2012 Convio Benchmark Study

Connection Cafe

The sixth annual Convio Online Marketing Benchmark Index Study is now officially released. In fact, over the past five or six years, online fundraising has grown at a similar rate to retail e-commerce, good news for nonprofits. Author: Vinay Bhagat.

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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. Provides robust, flexible support for all forms of fundraising, membership, marketing, and communications.

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Analysis of Convio’s Online Fundraising Study

Robert Weiner

Care2’s Allyson Kapin just published an analysis of Convio’s online fundraising study (which I mentioned earlier this week ). Tags: Online Fundraising Fundraising She interviewed me, so of course I think the article is good. But in particular, check out the advice from online marketing consultant Katy O’Neal about how nonprofits should focus their marketing and engagement efforts. The analysis is posted at [link].

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Compared to 2007, results for online fundraising were up 14 percent, email file growth was up 28 percent, and Web site traffic was up 20 percent.

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NPT Instant Fundraising-Convio Going Public

AFP Blog

NPT Instant Fundraising: "Convio Going Public By Mark Hrywna Six months after acquiring GetActive Software for $17.9 million, Convio, Inc. today filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin the process of becoming a public company. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed initial public offering (IPO) have not yet been determined but the

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Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success : harleston, S.C. May 7, 2012) - BlackbaudOpens in a new window today announced that it has completed its acquisition of ConvioOpens in a new window, a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Blackbaud paid an aggregate purchase price of approximately $325 million.

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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. Advancement Services Cloud Computing Databases Donor Databases Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Online Fundraising SoftwareThis 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.

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Infographic: Convio Reports on Person-to-Person Event Fundraising Benchmarks

NTEN

Earlier this fall, Convio released its " Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Study ," based on a look at 48 organizations using Convio's TeamRaiser to manage fundraising events.

An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

Vinay continues to be a major thought leader in fundraising, and an inspiring colleague. The buzz in our biz is that you have made enormous strides over the years in the areas that count – client service, product usability, and bringing the promises of the salesforce and the realities of customerhood into an acceptable equlibirium. You’ve turned some of the hardest-to-please folks I know in the space into some of your most passionate supporters. That’s all good. Really good.

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An Open Letter to Convio

Judi Sohn

Vinay continues to be a major thought leader in fundraising, and an inspiring colleague. The buzz in our biz is that you have made enormous strides over the years in the areas that count – client service, product usability, and bringing the promises of the salesforce and the realities of customerhood into an acceptable equlibirium. You’ve turned some of the hardest-to-please folks I know in the space into some of your most passionate supporters. That’s all good. Really good.

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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.

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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 fact is that the fundraising database market is HUGE. Why I'm Optimistic About Blackbaud's Acquisition of Convio.

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. Afterwards, thanks to new upgrades from Salesforce aimed at developers like Convio, there was minimal configuration. Convio support is looking in to that as well.

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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

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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?

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. That’s kind of a bummer considering all fundraisers and marketers love a good benchmark or best practice to model our efforts. Author: Jill Ward.

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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?

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. website traffic and registration, email communications, online fundraising and advocacy) look no further. billion raised online by Convio clients.

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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. Convio has registered to go public.

Blackbaud, Convio, and the Nonprofit Software Market

Idealware

So as you've likely heard by now, Blackbaud has plans to aquire Convio. Peter Campbell, an Idealware blogger and board member, said: "It seems to me that if I'm looking for an eCRM or DonorDB for a mid-sized org that can't afford to gamble its fundraising system on some clever startup, I have a range of products to choose from, but I'll be sending the RFPs all in one envelope to the same address.

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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3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Campaigns push staff, vendors, and consultants to stretch and test the limits of best practices and tools in communication, fundraising, advertising, branding and targeting. Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising. And who could forget Howard Dean’s turkey sandwich fundraiser?

