Causes, which helps donors link up with charities online, has teamed up with gift card marketer Blackhawk Network to sell $25 and $50 prepaid gift cards in 800 Safeway and Vons supermarkets in California. Givers get a tax write-off. Recipients log on to Causes.com/giftcard to choose from more than 1 million nonprofits.
Convio announced the winners of its fifth annual Innovator Awards as revealed at a ceremony today at the Convio Summit, the company’s annual conference where more than 1000 nonprofit clients, partners and industry thought leaders gather as a community to share common experiences and effective strategies for nonprofits. The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s online software and services to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions.
Convio, a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions for nonprofit organizations, today announced that Vinay Bhagat, founder and chief strategy officer has been named 2010 Business Person of the Year by IndUS Business Journal.
Fundraising events can be extremely valuable sources of revenue and awareness for any nonprofit organization. However, there is a lot more to successfully pulling one off than mobilizing a few volunteers and getting participants to encourage pledge donations to walk (or run or swim or bike, etc.). In a webinar presented by nonprofit technology solutions provider Convio, 5 Best Practices for Event Fundraising: Proven Success Strategies of the Top Run-Walk-Ride Events, James Young, senior open strategy manager of Convio, and Jeff Shuck, president and CEO of event fundraising consultants Event 360, discussed the important aspects of executing successful fundraising events.
Austin, Texas (June 16, 2010) —
Convio (Nasdaq: CNVO), a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, and PayPal today announced an agreement that will enable nonprofits to quickly and easily implement PayPal to collect donations online.
PayPal will be a part of Convio’s integrated services, making it simple for Convio’s 1,300 nonprofit clients to add PayPal to their site and collect donations. PayPal’s nonprofit services include comprehensive reporting tools and discounted rates for 501(c)(3) charities.
While direct mail is still king in bringing in funds, online fundraising remains an ever-growing channel that is vital to the future of every organization. Studying the trends and understanding where opportunities lie going forward as today’s online generation reaches prime giving age are musts. To that end, nonprofit technology provider Convio recently released its Online Nonprofit Benchmark Study.
During their presentation, “30 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Your Hour of Creative Power," at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fund Raising Day in New York held last Friday, Jeff Brooks, creative director at TrueSense Marketing; Moira Kavanagh Crosby, president of MKDM; and Dennis Lonergan, president of Eidolon Communications, provided direct-response and online fundraising strategies to make your fundraising solicitations stand out from the crowd. Here, Crosby outlines her 10 strategies from the session.
Austin, Texas (June 8, 2010) —
Convio, Inc., today announced the results of its annual Convio Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study. This year’s study shows that online giving is growing steadily, there has been an increase in the number of online gifts and nonprofits are continuing to grow their email files. The full study is available at www.convio.com/2010benchmark
The study is designed to help nonprofit professionals evaluate beneficial online marketing metrics, evaluate the effectiveness of their organization compared to similar organizations and determine strategies for future success. The study focused on key areas related to online success, including:
May 3, 2010, Bloomberg.com — Convio Inc., a maker of marketing software for nonprofit organizations, advanced as much as 22 percent in its first day of trading after cutting the price of its $46.2 initial public offering.
Convio sold 5.13 million shares at $9 each yesterday after offering the stock at $10 to $12, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bloomberg data. The Austin, Texas-based company climbed as high as $10.99 in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd., the Hamilton, Bermuda-based maker of chips that extend the battery life of laptops, fell 1.7 percent to $17.70 after raising more than $91 million.
Convio reduced its IPO price after credit-rating downgrades of Greece, Portugal and Spain roiled equity markets and last week’s offerings in the U.S. raised 21 percent less than sought. All seven companies asked buyers to pay a premium after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s rally to the highest level since 2008 had revived demand for IPOs.
Interested in mobile giving? Be sure to read "Early Signals on Mobile Philanthropy: Is Haiti the Tipping Point?," a joint study by Convio, Edge Research and Sea Change Strategies analyzing mobile trends and adoption rates across Gen Y, Gen X, baby boomers and mature donors.