN

You've probably heard by now that Blackbaud has announced it intends to acquire Convio in a roughly $240 million deal.

Behind the Convio Admin Curtain

Connection Cafe

Ever wonder who the man (or woman) behind the curtain is on your favorite Convio powered site (sort of like the Wizard of Oz but in a less ruby slippers are more online strategy kind of way)? AM: I often look for answers to questions that I have in the Convio Community. Author: Emily Goodstein. ” Say it with me! Thanks, Andrew.

My Study Abroad, at Convio

Connection Cafe

Have you ever wondered who else works at Convio? Author: Emily Goodstein. Howdy, Connection Cafe readers! Well, today is your lucky day.

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Donation Form Optimization: A new report available from Donordigital and Convio

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. A new report from Donordigital and Convio reveals some interesting findings about web donation forms.

Infographic: Convio Reports on Person-to-Person Event Fundraising Benchmarks

NTEN

You can find the complete study online here. They recently released an infographic to illustrate some of the key benchmarks.

Blackbaud Agrees To Buy Convio For $275 Million - Forbes

AFP Blog

Blackbaud Agrees To Buy Convio For $275 Million - Forbes : There are profits to be made in non-profits. Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based software for non-profits, this morning said it has agreed to buy Convio, which provides fund-raising software for the non-profit sector, for $16 a share, or about $275 million.

Convio Go! List-Building Strategies

Connection Cafe

To help the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (a nonprofit medical research organization) find the answers, the Convio Go! To read more about OMRF’s success story or learn how Convio Go! Author: Jennifer Atkins. Are we saying too much? Too little? What tools do we need? What channels should we use? What should our message be?

Blackbaud, Convio, and the Nonprofit Software Market

Idealware

So as you've likely heard by now, Blackbaud has plans to aquire Convio. As two of only a handful of big companies in the nonprofit technology space, this is big news. But what does it mean? There's been a lot of concern and speculation. Am I wrong about that?". Perhaps this won't happen here. doubt it, but who knows.

Comparison of ShareThis, AddThis and Gigya (Now w/ Convio Integration!)

Beaconfire Wire

Gigya, especially with it’s recent integration with Convio , might be your best bet depending on your needs. AddThis widget (on hover).

Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Vinay Bhagat of Convio

Frogloop

Kudos to Vinay Bhagat of Convio for winning the 2012 Care2 Impact Prize for his outstanding impact in online advocacy and fundraising.

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NTEN Community Call: Your Perspectives on the Blackbaud-Convio Acquisition Announcement

NTEN

On January 17th, the nonprofit, technology, and financial communities learned that Blackbaud was beginning the steps to acquire Convio , whose board had approved the purchase. blackbaud Change Management CMS Community community call convio CRM Infrastructure nptech Policy Social Media

The Dish: 2011 Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

Or at least come by and say "hi" and meet the faces behind those Convio voices and emails that you know. Author: Jill Ward. Enjoy!

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One of the most significant mergers in the realm of nonprofit technology in recent years is now in the books.

Blackbaud’s acquisition of Convio is a done deal

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud completed its purchase of Convio. The next adventure starts today, as we wait to see what the future holds for their various systems. Advancement Services Databases Donor Databases Email Marketing Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Online Fundraising Software

Blackbaud – Convio merger expected to close this week

Robert Weiner

The Department of Justice signed off on Blackbaud's acquisition of Convio last week, and it looks like the deal will close this week. This is just the beginning of the story. expect that it will take at least several months, and probably several years, before the dust settles and we know what's left behind. We'll see. How's your crystal ball?

Sparkly Shoed Convio Superstar

Connection Cafe

We got to talking and I learned of her Convio savvy and love of all things Gigya. TL: Hands down, I would say the Convio Community.

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Convio and SXSW 2012

Connection Cafe

Dust off your Tom’s, iPads, and lanyards- SXSW is finally upon us and no one is more excited than we are here at Convio.

New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. Here’s a link to download the  Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF The report, which was released today, is well worth a read. Advocacy continues to play an important role. percent in 2009.

New Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Study

Beaconfire Wire

One of the best studies of how nonprofits are using online communications is Convio’s annual report. Here’s a link to download the  Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF The report, which was released today, is well worth a read. Advocacy continues to play an important role. percent in 2009.

Blackbaud and Convio One Company – Now What?

Tech Soup Blog

Ever since we announced the completion of Blackbaud’s acquisition of Convio , we’ve been hard at work with our combined team, focused on integrating quickly so we can deliver added value for our joint customers and the nonprofit sector. Donated Blackbaud services are available at TechSoup. Queue the virtual round of Kumbaya. ? ).

