Easter Seals

And the Winners Are ...
September 1, 2010

It was a big year for the Gold Awards, folks! 2010 marked the year with the largest number of entries to date. All told, the 108 submissions represented 15 nonprofit organizations and 30 agencies. We're thrilled, and want to say congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.

Safeway Raises $10.7 Million for Disabilities Effort
May 18, 2010

Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation announced that they raised $10.7 million in April during the company's annual Support for People with Disabilities Campaign and pledged to continue its efforts to support two of the most prominent organizations that assist people with disabilities: Easter Seals and Special Olympics.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Invests $300,000 in Easter Seals' Autism Services for Young Children
July 14, 2009

CHICAGO, July 14, 2009 — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced a $300,000 grant to Easter Seals to advance evidence-based autism services for young children nationwide. The grant, made possible through the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program(TM), is in response to families' need for greater access to autism services as reflected in key findings of Easter Seals' recent Living with Autism Study.* These funds enhance nearly $6 million already provided to Easter Seals through the All Kids Can Program in which Easter Seals is a national partner.

Convio Adds Volunteer Management Features to Common Ground™CRM Database Software: Rapid Adoption by Nonprofits Continues
June 22, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2009 — Convio, Inc. – the leading provider of online marketing, fundraising, advocacy and constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – today announced the  availability of core volunteer management features and functionality as part of its innovative new constituent relationship management software, Common Ground CRM.  Convio is demonstrating the new features and functionality of Common Ground in booth 400 at The National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco.

Convio Summit 2009 to Feature Keynote by Gilbert Tuhabonye
June 17, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2009 — Convio, Inc. – the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – today announced that Gilbert Tuhabonye will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Convio Summit, November 16-18, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Gilbert is a genocide survivor of the horrible Tutsi massacres in Burundi, former NCAA All-American runner, inspirational running coach, author, motivational speaker, and co-founder of a nonprofit organization.

Safeway Earns Easter Seals' All-Time Top Corporate Partner Designation
May 21, 2009

CHICAGO, May 21, 2009 — Safeway (NYSE: SWY) captures Easter Seals highest honor after raising a record $10.2 million for the organizations' services for children and adults with autism and other disabilities in 2009 alone and by exceeding the $100 million milestone for lifetime contributions. The national nonprofit recently designated Safeway its "All-Time Top Corporate Partner" during an awards ceremony recognizing Easter Seals' entire family of corporate partners.

Convio Unveils Study Results On How Nonprofits Structure and Staff for Online Success
May 20, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, May 20, 2009 — Convio, Inc., — the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations — today announced the results of a study designed to learn more about how leading nonprofit organizations structure and staff to drive results in their online marketing, fundraising and advocacy campaigns. The study identified consistent themes and practices that lead to success regardless of the size of the organization. The study provides seven steps nonprofits can take to address resource constraints and evaluate the best structure, staff size and skill sets to generate online results.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children With Disabilities, Uninsured
April 30, 2009

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 30, 2009 — CVS Caremark announced today that $4.2 million in grants have been awarded to organizations supporting children with disabilities and those who are under-insured or uninsured. Ninety-two organizations from around the country have received the grants awarded through its private foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program.

New Survey Is First To Examine Nonprofit Industry's Use of Social Networking
April 28, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2009 — Co-sponsors ThePort Network, Inc. (www.theport.com), NTEN (www.nten.org), and Common Knowledge (www.commonknow.com) released today results of the nonprofit industry's first-ever survey examining the use of social networking as a marketing and fundraising channel. Conducted earlier this year, the survey polled 978 nonprofit professionals about their organizations' use of commercial social networking sites, as well as their own hosted social networking communities.

Convio Introduces Partner Authorization Program for Nonprofit Service and Technology Providers
April 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2009 — Convio, Inc. – the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference today announced the official launch of the Convio Solution Provider (CSP) program for companies wanting to deploy Convio software and provide related services. This new program represents Convio's ongoing commitment to provide its clients with access to consistent, high-quality consulting and implementation services around Convio products.