National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Convio Validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant by Trustwave
February 16, 2009

Convio, Inc. today announced Level 1 compliance validation with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, performed the PCI DSS compliance validation for the company.

Convio Posts Record Annual Revenue, Positive Cash Flow and Profitability
February 5, 2009

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.

A Bloomin' Success
September 1, 2006, an online storefront that sells floral arrangements and gifts, is offering nonprofit organizations a service through which it will build them online storefronts that allow them to keep a portion of the proceeds from flower sales.

Five-Minute Interview With Laura Bykowski
December 21, 2005

Five-Minute Interview With Laura Bykowski Dec. 27, 2005 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success I recently had the opportunity to pose the following questions to Laura Bykowski, director of Web applications for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, regarding her organization's e-philanthropy efforts. Her responses are below: FundRaising Success: How does your organization use the Web, e-mail, etc., to raise funds online? Laura Bykowski: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a variety of Internet-based tools for raising funds online. All MSS chapters across the country have the ability to access these tools. The majority of funds raised online are through MSS events -- the

Premium Considerations
October 4, 2005

Premium Considerations Oct. 4, 2005 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success Premiums in direct-mail campaigns can help pull better response than mailings without. But it's important to consider the added expense of mailing premiums in relation to the lifetime value of the donors those premiums bring in, according to Dennis McCarthy, vice president of relationship-marketing firm Epsilon. Generally speaking, he says, people who make gifts based on premiums tend to not have the same lifetime value as a traditional donor. "The long-term value of a traditional donor tends to be higher because they care about the message of the organization -- they care

Well, Isn't That Special?
September 1, 2005

So the race is run, and the party’s over. Your walkathon, golf tournament, masquerade ball or dance-off raised thousands of dollars and introduced hundreds of people to your organization.

Now what? Sure, it’s time to start planning next year’s event. But even more importantly, many fundraising pros agree, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to get the people who gave at the event to keep on giving.