Coming Soon: Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

If you read Connection Cafe regularly, follow @Convio on Twitter or are a fan of the Convio Facebook page - well, first things first, thank you. But second, you may be aware of this little thing called Convio Summit that's beginning tomorrow. Follow @Convio on Twitter. Author: Cheryl Black.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Two of them (Convio and Blackbaud) are even publicly traded companies, which says a lot about the profit potential of this vertical. CRM Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground Data nptech opensource salesforceBecause of this, the deck has always been stacked against open source tools in this arena.

Blackbaud and Convio: Stronger Together

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. Not even a whole summer on the Blackbaud team, and we are knocking things out left and right. Jana Eggers , Sr.

Convio Nonprofit Benchmarks Are Ready

Connection Cafe

Organizations with fewer than 10,000 email addresses on file, many of which are participants in the Convio Go! Author: Quinn Donovan.

Blackbaud Extends Offer to Acquire Convio - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

Blackbaud Extends Offer to Acquire Convio - MarketWatch : CHARLESTON, S.C., BLKB 0.86% today announced the extension of the expiration of its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Convio, Inc. Apr 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blackbaud, Inc.

Convio Common Ground launched!

Judi Sohn

If I knew that I could make the switch from the old Salesforce nonprofit Starter Pack to Convio Common Ground in less than 6 weeks, I would have made this move months ago. Tags: Geek Posts Salesforce Common Ground Convio database Yes, it was time consuming, but not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. So grateful. Not ideal.

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A Veteran's Day "Thank You" from Convio

Connection Cafe

On behalf of everyone at Convio I want to say “THANK YOU!” Author: Kent Gilliam. remember it like it was yesterday. Former Sgt.

Salesforce.com, Convio Announce AppExchange Availability

AFP Blog

Salesforce.com, Convio Announce AppExchange Availability: "Convio has announced the availability of the Convio Database Connector on Salesforce.com's (News - Alert) AppExchange.

Convio Common Ground progress report

Judi Sohn

It’s been a little over a month since I signed on the dotted line for Common Ground , Convio’s Force.com application for nonprofit donation and constituent management. Between them and Convio, I feel like we’re in good hands. Last week, Convio updated their managed packages to version 2.0. Batch entry. Rinse.

Convio Summit? There's an app for that.

Connection Cafe

The result of my* efforts, the Convio Summit 2010 Guide , is now available in the iTunes App Store. Author: Bruce Keilin.

My Letter from Convio Summer Camp

Connection Cafe

I’ve been hard at work here at Camp Convio with a dedicated team of analysts and event experts, drumming up our 2011 Peer-to-Peer Benchmark report. Keep your eyes peeled for the 2011 Peer-to-Peer Benchmark Report, and come join us at our Convio Summit session for discussion! Author: Noel Beebe. Yours truly, Noel

Convio goes public!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Convio (CNVO) went public yesterday! Convio was hoping to raise $56.5 The good news for me is that I can now more easily follow Convio in the same way I follow Blackbaud. Unfortunately, the market is down today so it looks like Convio’s stock price will stay at the $10 range today. million with this IPO.

Convio goes public!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Convio (CNVO) went public yesterday! Convio was hoping to raise $56.5 The good news for me is that I can now more easily follow Convio in the same way I follow Blackbaud. Unfortunately, the market is down today so it looks like Convio’s stock price will stay at the $10 range today. million with this IPO.

2012 BBCon – Blackbaud and Convio User Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 30-October 2, 2012. Location : Washington, DC. Topic : Designing Online Engagement to Collaborate with Your Community. Description : You can design online engagement to unleash your evangelists. true evangelist is moved to create, is a seamless co-creator with your organization, and is motivated to spread content.

Social Media Charades at the Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

Yesterday, James Young and myself had the opportunity to present to packed house of nonprofit organizations on social media at Convio Summit.

Convio puts the money where their mouth is for 09NTC

Amy Sample Ward

Every dollar of your gift will be matched by Convio , up to $10,000. 2. Tags: fundraising community conference 09ntc nptech events convio That’s right. Just take a glimpse at the excitement Beth Kanter and Amy Sample Ward are already buzzing about around this year’s NTC…). Give to the Scholarship Fund.  NTEN

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Proprietary CMS as part of a large package (such as from Convio or Blackbaud). CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpressContent Management Systems are an essential part of the communications function of nonprofit organizations.