Common Ground™ Media Center

Virtual Press Kit



Gene Austin, CEO of Convio explains the passion and movement behind Common Ground that has led to its rapid adoption as a game changer for the nonprofit market. 

Tom Krackeler, vice president, Common Ground for Convio, explains how Common Ground is being used by nonprofits for mission management as well as strengthening relationships with all types of supporters. He discusses how Common Ground is built for the way nonprofits work and the excitement that nonprofit professionals are sharing as they realize the value of Common Ground as more than a donor database. 

Smita Vadakekam, consulting services manager for Heller Consulting, shares why nonprofits and consultants alike are going to be happier with Common Ground than traditional donor database systems. 

Rob Jordan, principal, Idealist Consulting, talks about Common Ground and the power of the Force.com platform in opening the nonprofit market to new ideas and innovation that allow nonprofits to use Common Ground to manage their mission and grow their organization. 

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Convio Common Ground is bringing simplicity, flexibility and choice to the nonprofit database market providing an innovative approach that allows nonprofits to manage all the relationships needed to fulfill their mission. Customizable dash boards provide nonprofit professionals with easy access to the data most valuable to them. 

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The simplicity, flexibility and features of Common Ground allow organizations to create an overall systemic approach to managing relationships that matches their organizational needs, the multiple channels available for engagement and diversity of opportunities people have to participate with the nonprofit organization. New event management capabilities turn participants into engaged supporters.

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Common Ground allows nonprofits to manage all the relationships needed to fulfill their mission. With exceptional donor management features and functionality, the new version of Common Ground adds volunteer and event management capabilities and new features to better manage duplicate records, create multi-purpose mail merge documents, track constituent interests and better manage major donors, pledge commitments and household salutations.  


Common Ground, the Force.com Platform and AppExchange

Built and delivered natively on salesforce.com’s Force.com Platform, the product leverages cloud computing to deliver a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that easily integrates with other open systems including Convio’s online marketing, The Force.com platform (http://www.force.com/) reinvents the traditional development, deployment and distribution of any business application. Developers, customers and partners can use Force.com to easily create and deliver a new generation of Software-as-a-Service applications.  Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via the Force.com AppExchange marketplace (http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/), enabling all the innovation that Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire Software-as-a-Service community. 


For more information

For product information on Common Ground, visit www.convio.com/crm.

To request a media demo, please contact Convio at communications@convio.com.

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