Online fundraising, marketing and CRM specialist Convio has announced its first delivery partners ahead of the full launch of its Common Ground® product in the U.K. later this year. Purple Vision, Westbrook International and Third Sector IT are becoming certified Convio Solution Providers to ensure U.K. charities get the maximum return on their Convio investment. All three partners will consult around and deploy Convio Common Ground.
Blackbaud, a provider of software and related services designed for nonprofit organizations, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Convio, a provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships. Blackbaud and Convio share the belief that fully engaged supporters drive maximum value for nonprofit organizations.
Convio announced Common Ground Social. Common Ground Social is a complete, fully-integrated social fundraising solution for nonprofits and their supporters. Common Ground Social allows organizations and individuals to leverage the power of peer-to-peer networks by empowering users to create and share personalized fundraising pages through different social networks with the simple click of a button, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Convio released the results of its annual Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark™ Study. The benchmarks offered in the study reflect in-depth research of 48 nonprofit organizations and more than 1,800 fundraising events in the U.S. and Canada that utilize Convio TeamRaiser™. The report provides information that nonprofits can use to measure their success as well as learn about trends and best practices in event fundraising that they can leverage, adapt and use to increase the number of participants and funds raised through peer-to-peer fundraising events.
Convio announced the winners of its sixth annual Innovator Awards as revealed at the Convio Summit. The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s constituent engagement solutions.
The seven winners are Project On Government Oversight, Trust for Public Land, National Partnership for Women & Families, All Hands Volunteers, United Way of Lake County, American Heart Association, and Human Rights Campaign.
For more information visit www.convio.com/2011innovators.
As nonprofit organizations continue to struggle with the economic downturn, compounded by decreased funding from the government, foundations and individuals, US Airways is again partnering with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University’s School of Business, Philadelphia, to provide Delaware Valley nonprofits with valuable information and insights at a free half day program on Friday, Oct. 14.
“Relationship Fundraising: Finding the Personal Touch in an Impersonal World” will feature six experts from various fundraising sectors.
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.
Convio announced it has acquired privately held Baigent Digital LLC, a provider of digital strategy, design, technology implementation and online fundraising solutions to charities in the United Kingdom. Convio will deliver its proven, integrated constituent engagement solution — including capabilities for online fundraising, special events fundraising, e-mail marketing, content management and CRM — to the U.K. market.
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 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.