Austin, Texas, November 17, 2009 — Convio today announced the winners of its third annual Innovator Awards as revealed at a ceremony last night at the Convio Summit, the company’s annual conference where more than 650 nonprofit clients, partners and industry thought leaders gather as a community to share common experiences and effective strategies in email marketing, online fundraising, online marketing, social media and advocacy for nonprofits. The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s online fundraising and donor management software and services to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions.

Vancouver, August 4, 2009, News Blaze — Green Cross International, a global non-profit with national organisations in over 30 countries, today announced its intention to help support the launch of the .eco (Dot Eco) domain. Green Cross is the latest to join this group of environmental non-profit organizations and charities supporting the Vancouver based Big Room Inc's bid to host the Dot Eco domain name.

July 30, 2009 —  tweetmyride is a Twitter-driven global charity campaign, created to raise money for 10 charities around the world in the lead up to Vancouver-based Australian, Gavin Romanis, participating in the international mountain bike race, La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica from November 11-14, 2009  known as one of the toughest on the planet.

Donors always have wanted to make a difference with their gifts to nonprofit organizations. But one of the most remarkable trends in giving over the last 10 years is how large those gifts have become — so large in dollars and so significant for their lasting impact, they’ve taken on the label of “transformational gifts.” By definition, transformational gifts are large enough to have major, lasting effects on the organizations that receive them. When it comes to determining how much money qualifies as a transformational gift, there is no one magic number. The phrase “one size fits all” does not apply. A

“Naming Rights: Legacy Gifts & Corporate Money” It’s a cutting-edge, emerging trend in the nonprofit sector — selling naming rights to boost brand recognition during fundraising campaigns. Author Terry Burton, president and founder of Dig In Research 2007, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based consultancy that provides research and strategic planning services to fundraising professionals, explains the ins and outs of naming-rights programs in higher education, health care, and arts and culture organizations, and other nonprofits his new book, “Naming Rights: Legacy Gifts & Corporate Money.” He also teaches how to benchmark and compete with peer organizations for patrons of buildings and other spaces, and

May 16, 2006 By Bob Knight As it planned its annual campaign for last fall, United Way of the Lower Mainland on Canada's west coast had no way of knowing that its direct-mail efforts to address one competitor for donor dollars would help it overcome a more serious threat raised by another. The initial competitor was the Make Poverty History campaign that had been launched recently and a supporting Live 8 rock concert that was scheduled for a Canadian venue in July 2005. The question was whether MPH's efforts to eradicate poverty around the world would take away from United Way's

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