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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.

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 are tons of choices out there for small and mid-sized organizations. Here my perspective. My main questions are about product strategies. Common Ground?

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 work on the organization's web sites as well as email campaigns. Author: Emily Goodstein. ” Say it with me! And that’s that!

Convio Go! List-Building Strategies

Connection Cafe

What’s the best way to approach someone who’s never been in contact with our organization? To help the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (a nonprofit medical research organization) find the answers, the Convio Go! Because supporters are usually the most passionate when they first engage with an organization (Go!

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

General Session and Keynote Heard the buzz about constituent engagement and want your organization to embrace this new way of thinking? Enjoy!

Let’s Chat – Considering if Chatter can help your Organization

Connection Cafe

In addition to the ways the Salesforce platform is helping organizations integrate with social data, I pointed to a few other tools that are available for anyone to use. The other side of Social CRM is what is changing inside organizations; how communication between organizational staff is getting more social.

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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.

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. Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 2009. Here’s a link to download the  Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF 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. Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 2009. Here’s a link to download the  Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF percent in 2009.

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.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Organizations use this tool to track donors, send out newsletters, track the success of campaigns, track who is engaged with the organization in what ways, etc. Two of them (Convio and Blackbaud) are even publicly traded companies, which says a lot about the profit potential of this vertical.

Convio Nonprofit Benchmarks Are Ready

Connection Cafe

Overall, 69 percent of organizations raised more in 2009 than 2008, while 31 percent saw declines in their online fundraising. percent in 2009.

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. It was always a struggle before differentiating when a gift was from an organization or entity, and when it was from a single person. Now it’s much easier.

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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.

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.

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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.

2012 BBCon – Blackbaud and Convio User Conference

Amy Sample Ward

true evangelist is moved to create, is a seamless co-creator with your organization, and is motivated to spread content. Successful organizations intentionally design and construct multiple online channels that enable access for all fans and develop paths for relationship reciprocity and trust, fostering true evangelists.

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.

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. 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 wordpress

Convio puts the money where their mouth is for 09NTC

Amy Sample Ward

In the nonprofit technology community, I’ve heard stories of cut backs on “nice to have&# items and expenses such as travel and training so that organizations can focus on their most critical goals first and cut back on what they deem not to be completely necessary. That’s right. Give to the Scholarship Fund.  NTEN

iCared with lots of others for Convio Cares Week

Connection Cafe

The event makes me more proud to work for Convio because I think it reflects our culture to support the nonprofit community.

Convio Opens the Kimono

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

received an embargoed press release in my email about Convio's Open Initiative. So, the perhaps not everyone at Convio has drank the Web2.0

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An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

But please, please – take stock now of what it is that makes you the best choice in the space right now, and do everything you can to make sure that your true north continues to be offering an excellent product and great service to the thousands of organizations you serve who spend every waking minute trying to change the world. Really good.

An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

But please, please – take stock now of what it is that makes you the best choice in the space right now, and do everything you can to make sure that your true north continues to be offering an excellent product and great service to the thousands of organizations you serve who spend every waking minute trying to change the world. Really good.

Convio Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Baghat also praised four nonprofit organizations that did not win, but which deserved “Notable Mentions.” All rights reserved.

Convio’s 2009 Online Fundraising Benchmark Report

Robert Weiner

Convio has released a new online fundraising benchmark report that is based on data from 600 of Convio’s nonprofit clients from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. The average gift amount was unchanged at many organizations, with the average gift hovering around $67.50 in 2007 and 2008. read more.

What's new and cool in Convio Common Ground version 3

Judi Sohn

It's been a little over a year since I fully deployed Convio Common Ground at the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. Still no regrets. Finally.

Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company September 1, 2007 You’ve probably heard the news, and I’m taking a break from my break to write about it. But, hey, why not?

Convio debuts online marketing benchmark report for nonprofits

AFP Blog

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Use of Convio's multi-lingual tools helped CI reach out to both English and Spanish speakers. Offer $100k grant to organization with the most votes in their "Peace Primary". Winner: KQED.

Convio acquires GetActive! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? One Response to “Convio acquires GetActive!&#

Live from Convio Summit 2007 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Some highlights… Austin noted that Convio now has almost 1,300 clients, after the acquisition of GetActive earlier this year.

Watch the Convio Online Video Session on YouTube

See What's Out There

At the 2009 Convio Summit, Michael Hoffman was joined by Ramya Raghavan of the YouTube Nonprofit Program and David Neff of American Cancer Society for a session about online video. Session description: This session will cover how using videos to tell stories and drive support can be an effective strategy for nonprofit organizations.

Must-Read Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As the reports come in, I’ll organize them by continent. Published by Convio. Published by Convio. Published by NTEN.

Blackbaud to Acquire Nonprofit Software Maker Convio

Vertex Systems

Non-Profit Business Advice Nonprofit Management Software social service nonprofit Social Service Software social services leadership Social Services Technology Nonprofit Accounting Software Vertex Systems News disability news Non-Profit News blackbaud convio nonprofit software social service accounting software Good news or bad news for non-profits?

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Convio Open – Why the Convio Facebook Application blows away Causes

See What's Out There

Convio has built a Facebook application builder as part of their Open initiative. Convio is an ASP. They have also made it easy to build.