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.” ” So what does this acquisition mean for the nonprofit community, in particular for the 1500+ customers that use Convio?

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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. The biggest impact will be felt by Convio clients and the partner vendors and consultants in the Convio ecosystem – and there's lots of speculation about that already.

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. The tech jargon (sorry, I tried): with the Winter release, Convio's Open API will support the Access-Control-Allow-Origin response header.

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? Idealware’s Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems reviewed 30 systems, the majority of which don’t come from Convio or Blackbaud. I’m currently working with clients that are considering Blackbaud and Convio’s database products (among others).

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. This year’s report looks at online trends for nearly 600 Convio clients across 16 verticals (like Animal Welfare, Arts & Humanities, etc.), Author: Jill Ward.

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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 closed last week at $10.74.

My Study Abroad, at Convio

Connection Cafe

Have you ever wondered who else works at Convio? As a staffer working out of our DC office, I decided to relocate to Texas for a month and spend some time working from Convio's Austin offices (eating breakfast tacos, getting to know my colleagues and such). Author: Emily Goodstein.

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

Connection Cafe

A new report from Donordigital and Convio reveals some interesting findings about web donation forms. Panelists include Nick Allen from Donordigital, Vinay Bhagat from Convio, Steve Kehrli, Development Director at PETA and David Glass, Director of Online Fundraising at World Wildlife Fund

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.

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. sharing content) to be recorded in Convio. Integrating social sharing on your website can be as easy to implement as adding a script into your webpage templates.

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. O'Brien praised Bhagat for founding the influential and successful software platform, Convio, which helped more than 1600 nonprofits to raise $1.3

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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. Join NTEN's Executive Director, Holly Ross, Wednesday, January 25th, for a Community Call: " Your Perspectives on the Blackbaud and Convio Acquisition Announcement." > blackbaud Change Management CMS Community community call convio CRM Infrastructure nptech Policy Social Media

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! Establish a clear pathway to participate To keep the momentum going, OMRF engaged email recipients further with a brief eCard reminding them to register to win and inviting them to forward funny content (in this case uber-cool eCards which OMRF designed based on a Convio template) promoting the campaign to family and friends. Author: Jennifer Atkins.

The Dish: 2011 Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

The 2011 Convio Summit is 14 days away. There will be tons of resources and support being provided from Convio Community, Free ‘Do It Yourself’ campaign kits to getting support on Twitter. Author: Jill Ward.

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? - This week, Blackbaud and Convio began operating as one entity in the wake of a merger in which the former acquired the latter for $325 million. Blackbaud specializes in software and services that increase efficiency for nonprofit organizations, and Convio is “a leading provider of constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to maximize the value of every relationship,” according to its website

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. I expect that it will take at least several months, and probably several years, before the dust settles and we know what's left behind. David Lawson has been arguing that Common Ground is a goner and clients will be pushed to eTapestry.

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. Here are a few of the key findings from their report: Online fundraising continues to grow. Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 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. Here are a few of the key findings from their report: Online fundraising continues to grow. Overall, 79 percent of organizations included in the report raised more in 2010 than 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. This guest blog post was written by Amy Kellinger, senior channel marketing manager at Blackbaud. Donated Blackbaud services are available at TechSoup.

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. On the proprietary side, there is a wide range of available tools, from the relatively inexpensive, like Salesforce (web-based, including Convio Common Ground and the Nonprofit Starter Pack ,) eTapestry (web-based, now owned by Blackbaud), Democracy in Action , and GiftWorks (desktop) to the egregiously expensive (you know which ones I mean.)

Sparkly Shoed Convio Superstar

Connection Cafe

We got to talking and I learned of her Convio savvy and love of all things Gigya. And here we are… Tania Luciow is a lover of sparkly flats, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund , and Convio. 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. Author: Guest Blogger. It’s that time of the year again folks!

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. If you are at Summit, check in using Gowalla and the Convio Summit 2011 List. Author: Cheryl Black.

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. CNVO -0.06% to midnight, New York City time, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from midnight, New York City time, today

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. I ended up using just under 7 billable hours of consulting support time.

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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. Last month we shared our “ quick wins ” and today we’re ready to share our “stronger together” initiatives.

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. Company officials are calling it 'the first development in a relationship between Convio and the Salesforce.com Foundation… to meet the needs of the nonprofit market.'".

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. Convio support has been excellent, and I’m learning a great deal through good old fashioned trial and error. Last week, Convio updated their managed packages to version 2.0. Convio docs recommend a batch size of 5(!!)

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Convio Nonprofit Benchmarks Are Ready

Connection Cafe

So for the fourth year in a row, Convio is proud to provide you the latest copy of our Online Nonprofit Benchmark™ Study with hopefully enough to satisfy every sweet tooth, or hardened online marketer. Author: Quinn Donovan.

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. I hope Convio’s stock price rises as we certainly need more competition for the Blackbaud juggernaut. Tags: Convio going public 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. I hope Convio’s stock price rises as we certainly need more competition for the Blackbaud juggernaut. Tags: Convio going public 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. In this workshop, we’ll focus on all aspects of designing high-value, engaging, and participatory content that creates a partnership with your fans. A true evangelist is moved to create, is a seamless co-creator with your organization, and is motivated to spread content.

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. Tags: fundraising community conference 09ntc nptech events convio As Jordan Viator explains on the Connection Café blog: It’s no surprise that every other blog post you read these days talks about how to raise money, stretch funds and build supporters in the current economic climate.

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. There are a myriad of options, open source options are among the most popular, possibly the most popular.

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. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the only thing on the news on August 2, 1990.

American Cancer Society moves to Convio

AFP Blog

American Cancer Society moves to Convio: "The American Cancer Society has enlisted Convio’s online fundraising platform to support Relay for Life efforts. Convio’s integrated program will power Relay for Life Web sites, which participants use to solicit donations. The software will also lend itself to online communication between Relay for Life supporters

Some Convio Stats

FI Space

Convio at a Glance in 2008: Process more than $776.7 Tags: ASP Non Profit Convio Fund Raising & NPOs So I thought I would pass this on. I would love to see Salesforce or Blackbaud come out with a list like this. Anyone know where I could mine that data? million in online donations. power more than 3,500 web domains. deliver more than 3.1 billion email communications, with greater than 95% deliverabilty rate. enable 43.8 million advocacy calls to action.

Convio Founder Vinay Bhagat On Web Video

See What's Out There

We are having a great time at the Convio Summit 2009 in Austin. Today at lunch Vinay Bhagat, Convio’s founder and an expert in nonprofit web marketing spoke about trends online. If you aren’t at the Convio Summit you can still meet us, just call the office 773-784-7333).