Integrated, multichannel fundraising became the norm during the first decade of the 2000s. In our January 2007 issue, Sheeraz Haji, then CEO of GetActive Software, took a look at successful multichannel fundraising campaigns executed in 2006 and offered 10 tips for a successful integrated campaign in the feature, "They're Doing What?"
Convio, Inc. – the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – today announced record annual revenue of $57.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2008, representing a 32 percent increase over 2007. Generating $2.9 million in operating cash flow for the year, and $1.2 million for the fourth quarter, Convio has now produced positive cash flow from operations in five of the last six quarters. In addition, Convio achieved profitability on a non-GAAP basis for both the fourth quarter and for fiscal year 2008.
Illuminating the Four Stages to Online Fundraising April 11, 2006 By Abny Santicola, editor, FundRaising Success Advisor There are four stages of online fundraising, according to San Francisco-based independent technology consultant Robert Weiner. They are acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. In his session "Introduction to Online Fundraising" at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in Seattle in March -- co-presented with Clint O'Brien, vice president for business development at Care2 -- Weiner discussed the various issues that come up in each stage. 1) Acquisition. People can sign up to become members or donors on your Web site or you can collect e-mail addresses at events.
Using E-mail to Engage Jan. 10, 2006 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success What's the best way for fundraisers to engage prospects in the online world? If you ask Sheeraz Haji, chief executive of GetActive, a Berkeley, Calif.-based provider of online relationship-management solutions for membership organizations, he'll tell you straight up, "It's e-mail." If you think about the Internet as a venue for direct marketing, Haji says, e-mail is really online direct mail. As such, nonprofit organizations should be considering things like the size of their databases and metrics and looking at how their lists are responding and growing. But maybe most importantly,