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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?

Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

Robert Weiner

Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). How) will this affect Convio’s online marketing suite? There were few full solutions designed for large nonprofits to begin with. Advancement Services Donor Databases Fundraising Nonprofit Technology NTEN

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.

Hot Off The Presses: Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study

Connection Cafe

Downtime may be hard to come by with SXSWi , NTC and AFP International activity this week, but just in case you have a few minutes to burn waiting for a flight, train or a panel to start, I’m arming you with some exhilarating reading material — the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study. Author: Jill Ward.

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2012 Convio Benchmark Study

Connection Cafe

The sixth annual Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study is now officially released. Author: Vinay Bhagat. Watch the video on YouTube

Convio Go! List-Building Strategies

Connection Cafe

OMRF Shows New Supporters that “Geek is Chic” Working with small, resource-strapped nonprofits, we often find that many have the same questions about engaging new supporters: How often should we communicate? To read more about OMRF’s success story or learn how Convio Go! Author: Jennifer Atkins. Too little?

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!

Blackbaud’s acquisition of Convio is a done deal

Robert Weiner

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

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.

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.

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 – 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. Other outside experts I've talked to think Common Ground will get Blackbaud's full support and will be targeted to mid-sized nonprofits. This is just the beginning of the story. We'll see.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

CRM (which I am defining rather loosely, rather than tightly, for the purpose of this post – as the tool or set of tools used to track constituents, donations, perhaps even events and volunteers) are arguably the most important technology tools that nonprofits use. It’s got a great community of developers and users.

Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits

TechImpact

The internet is the fastest growing avenue for nonprofit donations. Image courtesy of Convio. Let us know in the comment section below.

Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

nonprofit research, but I would also like to add similar reports from other countries. Published by Convio. Published by Convio.

Multichannel Marketing For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Today, we’ll lay out why multi-channel marketing might be the right move for your nonprofit. Content Strategy Industry Insider Nimble Nonprofi

Evernote for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This post was collaboratively written with Jonathan Weldon.using a shared folder in. Evernote !). Mission & Marketing.

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Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

nonprofit research, but I would also like to add similar reports from other countries. Published by Convio. Published by Convio.

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.

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.

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

While enjoying the spring conference circuit, Convio put our (very patient) camerapeople and me to work. Author: Cheryl Black.

Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

In the 20 months since I left Fight Colorectal Cancer, I would guess that I’ve logged in to no less than 150 nonprofit Salesforce organizations.

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Convio Nonprofit Benchmarks Are Ready

Connection Cafe

And like Easter candy there seems to be an endless craving for information about how nonprofits are faring and how they can do better.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Several individuals in the nonprofit technology community were recognized. Conferences

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.

Nonprofits: Diversify!

Connection Cafe

As a consultant working with nonprofits, I agree with this strategy. Author: Guest Blogger. very businesslike approach.

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DevDay for Nonprofits

Frogloop

If you are a nonprofit techie based in DC or will be attending the Bridge Conference August 1 st at the National Harbor then you should definitely check out DevDay. This leads to a lack of integrated teams and severely hinders nonprofits communications and fundraising programs because staff is not working collaboratively. hate my CMS!

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Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The eight reports listed below are just a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits about online communications and fundraising, social media, and mobile technology. nonprofit research, but I would also like to add similar reports from other countries. Published by Convio. Published by Convio.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Content Management Systems are an essential part of the communications function of nonprofit organizations. There are a myriad of options, open source options are among the most popular, possibly the most popular. I’m going to focus here on the nonprofit sector, and options that are most common among nonprofits.

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. The good folks at CRM Fusion give this utility away to nonprofits. Tags: Geek Posts Salesforce Common Ground Convio database So grateful. Not ideal.

Social Media 4 Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

This morning I have the good fortune to be presenting to a sold-out crowd at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference in NYC. Social Media for Nonprofits Excerpt on Prezi. Author: Cheryl Black. While I know we’d all love to be hanging out in NYC together, unfortunately it’s just not feasible. Not so my friends!

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.

5 Apps For Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

The following blog post is by Kristin Sharpe at ACF Solutions , a Convio Solution Provider. With over 1,000 apps and counting, many of which are free or discounted for nonprofits, the AppExchange is a great place to look for enhanced functionality, productivity tools and more. Why We Love It First, it’s free to nonprofits!

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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.

Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

Robert Weiner

Yesterday the news was that Blackbaud had laid off 50 employees it acquired when it bought Convio in May. In what was said to be an unrelated development, they also announced the departure of Gene Austin, the former CEO of Convio. The Blackbaud/Convio staff I spoke with seemed taken aback by this decision. But not in a good way.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals.

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.

How Much Money Should Your Nonprofit Be Raising Online?

Frogloop

Today, Convio released the Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study. In 2010, Convio clients raised $1.3 Key Findings: 1.