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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.

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!

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?

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?

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!

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.

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

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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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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 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.

2011 Nonprofit Organization of the Year - HRC

Connection Cafe

Author: Blair Naylor. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-CA. Has demonstrated innovative direct marketing techniques.

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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.

Track Your Advocacy Phone Calls – Straight From Convio

Mobile Commons

That’s why we’re excited to announce a new feature for Mobile Commons customers who use mConnect and the advocacy platform available from Convio. We’re pushing all data from advocacy phone calls directly into Convio Luminate Online. Mobile Commons has synched profile information with Convio Luminate Online for years.

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.

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: 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's 2009 Online Fundraising Benchmark Report

Tech Soup Blog

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.

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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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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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.

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

2009 Nonprofit Benchmarks: How Does your Organization Measure Up?

Frogloop

Convio just released their latest benchmark report that examined over 500 nonprofit metrics in 15 sectors. Don’t know where to look?

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.

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

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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Convio Releases Nonprofit Online Marketing Benchmarks Study

Frogloop

Allyson Kapin, Editor-In-Chief ‘Tis the season for benchmark studies. Overall, the nonprofit online landscape looks 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.

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 Releases Nonprofit Online Marketing Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

” As suspected, large organizations with large lists have not been hit as hard as small to medium sizes in this down economy.

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.

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.

Who's Your Nonprofit Hero?

NTEN

You know that organization.  The fine folks at Convio recognize the problem and want to give these great orgs a leg up this holiday season. 

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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