Tweet Congress Wins Activism Category of the Twelfth Annual South by Southwest Web Awards
March 16, 2009 — Convio, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations, applauds Tweet Congress as the 2009 SXSW Web Award winner in the Activism category. All Web Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night as part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, a five day event that brings together the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Convio was proud to be a supporting sponsor of this year's SXSW Web Awards and the sponsor of the Activism Web Award.
"As the official sponsor of the 2009 Activism Award, Convio is proud to recognize Tweet Congress as an example of an innovative way to embrace technology to move people," said Sara Spivey, chief marketing officer of Convio. "We congratulate them as this year's winner and look forward to following their successes in the years to come."
TweetCongress.org has created a website that allows people to search by location and find out if their Congressman or Senator is on Twitter — and if they aren't, people sign a petition asking them to join Twitter. The goal is to aid in transparency and communication between elected officials and constituents. Tweet Congress was created by Addison, TX-based Squeejee.
Twitter handle: TweetCongress
The SXSW Web Awards is a competition that recognizes the best new Web sites and celebrates those who are building tomorrow's online trends. As a result of the growing presence nonprofit organizations are having in the interactive world, SXSW created a new Activism Web Award category to recognize green and nonprofit websites that are striving to make the world a better place.
For a complete list of South by Southwest Web Awards winners, visit the following site: cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsxs
For more on Convio's engagement at SXSW visit Convio's blog at cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww
Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company's online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and Web content management, and its CRM system, Convio Common Ground, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.
Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ®, and Sierra Club. For more information, please visit cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww
About SXSW Interactive Festival
Scheduled March 13-17 in Austin, Texas, the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career inspiration, bringing together some of emerging technology's most creative thinkers. The event features five days of keynote sessions, more than 200 panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the Interactive and Film Trade Show & Exhibition, the ScreenBurn Arcade, the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, and dozens of exciting evening events. Attracting digital creatives as well as visionary technology entrepreneurs, the event celebrates the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. For more information on SXSW Interactive, see cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww