Convio Launches Luminate™ Constituent Engagement Solution for Nonprofits
July 25, 2011

Convio announced Luminate™, an innovative new cloud-based constituent engagement solution for the nonprofit market. Luminate combines Convio’s online fundraising suite with its CRM platform and leading analytics technologies and expertise to meet the complex needs of large, enterprise nonprofits. Luminate offers an open, extensible, cloud-based constituent engagement solution that allows nonprofits to analyze and cultivate relationships with donors, advocates and other constituents. This enables organizations to design tailored, integrated, multi-channel campaigns and interactions that are beneficial to both the mission and the individual supporter.

CafeGive Announces New Marketing Platform
July 12, 2011

CafeGive announces the 'Giving by CafeGive' platform providing businesses a powerful way to showcase their social giving strategies, build momentum for their philanthropic activities and communicate directly with their consumers in a fun and engaging way. The online platform includes applications that run on websites or Facebook, allowing companies to raise awareness for their social giving practices and to promote consumer participation in campaigns.

The first marketing application, 'Reward for Donation,' allows companies to quickly set up and promote a comprehensive social giving campaign that collects and distributes donations and rewards consumers for their participation.

KELL Partners Launches Kickstart Program for Foundation Nonprofit Starter Pack
July 7, 2011

Nonprofit Software-as-a-Service consulting specialists KELL Partners has launched its KELL Kickstart program for organizations using the Foundation Nonprofit Starter Pack. KELL Partners is a Registered Consulting Partner, and has experience servicing more than 150 projects. The company provides Software-as-a-Service consulting and implementation solutions that enable nonprofits to attain maximum value from their technology investments.

The Nonprofit Starter Pack from the Foundation is Salesforce CRM with a pre-built data structure that addresses the unique needs of nonprofit organizations and their constituent relationships.

Target Analytics Introduces Mid-Level Donor and Alumni Engagement Custom Modeling
June 14, 2011

Blackbaud announced the availability of two new custom modeling solutions from Target Analytics. The first is a Mid-Level Giving Likelihood Model, a new service that analyzes the constituent databases of nonprofit organizations to identify promising, untapped mid-level giving prospects. The second is the Alumni Engagement Model which was specifically developed to help higher education institutions identify engaged alumni and cultivate them to become supporters.

Convio and Constant Contact Join Forces to Help Small and Mid-Size Nonprofits
June 8, 2011

Convio announced a strategic partnership to integrate e-mail marketing from Constant Contact with Convio Common Ground CRM™. The integration is designed to help small and mid-sized nonprofits create, grow and maximize the value of relationships with donors, volunteers and other constituents. The combination of Convio Common Ground and Constant Contact Email Marketing offers small and mid-sized charities an affordable, easy-to-use solution to reach, inspire and move people to support their cause and manage relationships. Convio will also become a member of Constant Contact’s AppConnect partner program.

Convio Expands Common Ground With Fundraising and Volunteer Management Enhancements and Constituent Self-Service
May 31, 2011

Convio introduced new features and enhancements for Convio Common Ground™ that help nonprofit organizations raise funds and manage and support their constituent relationship programs. Additionally, donors, volunteers and other supporters now have the ability to enter and update their own information, print gift receipts, update recurring gifts and manage the date that gifts are charged to their credit cards.

The Boys & Girls Club and High Tech? They Mix
May 25, 2011

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is turning to 21st-century social media, including Twitter, to garner support for its mission. The organization wants to shed its “swim and gym” image and focus on its state-of-the-art technology offerings for students. Its principal supporters are mothers and other women, so it plans to appeal to them by holding its first Twitter party on Tuesday to spread word of its Club Tech centers, which provide computers, software and technology instruction.

Boy Scouts of America Selects Blackbaud CRM Solution
May 23, 2011

Blackbaud announced that the Boy Scouts of America — one of the nation’s largest, most prominent values-based youth development organizations — has chosen Blackbaud CRM software as the platform for its constituent relationship management efforts. Blackbaud CRM software will assist the BSA as it moves to a cutting-edge IT infrastructure offering an improved experience for its members and greater administrative efficiencies.

Giving nonprofits a helping hand
May 16, 2011

Some people may see an economic downturn as a bad time to launch a business. But David Blyer saw a real need and opportunity.

That’s why he launched DonorCommunity, a company offering a Web-based platform that helps nonprofit organizations expand donor bases, increase fund-raising efficiency, generate awareness and reduce costs. Blyer’s plan won first place in the Business Plan Challenge Community Track.