Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal

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Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal : Convio Inc. Nasdaq: CNVO), an Austin-based fundraising technology company, conducted a survey of SXSW Interactive participants and found more than 87 percent of attendees donate to charity. The top giving categories for the interactive crowd includes children, disaster relief, faith-based and human and social services

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Congratulations, Austin Pets Alive!

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This year, we're happy to congratulate one of our (HQ local) clients, Austin Pets Alive! , Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! And once again, congratulations to Austin Pets Alive Author: Brandy Reppy. We love our clients at Convio, and we love to hear their success stories. for winning the ASPCA's nationally run $100K Challenge! For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge which is now in its second year, it's not for the faint of heart.

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#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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It started off with a bang, literally. The John H Reagan Soul Train Drumline replaced our espresso shots with beats – How else should you set the tone for a conference dedicated to world-changers and philanthropic visionaries? But that was only the beginning… From major keynotes and Big Idea Sessions to deep-dive learn labs and new product announcements, it’s safe to say that the first day of #bbcon did not disappoint.

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Filmmakers and Nonprofits Unite in Austin


Are you in Austin? The post Filmmakers and Nonprofits Unite in Austin appeared first on The See3 Blog. video austin lights camera help nonprofit video Nonprofits reel change film frenzy texas Check out the Reel Change Film Frenzy screening on April 19th, produced by our friends at Lights. Camera.

The Salvation Army of Austin Advertising and Social Media Guidelines ? The Salvation Army of Austin

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The Salvation Army of Austin Advertising and Social Media Guidelines  The Salvation Army of Austin :The Salvation Army will support your third-party fundraising effort by enabling you to link your social media campaign to specified web page(s), our Facebook fundraiser page and retweeting your Twitter campaign.

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Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

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Oh, Austin, TX. And with the influx of 100+ people moving here on a daily basis , it’s a good thing the locals continue to remind everyone to “ Keep Austin Weird. ” How is this influx of new people influencing Austin’s Arts & Cultural community? Austin is full of brilliant artists, scientists, musicians, performers, educators and organizations doing incredible work.

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Make your cause more like Austin, Texas

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If you have visited Austin, Texas you may recall that we love to talk about Austin. The first session I attended at SXSW Interactive was 'Why Austin is the Killer App' moderated by Heather McKissick and Bijoy Goswami the founders of Austin Equation. Austin Equation is trying to determine the ingredients that make Austin so extraordinary and the equation they have come up with is Experience + Community = Scene. Author: Joey Martin.

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Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia -

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Press Release Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - : That’s something that Austin’s Windows of Wonder Institute, or WOWi, wants to end. With its first international project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, WOWi aims to bring American audiences together with students of the Tchey school, to provide technical training to these students and help raise money for the education of Cambodian children.

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Austin Gives program encourages area businesses to share profits

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Austin Gives program encourages area businesses to share profits : The measure aims to encourage area companies of all sizes to pledge — via an online form at — to give a portion of their pre-tax earnings to local nonprofit agencies.

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Austin non-profit offers free yoga for cancer survivors

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But, instead, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an Austin-area organization that is making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. The Austin chapter, headed by Holly Krenek, is working with Sundara Yoga to offer unlimited free classes to cancer survivors. This Labor Day, September 7th, in Austin there is an city-wide Free Day of Yoga event; YogaBear will be offering a special healing therapy session at the Sundara Yoga studio from 2:00-3:15pm.

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Austin + March x Social good = Awesome

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While many of our friends, partners and clients are headed to Austin next week for the Non Profit Technology Conference (NTC ) guess what happens there the week after? Tweet me @naieve or just swing by The Beacon (room 8b, 3d floor of the Austin Convention Center) 9am-6pm, between March 12-17th and say hi! You ready, Austin?

Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

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Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

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" Armed with this vision, Carr secured a private grant and launched Legacy of Hope Austin (LOH) in 2010. " Next Steps for Legacy of Hope Austin. Images: courtesy of Legacy of Hope Austin. Julie Lyles Carr was asked a life-changing question five years ago: "What is the one thing you would like to do to impact your community?"

NTC Austin, here we come!