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EOY Fundraising Mad Libs

Connection Cafe

You’ve got 2 weeks until the end of 2011, 1 week before you’re on vacation, and maybe a few hours to address all those miscellaneous tasks fighting for your attention so if you haven’t made your end-of-year fundraising plan before now it’s just too late right?

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. Compared to 2007, results for online fundraising were up 14 percent, email file growth was up 28 percent, and Web site traffic was up 20 percent. Tags: Online Fundraising

Counting on Success? Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics

Connection Cafe

Similarly, the results or value of efforts we make in our fundraising can accurately be measured in numbers. Key Numbers in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. In addition, multi-year fundraising participants are twice as effective at raising money than first-time fundraising participants.

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

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Convio Opens the Kimono

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I received an embargoed press release in my email about Convio's Open Initiative. Almost a year ago, NTEN hosted a field wide discussion about the need for nonprofit tech vendors, particularly CRM systems for online fundraising, to offer open APIs. (A

How to Get Started Using Event Metrics for Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Focus on Event Fundraising Analytics , we looked at how peer-to-peer event metrics let us know if our event planning and execution efforts are paying off in fundraising results. Benchmarks let us know how we perform compared to our event fundraising peers.

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

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

More Nonprofits Adopting Convio’s Common Ground

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Convio crows about the quick adoption of Common Ground today : AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 15, 2009) — . Convio, Inc. Common Ground easily integrates with other open systems including Convio’s online fundraising and marketing applications. Myself and others have been discussing the need in the nonprofit sector for precisely the kind of software Convio Common Ground is. This is what Convio did and it’s working out quite well for them.

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? Convio provides fundraising software and is considered one of the last major challengers to Blackbaud’s market dominance.

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

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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. integrated fundraising campaign or program. Online Fundraising Campaign or Program. Special Events Fundraising. Best Overall Use of Convio.

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 are a few of the key findings from their report: Online fundraising continues to grow. An increase in gift count and average gift size primarily drove fundraising gains. Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. Here’s a link to download the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF

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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 are a few of the key findings from their report: Online fundraising continues to grow. An increase in gift count and average gift size primarily drove fundraising gains. Haiti relief played a strong role in growing aggregate online fundraising. Here’s a link to download the Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index™ Study (in PDF

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Year-end Fundraising Domination!

Connection Cafe

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for fundraisers this year? Based on the rock solid fundraising performance by Convio clients, I’m hopeful of what’s to come in 2012. Overall, Convio clients raised 17 percent more online in the last three months of 2011 than in 2010. The first stage is to build our email list, the second stage is to remind folks what great works CWF has done and is doing, and the third stage is our big fundraising push.

Vinay Bhagat, Convio Founder & CSO shares insights from the 2009 Benchmark Study

Connection Cafe

The third annual Convio Benchmark Study was released earlier this week, and I had the opportunity to sit down with Vinay to discuss the high-level results.

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My Top 5 Highlights from the 2009 Convio Summit Nonprofit Conference with video highlights

Connection Cafe

From fundraising and volunteering, to donor management and website redesigns. Author: Jordan Viator. The #Convio09 Summit has come and passed, and one thing was for sure - this year's nonprofit technology conference was bigger and better than ever!

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Convio rumors? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Convio Convio rumors? 03.17.08 | 3348 18 Comments [link] Convio+rumors%3F 2008-03-17+20%3A35%3A15 Allan+Benamer A smart reader just told me about some news I somehow overlooked — it seems that David Crooke, Convio’s CTO, was replaced by David Hart on the 27th of February. The inference here is that the quick and abrupt departure of David Crooke was payback for the Convio security scandal last year.

'Web 2.0 Enables Greater Levels of Social Engagement via the Internet,' Says Convio CEO (SocialComputingMagazine.com)

AFP Blog

Enables Greater Levels of Social Engagement via the Internet,' Says Convio CEO (SocialComputingMagazine.com): "Social networking, while still in its infancy, can help nonprofits use the Internet strategically to build strong relationships with constituents for driving fundraising, advocacy and other forms of support. Web 2.0

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