Structuring Staff for Online Success
October 13, 2009

Nonprofit organizations are resource constrained, as we all well know. According to a 15-question survey Convio conducted between September 2008 and October 2008 of 60 nonprofits, the most common response regarding their organization's top barrier to success was insufficient staff.

Convio Ranks Most Generous Online Cities for 2008 and Reports Current Standings for 2009
September 21, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, September 21, 2009 — When it comes to online giving to charity, Alexandria, VA, Cambridge, MA and Minneapolis, MN topped thelist as the nation`s most generous cities based on per capita giving in 2008. The three cities are also leading the way in online giving for 2009. When it comes to cities of less than 100,000 people, Paramus, NJ so far tops the list of dollars given in 2009 followed by Princeton, NJ and Georgetown, TX.A new report by Convio ranks 273 cities (with total population of
more than 100,000) based on actual per capita online giving and more than 1,700 cities of less than 100,000 people based on the amount donated online. The 2008 rankings are based on the more than $777 million in online donations processed by Convio on behalf of thousands of the nation`s leading nonprofit organizations during the calendar year. The current rankings come from donations processed between January 1 and August 31, 2009.

Convio Opens Executive Center and New Office in DC
September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2009 — Convio, a company that is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions, today announced the opening of its new DC office and nonprofit executive center. In addition to housing Convio’s DC-based team members, the new facility was designed to serve as a hub for meetings, training sessions, meet-ups and other networking opportunities which help nonprofit professionals in the DC area share ideas, insight and innovation, as well as build relationships.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Teams with Charity Dynamics to Spotlight Places That Matter Across America
September 1, 2009

AUSTIN, TEXAS, September 1, 2009 — The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has drawn attention to hundreds of historic sites and other favorite places across the country with a creative and engaging social media campaign, This Place Matters. Launched earlier this summer with support and guidance from Charity Dynamics, the campaign enables individuals to share stories and photos of places that matter to them and also discuss ways to preserve those places.

Convio Accredited as a CFRE Continuing Education Provider
August 19, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, August 19, 2009 — Convio, a company that is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions, today announced that nonprofit professionals who attend the company’s STAR Workshop are now eligible for Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) credit.

Dos and Don'ts of Online Fundraising
August 17, 2009

August 14, 2009, DM News — Online fundraising offers nonprofits the opportunity to reach new audiences while building stronger relationships with existing constituents who are spending more time on the Internet. For organizations used to communicating via direct mail and telemarketing, embarking on a digital strategy presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Here, Pamela Barden, VP and group director, Russ Reid; Debbi Barber, president, Grizzard Communications Group; Vinay Bhagat, chief strategy officer, Convio; and Angie C. Moore, SVP and GM, fundraising services group at Merkle offer their Dos and Don'ts when it comes to online fundraising.

Convio Makes It Easier for Nonprofit Supporters to Connect, Advocate and Engage with Comprehensive Product Release
August 6, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, August 6, 2009, Enhanced Online News — Convio today announced Summer '09, the company's new software release, that delivers innovative features and openness to improve online marketing, fundraising and advocacy success for nonprofit organizations. Convio’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model provides clients with major upgrades each year that deliver the latest innovation and product enhancements without the hassles, headaches and costs of traditional software upgrades and maintenance. Convio handles the infrastructure, allowing charities to focus on their mission, grow their organization, as well as reach, engage and move people to support their cause.

Strategic Fundraising Welcomes Doug Hauth as Director of Strategic Partnerships
August 5, 2009

St. Paul, MN, August 5, 2009 — Strategic Fundraising, Inc., one of the nation’s premier telefundraising agencies serving clients in the nonprofit and political sectors, is pleased to welcome accomplished fundraising and business development executive Doug Hauth as Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Convio Common Ground Simplifies Donor, Volunteer and Event Management for Nonprofits
July 21, 2009

AUSTIN, TX, July 22, 2009 — Convio today announced the newest version of Common Ground™ CRM the company’s innovative software that allows nonprofits to manage all the relationships needed to fulfill their mission. In addition to exceptional donor management features and functionality, the new version of Common Ground adds volunteer and event management capabilities. Easy to buy, own and maintain, one hundred charities have chosen Common Ground to replace their traditional donor database since being introduced late last year.

Convio Study Finds Key Practices That Turn Nonprofit Event Participants Into More Successful Fundraisers
July 14, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2009 —  Convio today released a guide for nonprofit professionals and event organizers that can help them turn event participants into more successful fundraisers. The guide, created based on a study and interviews with some of the most successful participant fundraisers in the country, is available to nonprofit professionals at