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We’re counting down the days to NTC 2015. Just looked back to see how many I’ve gone to. Yikes, this is my 10th! How time flies when you’re having fun. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with clients, friends and colleagues in the nonprofit and tech sectors. This year I will be there with Andy Dimock , our Director of Business Development, Kerry Lenahan , one of our crackerjack digital marketing consultants, and Amy Knox , UX consultant extraordinaire.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During all this, I was in Austin, TX for the Legal Services Tech Conference. So was Holly Ross from NTEN. Corey P and his wife, Katie, found out via Twitter that we were in town so we met up for some Barbecue. Yummy. One thing that Corey said to me was that he waited until the last minute to donate. He told me that he liked that feeling of helping with the surge. I didn't orchestrate this

Help Us Help You: Austin-area service opportunities wanted for the 15NTC


Throughout the 15NTC, there will be volunteer opportunities to engage and share the community''s skills with Austin, TX area nonprofits. This year, we’ve expanded the Days of Service program at the 15NTC to include virtual volunteering opportunities that engage NTC attendees ahead of the conference, in addition to providing on-the-ground volunteer opportunities in Austin.

See3 Rocks Austin


It’s been a busy start to the week at the 2009 Convio Summit! At the conference, Nonprofit Live TV interviewed See3 CEO Michael Hoffman about creating a video strategy, video as a transaction, and why story still matters. We also had the chance to speak with Convio staff and users during the three-day event. Watch what attendees took away from the last day of the conference. If you want to see more of the Convio Summit, take a look at the videos featured on the See3 YouTube Channel.

Austin "Art from the Street" wins World's First Nonprofit Film Festival

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Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas and Lights.Camera.Help. And with the post-announcement news that the group secured donations of over $1000 to proceed Austin-based Arts from the Streets who brings positive, nurturing, encouraging experiences and relationships into the lives of homeless individuals through twice-weekly art courses, Lights.Camera.Help. Author: Jordan Viator.

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5 Reasons This Will Be The Best #BBCON Ever

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Creativing Movements with Digital and Social Media with Austin Graff. Because you can’t have bbcon in ATX without getting to hear “one of the best groups working in Austin today.” ” The Friendly Savages make music out of the Austin, Texas, the cauldron of rock, blues, and secret sauce, and their characteristic style and the energy they bring to live shows is going to keep all of us rockin’ throughout the 3 day conference.

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Austin: A Case Study in Connecting What’s Available to What’s Needed


In the "Silicon Hills" of Austin, TX, work is afoot to close the gap of access to technology among the city's residents. This article originally appeared in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal. Read the entire journal on Issuu or in PDF , and subscribe to receive this in your inbox each quarter: Advocacy digital inclusion Leadership Policy

Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas

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opening night pre-screening here in Austin and was blown away by the powerful videos shared by the four nonprofit organizations screening their video entries. This festival is the first of its kind in the nation and reflects the spirit of Austin, a city with prominent non-profit, grassroots and activism communities. Capital Area Food Bank's East Austin Service Center. Last Thursday night I attended the Lights. Camera.

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Good times with communities of practice in Austin, Texas

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Re-branding, The Truth Behind Selfies, and Lessons on Listening.

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Austin Kleon spoke about how true genius doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Interactive Austin Kleon Big Duck fundraising ideas fundraising tips marc pitman pamela grow “Tonight, try to sit back and just listen. Don’t do some much of the talking, and see what happens. Just listen.”. I’ll never forget it. It was the advice given to me by my father one evening before I was leaving the house to meet my friends. Although, I’m not certain his advice was intended solely for that occasion.

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Bell ringers not welcome; Salvation Army goes online to raise money - CBS 42 Austin's source for breaking news, weather and sports

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Bell ringers not welcome; Salvation Army goes online to raise money - CBS 42 Austin's source for breaking news, weather and sports: "The Salvation Army bell ringers you are use to seeing in front of stores around the holiday season will be beefing up their efforts online.".

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Volunteer Accounting

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I had the pleasure of visiting Meals on Wheels and More in Austin, … Financial Management

In Search of Bill Gates (or Gene Austin to the Rescue)


Luckily, I spotted Gene Austin of Convio across the room. Flicker photo: World Economic Forum I was in DC last week to attend the NPTimes Top 50 dinner, honored to be in the same room with some of the most amazing people in the field. Of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't try to stir the pot a little bit. One of the fellas on the list was Bill Gates. I assumed his schedule would be full, but as I was getting ready, I had to wonder: What would I say to Bill Gates if I got the chance?

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $675. SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications.

2015 SXSW Interactive Round Up


It’s been a busy month in Austin! Coming right from the NTC, I couldn''t help but notice and appreciate all the hard work that went on behind the scenes by workers in the Austin Convention Center and beyond to bring this conference to life, as well as wonder how many gallons of coffee was consumed to keep it going. austin sxsw sxsw interactive

Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | San Antonio

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Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | San Antonio : DOWNTOWN AUSTIN -- The homeless of Austin have an unexpected advantage during South by Southwest (SXSW) as non-profits help the homeless make the most of music festival by giving them job opportunities. Across downtown Austin keep a look out for mobile vending carts selling flip-flops.

Connect with NTEN at SXSW


SXSW is just a few weeks away and we want to be sure that we can connect with all of you NTENers planning to join the technology party in Austin! Fork over your lunch money to a local Austin organization and Convio will match your donation! NTEN Community Series: Austin If you're going to be in Austin for SXSW or are a local nonprofit organization, we hope you'll also participate in the first of our Community Series events for 2012, taking place in Austin on March 9th.


Pitch Some Good: An Evening of Innovation and Inspiration!


As change-makers of all varieties descend upon Austin, Texas for SXSW we welcome you to Center61 to hear from some up-and-coming social impact projects. The evening will feature treats from Austin area social food entrepreneurs as well as a chance to experience Austin’s stellar co-working space, Center61, specifically geared to the social entrepreneur community. austin Community events innovation prize sxswAre you ready to spread your world changing idea?

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


60) Search « Convio Innovator Awards | Main | Take the M+R Online Monthly Giving Survey » Thursday Oct 18 2007 Live from Convio Summit 2007 Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:59AM | by Clinton OBrien Thursday morning at the Convio Client Summit in Austin, Texas, the opening session (sponsored by Care2, by the way) consisted mainly of the keynote speech by Convio CEO Gene Austin. GetActive Integration Austin said integration is continuing.

We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

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We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

The Opportunity Your Museum Can Offer

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So when I stumbled across Austin Museum Day , project of the Austin Museum Partnership, I loved discovering that this event is offering free admission to thousands of Austin residents who likely wouldn’t otherwise visit cultural organizations. Like many other large cities, Austin has quite an economic divide, such that underserved populations probably aren’t even aware of the numerous museums in Austin. A: This year will be our 18th annual Austin Museum Day!

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1-On-1 With Connor Finnigan: Managing a Board of Forty

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Here are highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Connor Finnigan of the Young Men''s Business League of Austin. leadership-technology

More on Convio Not Going Public…

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It looks like Convio’s CEO, Gene Austin, had a talk with Fortune Magazine’s Jon Fortt. The company has 335 employees, most of them in Austin, with satellite offices in Berkeley and Washington, D.C. The most telling quote is here: It's not like Convio it trying to be the next Google (GOOG). Revenues for 2007 were a respectable $43.1 million, though there are no profits yet. In its most recent quarterly earnings report, the company posted revenue of $14.7 million, $1.3

6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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Thinkery, a children’s museum in Austin, has regular adults-only nights , and they’re a great way to engage people who might not normally attend. (I Free Days and/or Late Nights: Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art always offers free admission on Thursdays, and it’s open late one Thursday a month.

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Blogging from the Convio Summit


More than 700 people are here in Austin, both clients and partners, to learn about what Convio is up to, and to learn from each other about best practices for nonprofits online. This morning’s keynote address was from Convio CEO Gene Austin. “The proof&# of the success of the Open initiative, Gene Austin said, will be 12-18 months from now — when we see what people are doing with it.

Abila Acquires Avectra - SiliconHills

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Abila Acquires Avectra - SiliconHills : Abila, based in Austin, has acquired Avectra, based in McLean, Va. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Abila, which changed its name in July from Sage Nonprofit Solutions, sells software to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Avectra sells customer relationship management software to nonprofits and associations

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SxSW Travelogue – Day 0 | Beaconfire Wire

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SxSW Travelogue – Day 1 » SxSW Travelogue – Day 0 Posted Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 7:19 pm by John Brian (91 posts) Hello from Austin! Of course, more than 56,000 people signed a petition to support them… 3:37 pm: About a third of my flight from Kansas City to Austin is coming here for the conference.

SxSW Travelogue – Day 2 | Beaconfire Wire

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5:04: The Austin convention center is great. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Summer Festivals: Where Music & Philanthropy Collide


to Austin, TX for Austin City Limits. We also were offered the opportunity to purchase a “ BeGreen Fan Tag ” that would offset our carbon footprint from travelling to Austin. Every fall I fly from Charleston, S.C. ACL is a three day music festival that uses the beautiful Zilker Park to house eight stages, 130 bands, and thousands of people from around the world who love music. Last year I had to smile when I noticed how “ green ” the festival had become.

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SxSW Travelogue – Day 4 | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 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?

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